Steve Park, Scott Goodyear at Pennzoil Motorsports Show

FORT WASHINGTON, PA October 25, 1999 . . . Picture if you will, acres and acres of everything motorsports. That is exactly what Pennzoil Motorsports 2000 will include. In fact the show sponsor, Pennzoil, will have the largest display at the...

FORT WASHINGTON, PA October 25, 1999 . . . Picture if you will, acres and acres of everything motorsports. That is exactly what Pennzoil Motorsports 2000 will include. In fact the show sponsor, Pennzoil, will have the largest display at the show. "They had a huge display, a very impressive display, at the last show. At the 2000 edition of the show the Pennzoil display will cover more area and include even more vehicles. It is going to be the largest display in the history of the show," said show manager, Joe Pratt. Pennzoil will have a large number of the racing vehicles they sponsor as part of the huge display area. As part of the Pennzoil participation in the three day show, January 14-16, 2000 at the Fort Washington Expo Center, Pep Boys Indy Racing League driver Scott Goodyear and NASCAR Winston Cup talent Steve Park will make personal appearances, sign autographs, and chat with fans during the show. Goodyear was in the thick of the battle for the Indy Racing League championship for much of the season. However his luck changed late in the year. At Las Vegas Motor Speedway Goodyear was involved in an accident that left him with a broken leg. And in the season finale Goodyear was the victim of circumstance, being involved in another accident, early in the race. He finished well out of the chase for the title with the Pennzoil Panther Indy Racing League team. Steve Park has been impressive in the second half of the NASCAR Winston Cup season. Driving the Earnhardt owned Pennzoil sponsored Chevrolet, Park has moved into the top twenty in the NASCAR Winston Cup point chase. And just this past weekend Park announced that he would return to the NASCAR Busch Series for the first time since 1997. Park will team with Whelen Engineering and Ted Marsh Racing to run the Busch Series season finale at Homestead- Miami Speedway on November 13th, the 300. And Park will run a limited schedule of NASCAR Busch Series events for the Whelen Engineering team in 2000. "Sure, I'm excited about getting back in a Busch car. My last Busch race was in Homestead in 1997 so it's been a while. A lot of people are going to ask me about Marsh Racing because they aren't as well known down here as they are up in the Northeast. They've done a lot of good things in the Busch North Series and modifieds and they even ran well in a few Busch South races with Ted Christopher this year," said Park. The former NASCAR modified standout from Long Island just recently tested the new 2000 Dale Earnhardt Inc. Pennzoil Monte Carlo at Talladega Superspeedway using the current and proposed qualifying rules. Under current rules the Winston Cup cars run "trick" qualifying setups to get the rear spoiler out of the air. These setups force the rear of the car to drag the track making it a very rough ride for drivers and damaging the track's surface. NASCAR is considering a move to stiffer rear springs and standard shock absorbers for qualifying at Daytona and Talladega in 2000. "Heck yes I like the proposed rule. We are getting roughed up qualifying at the superspeedways. Just a one lap run bounces you so hard it could knock the fillings out of your teeth. If they do this maybe this means I won't have any more backaches from qualifying and testing and the drivers won't need as many chiropractors to take to Daytona and Talladega next year," said Park when asked about the possible NASCAR changes. Park will have plenty to talk about with fans during his visit to the 15th Annual Pennzoil Motorsports Auto Racing Trade Show. And Scott Goodyear will be able to talk about his plans for a Pep Boys Indy Racing League championship in 2000. Park and Goodyear are only two of the top names in motorsports that will be part of the three day motorsports extravaganza that fills more than 275,000 square feet of the Fort Washington (PA) Expo Center. Several announcements regarding personal appearances by many of the top names in the sport including one of the true legends of the sport will be made in future weeks. Pennzoil Motorsports 2000 encompasses everything motorsports including more than 150 motorsports vehicles from all segments of the sport. Throughout the three days there will be on-going seminars, personal appearances, more than 500 exhibit booths open for business, and a number of special events including the US Tobacco/Aplus Mini Mart Ms. Motorsports Beauty Pageant. Sure to be a popular attraction is the Motor Max Extreme Motorsports Garage which will feature on-going demonstrations throughout the Friday-Sunday show. Additional information on the show, exhibit space, tickets and more, can be had by telephoning 609.888.3618. And for those planning to spend a few days visiting the show special hotel rates have been arranged for several local facilities. For discount lodging reservations telephone 215.752.7797 (Marilyn Saxton) or Plaza II Travel at 215.943.0190. The Fort Washington, PA Expo Center is just minutes from Exit 26 of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

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Series Automotive
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Steve Park , Scott Goodyear , Ted Christopher