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"M&M's"=AE Racing/Ernie Irvan Lowe's Motor Speedway Ernie Irvan's Lowe's Motor Speedway Highlights... * "M&M's" Racing Team driver Ernie Irvan has a combined total of 29 Winston Cup starts...

"M&M's"=AE Racing/Ernie Irvan Lowe's Motor Speedway

Ernie Irvan's Lowe's Motor Speedway Highlights... * "M&M's" Racing Team driver Ernie Irvan has a combined total of 29 Winston Cup starts at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Nineteen of his starts were Winston Cup points events, with 10 starts being in The Winston all-star event.

* Irvan's first career top-10 finish in the Winston Cup series came at Lowe's Motor Speedway. In only his second career start, while driving for Marc Reno in 1987, Irvan started 36th and finished eighth at the 1.5-mile track.

* Irvan got his ninth career Winston Cup victory at Lowe's Motor Speedway on October 10, 1993.

* The "M&M's" Racing Team has a solid chance for a top-10 finish in the Coca-Cola 600 considering the past record of driver Ernie Irvan. Racing at Charlotte in the spring, Irvan has an average finishing position of 9.4 in 10 starts.

* While the majority of Irvan's top finishes occurred in the spring, his best starting positions came in the fall. Irvan has only qualified outside the top five on four occasions at the Charlotte track in the fall.

Ernie Irvan's thoughts on racing at Lowe's Motor Speedway... "I have had a lot of success at Charlotte, and we think Charlotte is the perfect place for the "M&M's' Racing team to turn our season around. The Coca-Cola 600 is a long race and it takes a lot of patience as a driver to make it through the entire race. You also need to have a good car that can make it all 600 miles and still be strong at the end. I'm sure "M&M's" Pontiac will be strong and we're looking for a positive weekend."

Ernie Irvan at Lowe's Motor Speedway Year Event St Fin Earnings 1987 Oakwood Homes 500 36 8 9,015 1988 Coca-Cola 600 23 22 5,950 1989 Coca-Cola 600 36 15 9,175 All Pro 500 25 33 2,455 1990 Coca-Cola 600 4 5 28,350 Mello Yello 500 3 27 11,200 1991 Coca-Cola 600 6 7 24,200 Mello Yello 500 4 30 12,875 1992 Coca-Cola 600 11 2 67,275 Mello Yello 500 3 6 34,150 1993 Coca-Cola 600 19 5 46,500 Mello Yello 500 2 1 147,450 1994 Coca-Cola 600 14 5 47,800 1996 Coca-Cola 600 22 9 37,000 UAW-GM 500 9 37 20,220 1997 Coca-Cola 600 13 13 55,200 UAW-GM 500 35 18 29,800 1998 Coca-Cola 600 18 11 49,550 UAW-GM 500 4 31 28,100

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