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NASCAR: LePage Continues Racing as Funds Decrease

26 June 1998

Mooresville, NC --- Joe Falk and Kevin Lepage had a handshake agreement to run the '98 season. Without a permanent sponsor on the hood of the #91 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, it hasn^t always been easy, but car owner Joe Falk was determined to honor his commitment to Kevin, crew chief Doug Richert and the team. "Kevin has informed me this week that regardless of the amount or type of sponsorship we obtain, he will not stay with L J Racing for the '99 season, and that he will be leaving as soon as Roush Racing is ready for him. "At this time, we are continuing our search for a primary sponsor. One of the recurring concerns from potential sponsors is the fact that Kevin is a rookie in Winston Cup. "With the success L J Racing has had this year, other drivers have expressed an interest to be in the seat of the #91 Monte Carlo.. I feel there are several good candidates who can drive the car competitively and allow us to continue the successful season we have started. We may find sponsorship easier to come by with a more experienced driver. "All of us at L J Racing remain committed to being a competitive Winston Cup team, and I am optimistic that a corporate sponsor will see the marketing opportunity that L J Racing has to offer."