Atlanta "M&M's" Racing Team Pre Race Notes

"M&M's(R) Racing/Ernie Irvan Atlanta Motor Speedway Notes And Quotes Ernie Irvan's Atlanta Motor Speedway Highlights... Ernie Irvan, driver of the No. 36 "M&M's"® Pontiac, picked up his 11th career Winston Cup victory at Atlanta Motor Speedway...

"M&M's(R) Racing/Ernie Irvan Atlanta Motor Speedway Notes And Quotes

Ernie Irvan's Atlanta Motor Speedway Highlights... Ernie Irvan, driver of the No. 36 "M&M's"® Pontiac, picked up his 11th career Winston Cup victory at Atlanta Motor Speedway in the spring of 1994.

In 19 career Winston Cup starts at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Irvan has eight top-10 performances including six top fives and one win.

Irvan has traditionally experienced the most success in the spring at the Georgia track. In 10 starts in the spring event, Irvan has five top-five finishes. His most recent top five was a second-place finish in the spring of 1997.

Irvan and the "M&M's"® Racing Team had an outstanding performance in the Las Vegas 400 last weekend. After starting 40th, the No. 36 "M&M's"® Pontiac found its groove and marched through the field. The No. 36 "M&M's"® Pontiac improved 34 positions on the day to finish in the sixth position.

Ernie Irvan's thoughts on racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway... "After such a good run at Las Vegas, I can't wait to get back on another track that size," said Irvan, driver of the No. 36 "M&M's"® Pontiac. "I've had some pretty good runs at Atlanta, and have even won at the track. For some reason it seems like I have my best finishes in the spring and my best qualifying spots in the fall. It's our plan for this weekend to have a good start and a good finish to bring home a win for the "M&M's"® Racing Team."

Ernie Irvan at Atlanta Motor Speedway Year Event St Fin Earnings 1988 Motorcraft 500 34 18 6,100 Atlanta Journal 500 30 18 4,575 1989 Motorcraft 500 27 12 7,525 Atlanta Journal 500 23 11 5,750 1990 Motorcraft 500 30 3 31,957 Atlanta Journal 500 8 7 11,200 1991 Motorcraft 500 10 14 12,710 Hardee's 500 3 2 39,025 1992 Motorcraft 500 22 25 16,725 Hooters 500 5 29 26,425 1993 Motorcraft 500 5 2 45,950 Hooters 500 7 12 20,250 1994 Purolator 500 7 1 86,100 1995 NAPA 500 26 7 19,555 1996 Purolator 500 37 4 40,400 NAPA 500 6 36 44,215 1997 Primestar 500 17 2 73,000 NAPA 500 23 12 41,050 1998 Primestar 500 42 15 37,655

        Starts        Wins Top Five Top 10  Poles     Earnings
Spring        10        1        5        5        0        358,122
Fall        9        0        1        3        0        212,045
Total        19        1        6        8        0        570,167

Ernie Irvan's 1999 Winston Cup Cumulative Results Date Race St. Fin. Earnings Status 2/14 Daytona International Speedway 31 14 $123,584 Running 2/21 North Carolina Speedway 34 29 32,675 Running 3/7 Las Vegas Motor Speedway 40 6 95,075 Running 3/14 Atlanta Motor Speedway 3/21 Darlington Raceway 3/28 Texas Motor Speedway 4/11 Bristol Motor Speedway 4/18 Martinsville Speedway 4/25 Talladega Superspeedway 5/2 California Speedway 5/15 Richmond International Raceway 5/30 Charlotte Motor Speedway 6/ 6 Dover Downs 6/13 Michigan Speedway 6/20 Pocono Raceway 6/27 Sears Point Raceway 7/3 Daytona International Speedway 7/11 New Hampshire Intl. Speedway 7/25 Pocono Raceway 8/7 Indianapolis Motor Speedway 8/15 Watkins Glen International 8/22 Michigan Speedway 8/28 Bristol Motor Speedway 9/5 Darlington Raceway 9/11 Richmond International Raceway 9/19 New Hampshire Intl. Speedway 9/26 Dover Downs 10/ 3 Martinsville Speedway 10/10 Charlotte Motor Speedway 10/17 Talladega Superspeedway 10/24 North Carolina Motor Speedway 11/7 Phoenix International Raceway 11/14 Homestead Motorsports Complex 11/ 21 Atlanta Motor Speedway

Totals:        Starts        Top 5        Top 10        Poles        Outside Poles        Money Won*
        3        0        1        0        0                $251,334

*Includes non-points money

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