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<pre> RACE: Georgia Boot 400, 11-18-00 TRACK: Atlanta Motor Speedway, 1.54 mile paved oval LOCATION: Hampton, Georgia DISTANCE: 162 laps, 249 miles SANCTION: ARCA SERIES: Event #20 of the 2000 ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series PROMOTER: Atlanta Motor Speedway, Inc.
SCHEDULE: Thurs, Nov 16 Talladega Pole Award Qualifying @ 2 PM (1-25) 1 lap Fri, Nov 17 BSR 2nd Round Qualifying @ 9:45 AM (26-34) 1 lap Sat, Nov 18 Georgia Boot 400 @ 1 PM
POSTED AWARDS: $194,757 in prize, point and contingency money.
ARCA OFFICIAL COMPANIES: Bondo Body Filler, Mar-Hyde Paints, Auto Value Parts Stores, Coachmen RV, Featherlite Trailers, Hoosier Racing Tires, Racing Electronics, 76 Racing Gas.
ARCA OFFICIAL PRODUCTS: Amkus Rescue Tools, Cloyes Gear & Products, Cornwell Quality Tools, Earl's Performance Products, Fastlane Footwear, Fast Track High Performance Driving School, Firefox Industries, Flowmaster Mufflers, Harris Torches & Regulators, Hawk Brake, K&N Filters, K&N Oil Filters, Landrum Spring Service, Lincoln Electric Welders, Motive Gear, QuicShine 99, Racing Champions Diecast Cars, RJS Uniforms, Safe Trac, SpeedVue Racing Tearoffs, S-W Scales by Intercomp.
PARTICIPATING COMPANIES: A&A Manufacturing, ATI Dampers, Auto Meter Instruments, Bilstein Shocks, BSR Racing Products, Carrera Shocks, Clevite Engine Parts, CV Products, Dayco Belts & Hoses, Edelbrock, Ford Motor Co., Gatorade, Hedman Hedders, Holley HP Carbs, Hoosier Tire Midwest, Hutcherson-Pagan, JE Pistons, Loctite Corporation, Maurtco Powder Coating, MSD Ignition, Nelson Specialties, Oceans Resorts, Ohlins Shocks, Penske Racing Shocks, Prestone Antifreeze, Pro Cylinder Heads, Pro Shocks, Quarter Master, Raceline Precision Products, Racing Radios, Reed Cams & Carburetors, Rhyne Racing Engines, Ringers Resources, RJS Racing Equipment, 76 Performance Products, Simpson Race Products, Sportec Helmet Mugs, Talladega Superspeedway, Thermo-Tec Header Wrap, Victor-Reinz Gaskets, Wallace Race Car Lettering, Wiseco Pistons.
TELEVISION: Sun, Nov 19 @ 6 PM ET on espn2; Nov 21 @ 3 AM ET on ESPN RADIO: PRN Live
RECORDS: Qualifying, Derrick Gilchrist, 1999. 29.486 (188.021 mph) Race, Tim Steele, 1996, 134.121 mph
RACE WINS AT AMS SINCE 1984 (31 events): Tim Steele 3, Grant Adcox 2, Davey Allison 2, Jimmy Horton 2, Bill Venturini 2. Tied with 1 each - Loy Allen, Bill Baird, Joe Bessey, Kirk Bryant, Harris DeVane, Mickey Gibbs, Charlie Glotzbach, Ben Hess, Ron Hornaday, Ernie Irvan, Frank Kimmel, Jeff Purvis, Lee Raymond, Glenn Sears, Kirk Shelmerdine, Mike Swaim Jr, Greg Trammell, Dick Trickle, Mike Wallace, Michael Waltrip.
NOTES OF INTEREST: When Frank Kimmel rolls off the starting grid in the Georgia Boot 400, the Jeffersonville, IN driver will have clinched his 2nd ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series championship in 3 seasons. Winder Georgia driver Mark Gibson will make his 205th ARCA start in the Georgia Boot 400, more than any other active ARCA driver. In addition, Gibson will make his 30th Atlanta ARCA start, also more than any active ARCA driver. Upon competing in the Georgia Boot 400, Shawna Robinson will become the first female driver in ARCA history (48 years) to have competed in a full ARCA season. In addition, Robinson, currently 6th in points, will become the first female driver in ARCA history to have finished in the top-10 in points with an honest shot at a top-5 point finish. Robinson is 130 points away from Bobby Gerhart in 5th. From the NASCAR Winston Cup world, Michael Kranefuss, Bill Davis, Roger Penske, AJ Foyt, Dale Earnhardt, Ken Schrader, Terry Labonte, Juney Donlavey and Dave Marcis have entered teams in the Georgia Boot 400. After 31 ARCA events at Atlanta since 1984, Tim Steele is the only driver to ever win back-to-back victories having done so in November of '95 and March of '96.