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WATKINS GLEN - CHEVROLET/TEAM MONTE CARLO NOTES AND QUOTES

NASCAR WINSTON CUP SERIES
Source — General Motors PR
Date Posted — August 11, 2002
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CHEVROLET/TEAM MONTE CARLO NOTES AND QUOTES
US SATELLITE RADIO @ THE GLEN
NASCAR WINSTON CUP SERIES
WATKINS GLEN INTERNATIONAL
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 11, 2002

… Chevrolets have won the most Winston Cup races on the Watkins Glen International 2.4-mile course, nine of 19.

… Chevrolets have won the last five races here.

… Jeff Gordon, No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet Monte Carlo, is the defending champion, winner of the 2001 Global Crossing @ The Glen.

… Jeff Gordon leads all drivers with four Watkins Glen victories.

… Jeff Gordon set an all-time NASCAR record winning six consecutive NASCAR Winston Cup road-course races, a streak that began with a victory at Watkins Glen in August 1997 through Sears Point 2000 and ended with a 23rd place at Watkins Glen in August 2000. Gordon went on to become the all-time road-course victory leader with his victory in the 2001 Global Crossing @ the Glen, his seventh road-course victory.

… The late Dale Earnhardt Sr. is tied for most poles at Watkins Glen with Mark Martin: three.

… Jeff Gordon has led the most laps at Watkins Glen: 160.

… Jeff Gordon has finished ninth or better, including four victories, in the seven of the last eight NASCAR Winston Cup races at Watkins Glen.

… Terry Labonte, No. 5 Kellogg¹s Chevy Monte Carlo, has finished 11th or better, including five top 10s, in six of the last nine races at Watkins Glen.

… Joe Nemechek, No. 25 UAW-Delphi Chevy Monte Carlo, has finished eighth in three of his nine races at Watkins Glen, his best finishes here.

… Dale Earnhardt Sr., has led the most laps by a race non-winner: 54 in 1996.

… Steve Park, No. 1 Pennzoil Chevy Monte Carlo, has completed 99.5 percent of the laps by an active driver at Watkins Glen. He¹s second to Mark Martin¹s 99.6 percent.

… Jeff Gordon has been running at the finish in 52 consecutive races. However, he has remained winless in 29 straight races. His last DNF came at Darlington in March 2001 and his last victory came at Kansas City in September 2001.####

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Article posted by RacingWest.com staff on August 11, 2002. http://www.racingwest.com

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