Bristol Team Monte Carlo Friday tidbits

STEVE PARK (No. 1 Pennzoil Chevrolet Monte Carlo) Park will drive the same Monte Carlo that won the pole for last March’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Parked celebrated his 33rd birthday last Wednesday. He finished 33rd last week at...

STEVE PARK (No. 1 Pennzoil Chevrolet Monte Carlo) Park will drive the same Monte Carlo that won the pole for last March’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Parked celebrated his 33rd birthday last Wednesday. He finished 33rd last week at Michigan and ranks 15th in the NASCAR Winston Cup Standings (NWCS).

DALE EARNHARDT (No. 3 GM Goodwrench Service Plus Monte Carlo) Earnhardt will drive the same Monte Carlo that finished 39th in March at Bristol Motor Speedway. Earnhardt also drove the same Chevy at Dover and finished sixth there. Earnhardt finished sixth last week at Michigan and ranks third in the NWCS, 237 points behind leader Bobby Labonte.

TED MUSGRAVE (No. 01 BellSouth Chevrolet Monte Carlo) Musgrave will drive the same Monte Carlo that the late Kenny Irwin drove at Dover earlier this season. Musgrave finished 26th last week at Michigan and will be making his fourth start of the season in the No. 01 Monte Carlo.

JEFF GORDON (No. 24 DuPont Automotive Finishes Monte Carlo) Gordon will pilot chassis No. 2449 at Bristol. It’s a brand new Monte Carlo. Gordon finished eighth earlier this season at Bristol, 36th last week at Michigan. He ranks 10th in the NWCS.

STERLING MARLIN (No. 40 Coors Light Chevrolet Monte Carlo) Marlin drove his Bristol Monte Carlo in the first race this season at Pocono and finished 22nd. He finished 10th earlier this season at Bristol and 15th last week at Michigan. Marlin is tied for 20th with Terry Labonte in the NWCS.

MIKE SKINNER (No. 31 Lowe’s Chevrolet Monte Carlo) Skinner will drive the same Monte Carlo that carried him to a 13th-place finish in March at Bristol. Skinner qualified fourth in that race. He also drove the car earlier this season at Dover and finished ninth with it there after qualifying eighth. Skinner finished 16th last week at Michigan and is ranked 12th in the NWCS.

RICKY CRAVEN (No. 50 Midwest Transit Chevrolet Monte Carlo) Craven will bring a Ronnie Hopkins chassis to Bristol. It’s the same Monte Carlo that he unsuccessfully attempted to qualify at Bristol last March.

BOBBY HAMILTON (No. 4 Kodak MAX Film Chevrolet Monte Carlo) Hamilton will drive the same Monte Carlo at Bristol that finished 15th here earlier this season. He also drove it at Darlington and scored a seventh-place finish there. Hamilton finished 14th last week at Michigan and ranks 30th in the NWCS.

TERRY LABONTE (No. 5 Kellogg’s Chevrolet Monte Carlo) Labonte will race Monte Carlo No. 116 at Bristol. He finished fifth with it here earlier this season and also drove it at Dover, finishing 11th there. Labonte finished 20th last week at Michigan and shared 20th place in the NWCS with Sterling Marlin.

MICHAEL WALTRIP (No. 7 NationsRent Chevrolet Monte Carlo) Waltrip finished 11th earlier this season at Bristol with the Monte Carlo he’ll drive Saturday night. Waltrip finished 21st last week at Michigan and ranks 27th in the NWCS.

DALE EARNHARDT Jr. (No. 8 Budweiser Chevrolet Monte Carlo) Earnhardt Jr. will drive the same Monte Carlo that finished 38th earlier this season at Bristol Motor Speedway. Earnhardt Jr. won the pole and finished 31st last week at Michigan. He ranks 14th in the NWCS.

JERRY NADEAU (No. 25 Michael Holigan.com Chevrolet Monte Carlo) Nadeau will drive the same Monte Carlo that he piloted to a 19th place finish earlier this season at Bristol. Nadeau finished 12th last week at Michigan and ranks 24th in the NWCS.

JOE NEMECHEK (No. 33 Oakwood Homes Chevrolet Monte Carlo) Nemechek will drive the same Monte Carlo he used earlier this season in The Winston at Lowe’s Motor Speedway, the first Michigan race and the March race at Bristol. Nemechek finished 25th earlier this season at Bristol. He finished 23rd last week at Michigan and ranks 18th in the NWCS.

KENNY WALLACE (No. 55 Square D Chevrolet Monte Carlo) Wallace will drive a Monte Carlo that he last used in the 1999 race at Homestead, Fla. Wallace qualified second and finished 20th earlier this season at Bristol. He finished 30th last week at Michigan and ranks 29th in the NWCS.

GEOFFREY BODINE (No. 60 Power Team Chevrolet Monte Carlo) Bodine will drive the same Monte Carlo that Ted Musgrave drove for the No. 60 Power Team earlier this season at Bristol. Bodine failed to qualify last week at Michigan.

DAVE MARCIS (No. 71 Realtree Chevrolet Monte Carlo) Marcis will try to qualify the same Monte Carlo he brought to Bristol earlier this season. Kerry Earnhardt drove for Marcis last week at Michigan. He qualified 27th and finished 43rd in the Realtree Monte Carlo.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Bobby Labonte , Terry Labonte , Sterling Marlin , Ted Musgrave , Kerry Earnhardt , Michael Ho