Barrett to drive for Donlavey, Taylor DENVER, N.C. (March 30, 1999) Stanton Barrett will rejoin car owner Junie Donlavey in the next NASCAR Winston Cup Series race -- the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Barrett also announced that he...
Barrett to drive for Donlavey, Taylor
DENVER, N.C. (March 30, 1999) Stanton Barrett will rejoin car owner Junie Donlavey in the next NASCAR Winston Cup Series race -- the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Barrett also announced that he will be behind the wheel of Doug Taylor's NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division car for Saturday's BellSouth Mobility 320 at Nashville Speedway USA.
"This is what I want to do, race as much as I can," Barrett said. "I've loved what I could do in the Winston Cup Series so far this year and want to do more, but I like driving the Busch cars an awful lot, too. It's a pretty nice feeling to have guys like Junie Donlavey and Doug Taylor putting faith in you to do a good job for them at two pretty tough race tracks."
Donlavey has arranged sponsorship from Triple Edge Silicon Wiper Blades and Suburban Lodge, the latter of which sponsored his car also at Texas Motor Speedway last week. ChannelLock is the primary sponsor for Taylor's team.
"I think driving at Nashville will help me at Bristol and being in a 'Bristol frame of mind' will help me in Nashville," Barrett said. "Both tracks are really fast half-miles where things can happen very quickly. You can get in trouble pretty fast either place. You can be out of trouble either place and be right back on it pretty fast, too. A lot can happen in a short period of time, whether it's Nashville or Bristol."
Barrett ran one NASCAR Busch Series race at Bristol last season, finishing 8th in the April race after starting 21st. He qualified 9th in the NASCAR Busch Series race a year ago at Nashville, but finished 30th after mechanical problems.
Source: NASCAR Online