NASCARFans E-Mail Newsletter Ernie and Kim Irvan are the proud parents of a baby boy. According to NASCAR live tonight, Jarrod Lawrence Irvan was born around 6 PM last night. Eli said, "Ernie is all smiles." -------- Labontes can rest...
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Ernie and Kim Irvan are the proud parents of a baby boy. According to NASCAR live tonight, Jarrod Lawrence Irvan was born around 6 PM last night. Eli said, "Ernie is all smiles."
Labontes can rest easy; others are sweating Daytona qualifying By DAVID POOLE, Staff Writer, That's Racin'
Terry Labonte isn't taking things easy this week at Daytona International Speedway, but he could if he wanted to.
By qualifying second fastest in Saturday's first-round qualifying, Labonte locked up the No. 2 starting spot for Sunday's Daytona 500.
Only Labonte and his brother, Bobby, who won the pole with a speed of 192.415 mph, know now where they'll be at the start of Sunday's race.
``We worked hard all winter to try to come down here and accomplish this,'' Terry Labonte said Tuesday.
Instead of trying to find a way to shave a few more hundreths of a second off the speed of a qualifying lap, or worrying about squeezing into the 500 with a good finish in Thursday's qualifying races, the Labontes can focus on Sunday.
``You're never as good as you want to be,'' Labonte said. ``We tried some things in practice today, because you're always looking for a little bit more.''
If you're on the other end of the speed chart, you're looking for a whole lot more.
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Mark Martin focused, ready for race
By JULIET MACUR, The Orlando Sentinel
Mark Martin had one of those rare, seamless seasons last year where everything seemed to go right.
Even though he didn't win the NASCAR Winston Cup championship, Martin finished third in the series' closest 3-way race. He won four races and had 24 top-10 finishes. He felt as if he had reached the pinnacle.
So he decided to change everything.
``Nothing is forever in this sport. Good, bad or in between, it all changes,'' said Martin, driver of the No. 6 Valvoline Ford who lives in Daytona Beach. ``This year is an opportunity to do worse than we did in 1997, and it's an opportunity to do better. We'll just have to see which one.''
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The CBS Feed for the Twin 125's is 10am(et). Local stations may choose to show the races at different times, so check your local listings(CBS)
Mike Wallace is attempting to get the #73 Phil Barkdoll Chevy in the Daytona 500. Has an engine from the #33 WC Team(ESPN Qualifying)
"Serengeti Eyewear Inc., will be the official marketing partner of NASCAR's 50th anniversary celebration this year. Throughout the year, there will be a mobile demonstration center at selected events that allow fans to try the sunglasses during the race. During the year, Serengeti will unveil its Special Edition 212 sunglasses which honor Bill Elliott's all-time speed record, 212.809 mph set in 1987. The 212s will feature special lenses, spring flex hinges and metal frames in the classic Serengeti style."(SpeedNet)
Pepsi-Cola Company and Penske Motorsports today announced a long-term agreement that names Pepsi the official soft drink of Penske Motorsports, Inc.. The alliance, which further strengthens Pepsi's dominance of U.S. motorsports, gives Pepsi two new race title sponsorships -- The "Pepsi 400" Winston Cup Series and the "Pepsi 200" BGN, both at Michigan Speedway and, new long-term contracts to extend Pepsi's current pouring, vending and presence rights at Michigan Speedway, California Speedway, North Carolina Speedway and Nazareth Speedway. Under a separate agreement, Pepsi and Penske have also formed a marketing and vending alliance at the more than 750 Penske Auto Centers across the country (Speedworld) _____