WOULD YOU BELIEVE? -- KTNV, Channel 13, the ABC affiliate in Las Vegas, Nev., boasts a reputation for being a part of the winning team. In 1998, Ron Futrell, a sports announcer for KTNV, was an honorary pit crew member for Arie Luyendyk's team.
WOULD YOU BELIEVE? -- KTNV, Channel 13, the ABC affiliate in Las Vegas, Nev., boasts a reputation for being a part of the winning team. In 1998, Ron Futrell, a sports announcer for KTNV, was an honorary pit crew member for Arie Luyendyk's team. The team won and Futrell found himself in victory lane. The following year, KTNV's sports producer Anne Kazimer served as an honorary pit crew member for Sam Schmidt's team in the IRL race. Once again, A KTNV sports announcer ended the stint in victory lane.
During the CarsDirect.com 400 on Sunday, Kazimer will be an honorary crew member for the No. 4 Kodak MAX film Chevrolet team. Will history repeat?
THE MISFORTUNES OF ROCKINGHAM -- Bobby Hamilton and Jeff Purvis encountered similar misfortunes last weekend at North Carolina Speedway in Rockingham, N.C. Purvis is the driver of the No. 4 Porter Cable Tools Pontiac on the NASCAR Busch Grand National circuit. Hamilton drives the No. 4 Kodak MAX film Chevrolet on the NASCAR Winston Cup circuit. In addition to driving cars with the same number, Hamilton and Purvis each pitted in stall No. 44 in their respective races last week and each driver fell out of the race with similar distributor problems.
HAMILTON'S PREVIOUS LAS VEGAS FINISHES -- In the inaugural NASCAR Winston Cup race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in 1998, Hamilton finished 20th in his first season behind the wheel of the Morgan-McClure Motorsports, Inc., Monte Carlo. Hamilton finished 24th at Las Vegas last season.
No. 4 Kodak MAX film Chevrolet Monte Carlo Race Day Crew
Name Duty Hometown Larry McClure Team owner and manager Chilhowie, Va. Ed McClure Lap Timer Chilhowie, Va. Jerry McClure Spotter Chilhowie, Va. Randall Helbert Transporter Driver Abingdon, Va. Pam Amick Scorer Nashville, Tenn. Steve Gray Assistant Crew Chief Rome, Ga. Jimmy Bender Rear Tire Changer Duryea, Pa. Mark Prater Front Tire Changer Atkins, Va. Mark Nickels Gas Man Abingdon, Va. Lonnie Hill Gas Overflow Powell, Tenn. Robert Larkins Crew Chief and Jack Man Wilmington, N.C. Zeke Lester Tire Carrier Chilhowie, Va. Bobby Lord Tire Carrier Dover, Del.