Jerry Nadeau Takes New Approach to Texas

Nadeau takes fresh approach to Texas JUSTIN, Texas (March 25, 1999) Jerry Nadeau never raced on the old pavement at Texas Motor Speedway. He failed to qualify for last year's Texas 500 while driving the No. 13 FirstPlus Financial Taurus for ...

Nadeau takes fresh approach to Texas

JUSTIN, Texas (March 25, 1999) Jerry Nadeau never raced on the old pavement at Texas Motor Speedway. He failed to qualify for last year's Texas 500 while driving the No. 13 FirstPlus Financial Taurus for Bill Elliott and Dan Marino.

He has, however, tested there since major renovation was done on the facility, so he and the No. 9 Cartoon Network Melling Ford team will take a fresh approach to this weekend's PRIMESTAR 500 at the 1.5-mile speedway.

The track was re-paved and improvements were made to the venue following last year's Texas 500. The problems with the race track that were encountered last season have been repaired.

"I haven't been able to race at Texas yet, but we tested there at the end of last year," Nadeau said. "It was a really good test session for us and we learned a lot. We are taking the car we won the Las Vegas Winston West race in to run this weekend.

"It drives really well and it's really comfortable to me, so I think we'll be ready. Liking the car you are driving is an important key to a good run, and I really like driving a car that already knows it's way to victory lane."

Nadeau posted the best finish of his career -- 11th -- in the 1999 season opener at Daytona International Speedway. Last week, he started 33rd in the TranSouth Financial 400 at Darlington Raceway and finished 40th after an early race accident put him four laps down and out of contention.

He is currently in 32nd position in the NASCAR Winston Cup point standings. During this weekend's events at Texas Motor Speedway, Nadeau will be followed by a film crew from The Learning Channel. He will be the featured driver in an upcoming special tentatively titled "The Secret World of Stock Cars."

Source: NASCAR Online

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