Wednesday, July 18, 2007

NASCAR Busch No. 88 Chevrolet at Daytona

NASCAR Busch No. 88 Chevrolet at Daytona, U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer's Mate Chris Desmond (RELEASED)060216_N-5862D-158 Daytona, Fla. (Feb 15, 2006) - Mark McFarland drives the NASCAR Busch No. 88 “Navy - Accelerate Your life” Chevrolet Monte Carlo during a practice session at the Daytona International Speedway.
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. owns the No. 88 car and is making its debut at the Hershey's Kissable 300 on Feb. 18, 2006. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer's Mate Chris Desmond (RELEASED) High Resolution Image

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In 1998, he ran select NASCAR Busch Series events, along with 15 late model races throughout the east coast. He qualified for several Busch Series events. In 1999, he did not run any NASCAR events, but finished fourth in points at Old Dominion, and set a new track record. He continued to run late model and off and on Busch Series events during the 2000 season. He then moved into the USAR Hooters Pro Cup series.

Mark McFarland, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In 2006, McFarland was hired to drive the number 88 United States Navy Chevrolet for Dale Earnhardt, Jr. in the NASCAR Busch Series. He got injured while running in the top 10 at the Milwaukee Mile and missed the next two races at Daytona International Speedway and Chicagoland Speedway. He had dislocated his shoulder and also injured some of the muscles around it.

Following the Kroger 200 Mark was released from his driving duties of the #88 U.S. Navy Chevrolet. Martin Truex Jr. would drive the car in the next race at Watkins Glen International and Robby Gordon drove it in subsequent races at Michigan International Speedway and California Speedway. Shane Huffman, also from the Hooters Pro Cup series, drove the remaining races in the #88 and is slated for a full Busch Series schedule in the car for 2007.

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