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Morgan-McClure Motorsports No.4 KODAK MAX Film Monte Carlo RACE: 35 of 36--11-18-01--Atlanta Motor Speedway NAPA 500 Started: 29th Finished: 15th Laps Completed: 325 HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Remember to be thankful for all of the blessings in your...

Morgan-McClure Motorsports
No.4 KODAK MAX Film Monte Carlo

RACE: 35 of 36--11-18-01--Atlanta Motor Speedway
NAPA 500
Started: 29th
Finished: 15th
Laps Completed: 325

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In six starts with Morgan-McClure Motorsports, Hamilton, Jr., has posted two top-15 finishes: Talladega (14th) and Atlanta (15th).

The Morgan-McClure Motorsports crew and Bobby Hamilton, Jr., were pleased to nail a 29th starting position out of 51 cars attempting to make the field for the NAPA 500. In his 11th start in NASCAR Winston Cup, Bobby Hamilton, Jr., has not failed to qualify for an event.

The No. 4 KODAK MAX Film Monte Carlo advanced into the top-15 midway through the 35th event of the season. Hamilton, Jr., piloted the Chevrolet in the top-20 for most of the day.

Morgan-McClure Motorsports' rear tire changer, Jimmy Bender, wore a helmet during pit stops on Sunday. Although he had used the helmet years ago, he quit wearing it. In the wake of recent pit road accidents, he practiced pit stops at the shop with the safety equipment on and opted to wear it during the race.

Hamilton, Jr., a 23 year-old Tennessee native, will race at New Hampshire this weekend. It will be his first NASCAR Winston Cup race at the 1.05 mile oval. In the 5-12-01 Busch Grand National event, Hamilton, Jr., started 11th and finished 7th. In 2000, during the Grand National competition, he started 23rd and completed the race 11th.

Bobby Hamilton, Jr. Quotes

"The car stayed under us all day. The motor ran good. We brought the car home in one piece with a top-15 finish.

"Scott Eggleston and the crew had great pit stops. We work well together. The entire race team puts forth incredible effort. We will go on to New Hampshire and try for another top-15."

Larry McClure Quotes

"We gained 14 positions. All in all it was a good day for Morgan-McClure. Bobby, Jr., did a great job for us. He is a heck of a racer. He just keeps digging.

"The car remained consistent all day. There were only minor changes made to it during the race. I am pleased with the pit stops and the team's performance during the weekend."

Scott Eggleston Quotes

"We were as good as anybody for most of the race. The lap times stayed consistent. We asked him for a top-15 and he delivered."

-MMM-

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Bobby Hamilton