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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."