NASCAR-WCUP: Lepage -- Martinsville Notes
17 April 1998
KEVIN LEPAGE L J RACING TEAM MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAYQuotes from Kevin Lepage, 1998 Winston Cup Rookie of the Year candidate: "We feel like we are ready for the challenge of Martinsville this weekend. Doug Richert and the entire team have spent a lot of time evaluating the results of our Martinsville test and applying their conclusions to the race car. Maybe more so than anywhere, it will be important to get a starting spot up front and a pit space on the front. If we are just a little bit faster than in our test we will be fine. After that it is just preparing the car and brakes to go all 500 laps without failure."
EVENT: Goody's Headache Powders 500 DATE: April 19, 1998 TRACK LENGTH: .526 miles QUALIFYING RECORD: Ted Musgrave, 94.129mph, 20.117 secs., September 23, 1994
KEVIN LEPAGE'S 1998 WINSTON CUP RESULTS
RACE START FINISH LAPS REASON $WON Daytona 20 43 78/200 Engine 71,230 Las Vegas 35 28 264/267 Running 44,000 Atlanta 34 14 323/325 Running 24,685 Darlington 10 34 287/293 Running 16,215 Bristol 23 27 491/500 Running 19,495 Texas 16 37 148/334 Running 39,675
"I am eager to get back in the car after the big accident in Texas. We had such a good race car there and didn't get the opportunity to show everyone. I feel like this LJ Racing Team is ready to score their first top-ten finish. If we could do that at such a tough place as Martinsville it would be an awesome feeling."
Kevin Lepage was featured on RACEDAY last Sunday. The story focused on his journey as a rookie and the performance of his still-unsponsored race team.
BB&T will be an associate sponsor on The #91 LJ Racing Chevrolet this weekend.
Race Style Sportswear has joined The LJ Racing Team as an associate sponsor for the remainder of the year.