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Kenny Irwin Testing Winston Cup Racer at Richmond International Raceway

19 August 1997

RICHMOND, VA - Kenny Irwin, Jr. is testing the #27 Winston Cup entry owned by David Blair this week at Richmond International Raceway.

The current NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Rookie of the Year candidate will join Robert Yates Racing in 1998, taking over the seat in the #28 Texaco/Havoline Ford being vacated by Ernie Irvan. Irwin will get his feet wet in the series by attempting to qualify Blair's Thunderbird for selected Winston Cup events remaining in 1997, including the Exide Batteries NASCAR Select Batteries 400 scheduled for September 6 at Richmond International Raceway.

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