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Friday, April 01, 2005
ActionMcFarlane tears into the new Nextel Cup season with its fifth series of action figures. The NASCAR 5 lineup features four of today's top drivers, one NHRA living legend and one commemorative figure for a racing star who left us all too soon. Gentlemen, start your engines:Kevin Harvick. The 2001 NASCAR Rookie of the Year just keeps getting better. Harvick finished 14th in the 2004 Nextel Cup standings, while turning in five "Top 5" and 14 "Top 10" finishes. Harvick is on the prowl again in 2005, securing a pair of "Top 10" finishes in the season's first four races.Tony Stewart. The 2002 NASCAR champion continued to tear up the track in 2004, winning the Tropicana 400 in Chicago and the Sirius at the Glen races to help qualify for the first "Chase for the Cup" and finish the season in sixth place overall. The #20 car finished seventh at Daytona in 2005 and has held its own since.Martin Truex Jr. The 2004 Busch Series Champion and son of a talented driver has been adopted by racing's first family -- competing in and winning the 2004 Busch Series for Teresa and Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Chance 2 Racing team, while also getting two Nextel Cup starts under his belt. Truex's career is moving forward in 2005 and he just completed his first Daytona 500.Davey Allison. The #28 Havoline car saw 19 checkered flags in its eight-year career with Davey Allison behind the wheel. Part of the famed "Alabama Gang," Davey thrilled fans with his one-two finish behind his father, Bobby, in the 1988 Daytona 500, before winning NASCAR's biggest race outright in 1992. Davey Allison was taken from us in 1993 following a helicopter crash at Talladega Superspeedway, but his memory lives on -- including a spot in the International Motorsports Hall of Fame.Dale Jarrett. The UPS car delivered a season-opening victory at the Bud Shootout in 2004, the 20th season in Jarrett's stellar career. The #88 car amassed five other "Top 5" finishes and earned the 15th slot in the final driver standings. Anyone hoping Father Time would catch up with Jarrett was disappointed when he left the field behind, winning the pole position for the 2005 season-starting Daytona 500.John Force. Funny car legend Force won his 13th NHRA POWERade championship in 2004, while increasing his career victory total to a head-shaking 114. There seems to be no end in sight for the sheer dominance of Force's #1 Castrol GTX Start Up Ford Mustang. This figure commemorates Force's 86th career win in 2000, breaking Don Glidden's world record.Look for the six-figure NASCAR 5 series to arrive in stores this summer. In the meantime, enjoy the photography.
In addition, ActionMcFarlane has big news about getting smaller. This spring, we'll be releasing our first lineup of drivers in 3-inch scale. These figures will be sold individually at major retailers, and match up perfectly with 1:24 scale NASCAR diecast cars and items. Our first series includes these seven popular drivers:Dale Jarrett (UPS 2004)Jeff Gordon (Dupont 2004)Rusty Wallace (Rusty 2004)Tony Stewart (Home Depot 2004)Richard Petty (Petty Racing 2004)Jimmie Johnson (Lowe's 2004)Bobby Labonte (Interstate Battery 2004)Look for these figures to drive into stores this May.