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NASCARFans E-Mail Newsletter Qualifying for the Daytona 500 is on Saturday 2/7 at 2-5pm on ESPN2 TV: Pre-Bud Shootout, 11am(et) on ESPN, Bud Shootout on CBS at noon(et) Sunday 2/8 (Jayski) ===== Jayski's news gatherings: Kenny Scharder...

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Qualifying for the Daytona 500 is on Saturday 2/7 at 2-5pm on ESPN2 TV: Pre-Bud Shootout, 11am(et) on ESPN, Bud Shootout on CBS at noon(et) Sunday 2/8 (Jayski)

===== Jayski's news gatherings:

Kenny Scharder will run as many as 10 BGN races in the Andy Petree prepared #15 Chevy(Raceday)

The next 4 drivers have been announced for the IROC Series: Arie Luyendyk and Tony Stewart from the IRL and Al Unser, Jr and Jimmy Vasser form CART. Others announced last week were: Dale Jarrett, Jeff Gordon, Jeff Burton and Mark Martin. The final four drivers will be announced next Sunday(Raceday)

Crew chief, Gene Nead has left Bobby Hillin Racing to return to Phil Parsons BGN Operation where he was the crew chief for the last two season(WC Scene)

From the Boy Scout Magazine, Boys Life: BSA Race Car Ready To Roll

Fasten your seatbelts! A new Boy Scouts Of America car is soaring your way. No, the car is not competing in the Daytona 500, even though it looks like the ones in the NASCAR event. But it is driving the exciting message of Scouting across the country. The scout show car, a 1997 Ford Thunderbird with a 700-horsepower, 5.8-liter SVO OHV V8 engine, has a top speed of 220 miles per hour. The car will appear at local council events, NASCAR races and other sporting events. The cars sponsor is the Washington Erving Motor Sports Team, a new Winston Cup racing team partly owned by former football pro Joe Washington and basketball great Julius "Dr. J." Erving. The two former Scouts will make appearances and hold autograph sessions at selected events.

"WE know the value of being a Scout," Washington says. "With the car, we hope to bring attention to Scouting and get more kids involved."

Thanks, Jay, let 'em race! =====

NASCAR is considering rules changes to slow Winston Cup cars at the circuit's intermediate tracks, such as Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Three cars -- Dale Earnhardt's Chevrolet, John Andretti's Pontiac and Michael Waltrip's Ford -- were at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Monday experimenting with changes to spoilers and valences, the bottom pieces on the fronts of the cars. NASCAR spokesman Jeff Motley confirmed Thursday that the sanctioning body had officials there.

(David Poole, Charlotte Observer)

If you want to read the entire story:

http://www.charlotte.com/nascar/97/pub/008012.htm

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Good article here about Bill Elliott's preparations for Daytona, the author is Mike Mulhern of JournalNow:

http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/sports/nascar/mmcol26.htm

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The ASA schedule has been finalized. For more, go here:

http://www.racingpr.com/releases/199712/00000729.shtml

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Complete Speedweeks TV Schedule:

http://www.nascar.com/news/97news/00547375.html

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Good Todd Bodine article:

http://www.nascar.com/news/97news/00547434.html

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Article on the Washington-Irving Busch series team:

http://www.nascar.com/news/97news/00547415.html

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Announcing the third annual Nascar Pick12 Contest, where you try to determine where everyone will finish for each race. Last year there were over 2000 people that competed. Points are awarded based on how close your picks are to the race results. Totally free and no ads!

Visit: http://www.cs.runet.edu/~pac/pick12.html

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , John Andretti , Jeff Burton , Bill Elliott , Jeff Gordon , Dale Jarrett , Tony Stewart , Michael Waltrip , Todd Bodine , Arie Luyendyk , Jimmy Vasser , Al Unser Sr. , Andy Petree , Mark Martin