News 97-09-24

NASCARFans E-Mail List ========== Yesterday I published this quote from David Cornutt: "Since Jayski is no longer updating the NASCAR WC silly season chart on his Web site, I've decided to resume publishing mine. I update this as rumors and...

NASCARFans E-Mail List ========== Yesterday I published this quote from David Cornutt:

"Since Jayski is no longer updating the NASCAR WC silly season chart on his Web site, I've decided to resume publishing mine. I update this as rumors and info come across, and send it out whenever there are changes (and I have time)."

I then received this post from Jay:

>"This is not true, I am updating the 1997 one as things change, I just >removed the notes as they were already announced on the page. I also have a >1998 chart up and in place that shows the 1998 teams as what I have >now."

I wanted to publicly apologize to Jay for the mistake. I didn't check out my facts before I published. ========== Todd Bodine previews the #35 Tabasco Pontiac team next week at Charlotte and was at Charlotte today shaking down the car(RPM2Nite/Jayski) ========== Rusty Wallace was a Charlotte testing his #2 Lite Thunderbird and his #2 Lite Taurus, Wallace said that the Taurus was 1/2 second slower right off the truck (Jayski)

Rusty Wallace had the fastest speed among 21 drivers who tested at an open session Tuesday evening at Charlotte Motor Speedway, with a lap at 179.104 mph in his Ford. Morgan Shepherd was second fastest at 178.690 mph in a Pontiac, with Ward Burton, also in a Pontiac, third at 178.336 mph.

Testing continues today.

Other speeds from Tuesday were:Brett Bodine 178.100; Kevin LePage 177.573; Lake Speed 177.515; Sterling Marlin 177.514; Jeff Green 177.107; John Andretti 176.875; Elliott Sadler 176.644; Geoff Bodine 176.471; Ted Musgrave 176.355; Dale Jarrett 176.240; Hut Stricklin 175.781; Jeff Purvis 175.553; Todd Bodine 175.325; Kenny Wallace 175.154; Steve Park 174.870; Greg Sacks 174.475; Robert Pressley 174.362; Mike Miller 171.701. (Charlotte Observer) ========== The No. 8 cars owned by the Stavola Brothers and driven by Hut Stricklin will not be Ford Tauruses in 1998. Billy Stavola announced Tuesday what has been rumored for weeks -- that the team will switch to Chevrolets next season.

Stricklin drove Chevrolets as recently as 1992, when he drove for Bobby Allison's team. (Charlotte Observer) ========== Jayski hears the Washington-Erving Motorsports team (Dr J) deal is looking more and more like it will be Busch only in 1998. ========== Luxaire is not leaving the #99 BGN Chevy driven by Glenn Allen, Jr. Luxaire and J & J Racing are aggressively looking for a sponsorship partner to go with the Luxaire sponsorship for Glenn Allen and the team. Luxaire is extremely happy with Glenn and his team owner Bill Papke. (Jayski) ==========

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

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers John Andretti , Brett Bodine , Ward Burton , Dale Jarrett , Rusty Wallace , Todd Bodine , Steve Park , Kenny Wallace , Jeff Green , Sterling Marlin , Hut Stricklin , Robert Pressley , Ted Musgrave , Jeff Purvis , Morgan Shepherd , Mike Miller , Greg Sacks , Elliott Sadler