In the spotlight: Mike McLaughlin

Posted: Thursday, October 31, 2002

Hometown: Waterloo, N.Y.

Lives: Harrisburg, N.C.

Job: Driver of the No. 18 MBNA Pontiac Grand Prix for Joe Gibbs Racing on the NASCAR Busch Series circuit

2002 record: 31 races, no

victories, seven top-five finishes, 17 top-10s, $826,760 in earnings to be fourth in the Busch Series point standings

Career highlights: Won the NASCAR Modified championship in 1988 Finished second in the NASCAR North Series in 1992 and 1993 Has six career Busch Series wins

Personal notes: One of the most popular drivers to come from the Northeast. Called "Magic Shoes'' by fans and fellow competitors Will drive for a start-up team on the Busch Series next year. Angela's Motorsports is owned by Angela Harkness. The team will use Fords in 2003 and will be powered by Robert Yates Racing engines.



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