News #2 97-10-08

NASCARFans E-Mail List ========== Here's some additional information about the "Dale Jarrett" bus sighting in Boston, from one of our readers, Gail: Gillette owns "White Rain", Dale Jarrett's Busch sponsor, and Gillette is headquartered in...

NASCARFans E-Mail List ========== Here's some additional information about the "Dale Jarrett" bus sighting in Boston, from one of our readers, Gail:

Gillette owns "White Rain", Dale Jarrett's Busch sponsor, and Gillette is headquartered in the Boston area. So, even though Boston is not yet known as a big racing community, it makes sense for Gillette to do some advertising in the area.

Thanks, Gail. ========== "Last Thursday in Charlotte, North Carolina, Ted DiBiase (Note from Mike: Ted is a former NWO wrestling manager) led a hostile takeover of NWO Racing. With the aid of The Steiner Brothers (Note from Mike: a WCW tag team), DiBiase unceremoniously relieved NWO Driver Kyle Petty of his duties, damaging the body of the auto in the process.

DiBiase then took the Busch Series racer, refinished it with WCW colors, and handed it to veteran driver Greg Sacks to use for the rest of the season." (this quote from the WCW wrestling web site)

WCW = World Championship Wrestling NWO = New World Order, a group of wrestlers "attempting" to take over WCW, headed by Hollywood "Hulk" Hogan.

If you should be interested in some photos, and have web access, you can view them at:

http://wcwwrestling.com/racing/971006charlotte/index.html

PS: for those of you who happen to be "smarks" (and you'd have to be one to know what it is), this is a "work", not a "shoot". A little wrestling lingo education..... ========== Area Auto Racing News(Trenton, NJ) reports in last week's issue that Mike Wallace is also being considered to drive the 43 next year. (Jayski) ========== Andy Graves has taken over as Gary DeHart's full-time replacement as crew chief for Terry Labonte and the #5 Kelloggs Chevy, not sure who will take Graves spot as the #25 Bud crew chief(Fayetteville, NC Observer-Times)/Jayski ========== Reserved-seat tickets went on sale Monday, Oct. 6 for the inaugural night running of the Pepsi 400 at Daytona International Speedway on July 4, 1998. (Jayski) ========== Sad News: NASCAR Winston West Series Driver Dan Obrist had a massive coronary this weekend at Yakima Speedway. He only has a 10% chance of living. The next 72 hours will be touch and go. For more and updated info see the Unofficial Winston West Page at http://www.racingwest.com/. (Jayski) ========== During an interview on RPM2Nite, John Andretti said he was staying with the #98 Cale Yarborough Ford and is under contract for two more years and WANTS to stay there (Jayski) ========== Here's some old news, perhaps worthy of repeating:

The Ford Taurus Winston Cup car is expected to go through some unofficial shakedowns before a NASCAR test on October. 13 at Talladega, the day after the DieHard 500. The car will also be tested at Las Vegas after the Dura-Lube 500, and Nov. 2 at Phoenix.(SpeedWorld/Jayski) ==========

Mike Irwin (mailto:mike@nascarfans.com) NASCAR Fans _______________________________________ NASCAR Fans Website http://www.nascarfans.com

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers John Andretti , Dale Jarrett , Terry Labonte , Kyle Petty , Mike Wallace , Greg Sacks , Cale Yarborough