Dodge Bristol chassis notes

Friday, March 23, 2001. Bristol Motor Speedway. Food City 500. BILL ELLIOTT (No. 9 Dodge Dealers Dodge Intrepid R/T) Elliott will compete with the same chassis that David Green drove in a substitute role for Elliott last fall at Bristol....

Friday, March 23, 2001. Bristol Motor Speedway. Food City 500. BILL ELLIOTT (No. 9 Dodge Dealers Dodge Intrepid R/T)
Elliott will compete with the same chassis that David Green drove in a substitute role for Elliott last fall at Bristol. Green started 26th and finished 36th. Elliott finished 36th in last year's Food City 500. He finished 23rd last week at Darlington and ranks ninth in the NASCAR Winston Cup Standings (NWCS), 167 points behind the leader. Elliott has one victory, six top fives and 13 top-10 finishes at Bristol in 34 career starts.

CASEY ATWOOD (No. 19 Dodge Dealers Dodge Intrepid R/T)
Atwood's Bristol chassis was last used by Elliott last year at Texas. Elliott finished 30th in that race. Atwood will make his first Winston Cup start at the high-banked .533-mile track. Atwood finished 26th last week at Darlington and ranks 34th in the NWCS. He's fifth in the Raybestos Rookie of the Year points. WARD BURTON (No. 22 Caterpillar Dodge Intrepid R/T)
Burton will race Bill Davis Racing chassis No. 40 at Bristol. It's the same chassis that finished 12th last week at Darlington. Burton finished third in last year's Food City 500. He ranks 17th in the NWCS.

STERLING MARLIN (No. 40 Coors Light Dodge Intrepid R/T)
Marlin will race the same Intrepid that finished eighth earlier this season at Rockingham. The 43-year-old Tennessee native has been loaded for bear so far this season. With four top-10 finishes in the first five events, one of only three drivers with four top 10s, Marlin is tied for second in the NWCS, 65 points behind the leader. Marlin finished fifth last week at Darlington and 10th in last year's Food City 500. Marlin has 13 top-10 finishes in 32 career starts at Bristol and has recorded three straight top-10 finishes at Bristol.

JOHN ANDRETTI (No. 43 Cheerios Dodge Intrepid R/T)
Andretti will race the same Intrepid that finished 21st earlier this season at Rockingham. Andretti is fresh off a sixth-place finish at Darlington. He jumped eight spots in the series standings with that finish and is now 25th. Andretti finished 33rd in last year's Food City 500. He has a career-best finish of fourth at Bristol in the 1999 Food City 500.

BUCKSHOT JONES (No. 44 Georgia Pacific Dodge Intrepid R/T)
Jones will race the same chassis that finished 36th earlier this season at Las Vegas. Jones finished 41st last week at Darlington. He ranks 40th in the NWCS. He has one previous Winston Cup start at Bristol, finishing 39th in the '99 Food City 500.

KYLE PETTY (No. 45 Sprint Dodge Intrepid R/T)
Petty brought his Las Vegas Intrepid to Bristol. Petty finished 35th last week at Darlington and 24th in last year's Food City 500. In 36 career starts at Bristol, Petty has two top fives and eight top-10 finishes. His best finish at Bristol was third in the 1993 Food City 500. Petty ranks 43rd in the NWCS.

STACY COMPTON (No. 92 Kodiak Dodge Intrepid R/T)
Compton will bring a brand new chassis to Bristol. Compton finished 43rd last week at Darlington and 28th in last year's Food City 500 as a rookie. He ranks 36th in the NWCS.

DAVE BLANEY (No. 93 Amoco Ultimate Dodge Intrepid R/T)
Blaney will race the same Intrepid chassis used earlier this season at Darlington and Rockingham. Blaney finished ninth at Rockingham and 22nd at Darlington. Ranked 30th in the NWCS, Blaney finished 35th in last year's Food City 500 and 43rd in the fall race at Bristol.

JASON LEFFLER (No. 01 Cingular Wireless Dodge Intrepid R/T)
Leffler will race a brand new Intrepid at Bristol. Leffler will make the his first Winston Cup start at Bristol. He finished 39th last week at Darlington and ranks 41st in the NWCS. Leffler is fourth in the Raybestos Rookie of the Year competition.

-Dodge Motorsports

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers David Green
Teams Bill Davis Racing