Elledge stays with Winston Cup squad

Engine builder Terry Elledge has pledged his future to Bill Davis' Winston Cup outfit by signing a three-year deal - the first official contract between the two since they linked up in 1997

Elledge stays with Winston Cup squad

Davis owns the Caterpillar Pontiac of Ward Burton and will also field the Amoco Pontiac of Dave Blaney, who is graduating from the Busch Series.

'We knew it was time to get something in writing,' said general manager of Davis Racing, Mike Brown.

'He came to our organization with a lot of knowledge and experience in the business. He adds an immense amount of stability to our engine programme.

'Bill Davis Racing has been building their own motors since 1989.

'It is very easy to justify building motors in-house when you have someone of Terry's caliber running that programme.

'We have seen the difference in reliability and performance of the motor programme since he joined us two years ago. As a matter of fact, we only blew one motor in 1999.'

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