Ford Racing Fontana Pre-Race Report


FORD RACING 1999 NCTS DRIVER/TEAM NOTES # 2 - MIKE WALLACE, Team ASE/Ultra Motorsports Ford F-150 Owner: Jim and Marlene Smith Crew Chief: Tim Kohuth 1998 at California - started 19th, finished 12th 1997 at California - started 18th, finished second

1999 season - sixth in points; two wins; 14 top-10 finishes - first career win at Homestead, fifth at Evergreen, eighth at Mesa Marin, second career win at Pikes Peak, fourth at Texas, second at Watkins Glen, fourth at Milwaukee, second at New Hampshire, third at IRP, fifth at Gateway, ninth at Topeka, fourth at Richmond, second at Louisville, fourth at Texas 1998 season - 27 starts - finished 13th in points with three top fives and 11 top 10s

# 14 - RICK CRAWFORD, Circle Bar Motel & RV Park Ford F-150 Owner: Tom Mitchell Crew Chief: Mike Cheek 1998 at California - started 33rd, finished 15th 1997 at California - started ninth, finished 10th

1999 season - 13th in points; 10 top-10 finishes - eighth at Homestead, sixth at Phoenix, eighth at Pikes Peak, 10th at Watkins Glen, third at Milwaukee, fifth at New Hampshire, ninth at Gateway, fourth at Topeka, eighth at Las Vegas, seventh at Louisville

1998 season - 27 starts - finished 18th in points with one win (Homestead), four top fives and five top 10s

# 31 - KEVIN CYWINSKI, Auto Trim Design/Milwaukee Electric Tool Ford F-150 Owner: Shelly Brevak Crew Chief: Les Back 1998 at California - started 29th, finished 23rd

1999 season - 17th in points; seven top-10 finishes - sixth at Homestead, ninth at Phoenix, 10th at Mesa Marin, fourth at Martinsville, sixth at I-70, career-best third at Bristol, 10th at Nashville

1998 season - 19 starts - finished 28th in points with one top 10

# 44 - BORIS SAID, Federated Auto Parts Ford F-150 Owners: Mark Simo and Ernie Irvan Crew Chief: Jerry Baxter 1998 at California - started 13th, finished eighth 1997 at California - started 16th, finished 33rd

1999 season - 34th in points; two top-10 finishes - fifth at Portland, second at Topeka; one pole - Portland

1998 season - 27 starts - finished 21st in points with one win (Sears Point) and one pole (Topeka)

# 46 - ROB MORGAN, Acxiom Ford F-150 Owner: David Dollar Crew Chief: Tim Murphy

1999 season - 19th in points; one top-10 finish - fifth at Topeka

1998 season - eight starts - finished 37th in points

# 50 - GREG BIFFLE, Grainger Racing Ford F-150 Owner: Jack Roush Crew Chief: Randy Goss 1998 at California - started fifth, finished seventh

1999 season - first in points; nine wins; 18 top-10 finishes - 10th at Evergreen, fifth at Martinsville, first-career win at Memphis, tenth at I-70, ninth at Bristol, third at Texas, second-career win at Portland, fourth at Watkins Glen, third career win at Milwaukee, fourth career win at Nazareth, fifth career win at Michigan, fourth at New Hampshire, sixth career win at IRP, seventh career win at Gateway, eighth at Topeka, eighth career win at Richmond, ninth career win at Las Vegas, second at Texas; four poles - Memphis, Bristol, Milwaukee, and Nazareth

1998 season - 27 starts - finished eighth in points with eight top fives and 12 top 10s; four poles (Portland, Memphis, Gateway and Martinsville); won Cintas Rookie-of-the-Year award

# 55 - BUTCH MILLER, Icehouse Beer Ford F-150 Owners: Tom Gloy and Bobby Rahal Crew Chief: Chris Andrews 1998 at California - started 23rd, finished 10th 1997 at California - started 33rd, finished 18th

1999 season - 29th in points; four top-10 finishes - ninth at Homestead, ninth at Mesa Marin, 10th at Memphis, 10th at Pikes Peak

1998 season - 27 starts - finished 15th in points with two top fives and nine top 10s

# 66 - MIKE STEFANIK, Carlin Burners and Controls Ford F-150 Owner: Dale Phelon Crew Chief: Roland Wlodyka

1999 season - 14th in points; eight top-10 finishes - second at Homestead, seventh at I-70, eighth at Nashville, eighth at Nazareth, seventh at Michigan, sixth at Gateway, 10th at Topeka, ninth at Louisville

1998 season - 1 start (Las Vegas) - finished 79th in points with one top 10; won both NASCAR Featherlite Modified Series and NASCAR Busch North Series for second consecutive year

# 92 - ROSS THOMPSON, Ford F-150 Owner: Dan Selzick Crew Chief: Leon Ruther

1999 season - 42nd in points; best finishes - 18th at Topeka and Las Vegas

1998 season - competed in NTB Trans-Am series

# 98 - KEVIN HARVICK, Porter-Cable Power Tools Ford F-150 Owners: Jim Herrick and Brad Daugherty Crew Chief: Rodney Haygood 1998 at California - started sixth, finished 30th 1997 at California - started 28th, finished 20th

1999 season - 12th in points; 11 top-10 finishes - ninth at Evergreen, second at Mesa Marin, tenth at Martinsville, second at Memphis, third at Pikes Peak, sixth at Bristol, seventh at Watkins Glen, second at Nashville, fourth at IRP, ninth at Las Vegas, fourth at Louisville

1998 season - 26 starts - finished 17th in points with three top fives and five top 10s; won NASCAR Winston West championship

# 99 - MIKE BLISS, Exide Batteries Ford F-150 Owner: Jack Roush Crew Chief: Matt Chambers 1998 at California - started ninth, finished ninth 1997 at California - started first, finished first

1999 season - 10th in points; 12 top-10 finishes - 10th at Phoenix, eighth at Evergreen, sixth at Martinsville, ninth at I-70, sixth at Texas, second at Portland, fifth at Milwaukee, second at Nazareth, sixth at New Hampshire, fifth at IRP, eighth at Gateway, seventh career win at Topeka; two poles - Martinsville and Pikes Peak

1998 season - 27 starts - finished 10th in points with two wins (Milwaukee and Phoenix), five top fives and nine top 10s; four poles (Nazareth, Pikes Peak, Nashville and Phoenix); won Busch Pole Award

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Ernie Irvan , Bobby Rahal , Tom Gloy , Dale Phelon , Jack Roush
Teams Carlin