BUSCH: Fedewa Darlington preview

Flashes of Greatness...Tim Fedewa credits capturing the pole at Darlington Raceway in the spring of 1995 as sparking his eight-year career in the NASCAR Busch Series, Grand National Division. It was Fedewa's first career pole and his first...

Flashes of Greatness...Tim Fedewa credits capturing the pole at Darlington Raceway in the spring of 1995 as sparking his eight-year career in the NASCAR Busch Series, Grand National Division. It was Fedewa's first career pole and his first flash of greatness on the Busch circuit. "I had had some good runs, but until I won that pole I was kind of just waiting for something to happen," Fedewa said. "When I turned the quickest lap on that day, that's when I knew that without a doubt I could compete in this series. I think capturing that pole position is really what gave me the confidence that maybe I was lacking."

Shot of Confidence... Fedewa came to Darlington in the spring in need of a strong finish and a confidence boost. Despite transmission problems, the Stanley team finished in 11th place. "We had really been having a rough season when we came to Darlington, and I think that everyone was feeling the pressure," Fedewa said. "I knew that this Stanley team was a good team, and we wanted to prove that we were a team that could overcome bad luck and adversity and compete. That 11th place finish wasn't a top 10, but it was exactly the jolt that we needed."

Taming the Track ...The Stanley team hopes that the No. 36 unloaded this week will be successful in taming "the track too tough to tame." The car Fedewa will compete with this weekend is the same car that he finished 11th with at Darlington in the spring. "This car proved to be really strong this spring," Fedewa said. "I just needed a couple of more laps, and we would have had a top-10 finish. This time around, we definitely plan on having Stanley sitting in the top 10." Who Wants To Be A Tool Winner? Jim Utter of the Charlotte Observer was the winner of the weekly "Who Wants To Be A Tool Winner?" Stanley Sweepstakes 2000 last weekend in Bristol. Don't forget to pick up an entry form and guess where the No. 36 team will finish this weekend in Darlington.

TIM FEDEWA CUMULATIVE NASCAR BUSCH SERIES RECORD

Starts Wins Top Fives Top 10s Poles Career Earnings 222 4 20 52 4 $2,228,900

DARLINGTON RACEWAY CAREER RESULTS

Year Date St. Fin. $ Won Date St. Fin. $ Won 2000 3/18 27 11 $12,760 1999 3/20 31 8 $8,815 9/4 36 28 $9,770 1998 3/21 28 34 $6,200 9/5 21 26 $11,875 1997 3/22 14 14 $7,055 8/30 16 15 $7,400 1996 3/23 23 27 $5,010 8/31 26 42 $4,335 1995 3/25 1 23 $5,385 9/2 2 25 $6,620 1994 3/26 32 9 $4,625 9/3 33 20 $3,910 1993 3/27 20 41 $2,745 9/4 30 15 $3,710 Starts Wins Top 5's Top 10's Poles Earnings

Spring 8 0 0 2 1 $52,595 Fall 7 0 0 0 0 $47,620 TOTAL 15 0 0 2 1 $100,215

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