Dales 2000 Winston Cup Monte Carlo Is Ready For Daytona.
BY SCOTT OLDHAM
When Dale Earnhardt takes to the oval in February at the legendary Daytona International Speedway for the first NASCAR Winston Cup race of 2000, hell be piloting an all-new Chevy Monte Carlo. And to commemorate the cars arrival, Earnhardts No. 3 GM Goodwrench Service Plus car will be sporting a bright red paint job. The reds for the Daytona 500 race onlythe following week hell be back to his well-known basic black.
At Daytona, the No. 3 car will, in a big way, demonstrate Team Monte Carlos partnership with its mascot, Warner Bros. Tasmanian Devil cartoon character. Taz will be featured prominently on the cars graphics, along with the cars prime sponsor, GM Goodwrench Service Plus.
To help celebrate the one-time running of the car in its Taz/Intimidator outfit, Action Performance Cos. will offer a full line of exclusively designed die-cast replicas of the No. 3 Taz-themed car. In addition, helmets and other select Taz-themed memorabilia and apparel will be available for purchase through Actions regular distribution channels, including Hasbro Winners Circle die-cast items available at mass retail department stores.
For the record, Earnhardts No. 3 GM Goodwrench Service Plus car is owned by Richard Childress Racing.
The No. 3 Car
Engine: 700 hp/520 ft-lb, 358-cu-in V8 with one Holley 850 cfm 4-barrel carb.
Suspension, f/r: A-Arm/Solid Axle
Wheelbase: 110 in
Height: 51 in
Tires: 12x15-in. Goodyear Eagle Racing, with safety inner liner on 9.5x15-in wheels
Min. Curb Weight: 3400 lb