Elliott, K. Wallace, Nadeay to partner

Elliott, Wallace, Nadeau to partner DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 11, 1998) FILMAR Racing, Bill Elliott Racing and Elliott-Marino Motorsports have teamed together in a partnership where the three NASCAR Winston Cup Series operations will...

Elliott, Wallace, Nadeau to partner

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 11, 1998)

FILMAR Racing, Bill Elliott Racing and Elliott-Marino Motorsports have teamed together in a partnership where the three NASCAR Winston Cup Series operations will collaborate with each other regarding their on-track performances.

The simple goal is to pool all possible resources, establishing three better, more powerful race teams.

The three teams will work together on and off the track to further the performance of the No. 81 Square D Ford, the No. 94 McDonald's Ford and the No. 13 FIRSTPLUS Financial Ford. The respective drivers, Kenny Wallace, Bill Elliott and Jerry Nadeau are now essentially teammates.

"This is more than just a grouping of three Winston Cup teams," said FILMAR Racing team manager Eddie D'Hondt. "This is an all-out alliance. All parties will share every resource available, and I look forward to Kenny Wallace having a career year in 1998. Obviously, our relationship with Bill Elliott's operations will be a key factor in Kenny achieving his 1998 goals."

The partnership will employ and open-book policy. All data regarding track setup, research and development, testing, engineering, engines and manpower will be utilized and shared by two teams.

"I'm really encouraged by the no-holds barred approach to this endeavor," said Wallace. "We're going to share everything as if we were one team. I'm excited about the superspeedway races, too, because now I have drafting partners who I can rely on in Bill Elliott and Jerry Nadeau."

"The possibilities for success are endless in this joint venture with FILMAR Racing," said Elliott. "Pooling our resources together like this with Kenny is a great opportunity. This will also be a great situation for Jerry as well.

"Being a newcomer to the Winston Cup ranks, there may be times when he needs advice, and instead of just coming to me, he can go over to Kenny an d the guys at FILMAR. We'll be able to learn from one another's strengths and weaknesses which will make all of us more successful on the track."

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Bill Elliott , Kenny Wallace , Jerry Nadeau