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<pre> KENTUCKY SPEEDWAY FACTSHEET RACE: Blue Grass Quality Meats 200, 8-26-00 TRACK: Kentucky Speedway, 1.5-mile paved oval LOCATION: Sparta, Kentucky DISTANCE: 200 miles (133 laps) SANCTION: ARCA SERIES: Event ...

<pre> KENTUCKY SPEEDWAY FACTSHEET

RACE: Blue Grass Quality Meats 200, 8-26-00

TRACK: Kentucky Speedway, 1.5-mile paved oval

LOCATION: Sparta, Kentucky

DISTANCE: 200 miles (133 laps)

SANCTION: ARCA

SERIES: Event #15 of the 2000 ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series

SCHEDULE: Thurs, Aug 24 Talladega Pole Award Qualifying @ 3:30 PM (1-25) 1 lap Fri, Aug 25 BSR 2nd Round Qualifying @ 1:15 PM (26-34) 1 lap Sat, Aug 26 Blue Grass Quality Meats 200 @ 2:30 PM

POSTED AWARDS: $178,320 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: SPEEDVISION, to be aired 10-6 @ 8 PM; 10-7 @ 2 AM; 10-9 @ 12 noon

RECORDS: Qualifying - David Keith, 7-2-00, 30.811 (175.262 mph) Race -- Tim Steele, 7-2-00, 107.313 mph </pre> NOTES OF INTEREST: There are some new riders in ARCA town for the Blue Grass Quality Meats 200, local ones from Kentucky including Walton, Kentucky's Jeff Alsip, a dirt late-model specialist who will go after his 2nd ARCA start at Kentucky Speedway along with Willie Green, also of Walton, and Waynesburg driver Ronnie Bates who made 13 ARCA starts in '86. However, in their attempt to make the field of 41, they'll go against a mighty strong cast of ARCA warriors fresh from the Springfield dirt mile less than a week prior including 3-time champion and all-time superspeedway winner (22) Tim Steele. Steele set the Kentucky bar in July with a convincing victory in the inaugural Kentucky ARCA 150. Even though Steele missed Daytona, the Coopersville, Michigan driver is already 3rd in points behind current point leader and '98 ARCA champ Frank Kimmel with veteran Bob Strait sandwiched between them. Mark Gibson will make his landmark-200th career ARCA start at Kentucky, more than any other active ARCA driver. The Winder, Georgia and 3-time ARCA winner finished 3rd to veterans Tim Steele and Bob Strait in July's Kentucky ARCA 150. The Blue Grass Quality Meats 200, rolling off on Saturday afternoon, will run in conjunction with the IRL Belterra Resort Indy 300 scheduled for showing on Sunday. At present, 41 ARCA drivers representing 16 states are entered. The event marks the 2nd appearance of the ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series in Kentucky since 2-time ARCA champ Bobby Bowsher won at the Louisville Motor Speedway in '96. While Des Moines, Iowa driver Shawna Robinson continues in her quest to become the first female to win an ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series race in 48 years of ARCA competition, Sarah Fisher will attempt to be the first-ever IRL winner here in Kentucky.

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Series ARCA
Drivers Shawna Robinson , Sarah Fisher , Frank Kimmel , Tim Steele , Willie Green
Teams Team Penske , CIP