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Steve Park, DEI, Pennzoil #1 in 1998

5 December 1997

New York -- Dale Earnhardt Inc. announced Thursday rookie driver 
Steve Park's bright yellow Pennzoil Monte Carlo will carry the #1 when 
it takes to the track at Daytona in February. 

Richard Jackson, owner of Precision Products Racing, and 
representatives of DEI  reached an agreement in New York Thursday to 
swap car numbers for the 1998 season. Jackson's 1998 entries will wear 
the #14.

"Our goal is to be number one and this is the first step," said Ty 
Norris, director of motorsports of the newly-formed Winston Cup team 
based in Mooresville, N.C. "There is a great deal of prestige that 
accompanies the #1.  Pennzoil is America's #1 selling motor oil and 
DEI is striving to become the #1 racing team in the sport."

Norris said the agreement includes the car number swap only.  
Jackson will retain all accumulated car owner points, plan benefits 
and any provisional starting positions based on the #1's points from 
the 1997 Winston Cup season.

"From where I sit it doesn't make a lot of difference what number 
is on my car, but this is a neat deal for the race fans, DEI and the 
people at Pennzoil," said Park, the 1997 Busch Grand National Rookie 
of the Year. "This #1 along with our new paint scheme is going to make 
the Pennzoil Monte Carlo the best looking car in racing next year."

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Pennzoil Racing