CHASSIS NOTES; WINSTON CUP; SEARS POINT RACEWAY [The following are facts and figures regarding the chassis Pontiac teams will be running this weekend during the NASCAR Winston Cup event at Sears Point Raceway.] 10 Tyler Jet Motorsports...
CHASSIS NOTES; WINSTON CUP; SEARS POINT RACEWAY
[The following are facts and figures regarding the chassis Pontiac teams will be running this weekend during the NASCAR Winston Cup event at Sears Point Raceway.]
Tyler Jet Motorsports fields a brand new chassis this weekend at Sears Point. It is a sister-car to the one the team ran on both road courses last year.
Rick "Nigel" Mast will look to add to his road course "legend" this weekend at Sears Point with a brand new chassis.
Bobby Labonte brings a 57-point lead in the NASCAR Winston Cup point standings into this weekend's event at Sears Point, and will look to add to it with a brand new chassis.
Tony Stewart already two wins this month and is hoping for his third this weekend at Sears Point. He'll chase his first career road course victory in a brand new chassis.
The two road courses will be critical for Ward Burton as he continues his assault on the top of the NASCAR Winston Cup point standings. Last year he finished ninth in the overall standings, but posted a 35th here and a 43rd at Watkins Glen. He comes to Sears Point with the same chassis he ran last year ranked fourth in the points.
Mike Bliss hopes to give this chassis its first start on Sunday. It made a qualifying attempt last year at Watkins Glen, but missed the show with driver Derrike Cope.
Ernie Irvan made 313 total Winston Cup starts before retiring, and his last one came with this chassis at Watkins Glen last August. Ken Schrader will pilot it for the first time this weekend at Sears Point.
John Andretti has back-to-back third place finishes here at Sears Point, and both of them have come with this chassis. Even with his recent success here, Andretti came and tested for two days prior to the race at California Speedway.
Kyle Petty posted a pair of eighth place road course finishes in 1999 and has returned to Sears Point this weekend with the same chassis underneath the Hot Wheels Pontiac.
Dave Blaney will be looking to make his first career Winston Cup road course start on Sunday. The team has prepared a brand new chassis for that effort.