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NASCAR Fans E-mail List Talladega News Talladega Superspeedway officials announced 5-13-97 they will add an additional 7,800 tower seats in time for October's Sears DieHard 500. The addition will give the Superspeedway 109,000 total ...

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Talladega Superspeedway officials announced 5-13-97 they will add an additional 7,800 tower seats in time for October's Sears DieHard 500. The addition will give the Superspeedway 109,000 total seats.

Restictor Plates still under fire

Despite a clean race, restrictor plate races still have critics. ``There was just no way to move there,'' said Saturday's fifth-place finisher, Jeff Gordon. ``That's why NASCAR is looking at what to do with these restrictor plates and spoilers. Once you get in a line like that, there's not a thing you can do.'' Actually, there is, as Dale Earnhardt proved by passing Bobby Labonte and Gordon to move from fourth to second with four laps to go. But once behind Martin, Earnhardt couldn't make a move because his car had no extra power to give. Some complained that the race lacked the kind of brash, late move that Earnhardt has built his reputation on. Earnhardt said soon after he got on Martin's tail, he realized there was no way to snatch away the win. ``If I had pulled out (to pass) I would have gone to the back,'' Earnhardt said. ``I had to stay in line because you couldn't pass.'' That could be the fatal flaw of restrictor-plate races - essentially everybody is flooring the accelerator and when a driver needs something extra to take the lead or pull away from a potential accident, his car is already maxed out. Hardees team rumors

Rumors are that the Ranier/walsh may sign with Mag Lite and that Hardee's has pulled out. Ranier's deal was suppose to have been with Hardees out of Rocky Mount, NC... According to their president, the deal was never consumated with Ranier...

Thanks to David Allio

Cartoon Rumors

Rumors are that Jeff Green replacing Pressley and Pressley going back to BGN in the #8.

David Blair Motorsports

David Blair Ford (#27) may get Oscar Meyer as a sponsor for a few races.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Bobby Labonte , Jeff Green