BUSCH: South Boston race report

Team concept pays off at South Boston SOUTH BOSTON, Va. (July 25, 1998) There's a lot to be said about being the member of a multi-car team in the NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division. That was certainly the case on Saturday night in...

Team concept pays off at South Boston

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. (July 25, 1998) There's a lot to be said about being the member of a multi-car team in the NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division.

That was certainly the case on Saturday night in the LYCOS.com 300 Presented by Valleydale Meats at South Boston Speedway.

Not only did BACE Motorsports teammates Tim Fedewa and Randy LaJoie finish in the top two positions, but Team 34 teammates Mike McLaughlin, David Green and Todd Bodine finished 3-4-5, respectively, as well.

Fedewa, in the No. 33 Kleenex Chevrolet, earned his second victory of the 1998 season, and, in the process, kept LaJoie, driver of the No. 74 FINA Chevrolet, from gaining his second win of the campaign. Fedewa led the final 54 laps and kept LaJoie behind him all the way.

"I put my mirror down the last 20 laps, which is something Randy says he always does when he gets the lead," Fedewa said. "I told myself I had a good car, and when I'm out front, I call it 'walking the dog.' I told myself to be smooth and to walk the dog, and it worked out for us."

"It's (second place) not as good as first, but second place is good," LaJoie said. "This was the car we won with at Myrtle Beach, and it's the car we're going to take to Indy (next week).

"This was a good win for Tim. We would have loved to win for FINA, but Tim ran good. He ran good all night. He had it, and we just came up a little short. For BACE Motorsports to finish 1-2 on a short track, that's pretty good."

LaJoie and Fedewa are now 4-5 in the NASCAR Busch Series point standings. LaJoie is 84 points ahead of Fedewa.

The results were also favorable for Team 34 on Saturday night. McLaughlin, driver of the No. 34 Goulds Pump Chevrolet, finished third to keep pace in the NASCAR Busch Series standings. He's now 51 points behind leader Dale Earnhardt Jr., and 38 points behind Matt Kenseth.

Green continued his string of solid finishes since joining Team 34 in early June. The driver of the No. 36 Pontiac finished fourth, giving him his fifth top-5 finish in that car in as many starts.

Bodine gave the No. 30 Slim Jim Chevrolet team its best finish of the 1998 campaign, fifth. In fact, it was third top-10 for the team the entire season (Mike Cope finished seventh at Hickory and ninth at Pikes Peak).

Source: NASCAR Online

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. , Matt Kenseth , Todd Bodine , Mike McLaughlin , David Green