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1999 UAW-GM Quality 500

Race: UAW-GM Quality 500 (Race No. 29)
Date: October 11, 1999
Track: Lowe's Motor Speedway (Charlotte)
Qualified: 17th
Finished: 12th
Status: Running
Laps Completed: 332 of 334
Points Pos. Before/After Race: 7/7
Points Earned: 127
Money Earned: $44,450


Earnhardt finishes 12th in Charlotte  Oct. 11

Dale Earnhardt finished 12th in the UAW-GM Quality 500 at Charlotte. The race was originally scheduled to run on Sunday, but rain forced NASCAR to postpone the event until Monday. In final Winston Cup practice on Saturday, Earnhardt was pleased with the way his car was running. But during the race, the car didn't feel so good.

Earnhardt started 17th. He ran between 10th and 15th for most of the race, fighting a tight-handling car. Dale finished the day in 12th, two laps down.

"Ray must have forgot his notebook," said Earnhardt. "That 24 team really looked good today. We were terrible. We were too tight most of the day. I wish we could have done some changing. We just missed it. It wasn't our day."

qualifies 17th in Charlotte  Oct. 6

Earnhardt qualified 17th for Sunday's UAW-GM 500 in Charlotte.

"We did better than practiced, but I was about a tenth slower than I should have been," said Earnhardt. "I'm afraid everybody is going to pick up. This is the same car we had here in May. It really felt good here in May. I'm surprised we ended up 17th fastest tonight. I thought we would end up about 36th."

wants to please 'home' crowd  Oct. 6

Dale Earnhardt has done more passing lately than Dan Marino and Brett Favre combined. As a result, he's pulled off some amazing charges in the last seven races. Full Story.


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