Tuesday News (Talladega Re-schedule)

NASCAR Fans E-mail List John Andretti and the Indy 500 Due to the Winston 500 being re-scheduled John Andretti has opted not to run the INDY 500. Because of the re-schedule he will not be able to run both the Winston 500 and attempt to...

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John Andretti and the Indy 500

Due to the Winston 500 being re-scheduled John Andretti has opted not to run the INDY 500. Because of the re-schedule he will not be able to run both the Winston 500 and attempt to Qualify for the INDY 500.

Tobacco Companies Win Lawsuit

Yesterday RJR won a big battle in lawsuits that have been leveled against it. A jury found R.J. Reynolds Tobacco not liable Monday in the death of a lifelong smoker from lung cancer. Jurors decided that cigarettes made by RJR were not dangerous and defective and caused death of Jean Connor. There is no indication of how this will effect advertising or NASCAR. There is not indication at this point that it will effect it either way.

Terry Labonte awarded 5 points

In the controversy that surrounded the late race by Mark Martin and Terry Labonte, NASCAR has decided that it made in incorrect call and that Terry Labonte had in fact beat Martin out of the pits. The race was eventually restarted with Martin ahead of Labonte. After reviewing the tapes after the race, NASCAR awarded Labonte 5 points for leading a lap.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers John Andretti , Terry Labonte , Mark Martin