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SHARPIE 500 - CHEVROLET/TEAM MONTE CARLO NOTES AND QUOTES

NASCAR WINSTON CUP SERIES
Source — Chevrolet PR
Date Posted — August 24, 2002
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BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY
ROUND 24 OF 36
NASCAR WINSTON CUP SERIES
SATURDAY, AUG. 24, 2002

CHEVY PRE-RACE BULLETS:

… Chevrolets have won the most races at this track, 35. The next closest manufacturer is Ford, with 14 wins.

… Steve Park, No. 1 Pennzoil Chevy Monte Carlo, still holds the track qualifying record here, of 126.370 mph at 15.184 seconds, set on March 24, 2000.

… Jeff Green, No. 30 America Online Chevy Monte Carlo, grabbed the pole here in last year¹s event. He starts 18th for today¹s race.

… The last Chevrolet win at this track was in the 1999 Goody¹s Headache Powder 500, won by Dale Earnhardt.

… Jeff Gordon, No. 24 DuPont Chevy Monte Carlo, starts on the pole for today¹s race. He also captured the pole here in March. The race has been won from the pole on 19 occasions at Bristol, the most of any starting position.

… Former Chevy driver Darrell Waltrip won 12 races at Bristol, more than any other driver.

… Kevin Harvick, No. 29 GM Goodwrench Chevy Monte Carlo, finished 24th in his first NASCAR Winston Cup race at Bristol, the 2001 Food City 500, but led 137 of the 500 laps raced. Harvick finished second in his return to Thunder Valley in 2001 for the Sharpie 500 but did not lead a lap.

… Terry Labonte, No. 5 Kellogg¹s Chevy Monte Carlo, leads all other active drivers with 33 top-10 finishes in 47 races at Bristol.

… Steve Park (eight) is the only active driver with five or more NASCAR Winston Cup starts at Bristol that has not posted a DNF here.

Headaches:

… Michael Waltrip, No. 15 NAPA Parts Chevy Monte Carlo, has posted just one top-10 finish in the last 11 races at Bristol

… Dale Earnhardt Jr., No. 8 Budweiser Chevy Monte Carlo, has finished 14th or worse in four of his five races at Bristol

… Robby Gordon, No. 31 Cingular Wireless Chevy Monte Carlo, has finished 23rd or worse in all four of his races at Bristol####

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Article posted by RacingWest.com staff on August 24, 2002. http://www.racingwest.com

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