NASCAR-BGN: McLaughlin Charlotte Notes
1 October 1998MIKE MCLAUGHLIN
CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY
EVENT: All-Pro Bumper to Bumper 300
DATE: October 3, 1998
QUALIFYING RECORD: Mark Martin, 176.696mph, 30.561 secs., 10/6/94
RACE RECORD: Mark Martin, 155.996mph, 5/25/96
Quotes from Mike McLaughlin, 1997 Busch Series Most Popular Driver:
"The whole Team 34 orgainization is looking forward to rracing at Charlotte this weekend. We had a testing session here a few weeks ago and feel like it was one of our most productive ever. The spring race was a good one for us (7th place) but we feel like we can do better this time around. With all the Winston Cup guys that enter the Charlotte Busch races, the competition level moves up, but we are looking forward to the challenge."
From the did you know file: Mike McLaughlin is from Waterloo, NY. Waterloo is also the home of Jacksonville Jaguars coach Tom Coughlin and Elsie The Cow.
With five races to go, McLaughlin has already set a few new career highs. McLaughlin has recorded double digit (10) top-fives for the first time ever, he has also recorded more top-ten finishes (15) than ever before and has he is bearing down on the 2 million dollar mark in career earnings ($1,919,663).