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NASCAR Busch Series News Briefs from Richmond International Raceway

19 August 1997

RICHMOND, VA - (August 19, 1997) - NASCAR testing continued at Richmond 
today. Signed in as of 9:00 a.m. were brothers Kevin Grubb and Wayne Grubb, 
along with Scott Lagasse, Michael Ritch and Mechanicsville, Virginia's Eddie 
Beahr -- all in Busch Series cars entered in the Autolite Platinum 250 
"Showdown at Sundown!" September 5. Seating is open free to fans.


The winningest owner in Richmond International Raceway history -- Ed Whitaker 
of Bristol, Virginia -- has entered a Busch Series car at Richmond for 
Poquoson, Virginia driver Danny Edwards, Jr. Whitaker fielded numerous Busch 
Series entries at Richmond for Harry Gant who once dominated RIR Busch Series 
GN action.


Reliable sources indicate that veteran Tommy Houston will return to the Busch 
Series wars at Richmond on September 5, joining son, Andy with a dual entry. 
Tommy Houston is the Busch Series all-time money winner with $1,828,747 in 
417 starts, also a series record.

By Richmond International Raceway