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Cup gets closer to Busch; Irvan stays close to racing
Irvan teaches othersBob from Indianapolis, Ind.: Hey Jeff, first of all, let me say you do a great job calling the race and giving great insight to a complex system of racing. Do you ever see Ernie Irvan at any of the races, and if so have you talked to him? I'd kinda like what's going on with him? Thanks for your time. P.S. I think Rusty will have a little something for them at Vegas. Jeff Hammond: Let's hope Rusty Wallace has something for them in Las Vegas. I know he had a pretty good race in Mexico, and he was excited about racing there. This year, Rusty will try to race as much as he's ever raced in his entire career. He wants to go out like a house on fire in his final full season so he should have a good run at Vegas. As far as Ernie is concerned, we do see him at the track from time to time. He tries to help out several drivers in the ARCA Series. He's tried to put some deals together for them and make things happen. Kevin Conway has been one of the drivers that he's taken under his wing. Conway shows up from time to time for Busch and Craftsman Truck races. Ernie's doing well. He still loves racing and wishes he could be more involved. It's good to see him still hanging around the sport.
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Book 'emSue from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Will your book be available off the FOX trailer at the races? Jeff Hammond: The book is available at the FOX trailer. They have a few signed copies there, and if you can't get to the trailer, you can always go to DWStore.com and get one online.
Just another pretty face?Jeanne from Long Beach, Calif.: Just a little note to let you know you're better looking in person than on TV. Not that this should go to your head. I was able to see you in the garage area on Sunday and I thought you would appreciate my comment. Jeff Hammond: I appreciate your kind words. When you get to be my age, you'll take all the compliments you can get because my ego takes a pretty severe beating when it comes to the trio in the booth. Any time that I can get an uplifting comment, I always appreciate it.
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