Dodge Atlanta chassis notes

BILL ELLIOTT (No. 9 Dodge Dealers Dodge Intrepid R/T) New chassis. Elliott led 11 laps last week at Las Vegas and finished 14th. Elliott, a five-time winner at AMS, finished 10th in last year's Cracker Barrel 500. He ranks seventh in the...

BILL ELLIOTT (No. 9 Dodge Dealers Dodge Intrepid R/T)
New chassis. Elliott led 11 laps last week at Las Vegas and finished 14th. Elliott, a five-time winner at AMS, finished 10th in last year's Cracker Barrel 500. He ranks seventh in the NASCAR Winston Cup Standings (NWCS), 88 points behind leader Sterling Marlin.

CASEY ATWOOD (No. 19 Dodge Dealers Dodge Intrepid R/T)
New chassis. Atwood finished 24th last week at Las Vegas. Currently ranked second in the Raybestos rookie of the year standings, Atwood will compete in his first Winston Cup race at AMS. He's 20th in the NWCS after the first three races. WARD BURTON (No. 22 Caterpillar Dodge Intrepid R/T)
New chassis. Burton finished 21st last week in Las Vegas. He was eighth in the 2000 Cracker Barrel 500 and third last November in the NAPA 500 at AMS. Burton ranks 26th in the NCWS.

STERLING MARLIN (No. 40 Coors Light Dodge Intrepid R/T)
Marlin will run the same Dodge Intrepid R/T chassis he used last week at Las Vegas. He led 34 laps last week and finished third. It was Marlin's third straight top 10 finish of the season and the best Dodge finish in 2001. Marlin is the only driver to score top 10 runs in all three races this season, consequently, he leads the series standings by 35 points over Jeff Gordon. The last time a Dodge driver led the NWCS was July 31, 1977 when Richard Petty held the No. 1 spot after Pocono. Marlin finished 12th last year in the Cracker Barrel 500 and eighth at AMS in the NAPA 500.

JOHN ANDRETTI (No. 43 Cheerios Dodge Intrepid R/T)
New chassis. Andretti finished 37th last week at Las Vegas. He finished 18th in last year's Cracker Barrel 500 and 19th in the NAPA 500. Andretti ranks 38th in the NWCS.

BUCKSHOT JONES (No. 44 Georgia Pacific Dodge Intrepid R/T)
New chassis. Jones finished 36th last week at Las Vegas. He finished 37th in last year's NAPA 500 at AMS and ranks 41st in the NWCS.

KYLE PETTY (No. 45 Sprint Dodge Intrepid R/T)
New chassis. Petty failed to qualify for the second straight race last week at Las Vegas. He finished 26th in last year's Cracker Barrel 500. Petty ranks 43rd in the NWCS.

STACY COMPTON (No. 92 Kodiak Dodge Intrepid R/T)
New chassis. Compton finished 27th last week at Las Vegas and 35th as a rookie last year in the Cracker Barrel 500. Compton ranks 29th in the NWCS.

DAVE BLANEY (No. 93 Amoco Ultimate Dodge Intrepid R/T)
Blaney will run the same chassis the team used here for last year's NAPA 500. Blaney finished 26th last week at Las Vegas, 20th in last year's Cracker Barrel 500 and 18th in the NAPA 500. He ranks 31st in the NWCS.

JASON LEFFLER (No. 01 Cingular Wireless Dodge Intrepid R/T)
New chassis. Leffler finished 28th last week at Las Vegas and will be making his first NASCAR Winston Cup start at AMS. He ranks 37th in the NWCS.

    
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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Sterling Marlin , Richard Petty