Pontiac Racing Texas chassis notes

10 Valvoline Grand Prix driver Johnny Benson, who is ranked fourth in the Winston Cup point standings, enters this week's race at Texas with a brand new chassis. Last year at Texas, Benson charged to fourth before being involved in a turn two...

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Valvoline Grand Prix driver Johnny Benson, who is ranked fourth in the Winston Cup point standings, enters this week's race at Texas with a brand new chassis. Last year at Texas, Benson charged to fourth before being involved in a turn two wreck that left him with a 42nd place finish.

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Ron Hornaday comes to his car owner's home state with a totally reworked chassis, looking for his second top 10 of the season. This piece ran a total of nine races last season, including here at Texas. It is a sister to the car that Hornaday posted a ninth place finish in earlier this year at Las Vegas.

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Interstate Batteries Pontiac driver Bobby Labonte moved into 19th in the point standings after last weeks' 13th place run at Bristol. Labonte, who is driving the chassis that last appeared at Atlanta, owns three third-place finishes in four tries here at Texas.

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Like his teammate Bobby Labonte, Tony Stewart is also wheeling the chassis that he drove at Atlanta three weeks ago. Stewart is looking to improve on the ninth place effort he and his teammates put together here last season.

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Eel River's Kenny Wallace brought the same car to Texas that he had in Las Vegas when the he and the team suffered a mechanical problem and finished.31st. Wallace, who finished 21st here a year ago, is looking for his first top 20 finish of the season.

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M&M's Grand Prix driver Ken Schrader finished 18th the last time he wheeled this chassis, which was last October at Rockingham. Schrader, who is hoping to rebound from the crash last week at Bristol that cost him seven spots in the points (17th), also finished 18th here a year ago.

-GM Racing

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Bobby Labonte , Tony Stewart , Ken Schrader , Kenny Wallace , Johnny Benson , Ron Hornaday Jr.