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MB2 Motorsports made it official Thursday. is in as driver of the Valvoline Pontiac, and is out. Benson will finish the season in that car. Riggs has been on the fast track since making his first Truck Series start in 1999. Riggs won five Truck races before joining the Busch Series last year. Riggs was rookie of the year and finished 10th in points. He has four wins in 64 starts.

Elliott addresses future

held a press conference Thursday morning in Atlanta, and while many in the media assumed he would make an announcement about an impending retirement, he instead announced a line of snack food he's endorsing. He did acknowledge the concern about his racing future. "It has been a pretty good kick," Elliott said. "It's understandable of what the fans want to know, but right now, I don't know so how do you say what you're going to do when you don't know. We'll see. "It's been a lot of fun. A lot of different things have been thrown at me. There's still a lot of things on the table as far as next year's concerned. Right now, I just need to decide what wants to do."

Elliott to be honored

Elliott, the 1988 Winston Cup champion will be honored this weekend at his hometown track as part of the Victory Lap tribute to former champs. Awesome Bill from Dawsonville has five poles on the mile-and-a-half speedway.

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