MIKE MCLAUGHLIN NORTH CAROLINA SPEEDWAY FAST FACTS EVENT: Alltel 200 DATE: February 20, 1999 QUALIFYING RECORD: David Green, 153.419mph, 23.864 secs., Oct, 20, 1994 RACE RECORD: ...
MIKE MCLAUGHLIN NORTH CAROLINA SPEEDWAY FAST FACTS
EVENT: Alltel 200 DATE: February 20, 1999 QUALIFYING RECORD: David Green, 153.419mph, 23.864 secs., Oct, 20, 1994 RACE RECORD: Mark Martin, 124.397mph, Oct. 19, 1996
MIKE McLAUGHLIN'S ROCKINGHAM CAREER RECORD
YEAR START FINISH LAPS STATUS 1994 41 22 188/197 Running 1994 32 35 80/197 Engine 1995 10 13 194/197 Running 1995 3 13 197/197 Running 1996 20 2 197/197 Running 1996 6 4 197/197 Running 1997 4 8 197/197 Running 1997 9 7 197/197 Running 1998 13 5 197/197 Running 1998 25 41 36/197 Handling
Quotes from Mike McLaughlin, 1997 Busch Series Most Popular Driver:
"The excitement level for our race team is at an all-time high. As soon as the race ended last week, everyone was ready to drive to Rockingham, unload the car and race some more. We feel like we have some unfinished business after that race-ending accident in Daytona Beach. We were within one lap of an awesome finish and had it taken away by someone getting a little bit to excited. I believe the accident has made my team grow even closer."
"North Carolina Speedway has been really good to me over the last few years. Up until the race last October, we had finished in the top-ten five straight races. We would like to start another streak this weekend with a win. In order to get to victory lane it will take a strong qualifying effort, good tire wear, and solid pit stops. If we can accomplish all three of these goals, I believe we can get to Victory Lane."
¨ Up until the last Rockingham race, Mike McLaughlin had completed 1,182 consecutive laps at North Carolina Speedway and recorded 5 straight top-ten finishes. McLaughlin's streak came to an end with an early race accident.
McLaughlin is the 2nd leading, all-time money leader in the Busch Grand National Series. McLaughlin has won $2,284,836 in 160 starts.