Atlanta season finale preview

ARCA Re/Max Warriors Off To Atlanta Finale TOLEDO OH, 11-1-01 - The ARCA RE/MAX Series, poised to charge ahead with its 50th season of competition in 2002, will conclude its '01 season Saturday afternoon, November 17 in the ARCA 400 at the...

ARCA Re/Max Warriors Off To Atlanta Finale

TOLEDO OH, 11-1-01 - The ARCA RE/MAX Series, poised to charge ahead with its 50th season of competition in 2002, will conclude its '01 season Saturday afternoon, November 17 in the ARCA 400 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia.

No stranger to the 1.54-mile superspeedway, the RE/MAX Series will make its 33rd appearance at Atlanta since it first appeared in there 1984 when the late Davey Allison won the inaugural Georgia ARCA 150 from the pole. Since that time, an impressive list of drivers has graced the Atlanta ARCA winner circle, a list that includes Michael Waltrip, Mike Wallace, Bill Venturini, Dick Trickle, Ernie Irvan, Jeff Purvis, Tim Steele, Frank Kimmel and Charlie Glotzbach just to name a few. RE/MAX Series veteran Bob Strait was last year's winner. Steele is the all-time Atlanta winner with three followed by a four-way tie for second (two wins) among the late Grant Adcox, Allison, Jimmy Horton and Venturini.

The event, a preliminary race to Sunday's NAPA 500 NASCAR Winston Cup show, will be televised live on TNT. In addition, the ARCA 400 can be heard live via radio on the Performance Racing Network (PRN). The ARCA 400, the 25th event of the season, is scheduled to start at 1 PM Eastern time.

Preliminary entrants include '01 series champion Kimmel, third-generation drivers' Jason Jarrett and Kerry Earnhardt, series regulars' Andy Belmont, Ron Cox and Norm Benning as well as newcomer/rookie Chase Montgomery. Montgomery, of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, posted the quickest speed (183.881 mph) among 17 teams in the ARCA Atlanta test session in late October.

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Series ARCA
Drivers Ernie Irvan , Dick Trickle , Michael Waltrip , Frank Kimmel , Andy Belmont , Chase Montgomery , Jeff Purvis , Kerry Earnhardt , Jason Jarrett , Ron Cox , Norm Benning , Charlie Glotzbach , Davey Allison