Hamilton Jr, Morgan-McClure Rockingham II race report

Morgan-McClure Motorsports No.4 KODAK MAX Film Monte Carlo RACE: 33 of 36--11-4-01--North Carolina Speedway Pop Secret Microwave Popcorn 400 Started: 33rd Finished: 17th Laps Completed: 391 Owner Points: 37th, 2531 points In only his...

Morgan-McClure Motorsports
No.4 KODAK MAX Film Monte Carlo

RACE: 33 of 36--11-4-01--North Carolina Speedway
Pop Secret Microwave Popcorn 400

Started: 33rd
Finished: 17th
Laps Completed: 391

Owner Points: 37th, 2531 points

In only his fourth start with the No. 4 KODAK MAX Film team, Bobby Hamilton, Jr., posted his second top-20 in the Pop Secret Microwave Popcorn 400 at "The Rock".

Hamilton, Jr., battled his way up to 15th during the race. Tires gave way to a late fade to 17th.

The Morgan-McClure crew heads to Homestead-Miami Speedway next. Hamilton, Jr., scored a pole on 11/10/00 in the NASCAR Busch Grand National Series at the 1.5 mile track. He went on to finish 22nd in the event. In 1999, he started the race 15th and finished 9th.

The upcoming race will mark "Little" Bobbyâ^À^Ùs second NASCAR Winston Cup Series competition at Homestead. His trial run in a Cup event at the track came in 2000 in a car owned by his Dad. He started the event 30th and finished in the 33rd position.

Mike Skinner, driver of the No. 4 KODAK MAX Film Monte Carlo in 2002, continues physical therapy weekly. His knee and ankle show strength as they heal. Skinner plans to attend the season-ending event at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Lonnie Hill, a veteran employee of Morgan-McClure Motorsports, continues to heal from surgery performed on his lung two weeks ago. Hill had been diagnosed with a lung disease, Bullae, in September. Electing to have surgery earlier than first expected, Hill is recuperating at home and is doing great.

Bobby Hamilton, Jr., driver No. 4 KODAK MAX Film Monte Carlo, quotes

"I drove my guts out. Scott (Eggleston, crew chief) made changes to the car after Happy Hour on Saturday and they were perfect. The car ran good all day. There towards the end, our tires went away some and I could not hold off a few of the cars. The horsepower was up. It was a pretty good day for the No. 4 Kodak Monte Carlo."

-MMM-

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Bobby Hamilton , Mike Skinner