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NASCARFans E-Mail List During the race yesterday, the announcers mentioned that Chuck Rider, owner of the ...

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During the race yesterday, the announcers mentioned that Chuck Rider, owner of the #30 Pontiac will announce on Tuesday or Wednesday, his new driver and they speculated that it would be Derrike Cope. Also mentioned that the #30 team would build their own chassis in 1998 (Jayski)

#81 Square-D Ford owner Filbert Martocci said that Kenny Wallace and sponsor Square-D would be back with the team in 1998 (Jayski)

Results from the CMT 300

1. (13) Jeff Gordon, Pittsboro, Ind., Chevrolet, 300, $188,625.

2. (40) Ernie Irvan, Salinas, Calif., Ford, 300, $111,425.

3. (2) Bobby Hamilton, Nashville, Tenn., Pontiac, 300, $84,925.

4. (23) Steve Grissom, Gadsden, Ala., Chevrolet, 300, $63,225.

5. (6) Ricky Craven, Newburgh, Maine, Chevrolet, 300, $62,425.

6. (19) Dale Jarrett, Hickory, N.C., Ford, 300, $52,125.

7. (16) Jimmy Spencer, Berwick, Pa., Ford, 300, $47.725.

8. (30) Dale Earnhardt, Kannapolis, N.C., Chevrolet, 300, $49,025.

9. (17) Mark Martin, Batesville, Ark., Ford, 300, $47,025.

10. (25) Hut Stricklin, Calera, Ala., Ford, 300, $47,325.

11. (10) Bill Elliott, Dawsonville, Ga., Ford, 300, $41,125.

12. (11) Kyle Petty, Randleman, N.C., Pontiac, 300, $33,225.

13. (29) Joe Nemechek, Lakeland, Fla., Chevrolet, 300, $33,725.

14. (39) Jeff Burton, South Boston, Va., Ford, 300, $46,025.

15. (12) Bobby Labonte, Corpus Christi, Texas, Pontiac, 300, $45,925.

16. (14) Geoff Bodine, Chemung, N.Y., Ford, 300, $38,825.

17. (5) John Andretti, Indianapolis, Ford, 300, $38,000.

18. (9) Lake Speed, Jackson, Miss., Ford, 300, $30,300.

19. (20) Johnny Benson, Grand Rapids, Mich., Pontiac, 300, $37,000.

20. (7) Rick Mast, Lexington, Va., Ford, 300, $36,700.

21. (33) Rusty Wallace, St. Louis, Ford, 299, crash, $42,975.

22. (28) Dick Trickle, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., Ford, 299, $29,175.

23. (35) Ward Burton, South Boston, Va., Pontiac, 299, $35,875.

24. (26) Robby Gordon, Cerritos, Calif., Chevrolet, 299, $37,575.

25. (27) Jeremy Mayfield, Owensboro, Ky., Ford, 299, $28,275.

26. (24) Derrike Cope, Spanaway, Wash., Pontiac, 299, $27,975.

27. (34) Kenny Wallace, St. Louis, Ford, 298, $34,750.

28. (38) Chad Little, Spokane, Wash., Pontiac, 298, $27,050.

29. (32) Dave Marcis, Wausau, Wis., Chevrolet, 298, $24,350.

30. (21) Ted Musgrave, Franklin, Wis., Ford, 297, $31,150.

31. (8) Wally Dallenbach, Basalt, Colo., Chevrolet, 297, $23,950.

32. (15) Darrell Waltrip, Franklin, Tenn., Chevrolet, 297, $30,750.

33. (3) Brett Bodine, Chemung, N.Y., Ford, 295, $32,050.

34. (31) Gary Bradberry, Chelsea, Ala., Ford, 295, $23,350.

35. (4) Mike Skinner, Susanville, Calif., Chevrolet, 295, $23,150.

36. (22) Michael Waltrip, Owensboro, Ky., Ford, 292, crash, $29,950.

37. (1) Ken Schrader, Fenton, Mo., Chevrolet, 291, $36,250.

38. (36) Jeff Green, Whitehouse, Tenn., Chevrolet, 287, $22,400.

