Richmond Dodge chassis notes

BILL ELLIOTT (No. 9 Dodge Dealers Dodge Intrepid R/T) Elliott will race chassis No. 18 at Richmond, the same one that carried him to a 14th-place finish at Martinsville earlier this season. Elliott finished 14th last week at California,...

BILL ELLIOTT (No. 9 Dodge Dealers Dodge Intrepid R/T)

Elliott will race chassis No. 18 at Richmond, the same one that carried him to a 14th-place finish at Martinsville earlier this season. Elliott finished 14th last week at California, ninth last May at Richmond and ranks 11th in the NASCAR Winston Cup Standings (NWCS).

CASEY ATWOOD (No. 19 Dodge Dealers Dodge Intrepid R/T)

Atwood will drive chassis No. 02 at Richmond. He finished 26th in the same car earlier this season at Martinsville. Atwood finished 39th last week

at California, and 19th last fall at Richmond in his NASCAR Winston Cup debut. A Raybestos rookie of the year contender, Atwood ranks fourth in the rookie race and 36th in the NWCS.

WARD BURTON (No. 22 Caterpillar Dodge Intrepid R/T)

Burton will drive a brand new Dodge Intrepid R/T chassis at Richmond. Burton finished sixth in last spring's race at Richmond. He had worked his way into the top 10 late in the race last week at California, but a wreck with Mark Martin down the stretch left Burton with a 42nd-place finish and a night in the hospital recovering from a "Stage Two" concussion. Burton dropped three spots to 19th in the NWCS.

STERLING MARLIN (No. 40 Coors Light Dodge Intrepid R/T)

Marlin continues to shine behind the wheel of the No. 40 Coors Light Dodge Intrepid R/T. He'll drive chassis No. 101 at Richmond, the same car he finished fifth with earlier this season at Martinsville. Marlin finished ninth last week at California. Although he failed to lead a lap for the firs t time this season, Marlin remained fifth in the NWCS, 150 points behind the leader. Marlin has recorded eight top 10s in 30 starts at Richmond. He finished 29th in last spring's race at the .750-mile D-shaped track.

JOHN ANDRETTI (No. 43 Cheerios Dodge Intrepid R/T)

Andretti will drive his Martinsville chassis at Richmond. He finished 35th at Martinsville. Andretti finished 26th last week at California and 18t h last spring at Richmond. He ranks 30th in the NWCS.

BUCKSHOT JONES (No. 44 Georgia Pacific Dodge Intrepid R/T)

Jones will drive his Texas chassis at Richmond. Jones finished 33rd at Texas. He failed to qualify for last week's race at California, missing th e mark for the first time this season. He ranks 39th in the NWCS.

KYLE PETTY (No. 45 Sprint Dodge Intrepid R/T) Petty will drive his Martinsville chassis at Richmond. He finished 42nd at Martinsville. Petty finished 35th last week at California and 28th last spring at Richmond. He ranks 45th in the NWCS.

STACY COMPTON (No. 92 Kodiak Dodge Intrepid R/T)

Compton will drive a brand new chassis at Richmond. Compton finished 38t h last week at California, 22nd in last May's race at Richmond and ranks 33r d in the NWCS.

DAVE BLANEY (No. 93 Amoco Ultimate Dodge Intrepid R/T)

Blaney will bring his Martinsville chassis to Richmond. He finished 29th at Martinsville. Blaney finished 29th last week at California, 34th last May as a rookie at Richmond and he ranks 29th in the NWCS.

JASON LEFFLER (No. 01 Cingular Wireless Dodge Intrepid R/T)

Leffler will drive chassis No. 110 at Richmond, the same chassis he failed to qualify earlier this season at Bristol. Leffler is coming off an 18th-place finish at California. He's finished 17th, 20th and 18th in his last three starts and will join a tough Raybestos rookie class for his first

Cup race at Richmond on Saturday night.

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Drivers Mark Martin