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Fans Behind Dale Jr.

August 23, 2002

Issue #1  

   Photo by
   Robert Kurtycz
"The road to victory requires the heart of a champion."

Dale Jr. qualified 2nd for Saturday night's Sharpie 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. [more]

Welcome to the first issue of "Fans Behind Dale Jr.". You are receiving this newsletter because you requested a subscription. Unsubscribe instructions are at the end of this newsletter.

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Web site devoted to the driver and his fans. Get updated information on Dale Earnhardt Jr., including race information, news, appearances, where to find Dale Jr. on the Web, and more.

Special message from the editor



"Bristol represents a lot of things that are fun – you know, like chillin' out with your buddies having a cold one on Saturday night. Bristol is like all of the best traditions of local, Saturday-night racing bottled up into one big show."
        Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Qualifying: Top 5
1. Jeff Gordon; 2. Dale Earnhardt Jr.; 3. Michael Waltrip; 4. Rusty Wallace;
5. Bill Elliott   [story]

Aug. 24: Sharpie 500, Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN.
TV: 7 p.m. TNT; RADIO: 7:15 p.m. PRN

Dale Jr. & Bristol
Winston Cup starts: 5; best start: 9 (Mar. 2001); best finish: 4 (Mar., 2002)
This race last year: Start: 24; finish 14

Weekend schedule:
NWCS Happy Hour, 6 p.m. SPEED
Food City 250 Busch Series, 8 p.m. TNT/7:45 p.m. PRN

*All times eastern

Aug. 18: Dale Jr. and the Bud team finished 10th at Michigan International Speedway.

2002 stats
    Wins: 1
    Top 5s: 6
    Top 10s: 8
    Current points standing: 16th

  • Fans wait long hours for driver's autograph; Andrea Hopkins, Lap by Lap (8/23)
  • Is Jr. closing in on Elvis' fame?; Lorena (Callie) Williamson, (8/22)
  • Dale Jr. hopes to end slide at Bristol; Allen Gregory, Lap by Lap (8/22)
  • So Close Again; Kim Salter, Team Racin (8/20)
  • Dale Jr. is king of NASCAR souvenirs ; Tim Hayes, Bristol Herald-Courier (8/20)

  • Sept. 2: Greenville Pickens Speedway, Greenville, SC; autographs
    Sept. 4: Dick's Sporting Goods store, Chesterfield Plaza, Richmond, VA, 5 to 7 p.m. appearance
    The word: Word is "Driver #8" will be going paperback and on shelves in time for Christmas.

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