Nadeau and Melling Racing Part Ways

Nadeau Ready for Next Step HARRISBURG, N.C. (Aug. 23, 1999) -- Jerry Nadeau and Mark Melling, president of Melling Racing, have decided to part ways in order for both to get a head start on their 2000 racing programs. "We just decided we...

Nadeau Ready for Next Step

HARRISBURG, N.C. (Aug. 23, 1999) -- Jerry Nadeau and Mark Melling, president of Melling Racing, have decided to part ways in order for both to get a head start on their 2000 racing programs.

"We just decided we need to go our separate ways now," said Nadeau, who next year will drive the No. 25 Michael Holigan Homes Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports. "Mark needs to get a head start on finding the right driver for Melling Racing. I don't mind stepping away to help him out.

"I had a fun year with these guys.  We had our best finish together a week 
ago.  I wish the best for all of them."

Nadeau joined Melling Racing in July 1998, replacing injured driver Lake Speed. Some of the highlights of Nadeau's tenure with Melling Racing included a fifth-place finish in the Frontier at the Glen at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International Aug. 15, and an eighth-place finish in the DieHard 500 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway April 25. His best starting spot this year was third at the SaveMart 350 at Sears Point (Sonoma, Calif.) Raceway in June.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jerry Nadeau , Michael Ho
Teams Hendrick Motorsports