BUSCH: Tim Fedewa Myrtle Beach Preview

TIM FEDEWA MYRTLE BEACH SPEEDWAY JULY 17, 1999 * MYRTLE BEACH MEMORIES Fedewa captured the pole position at Myrtle Beach Speedway during qualifying for the Myrtle Beach 250 in 1998. Fedewa turned a lap of the .538-mile speedway...

TIM FEDEWA MYRTLE BEACH SPEEDWAY JULY 17, 1999

* MYRTLE BEACH MEMORIES Fedewa captured the pole position at Myrtle Beach Speedway during qualifying for the Myrtle Beach 250 in 1998. Fedewa turned a lap of the .538-mile speedway in 19.6 seconds at a speed of 98.816. This was Fedewa's third career pole in the NASCAR Busch Series, Grand National Division. Fedewa's first pole came at Darlington Raceway in the spring of 1995 and he followed that up in 1997 with a pole at The Milwaukee Mile. Fedewa looks forward to the race at Myrtle Beach Speedway not only for the racing, but also for the chance to spend time with family. "I really like short track racing," Fedewa said. "It seems like that is what brings the hardcore driver out in me. It always feels good when you sit on the pole, especially someplace new. Leading the field to the green flag with all of the rest of the cars waiting on your start, that's pretty awesome. "When we go to Myrtle Beach we like to travel down early so that we can spend some time at the beach. The way the schedule is, it allows for very little relaxation time so we take it when we can get it."

* NAME THAT CAR!!! The No. 36 Stanley Racing Machine that Cicci-Welliver Racing will unload at Myrtle Beach Speedway is the same car that Fedewa ran at The Milwaukee Mile over the July 4th weekend. The car has two top-five finishes to its credit including a third at Nazareth Speedway and a fifth-place finish at South Boston Speedway. The team has changed brakes and motor from the race in Milwaukee. "The most important item at Myrtle Beach Speedway is the forward bite in the car," said John Fabian, car chief for the No. 36 Stanley Racing Machine. "The track has no grip so the tires spin easily. You need to be able to turn in the center and not be loose off or you will spin your tires all the way down the straightaways. You also have to keep your engine and driver cool the entire race. Brakes are another aspect of this race, they need to be kept cool and to do this you need to have good ducts running cool air on the brakes and the rear end."

MYRTLE BEACH SPEEDWAY YEAR DATE ST FIN LC/TL EARNINGS STATUS CAR # 1998 7/11 1 6 250/250 $13,000 Running 33 1997 7/12 6 12 250/250 $6,900 Running 33 1996 6/22 19 20 247/250 $2,745 Running 40 1995 6/10 22 11 248/250 $2,550 Running 55 1994 6/11 26 13 249/250 $2,305 Running 55 1993 6/12 24 25 242/250 $1,730 Running 55

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