Pontiac Grand PrixCertain parts of the Pontiac Grand Prix race-car body shape set the stock-like tone, and from a longitudinal silhouette, you can see that Pontiac has roughly maintained the stock profile. The most distinctive part of the stock look with the Grand Prix is the unique stock grille shape. This trademark of Pontiac is at the center of the looks-like-stock nosepiece. The race car's hood shape is also like that of the street version and possesses distinctive accent through lines to the right and left of center. To make sure it's recognized as a Pontiac, the race car's nosepiece also bears the recognizable Pontiac triangular logo. Capping off the stock look is a set of wraparound headlight decals that unmistakably say Grand Prix.
Three KingsWhether a Ford, Chevrolet or Pontiac lover, each fan has some bragging rights. All three cars had a tremendous season in 1999. Here's how the win count flushed out.
Ford: 13 Wins* Dale Jarrett (4) in the Robert Yates Quality Care Service/Ford Credit #88* Mark Martin (2) in the Jack Roush Valvoline #6* Jeff Burton (6) in the Jack Roush Exide Batteries #99* Rusty Wallace (1) in the Roger Penske Miller Lite #2
Chevrolet: 12 Wins* Jeff Gordon (7) in the Rick Hendrick Dupont #24*Dale Earnhardt (3) in the Richard Chil-dress Mr. Goodwrench #3* Terry Labonte (1) in the Rick Hendrick Kelloggs Cornflakes #5 *Joe Nemechek (1) in the Felix Sabates Bell South #42
Pontiac: 9 Wins*Bobby Labonte (5) in the Joe Gibbs Interstate Batteries #18*Tony Stewart (3) in the Joe Gibbs Home Depot #20*John Andretti (1) in the Richard Petty STP #43
Favre's Got The Fever (NASCAR Fever)NFL star and lifelong NASCAR fanatic Brett Favre put his money where his mouth is and became a car owner back in 1998 when he paired up with Winston Cup Series champion Dale Jarrett on Jarrett's Busch Series racing team. Favre's participation in racing didn't stop there, however, and in July 1999 the Jarrett/Favre Driving Adventure opened at North Carolina Speedway in Rockingham.
The driving adventure is designed to give the fantasy race-car driver a realistic NASCAR racing experience. "There's nothing like the thrill of racing the tracks at high speeds in a car that's made specifically for testing your abilities to the limit," Dale Jarrett says. Nothing, that is, except for maybe being the QB of the winning Super Bowl team.
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