39. (41) Sterling Marlin, Columbia, Tenn., Chevrolet, 282, $38,400.

40. (18) David Green, Owensboro, Ky., Chevrolet, 274, $22,400.

41. (43) Terry Labonte, Corpus Christi, Texas, Chevrolet, 264, crash, $44,000.

42. (37) Ricky Rudd, Chesapeake, Va., Ford, 233, crash, $37,400.

43. (42) Robert Pressley, Asheville, N.C., Ford, 185, crash, $22,400.

Time of race: 3:09:44.

Margin of victory: 0.209 seconds (about 2 car-lengths).

Winner's average speed: 100.376 mph.

Lead changes: 15 among 8 drivers.

Caution flags: 8 for 49 laps.

Lap leaders: Schrader 1-2; Hamilton 3; Craven 4-64; Hamilton 65-77; Craven 78-81; Hamilton 82-129; Craven 130-148; J.Gordon 149-157; Martin 158; Mast 159; Spencer 160; J.Gordon 161-199; Craven 200-206; J.Gordon 207-222; Irvan 223-227; J.Gordon 228-300.

Point standings: J.Gordon 3,787; Martin 3,648; Jarrett 3,599; J.Burton 3,455; T.Labonte 3,332; Earnhardt 3,198; B.Labonte 3,090; Elliott 2,969; Musgrave 2,889; Mayfield 2,847; (tie) Rudd and Benson 2,805; R.Wallace 2,733; Schrader 2,692; Irvan 2,673.

RCA OFFICIALS are considering switching their NASCAR sponsorship from Cale Yarborough's team to a second Bill Elliott team, with cars to be driven by rookie Jerry Nadeau out of Elliott's Dawsonville, Ga., shops, according to sources close to the situation. (JournalNow)

CHEVY TEAMS are expected to get a little more spoiler in the next few weeks, anywhere from an eighth-of-an-inch to a quarter-inch, perhaps in time for next week's race at Dover, according to NASCAR sources. Jeff Gordon is the only Chevy driver to win this season. GM officials say they need at least a half-inch more to become competitive with Fords. (JournalNow)

RICHARD PETTY is looking at Robby Gordon as one of the top prospects for his Pontiac next season, according to the team, even though Gordon is considered a high-priced driver. But Gordon is still looking for a part-time Winston Cup deal -- he's interested in a 14- or 15-race schedule that would give him time to run for an Indy-car team also. But Petty isn't interested in a part-time driver. Andy Petree says he's still trying to put together such a package for Gordon, but Petree says he's much more interested in a full-time package. If Petty can't get Gordon, John Andretti is also a possible driver. Two long-shots: Mike Stefanik and Mike Bliss. (JournalNow)

DAVID EVANS, considered one of the top engine men on the tour, has split with Kyle Petty and is now working the marketplace for a new team. His first call was to car owner Richard Childress. (JournalNow)

PATTI MOISE is expected to return to the Grand National tour full-time next season, as Michael Waltrip's teammate in a two-car operation, according to sources close to Moise. (JournalNow)

WARD BURTON is expected to sign a new contract with car owner Bill Davis this week, according to sources close to the team. And Derrike Cope and Chuck Rider are expected to sign their new contract today, according to team sources. (JournalNow)

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , John Andretti , Brett Bodine , Jeff Burton , Ward Burton , Derrike Cope , Wally Dallenbach Sr. , Bill Elliott , Jeff Gordon , Bobby Hamilton , Ernie Irvan , Dale Jarrett , Darrell Waltrip , Bobby Labonte , Terry Labonte , Jeremy Mayfield , Dick Trickle , Rusty Wallace , Michael Waltrip , Mike Skinner , Kyle Petty , Ken Schrader , Jimmy Spencer , Joe Nemechek , Kenny Wallace , Jeff Green , Sterling Marlin , Robby Gordon , Jerry Nadeau , Hut Stricklin , Robert Pressley , Johnny Benson , Ted Musgrave , Ricky Craven , Chad Little , David Green , Dave Marcis , Rick Mast , Andy Petree , Steve Grissom , Mike Bliss , Gary Bradberry , Cale Yarborough , Mark Martin