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NHRA: Mothers Day Weekend Doesn't Stop Romine and Crew from Racing

6 May 1998

Indianapolis, IN -- Despite the NHRA and IHRA taking a weekend off from racing, May 9 -10, in observance for Mothers Day, Paul Romine and his CARQUEST Top Fuel dragster team will be busy racing.

The defending IHRA Top Fuel World Champion will face three-time World Champion Shirley Muldowney in a special three round match race at the Legend s of Drag Racing event at the Mid-Michigan Motorplex in Stanton, MI.

We just enjoy racing and this weekend we get to race Shirley and test at the same time so it works out perfect, Romine said. With the CARQUEST Northern Nationals being held at Stanton again in August, wed like to get a few laps at the track and try a some new things and the Legends race give us that opportunity. Plus last season Shirley and myself had a great points chase and rivalry in IHRA and to get to race her again, itll be fun. Shirley and Rahn (Tobler, her husband and crew chief) have a very competitive car and Im sure they cant wait to get a piece of us after last season. Were not going taking them lightly, its going to be a very competitive three round race.

The Legends of Drag Racing kicks off Saturday evening with two rounds of competition between Muldowney and Romine. The two Top Fuel competitors will conclude their three round match race Sunday afternoon with one additional round of competition.

CARQUEST Corporation began 24 years ago with 100 auto parts stores. Today there are over 3,000 CARQUEST Auto Parts Stores serving all 50 U.S. States and Canada. CARQUEST supplies the professional automotive service repair industry as well as do-it-yourselfers with replacement parts, tools and equipment. CARQUEST is committed to providing auto parts and services of the highest quality and greatest value to its customers. For the location of the CARQUEST Auto Parts Stores nearest you, call 1-800-492-PART or check out CARQUEST on the World Wide Web at CARQUEST.COM. CARQUEST Auto Parts is the primary sponsor of IHRA Top Fuel World Champion Paul Romine and title right sponsor of the IHRA CARQUEST Empire Nationals, July 10-12, in Rochester, NY and the IHRA CARQUEST Northern Nationals, July 31-Aug. 2, in Stanton, MI.

UPCOMING TV COVERAGE (all times EDT and subject to change)
NHRA Pennzoil Nationals (semis) ESPN Thursday, May 7, 1-2 p.m.
IHRA Southern Nationals (r/u) ESPN2, Sunday, May 17, 12 Noon -1p.m.
eplay, May 22, 2-3 p.m.

NHRA Winston Invitational (r/u) Speedvision, Sunday, May 10, 12

Noon-1:30 p.m.