DEI to put Andretti in No. 1 car

Dale Earnhardt, Inc. hires John Andretti to drive Pennzoil Chevrolet MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- Dale Earnhardt, Inc. has hired John Andretti to drive the No. 1 Pennzoil Chevrolet beginning with the NASCAR Winston Cup Series race at Richmond ...

Dale Earnhardt, Inc. hires John Andretti to drive Pennzoil Chevrolet

MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- Dale Earnhardt, Inc. has hired John Andretti to drive the No. 1 Pennzoil Chevrolet beginning with the NASCAR Winston Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway on Sept. 6, 2003.

Andretti is a two-time winner in NASCAR Winston Cup Series competition who brings more than 10 seasons of experience to the team. Earlier this month, he drove a DEI-supported Chance 2 entry at Indianapolis Motor Speedway; where he qualified 11th.

"The racing heritage we have at DEI is unparalleled," said Teresa Earnhardt, President and CEO of Dale Earnhardt Inc. "We look forward to making this team stronger with the invaluable experience that John brings."

Since the May race at Lowe's Motor Speedway, Jeff Green and Ron Fellows have shared driving duties in the No. 1 Pennzoil Chevrolet. This year, the team has earned a Bud Pole Award and two top-10 finishes.

Andretti is the nephew of Mario Andretti and godson of AJ Foyt, both accomplished championship drivers in their own right. John is looking forward to his name now being associated with Dale Earnhardt, Inc., as well.

"I look at driving for DEI as a great opportunity," John said. "I'm excited to become a member of the team for the next few races. And, it's also nice to be reunited with Pennzoil again.

"I drove an Indy Car they sponsored in 1991 and 1992 and won my first race in their yellow car. This team at DEI is established in NASCAR and I'm hoping to do a good for them."

In addition to his two-career NASCAR victories, Andretti has also earned four Bud Pole Awards, 13 top-five and 37 top-10 finishes.

John "JR" Rhodes

704.662.8000 ext 256

jrrhodes@dei-zone.com

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , John Andretti , Jeff Green , Mario Andretti