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Team SABCO, Robby Gordon Split

1 October 1997


MOORESVILLE, NC (September 30, 1997) - It was announced today that
Team SABCO and driver Robby Gordon have mutually agreed to part
company effective immediately. The decision was made so that each
could better concentrate on preparation for the forthcoming 1998
racing season.

Team SABCO owner and president, Felix Sabates, stated that he and
Gordon both agreed that ending the relationship at this date and on an
amicable note would be "in the best interests of both parties."  He
wished the driver well in his future racing endeavors.

Gordon, 28, started 20 races for Team SABCO in 1997, his top
performance being a fourth-place finish on Aug. 10 at Watkins Glen,
NY. His best start was a pole for the March 9 Primestar 500 at

Elliott Sadler, a full-time NASCAR Grand National Series driver for
Diamond Ridge Motorsports, has been named to the No. 40 Original
Coors/Coors Light Chevrolet Monte Carlo for this weekend's NASCAR
Winston Cup Series event at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Sadler, 22, currently ranks fifth in Grand National Series points. So
far this year Sadler has earned three wins, four poles, six top-five
and 10 top-10 finishes with victories coming at Nazareth, PA, Myrtle
Beach, SC, and Madison, IL.

Team SABCO has scheduled an 11:45 am press conference for Sat, Oct. 4
at the Charlotte Motor Speedway infield media center to introduce a
new driver for the No. 40 Original Coors/Coors Light Monte Carlo for
the 1998 NASCAR Winston Cup season.

By Team SABCO Public Relations