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===== As some of you have been noticing, we've been having some major problems with the NASCARFans site. Apparently the problems crashed the mailing list, too. Originally "sent" on Saturday: >===== >Here's a statement of sorts from Glen...

===== As some of you have been noticing, we've been having some major problems with the NASCARFans site. Apparently the problems crashed the mailing list, too.

Originally "sent" on Saturday:

>===== >Here's a statement of sorts from Glen Harness of the Nashville Speedway: > >I quote: > >I've just learned that Dover Downs Entertainment has purchased the lease on >Nashville Speedway USA currently held by Bob Harmon and Velma Jones. Harmon >and Jones will continue to run the Speedway. The current lease will expire >in 2008. > >Also, Dover Downs Entertainment, with minority partner Gaylord Entertainment, >plans to purchase 1200 acres of land in the Nashville area in order to build >a superspeedway. Plans are to have the speedway in operation within two >years and "to have all forms of racing" at the track. > >A further announcement will be made today at 4:00 PM at the Opryland Hotel, >where the Winston Racing Series banquet will be held tonight. Bill France, >Jr. and Nashville mayor Phil Bredesen are expected to speak. > >Nashville Speedway USA hosted Winston Cup/Grand National races from 1959 >until 1984. The Speedway currently hosts weekly Saturday night racing as >part of the NASCAR Winston Racing Series, in addition to three special event >weekends featuring the NASCAR Busch Series, the NASCAR Craftsman Truck >Series, and the NASCAR Slim Jim All Pro Series. > >Glen Harness >===== >Jayski's news: > >"I hear Jimmy Spencer will run a one time only paint job at Atlanta - not the >same as next year but will be red, white and black. As reported in the past >Wally Dallenbach will run a Woody Woodpecker paint scheme at Japan, blue with >a yellow hood. Earnhardt is running a special AC-Delco paint job for Japan >again." >===== >The 1997 NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division season may be over with >in the next 72 hours, but that doesn't mean that everyone gathered in >Homestead, Fla. for the Jiffy Lube Miami 300 doesn't plan on making the most >of every minute. > >Count Mike McLaughlin as a member of that hard-charging crowd. The driver of >the No. 34 Royal Oak Charcoal Chevrolet made a statement about what he has >left under the hood with a record-breaking run to the Busch Pole at the >reconfigured Metro-Dade Homestead Motorsports Complex with a lap of 147.771 >mph (36.543 seconds). The mark obliterated Bobby Labonte's lap at 139.074 >mph, set Nov. 2, 1996. > >McLaughlin will share the front row with Steve Park, who was clocked at >147.739 mph. The first 32 spots were locked up yesterday, but the final 10 >positions are up for grabs in today's last-chance qualifying race. (NASCAR >Online) >===== >Veteran engine builder, David Evans, has been hired by team owner Butch Mock >to oversee an in-house engine program at Butch Mock Motorsports. it was >announced. The team which fields Fords for driver, Rick Mast and sponsor, >Remington Arms Company, pland to utilize its own powerplants beginning with >the 1988 Daytona 500. Mock, who has purchased engines from Pro-Motor >Engineering since August of 1993, says the addition of Evans should give his >team the competitive edge for which it has been searching. > "Pro-Motor has done a great job for us throughout the years, but it's time >to move on and do something on our own," Mock said. >Mock had future plans for an in-house engine program when he recently added >16,000 square feet to his Mooresville shop, but says Evans' availability >swayed him to put the wheels in motion for- next season. > "An engine builder can make a race team more efficient," Mock said. "As >competitive as it has become in the Winston Cup Series to get an edge, you >need an engine builder who will focus his efforts on one team instead of >several. David's credentials speak for themself. We feel his contributions to >our racing program will raise our team to a new plateau." > In addition to Evans, Mock has also hired Ronnie Phillips and plans to hire >several more personnel in the near future. Evans and wife, Linda have two >children, April and Brandon, and reside in Mooresville, N.C. (NASCAR Online) >===== >Mike Irwin (mailto:mike@nascarfans.com) >NASCAR Fans >_______________________________________ > >NASCAR Fans Website >http://www.nascarfans.com >_______________________________________ > >To subscribe/unsubscribe to the E-mail List >send mail to (mailto:nascarfans-request@nascarfans.com) >subject line: subscribe >or >subject line: unsubscribe >________________________________________ > > > > > > > > > >

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Wally Dallenbach , Bobby Labonte , Steve Park , Jimmy Spencer , Mike McLaughlin , Rick Mast