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Scene Vault: The Pit Stop That Changed NASCAR

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We hear this week from Bobby Burrell, who was the tire changer for Ricky Rudd who sustained serious injuries when he was hit on pit road at Homestead near the end of the 2001 season.

Within a month, NASCAR mandated that ALL over-the-wall crew members would be wearing helmets AND firesuits from there on out.

Then in our second segment, we page through the November 15, 2001 issue of Winston Cup Scene

Bill Elliott brings a seven-year losing streak at Homestead, and in the process, gives Ray Evernham his first win as a Dodge team owner. Bill talks about racing as he neared retirement while teammate-for-the-time-being Casey Atwood scored the best finish of his Winston Cup career in the event.

Bobby Burrell sustains serious injuries in the pit-road accident we mentioned earlier, while two Robert Yates Racing teammates and a NASCAR official are dinged up as well.

Michael Waltrip finishes second and talks about getting half nekkid in a pair of Speedos and Dale Earnhardt Jr gives Winston Cup Scene listeners his rules for the PERFECT party.

NOTE: This show is not associated in any way with American City Business Journals, owner of the Scene brand.

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