NASCAR-BGN: McLaughlin Atlanta Notes
6 November 1998
MIKE MCLAUGHLIN ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY FAST FACTS
EVENT: Stihl 300 DATE: November 8, 1998 QUALIFYING RECORD: Tim Bender, 179.835mph, 30.468 secs., 3/7/97 RACE RECORD: Johnny Benson, 145.767mph, 3/11/95
MIKE McLAUGHLIN'S ATLANTA CAREER RECORD
YEAR START FINISH LAPS STATUS 1994 42 39 44/197 Engine 1995 16 31 155/197 Mechanical 1996 17 11 196/197 Running 1997 25 17 196/197 Running
Quotes from Mike McLaughlin, 1997 Busch Series Most Popular Driver:
"It's hard to believe it's been a year and 8 months since we last raced at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Now with the new configuration, it is going to feel kind of like going to a track we have never even been to. Our race team went to Atlanta to test back in August and learned a few things we believe will help us this weekend. My past record at Atlanta is nothing to brag about for sure, but we believe our race team is capable of a top-five finish this weekend. We have run really well at other tracks this size this year, even winning Charlotte, so I'm excited and ready to race!"
- Mike McLaughlin passed the $2,000,000 mark in Busch Grand National
earnings at St. Louis, Mike now stands at $2,014,908 earned in 157 Busch
- Mike McLaughlin has led in 2 of his previous 4 starts at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Mike led for 3 laps in 1995 and for 4 laps in 1997.