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NASCAR Fans E-mail List Geoff Bodine status Geoff Bodine could team up with Rick Galles, the Indy-car owner, according to NASCAR sources. More on a fourth Rousch team Jack Roush is considering starting a fourth Winston Cup team,...

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Geoff Bodine status

Geoff Bodine could team up with Rick Galles, the Indy-car owner, according to NASCAR sources.

More on a fourth Rousch team

Jack Roush is considering starting a fourth Winston Cup team, according to Ford sources. Roush confirmed his interest in adding a team, but said he would likely be just a minority partner in the venture, which he declined to go into detail about.

Nike and NASCAR Nike, which may or may not be part of the Roush plans, has been very interested in a full-car sponsorship next season, but the Chevy teams the company has talked with so far aren't willing to make that committment.

Disney Cup?

Should RJR drop its Winston Cup tour sponsorship, one company now mentioned as a possible replacement -- Walt Disney.Inc.

GM's Terry Laise says he's not in favor of standardizing certain race-car measurement to make the new Taurus and the Monte Carlo more similar, an idea broached by Jimmy Johnson, manager of the Rick Hendrick operation. ''We're racing Monte Carlos and Grand Prix, not IROC cars,'' Laise says. Laise is the aerodynamic specialist for GM, and he is particularly irked that NASCAR has seen fit to modify the Thunderbird's roof to make it more efficient than the Monte Carlo roof . . . after he had to spend so much time at GM working with designers to make the production car work also as a race car. NASCAR, in effect, simply gave Ford something that GM officials had to fight over. ''The trailing edge of the Thunderbird roof is 1 1/4 inches lower than it's supposed to be,'' Laise said. ''That's a tremendous advantage. It's probably a 50 percent improvement in downforce, as well as an improvement in drag.

Interesting Article on the Tobacco situation

http://www.journalnow.com/news/nascar/raceside1.htm

EA Sports and NASCAR

NASCAR granted license to EA Sports to produce NASCAR related games. The license grants Electronic Arts (EA) the rights to develop a series of interactive racing games, based on NASCAR racing. The first game to be developed using this key license is NASCAR 98 and is due to ship in the Fall of 1997 on the PlayStation and Sega Saturn.

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