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"M&M's"® Racing/Ernie Irvan Pocono Raceway Notes And Quotes Ernie Irvan's Pocono Raceway Highlights... * "M&M's"® Chocolate Candies is headquartered in Hackettstown, N.J., less than two hours away from Pocono Raceway. Driver Ernie...

"M&M's"® Racing/Ernie Irvan Pocono Raceway Notes And Quotes

Ernie Irvan's Pocono Raceway Highlights... * "M&M's"® Chocolate Candies is headquartered in Hackettstown, N.J., less than two hours away from Pocono Raceway. Driver Ernie Irvan and the "M&M's"® Racing Team are slated to visit Hackettstown on Thursday, June 17, to sign autographs for employees.

* "M&M's"® Peanut and Plain Chocolate Candies are produced at the Hackettstown, N.J., facility. "M&M's"® other brands, Almond, Peanut Butter and Crispy Chocolate Candies, are produced in Cleveland, Tenn.

* Irvan captured the pole position at Pocono Raceway in June of 1990, his second career Winston Cup pole position.

* Irvan's best finish at the 2.5-mile track was a fourth-place finish in the fall of 1996. Irvan's last run at the Pennsylvania track was a ninth-place effort by the "M&M's"® Racing Team in the fall of 1998.

Ernie Irvan's thoughts on racing at Pocono Raceway... "Pocono is a track that is difficult to run because each corner has some really distinct characteristics. When you set the car up to work well on one corner, then it won't run good on the other two. But I like the track because we can really run some high speeds on the track. When we come through the tunnel turn, we're really hauling the mail. It is almost like the track has three straight a ways. There is long front stretch, then a little bit shorter straight a way and then a short straight a way. It is by far unique for the series. Pocono is also pretty close to Hackettstown, N.J., where "M&M's"® are produced. So for out sponsors is it like a hometown race."

Ernie Irvan at Pocono Raceway Year Event St Fin Earnings Event St Fin Earnings 1988 Miller 500 24 37 1,865 AC Spark Plug 500 34 22 2,525 1989 Miller 500 21 26 3,525 AC Spark Plug 500 27 26 3,825 1990 Miller 500 1 17 15,125 AC Spark Plug 500 10 26 6,775 1991 Champion 500 3 6 17,900 Miller 500 13 7 16,700 1992 Champion 500 16 19 16,000 Miller 500 4 37 13,740 1993 Champion 500 17 34 16,185 Miller 500 4 31 17,165 1994 UAW-GM 500 7 7 23,705 Miller 500 5 37 19,310 1996 UAW-GM 500 17 39 23,520 Miller 500 35 4 44,590 1997 Pocono 500 19 29 25,930 Pennsylvania 500 2 40 25,450 1998 Pocono 500 31 34 20,255 Pennsylvania 500 16 9 42,390

        Starts        Wins        Top Five        Top 10        Poles         Earnings
Spring        10        0        0        2        1        164,010
Fall        10        0        1        3        0        192,470
Total        20        0        1        5        1        356,480

Ernie Irvan's 1999 Winston Cup Cumulative Results Date Race St. Fin. Earnings Status 2/14 Daytona International Speedway 31 14 $123,584 Running 2/21 North Carolina Speedway 34 29 32,675 Running 3/7 Las Vegas Motor Speedway 40 6 95,075 Running 3/14 Atlanta Motor Speedway 21 7 40,220 Running 3/21 Darlington Raceway 37 24 32,235 Running 3/28 Texas Motor Speedway 22 37 45,950 Engine 4/11 Bristol Motor Speedway 41 43 32,161 Handling 4/18 Martinsville Speedway 7 22 34,150 Running 4/25 Talladega Superspeedway 19 40 36,050 Accident 5/2 California Speedway 26 35 43,650 Running 5/15 Richmond International Raceway 25 33 31,475 Running 5/30 Charlotte Motor Speedway 20 36 37,500 Engine 6/ 6 Dover Downs 29 35 37,150 Running 6/13 Michigan Speedway 2 7 47,725 Running 6/20 Pocono Raceway 6/27 Sears Point Raceway 7/3 Daytona International Speedway 7/11 New Hampshire Intl. Speedway 7/25 Pocono Raceway 8/7 Indianapolis Motor Speedway 8/15 Watkins Glen International 8/22 Michigan Speedway 8/28 Bristol Motor Speedway 9/5 Darlington Raceway 9/11 Richmond International Raceway 9/19 New Hampshire Intl. Speedway 9/26 Dover Downs 10/ 3 Martinsville Speedway 10/10 Charlotte Motor Speedway 10/17 Talladega Superspeedway 10/24 North Carolina Motor Speedway 11/7 Phoenix International Raceway 11/14 Homestead Motorsports Complex 11/ 21 Atlanta Motor Speedway

Totals:        Starts        Top 5        Top 10        Poles        Outside Poles        Money Won*
        14        0        3        0        1                $710,100

*Includes non-points money

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