Pepsi 400 weekend expands at Daytona

Pepsi 400 weekend expands with Busch Series, Grand-Am. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (May 8, 2002) - The NASCAR Winston Cup Series will have a little company in the garage during this year's Pepsi 400 weekend on July 3-6 at Daytona International ...

Pepsi 400 weekend expands with Busch Series, Grand-Am.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (May 8, 2002) - The NASCAR Winston Cup Series will have a little company in the garage during this year's Pepsi 400 weekend on July 3-6 at Daytona International Speedway.

Before the green flag waves for the 44th annual Pepsi 400 on July 6, the Speedway will play host to two support races - the July 4 Paul Revere 250 Grand-Am event and the July 5 STACKER 2/GNC Live Well 250 NASCAR Busch Series race.

Following Bud Pole Qualifying for the Pepsi 400 on July 4, the Grand American Road Racing Series will compete in its second race at the Speedway with the Paul Revere 250, which returns to the Pepsi 400 lineup after a year hiatus.

But unlike the season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona, the Paul Revere 250 will be a sprint race, giving stock car fans the opportunity to see what big time sportscar racing is all about.

The Doran Racing Dallara, which captured the Rolex 24 At Daytona, will be gunning for the second jewel of Daytona's sportscar "hat trick" in July. The Grand American Road Racing Association will return to Daytona later on in the year for the No. 1-3 Grand-Am Finale.

Also joining the Pepsi 400 weekend will be the NASCAR Busch Series, which for the first time will make a second stop at Daytona International Speedway. The Busch Series began its season in February during Speedweeks with the EAS/GNC Live Well 300.

The STACKER 2/GNC Live Well 250, which will have its qualifying session on July 3, will also be the first time NASCAR's junior circuit has competed under the lights at the "World Center of Racing." Many teams and drivers are fired up about getting a second chance at Daytona glory in July and having the opportunity to race under the lights.

"Daytona did such an incredible job lighting it, you really don't know that it's dark out there," said Todd Bodine, driver of the No. 92 Excedrin Chevrolet. "The past July (Winston Cup) race was my first race under the lights here and I enjoyed it."

Guests at the Speedway will find several NASCAR Winston Cup Series stars moonlighting in the Stacker 2/GNC Live Well 250. Among the Winston Cup drivers expecting to compete in the 100-lap race include 2001 Daytona 500 champion Michael Waltrip, this year's EAS/GNC Live Well 300 champion Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Green, Jimmy Spencer and Joe Nemechek.

Tickets for the inaugural STACKER 2/GNC Live Well 250 NASCAR Busch Series race and the Paul Revere 250 are available online at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling the Speedway ticket office at (386) 253-7223.

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Series Grand-Am , NASCAR
Drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. , Michael Waltrip , Todd Bodine , Jimmy Spencer , Joe Nemechek , Jeff Green
Teams Doran Racing