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Jeff Burton Medical Update

18 September 1997

MOORESVILLE, NC - Duke University Medical Center doctors believe that
they have determined the cause of the inner ear ailment suffered by
Jeff Burton which forced him to sit out most of last weekend's Winston
Cup event at New Hampshire International Speedway.

The Roush Racing driver has a condition known as vestibular neuronitis
which is a virus affecting the nerve sending messages from the brain
to the inner ear. Patients suffering from the disorder experience an
upset in balance.

Doctors expect a complete recovery but were unable to predict a
specific time frame for recovery.

It is believed that increased activity will speed up the healing
process so Burton plans to stay busy this weekend at Dover Downs
International Speedway.

"I will be there," said the driver of the #99 Exide Ford, who
currently sits fourth in the series point standings. "I will do
whatever I can in the car within the realm of safety and common sense,
and at the very least start the race on Sunday."

The team has not yet selected a relief driver but intends to have
someone standing by for practice sessions and for the MBNA 400.