NASCAR-BGN: McLaughlin Fast Facts - IRP
30 July 1998
MIKE MCLAUGHLIN INDIANAPOLIS RACEWAY PARK FAST FACTS
EVENT: Kroger 200 DATE: July 31, 1998 TRACK LENGTH: .686 mile oval QUALIFYING RECORD: David Green, 113.461 mph, 21.766 secs., 8/4/94 RACE RECORD: Jimmy Hensley, 96.923mph, 6/22/85
Quotes from Mike McLaughlin, 1997 Busch Series Most Popular Driver:
"Indianapolis Raceway Park has been a very good track for me and Team 34 in the past. We were involved in an accident there last year after qualifying 2nd, but my other three races there were terrific. I believe we regained some momentum last week with our race in South Boston. Having David (Green) and Todd (Bodine) finish right there with me was really awesome. I am hoping we can one day finish 1st, 2nd, and 3rd . It would be a real special feeling for everyone involved with Team 34 Racing."
With the recent addition of Todd Bodine and David Green to the Team 34 stable, three of the best drivers in the history of the Busch Grand National Series have been paired together. A look at their combined Busch Statistics is below.
McLaughlin and the Goulds Pumps Racing Team spent two days testing IRP after the Milwaukee race.
In 4 career starts at IRP, McLaughlin has 3 top-five finishes and list a second place starting spot in 1997 as his best start at the tough .686 mile track.