Ward Burton, Sears Point, Daytona

"The Pepsi 400 has always been an exciting race. But, it's even more exciting now that they have added lights to the track. Just when you think they've done all they can to a track, they go and light up Daytona. It's going to be a great race." ...

"The Pepsi 400 has always been an exciting race. But, it's even more exciting now that they have added lights to the track. Just when you think they've done all they can to a track, they go and light up Daytona. It's going to be a great race." - Ward Burton, driver of the Caterpillar Racing Pontiac

DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
PEPSI 400

BURTON ON SEARS POINT
"Our weekend didn't get off to a good start. I got the left-rear tire off the race track and tried to save it, but it just came around on me and got upside down. I probably should have gotten out of the gas a lot sooner, but you always try to give everything you can on your qualifying lap. I just gave too much.

"We got the back-up car out and it just wasn't the same after that. During the race, I had a hard time getting through the right-handed turns. It was a long day."

BALDWIN ON DAYTONA
"We're taking the same car that we ran in the Daytona 500 and at Talladega in April. It has two top-10 finishes and is a real good speedway car. We took the car to the wind tunnel and made some changes according to the data we gathered there. We feel like we picked up some speed from those changes. These cars race so close together, so we know there will most likely be a big wreck. Our goal this week is to stay out of the big wreck and have a decent finish."

TEAM NEWS
It appears that the No. 22 Caterpillar Racing team has accomplished two of its goals thus far in the 2000 NASCAR Winston Cup season. The first goal was accomplished when they won the Mall.com 400 at Darlington Raceway on March 19. The second goal will be accomplished when they park the trucks this weekend at Daytona International Speedway. Bill Davis, car owner, decided that when the teams returned to Daytona he wanted to be one of the four trucks that park parallel to the garages. With the No. 22 fourth in the point standings, Davis has accomplished that goal.

<pre> Year Event ST FIN Earnings Event ST FIN Earnings 2000 Daytona 500 6 8 221,196 1999 Daytona 500 18 24 111,679 Pepsi 400 25 7 60,575 1998 Daytona 500 9 25 98,805 Pepsi 400 12 7 50,575 1997 Daytona 500 17 8 82,390 Pepsi 400 21 26 28,820 1996 Daytona 500 13 26 54,860 Pepsi 400 34 41 28,090 1995 Daytona 500 21 15 45,015 Pepsi 400 41 35 12,350 1994 Pepsi 400 40 36 8,795

            Starts  Wins    Top Five    Top 10  Poles   Earnings
    Spring  6       0       0           2       0       613,945
    Fall    6       0       0           2       0       189,205
    Total   12      0       0           4       0       803,150

2000 PERFORMANCE DATE EVENT START FIN LC/TL STATUS EARNINGS PTS. POS. Feb. 20 Daytona 500 6 8 200/200 Running 221,196 8 Feb. 27 Dura-Lube 400 11 3 393/393 Running 70,410 3 March 5 Cars Direct.com 400 37 23 147/148 Running 67,075 9 March 12 Cracker Barrel 500 18 8 324/325 Running 45,220 5 March 19 Mall.com 400 3 1 293/293 Running 132,725 4 March 26 Food City 500 5 3 500/500 Running 81,135 2 April 2 DirecTV 500 9 14 334/334 Running 93,525 3 April 9 Goody's 500 18 11 500/500 Running 55,485 3 April 16 DieHard 500 9 10 188/188 Running 72,480 3 April 30 NAPA 500 4 6 250/250 Running 76,725 3 May 6 Pontiac 400 13 6 400/400 Running 57,775 2 May 28 Coca-Cola 600 32 13 399/400 Running 63,100 2 June 4 MBNA 400 23 8 398/400 Running 74,685 2 June 11 Kmart 400 13 6 194/194 Running 55,875 3 June 18 Pocono 500 32 27 199/200 Running 50,515 4 June 25 Save Mart 350 37 21 112/112 Running 55,715 4

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Drivers Ward Burton