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Mark Bechtel
August 13, 2001
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is looking into becoming a part owner of a Winston Cup team. Reports have linked him with owner Richard Childress, but it's more likely that Jones will invest in a team that is seeking a sponsor for 2002, such as the number 33 Chevy owned by Andy Petree, who has spoken with Jones about a deal....
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August 13, 2001

Pit Stops

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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is looking into becoming a part owner of a Winston Cup team. Reports have linked him with owner Richard Childress, but it's more likely that Jones will invest in a team that is seeking a sponsor for 2002, such as the number 33 Chevy owned by Andy Petree, who has spoken with Jones about a deal....

The final race of the 2002 Winston Cup season is expected to be moved from Atlanta to Homestead, Fla. Cold weather in the fall has plagued Atlanta, so the track's race will be moved up three weeks, to Oct. 27. Getting the finale is not necessarily a boon; the last three titles have been wrapped up in the season's penultimate race....

Less than a week after the Feb. 18 crash that killed Dale Earnhardt, a NASCAR doctor, Steve Bohannon, claimed that Earnhardt's lap belt broke, causing his head to hit the steering wheel. Soon after, Bill Simpson, the founder of Simpson Performance Products, the company that manufactured the belt, began receiving death threats. Last week the heat finally got to Simpson, who resigned from the company he started in 1959. Bohannon has backed off his claim that the belt failure caused Earnhardt's death, and NASCAR is expected to release the results of its investigation later this month.

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