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NASCAR-BGN: Dover a Special Place for Mike McLaughlin

28 May 1998

Contact:   Charlie Roakes


EVENT: MBNA Platinum 200 DATE: May 30, 1998 TRACK LENGTH: 1 mile QUALIFYING RECORD: Ricky Craven, 150.069mph, 23.989 secs., Sept. 13, 1996 RACE RECORD: Harry Gant, 126.538mph, 23.989 secs., Sept. 14, 1991

Quotes from Mike McLaughlin, 1997 Busch Series Most Popular Driver on Dover:

"Dover holds a special place in my heart with the win in 1995. That was my first ever Busch win and I will never forget the feeling I had that afternoon. I would love to recreate the magic this weekend and pick up another victory. We are taking a real good race car and the team has worked extra hard in preparing it. The keys to winning will be to qualify up front, have excellent pit stops and stay out of trouble. If we can accomplish all three of those things, we should be able to leave Dover with a solid finish."

"The past few weeks have been a lot of fun for the whole Goulds Pumps Racing Team. The cars have been awesome to drive and the pit crew has been doing an incredible job on their stops. Those guys work so hard and deserve lots of credit."


McLaughlin will spend all day Thursday making promotional appearances for Dover Downs International Speedway. McLaughlin will visit Baltimore for a press luncheon and spend time with are television stations after lunch.

McLaughlin will make an appearance at I.G. Burton Chevrolet in Milford, DE from 5:30pm-7:30pm on Thursday night. The public is invited to attend.

McLaughlin has recorded top-ten finishes in the last 4 races. He has finishes of 3rd, 7th, 3rd, and 7th. He is the only driver to record top-ten finishes in the last 4 races.