Jerry Nadeau, driving the No. 25 UAW-Delphi Monte Carlo, was the quickest in Happy Hour for the Food City 500 on this .533-mile oval, with a lap time of 15.661 at 122.521 mph. Mike Skinner, in the No. 4 Kodak Chevrolet Monte Carol was third ...
Jerry Nadeau, driving the No. 25 UAW-Delphi Monte Carlo, was the quickest in Happy Hour for the Food City 500 on this .533-mile oval, with a lap time of 15.661 at 122.521 mph. Mike Skinner, in the No. 4 Kodak Chevrolet Monte Carol was third quickest (15.786/121.551). Jeff Green, in the No. 30 America Online Chevrolet was fourth, 15.791/121.512. Jeff Gordon was seventh in his No. 24 DuPont Monte Carlo.
Six Monte Carlos held positions in the top 10, including Kevin Harvick, No. 29 GM Goodwrench Monte Carlo, in ninth, and Steve Park, in the No. 1 Pennzoil Monte Carlo in 10th.
"The car here in Bristol is really good. We haven't even had a chance to test here. The guys did an awesome job. We've got a great race car for tomorrow's race. As far as the rules changes (are concerned) I'm looking forward to Texas . I think that the new rules are going to benefit Chevrolets. (I'm) not sure how much, but I'm sure they'll be a lot better than where we are at now."
DO YOU THINK THERE WILL BE MORE CHANGES?: "I'm sure there will. I don't know that."
ON HAPPY HOUR: "Happy Hour was good. I like this track. It's a lot of fun. You just got to have a good spotter, that's the biggest thing."
TONY FURR, NO. 25 CREW CHIEF:
ON THE MODIFICATIONS TO HOW THE CHEVYS WILL BE MEASURED IN TEXAS: "It's in a positive way, but it's still not enough. It's really too little almost too late. ^ÌCause we done give the Dodges a good start on the thing and the Pontiacs. It's definitely a step in the right direction. It's just not near enough right yet; we need some more to get close to those guys. It's obvious in the wind tunnel numbers produced in Atlanta. If we could get a little more in the front and rear we would be even better yet."
DO YOU LIKE COMING TO A TRACK LIKE THIS WHERE ALL OF THIS DOESN'T MATTER? "Well, you don't have to put up with all that bitching and griping and stuff, that everybody's got the advantage because the only advantage here goes to the ones who work the hardest."