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Seven Winston Cup Stars among Dover MBNA 200 Entrants

12 September 1997


DOVER, DE - Seven full-time Winston Cup drivers are on the entry list
for the Saturday, September 20 running of the MBNA 200 NASCAR Busch
Grand National shootout at Dover Downs International Speedway. The
MBNA 200 is the major supporting event for the MBNA 400 NASCAR Winston
Cup classic set for Sunday, September 21.

Terry Labonte, Bobby Labonte, Jeff Burton, Ricky Craven, Michael
Waltrip, Dick Trickle, and Kyle Petty join the full cast of Grand
National Division regulars. Bobby Labonte broke a five-year losing
streak for the Winston up drivers at the hands of the junior circuit
by winning this spring's GM Goodwrench/Delco Battery 200, with Burton
second. Terry Labonte and Craven have each finished second in Dover's
Saturday shootouts, while Michael Waltrip owns a pair of victories at
the Monster Mile, the first while driving brother Darrell's car at
this event in 1988. Trickle was the Busch Pole winner for the GM
Goodwrench/Delco Battery 200.

Far from conceding to his array of Winston Cup talent, the Grand
National regulars will be led by defending race and series champion
Randy LaJoie, who appears well on his way to a second consecutive
season title, pursued by three-time Dover winner Todd Bodine. The
hottest driver on the Grand National circuit, however, is rookie Steve
Park, who comes to the Monster Mile fresh from his third victory of
the season for the Earnhardt team at Richmond.  Other former Dover
winners in the field include Mike McLaughlin and Robert Pressley.

Practice and qualifying for the MBNA 200 are on Friday, September 19,
with Saturday's MBNA 200 green flag set for 1:10 p.m. All seats are
general admission, with tickets priced at $32 for adults and $5 for
children under 12, whether purchased in advance or at the gate. To
order tickets call, 1-800-441-RACE (1-800-441-7223) toll free from
outside Delaware, or 302-734-RACE (1-302-734-7223) long distance from
anywhere. For recorded information, call 302-674-4600, 24 hours a day.

By Dover Downs International Speedway Public Relations