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# 2 - MIKE WALLACE, Team ASE/Ultra Motorsports Ford F-150 Owner: Jim and Marlene Smith Crew Chief: Tim Kohuth 1998 at Gateway - started 19th, finished eighth 1999 season - sixth in points; two wins; nine 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 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 Gateway - started eighth, finished seventh 1999 season - 14th in points; six top-10 finishes - eighth at Homestead, sixth at Phoenix, eighth at Pikes Peak, 10th at Watkins Glen, third at Milwaukee, fifth at New Hampshire 1998 season - 27 starts - finished 18th in points with one win (Homestead), four top fives and five top 10s

# 21 - TIM STEELE, HS Motorsports/Softech Ford F-150 Owner: Harold Steele Crew Chief: Tim Sokoloski 1999 season - 26th in points; one top-10 finish - career-high ninth at Nashville, one pole - Nashville 1998 season - competed in Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) series

# 31 - KEVIN CYWINSKI, Auto Trim Design Ford F-150 Owner: Shelly Brevak Crew Chief: Les Back 1998 at Gateway - started 29th, finished 30th 1999 season - 15th 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

# 46 - ROB MORGAN, Acxiom Ford F-150 Owner: David Dollar Crew Chief: Tim Murphy 1999 season - 19th in points; best finish - 16th at Memphis 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 Gateway - started first, finished 19th 1999 season - first in points; six wins; 13 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; 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 - RON BARFIELD, Icehouse Beer Ford F-150 Owners: Tom Gloy and Bobby Rahal Crew Chief: Chris Andrews 1998 at Gateway - started 10th, finished 14th 1999 season - 17th in points; three top-10 finishes - career-best third at Evergreen, seventh at Pikes Peak, seventh at Nashville 1998 season - 27 starts - finished ninth in points with two top-fives and 10 top-10s

# 66 - MIKE STEFANIK, Carlin Burners and Controls Ford F-150 Owner: Dale Phelon Crew Chief: Roland Wlodyka 1999 season - 13th in points; five top-10 finishes - second at Homestead, seventh at I-70, eighth at Nashville, eighth at Nazareth, seventh at Michigan 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

# 98 - KEVIN HARVICK, Porter-Cable Power Tools Ford F-150 Owners: Jim Herrick and Brad Daugherty Crew Chief: Rodney Haygood 1998 at Gateway - started 21st, finished 11th 1999 season - 10th in points; nine 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 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 Gateway - started ninth, finished 17th 1999 season - ninth in points; 10 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; 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 Bobby Rahal , Tom Gloy , Dale Phelon , Jack Roush
Teams Carlin