In the spotlight: Casey Atwood

Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2002

HOMETOWN: Antioch, Tenn.

LIVES: Antioch, Tenn.

JOB: Driver of the No. 91 research and development Dodge for Evernham Motorsports on the NASCAR Winston Cup Series

2003 RECORD: 34 starts, no

top-five or top-10 finishes with Ultra/Evernham Motorsports

PERSONAL HIGHLIGHTS: Started on the NASCAR Busch Series when he was 17 and still in high school ... Drove for Ray Evernham last year, but moved over to the No. 7 Dodge, a joint venture between Jim Smith and Evernham, this season. Fired two weeks ago by Smith after crew chief Tony Furr walked out in the middle of the race.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: When he won a Busch Series race at Milwaukee in 1999, he became the youngest winner in that series' history at 18 years, 10 months and nine days. ... He is a three-time state and two-time world go-kart champion.



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