Morgan-McClure Michigan race report

Morgan-McClure Motorsports No.4 KODAK MAX Film Monte Carlo RACE: 14-Michigan International Raceway--6/12/01 K-mart 400 Started: 26th Finished: 31st Laps Completed: 198 of 200 Points Position: 43rd , 695 points Owner Points: 32nd, 1103 points,...

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

RACE: 14-Michigan International Raceway--6/12/01
K-mart 400
Started: 26th
Finished: 31st
Laps Completed: 198 of 200
Points Position: 43rd , 695 points
Owner Points: 32nd, 1103 points, 200 points out of 25th position

Kevin Lepage secured a solid starting spot in the Kmart 400 at Michigan International Speedway with a qualifying run of 26th. The team, which has no provisionals, picks up the next one at Sears Point.

The team will test at Road Atlanta on Tuesday and Wednesday before traveling to Pocono. Crew Chief Scott Eggleston will be on a trial run with the team. Kevin Lepage started the 2000 Pocono 500 in 18th and finished 26th.

Morgan-McClure Motorsports is preparing for its annual Racing4Literacy charity golf tournament to be held at Glen Rochie Golf Club in Abingdon, Va. on Thursday, August 23. Racing4literacy is a nonprofit organization headed by Ginny McClure, wife of team owner, Larry. Racing4Literacy is an educational program designed to enhance reading and writing skills. During the 2000-2001 school year, 34 schools (115 classrooms) in Southwest Virginia and Tennessee participated. 2,118 students enrolled in the program, 5, 124 book reports were read by Morgan-McClure Motorsports staff. 1, 524 students successfully completed the challenge. It is in the works to expand the program to other states if proper funding were made available through donations.

Six new race cars have been ordered by Larry McClure. They will be a basic design. McClure states the cars will not be reengineered, in an attempt to return to a basic car. The cars will be ready for delivery to the Abingdon, Va.-based shop within the next few weeks.

Robert Larkins returned to the road crew last week in a familiar position of jackman. Robert had left the road crew at the beginning of the year to focus on shop duties.

Long time Morgan-McClure employee, Lonnie Hill missed the Kmart 400 weekend with an injured foot. Hill is a mechanic and catch can man during race weekends.

For more information contact Lisa Shealy at 803-808-7147

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Kevin Lepage