News and Rumors 97-02-19

Thanks to the NASCAR Fans Mail List for this item Wednesday February 19, 1997 Earnhardt's Bad Pit Stops Did anyone wonder what happened to Dale Earnhardt's Pit Stops at Daytona? Well we did and after some investigation we found out that 3...

Thanks to the NASCAR Fans Mail List for this item

Wednesday February 19, 1997

Earnhardt's Bad Pit Stops

Did anyone wonder what happened to Dale Earnhardt's Pit Stops at Daytona? Well we did and after some investigation we found out that 3 of the men over the wall for the Richard Childress Team at the Daytona 500 were first timers. Why? Well apparently there was some curfew violations by pit crew members and they were suspended for that race. Childresses decision? We here it was Larry McReynolds.

NASCAR with another Winston Select?

According to NASCAR insiders there could be a race similar to the Winston Select in the future for Texas Motorspeedway. There is talk that Bruton Smith will add as "million dollar" non-points event to Texas between the last race of the season and the Suzuka race.

More Rules Changes?

There is word that by Talladega (the next Superspeedway race) that the cold air box rule that NASCAR put in for Daytona will be eliminated. Most teams thought that it would be gone before the Daytona 500. This rule according to most teams was more detrimental to the passes and overall racing than the restrictor plates.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt