Joe Nemechek to run DEI car in the Winston

MOORESVILLE, N.C., (May 2, 2002) - Dale Earnhardt Inc. (DEI) announced that it would team up with driver Joe Nemechek to field a fourth DEI race car in The Winston on Sat., May 18th at Lowe's (N.C.) Motor Speedway. DEI will enter the ...

MOORESVILLE, N.C., (May 2, 2002) - Dale Earnhardt Inc. (DEI) announced that it would team up with driver Joe Nemechek to field a fourth DEI race car in The Winston on Sat., May 18th at Lowe's (N.C.) Motor Speedway.

DEI will enter the #81 race car - which will be driven by Nemechek - as well as supply the engines, race cars and technical support. In a co-operative effort, DEI and NEMCO Motorsports will share personnel duties. NEMCO Motorsports employee Brian Pattie will serve as crew chief. Pattie is also NEMCO's crew chief for the #87 race car in the NASCAR Busch Grand National Series.

"I'm very excited about working with DEI," said Nemechek, who earned an entry to this year's all-star event with a win in the 2002 fall Rockingham Pop Secret 400 while driving an Andy Petree Racing #33 race car. "With DEI and NEMCO working together, we should be very competitive for this race. We expect to contend for the checkered flag."

As of today, a sponsor for the race has not been secured. Nemechek and the #81 race team will test for The Winston at Lowe's Motor Speedway next week, May 6-7.

DEI will also be represented in The Winston with Dale Earnhardt Jr., Michael Waltrip and Steve Park. All three DEI drivers became eligible by winning a Winston Cup race in 2001.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Dale Earnhardt Jr. , Michael Waltrip , Joe Nemechek , Andy Petree , Steve Park.
Teams NEMCO Motorsports