Martinsville "M&M's"(R) Racing Team Notes

"M&M's"® Racing/Ernie Irvan Martinsville Speedway Notes And Quotes Ernie Irvan's Martinsville Speedway Highlights... When Ernie Irvan, driver of the "M&M's"® Pontiac, takes the green flag at Martinsville Speedway on April 18, 1999, it will...

"M&M's"® Racing/Ernie Irvan Martinsville Speedway Notes And Quotes

Ernie Irvan's Martinsville Speedway Highlights...

When Ernie Irvan, driver of the "M&M's"® Pontiac, takes the green flag at Martinsville Speedway on April 18, 1999, it will mark his 300th career Winston Cup start. Irvan made his first Winston Cup start on September 13, 1987 at Richmond International Raceway.

Since his first start 13 years ago, Irvan has tallied up 15 career Winston Cup victories as well as 22 pole positions. In addition, Irvan has 68 top-five and 121 top-10 finishes in his 299 starts leading up to Martinsville.

The "M&M's"® Pontiac is looking to repeat its performance at Martinsville in 1998. Last year's Martinsville highlight for the team came in the fall when the "M&M's"® Team won the pole position, their third for the season, and went on to finish eighth. The team's performance capped off their second straight top-10 finish at the .526-mile track, which included a ninth-place finish in the spring.

"M&M's"® driver Ernie Irvan has a total of one win and two pole positions at Martinsville Speedway. Irvan's win on September 26, 1993, came in classic style. After starting from the pole position, Irvan dominated the race en route to his first career victory at Martinsville.

Ernie Irvan's thoughts on racing at Martinsville Speedway... "The run at Martinsville last fall was one of our best runs of the season. We had a really good car from the time we unloaded. I really believe the "M&M's"® Pontiac will be just as good or better this time around at Martinsville. The "M&M's"® Racing Team is having a good year so far and I know it will continue. We already have two top-10 finishes, and I figure what better way to cap off my 300th start than with a win at Martinsville. We need to get those "M&M's"® Characters into victory lane and soon."

Ernie Irvan at Martinsville Speedway Year Event St Fin Earnings 1987 Goody's 500 24 15 4,600 1988 Goody's 500 29 11 5,470 1989 Pannill 500 31 19 2,925 Goody's 500 13 6 7,275 1990 Hanes 500 3 15 8,075 Goody's 500 9 11 7,435 1991 Hanes 500 9 15 10,950 Goody's 500 13 4 19,300 1992 Hanes 500 16 25 14,000 Goody's 500 5 27 13,150 1993 Hanes 500 12 32 13,975 Goody's 500 1 1 75,300 1994 Hanes 500 5 2 41,750 1996 Goody's 500 34 2 57,395 Hanes 500 18 12 26,500 1997 Goody's 500 30 31 24,465 Hanes 500 30 10 33,345 1998 Goody's 500 22 9 34,600 NAPA 500 1 8 46,100

        Starts        Wins        Top Five        Top 10        Poles         Earnings
Spring        9        0        2                3        0        208,135
Fall        10        1        2                5        2        238,475
Total        19        1        4                8        2        446,610

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 4/25 Talladega Superspeedway 5/2 California Speedway 5/15 Richmond International Raceway 5/30 Charlotte Motor Speedway 6/ 6 Dover Downs 6/13 Michigan Speedway 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*
        7        0        2        0        0                $401,900

*Includes non-points money

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