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Next Event: Pocono 500
Race No. 15
Track: Pocono Raceway
Bud Pole Qualifying: Friday, June 18 at 3 p.m. ET
Bud Second-Round Qualifying: Saturday, June 19 at 11:30 a.m. ET
Pocono 500: Sunday June 20 at 1 p.m. ET (TNN & MRN)
Sterling Marlin smokes 'em for the
pole at Pocono June 18, 1999 Sterling Marlin posted the fastest lap during
first round qualifying, 170.506 mph, to set a new qualifying record for the Pocono 500 and
take the pole for Sunday's race. The previous record holder, Jeff Gordon qualified
17th. Dale Jarrett, Bobby Labonte, Bill Elliott and Rich Mast rounded out the top-five.
Steve Park qualified 18th and Dale Earnhardt, 25th. Qualifying Results
Steve Park led Friday Practice at
Pocono June 18, 1999 Steve Park, coming off the best finish of his
career last week, led Friday's practice rounds at Pocono with a fastest lap speed of
170.735 in 52.713 seconds. Steve Park drives the #1 Pennzoil Monte Carlo, owned by Dale
Earnhardt, Inc.. Friday Practice
Earnhardt moves on to
Pocono June 15, 1999 Dale Earnhardt finished 16th at Michigan and
dropped from seventh to eighth in the NASCAR Winston Cup point standings. Earnhardt has
scored nine finishes of 12th or better in the first 14 races this season. He ranked 12th
in the NASCAR Winston Cup point standings one year ago. He is just 15 points behind
seventh-place Ward Burton. Earnhardt has scored two victories and 19 top-10 finishes in 37
races at Pocono. His finishes there in 1998 included an eighth-place finish in this race
and a seventh-place finish there last July.
June 14, 1999
The duo clicked to the tune of a sixth-place finish -- Park's best-ever in NASCAR Winston
Cup competition -- in Sunday's Kmart 400 at Michigan Speedway. Good enough to beat the
boss, Dale Earnhardt, who owns the team. Earnhardt finished 16th. Fully Story
16th Place finish for
Earnhardt at Michigan June 14, 1999 It appeared to be a spectacular weekend for
Earnhardt. It started off Friday with his third win of the season in the IROC series
and an opportunity to race door to door with Dale Earnhardt Jr. Earnhardt had a
solid qualifying run for the K-Mart 400 and then Dale Jr won at South Boston in the
Textilease Medique 300. We had great expectations that Earnhardt could pull off a win on
Sunday but it just wasn't mean to be. Dale Jarrett had one of the most dominant cars
Michigan has seen and with a caution free race no one has the time to make adjustments to
their cars, Earnhardt included. He went down a lap to Jarrett by the second pit stop and
could never recover. Earnhardt finished 16th and holds on to 8th in the points
standing. This weekend the Cup Series heads to Pocono.
duel promises to be hot
June 08, 1999
When he makes the step to Cup in 2000, much will be made of the rivalry between Junior and
Matt Kenseth or Tony Stewart, but the real story will be when he goes door-to-door with
the Intimidator. (What a nickname for your dad, eh?)
Earnhardt 11th at
Dale Earnhardt qualified 34th for the MBNA 400 at Dover. He struggled early with a
tight setup on his car. By lap 60 he went down a lap to the leaders. Crew
Chief Kevin Hamlin kept working on the car every pit stop and finally got the car set
right and for the remainder of the race Earnhardt was as fast or faster that the leaders
but just couldn't recover from being a lap down early in the race. He did finish 11th and
maintains seventh in the season points standing. Earnhardt commented after the race,
"We've learned one thing. We're bring a different car here next time."
Park feels pain of disappointment June 2, 1999
Park, driver of the No. 1 Pennzoil Chevrolet, was
enjoying the finest outing of his brief series career when, on lap-240, he got loose
coming out of Turn 4 and tapped Jeremy Mayfield. Although the bump was slight, it was
enough to send Park careening into the outside retaining wall, ending the best-ever run
for the Islip, N.Y., native.
Hmiel will pull double duty Sunday
May 28, 1999
CONCORD, N.C. -- Steve Hmiel, technical director at Dale Earnhardt Inc., will pull double
duty Sunday. Hmiel will work with his usual team, the No. 1 Chevrolets of Steve Park, but
DEI added another member with the Winston Cup debut Sunday of Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the
Coca-Cola 600. Park will start fifth Sunday, while Earnhardt Jr. will line up eighth.
Little E - This Bud's for You
May 27, 1999
Today Jim Sprick, brand manager, Budweiser marketing announced at Lowe's Motor Speedway
that Budweiser has released a commemorative 16-oz can of the "King of Beers"
featuring Earnhardt Jr.'s #8 Monte Carlo on it. Sprick noted, "I can't tell you the
first time that Budweiser ever appeared on a race car, but I can tell you this is the
first time a race car has appeared on a can of Budweiser." Earnhardt Jr. deadpanned,
"It must be such a big deal, they had to put it on a 16 oz. [can]."
Dale Jr.'s biggest fear is over
May 27, 1999
Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s biggest fear was not being able to make
the starting line up for Sunday's Coca-Cola 600 but he stomped out that fear by qualifying
8th in first round qualifying on Wednesday night. Dale Earnhardt qualified 15th and
Steve Park, drive of the DEI owned #1 Pennzoil Monte Carlo, qualified 5th. Qualifying results
Park makes a splash of his own
May 26, 1999
Who do you think made Dale Earnhardt most proud in Bud
Pole Qualifying Wednesday night for Sunday's NASCAR Winston Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at
Lowe's Motor Speedway? OK, it was probably his son, Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Earnhardt NO Retirement
May 24, 1999
Dale Earnhardt doesn't want anyone to think he's pondering
retirement just because his contract to drive for Richard Childress expires after next
DEI taps Andrews to lead No. 1 team
May 20, 1999
Dale Earnhardt Inc., announced Friday that it has hired Paul
Andrews to serve as crew chief for the No. 1 Pennzoil Chevrolet with Steve Park. Andrews
will begin working with the No. 1 team immediately, as the team prepares for Saturday's
Winston Open at Lowe's Motor Speedway.
Andrews, 42, most recently worked at Penske-Kranefuss Racing with Jeremy Mayfield. He had
been crew chief with that team since December, 1996. Before that, he spent nine seasons
with the team formed by the late Alan Kulwicki. Andrews and Kulwicki combined to win five
races and the 1992 NASCAR Winston Cup Series championship.
#3 GM Goodwrench Chevrolet: Driver, Dale
Earnhardt - Team Owner, Richard Childress
#1 Pennzoil Chevrolet: Driver, Steve Park - Team Owner, Dale Earnhardt, Inc
#8 Budweiser Chevrolet: Driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr. - Team Owner, Dale Earnhardt, Inc(1999)
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