Waltrip Passes Irvan to Win Grand National

From Staff and Wire Reports

Michael Waltrip slipped past Ernie Irvan with eight laps to go and held on to win the Champion Spark Plug 300 NASCAR Grand National race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., on Saturday.

Waltrip, starting 12th in a Pontiac, stayed in the top 10 for most of the race. He made his way through the crowd after a late caution flag for his second victory on the Busch circuit this year and the seventh of his career.

Waltrip won by 0.25 seconds. Following Irvan was Dale Jarrett, who started 14th.