The Auto Channel
The Largest Independent Automotive Research Resource
The Largest Independent Automotive Research Resource
Official Website of the New Car Buyer

NASCAR-WCUP: Lepage -- Martinsville Notes

17 April 1998


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


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

Quotes 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."

"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.