Erine Irvan Loudon Pre-Race Notes

Ernie Irvan's New Hampshire International Speedway Highlights... * The "M&M's"® Racing Team is once again flexing their muscles on the race track. In the team's last four starts, they have raced their way to three top-10 finishes. The string of...

Ernie Irvan's New Hampshire International Speedway Highlights... * The "M&M's"® Racing Team is once again flexing their muscles on the race track. In the team's last four starts, they have raced their way to three top-10 finishes. The string of finishes started at Michigan and followed through to Pocono and last weekend in Daytona.

* Ernie Irvan has one win at New Hampshire International Speedway. The win was Irvan's first trip back to victory lane following his triumphant return to racing in 1995. With only 19 starts under his belt after his crash at Michigan, Irvan won at the one-mile track on July 14, 1996.

* In addition to a win at the northeastern track, Irvan finished second in 1997 for a total of two top fives and three top 10s at New Hampshire International Speedway.

* Irvan has one pole position at New Hampshire International Speedway. Irvan's top starting spot came in July of 1994.

* The "M&M's"® Pontiac is back to the familiar yellow paint scheme at New Hampshire International Speedway following a one-race promotion of its Crispy brand.

Ernie Irvan's thoughts on racing at New Hampshire Intl. Speedway... "New Hampshire is a lot like a big Martinsville. It is flat, with very little banking in the corners so tire wear and brakes are important. You also need to get a good qualifying run because on tracks that are only a mile long, you don't want to start in the back.

"The "M&M's"® Racing Team has had some really good finishes in the last few weeks and that momentum just continues to build. We're looking for another strong run this weekend in New Hampshire to send us into the next race in Pocono. We finished eighth at Pocono a month ago and I feel confident that we can do it again. But first we are concentrating on New Hampshire and having a strong run there. I think I have several top 10s there and I've won there, so I feel pretty good about our chances in the "M&M's"® Pontiac."

Ernie Irvan at New Hampshire International Speedway Year Event St Fin Earnings 1993 Slick 50 300 8 15 22,050 1994 Slick 50 300 1 30 31,600 1996 Jiffy Lube 300 6 1 112,625 1997 Jiffy Lube 300 11 8 38,625 CMT 300 40 2 111,425 1998 Jiffy Lube 300 7 20 45,050 CMT 300 19 28 37,775

        Starts        Wins        T5        T0        Poles         Earnings
Spring        5        1        1        2        1        249,950
Fall        2        0        1        1        0        149,200
Total        7        1        2        3        1        399,150

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Ernie Irvan