Ernie Irvan to Pilot the MB2 Motorsports #36 Skittles Pontiac for 1998
28 August 1997
CHARLOTTE, NC - MB2 Motorsports confirmed today that Ernie Irvan will drive the team's #36 Skittles Pontiac in 1998. The announcement comes three days after the Mooresville, NC-based team reported that current driver Derrike Cope would not return next season to pilot their Grand Prixs. "The Skittles Team is a young team with tremendous potential," said Irvan, who currently campaigns the #28 Texaco/Havoline Thunderbird owned by Robert Yates. "I'm looking forward to the opportunity to grow with them. All the elements for success are in place and I think this is one of the best opportunities in NASCAR Winston Cup Racing."