BUSCH: Riggs, LaJoie and Sauter test day at Nazareth

Nazareth, PA (May 8, 2002) - The NASCAR Busch Series is gearing up for its return to Nazareth Speedway for a full weekend of activities from May 18-19, 2002, highlighted by the 15th anniversary of the running of the Stacker 2 "200". In...

Nazareth, PA (May 8, 2002) - The NASCAR Busch Series is gearing up for its return to Nazareth Speedway for a full weekend of activities from May 18-19, 2002, highlighted by the 15th anniversary of the running of the Stacker 2 "200". In preparation for the event, Randy LaJoie (No. 7 Kleenex Chevrolet), Johnny Sauter (No. 2 ACDelco Chevrolet) and Scott Riggs (No. 10 Nesquik Ford) all wrapped up their testing at the one-mile oval today.

Sauter, who won 10 ASA races in 2001 and captured the Pat Schauer Rookie of the Year Award in the tough Midwest Late Model touring series, took advantage of his first visit to the speedway.

"I'm really, really glad we came up here," Sauter said. "I would have been out to lunch if we wouldn't have come here. It's just a real bizarre racetrack, but I really like it. It reminds me of the Louisville, KY speedway and the short track that they have there."

LaJoie, currently third in the Busch Series points standings, captured his first Busch Series win at Nazareth Speedway in 1996 and said he came to Nazareth to test prior to the Stacker 2 "200" because, "This place has five corners you can mess up on, usually we only have four. It's good to come here and get a rhythm and get yourself acclimated with what you have to do. It doesn't hurt to get the car to feel better, too."

Nazareth Speedway will host NASCAR racing with the NASCAR Busch Series taking center stage on Sunday, May 19, 2002 in the Stacker 2 "200" as the highlight of the weekend's activities. Watch such Busch Series notables such as Kenny Wallace, Jack Sprague, Jason Keller, Kerry Earnhardt and Randy LaJoie as they battle for Nazareth bragging rights. The NASCAR Busch North Series will compete in Saturday's Burnham Boilers 100 and after Sunday's Busch Series race, the NASCAR Featherlite Modified Series competes in the Service Electric 100.

Tickets for the 2002 Stacker 2 "200" weekend are now available. For tickets, reserved camping and additional information, please contact the Nazareth Speedway ticket office at 1-888-629-RACE(7223) or log on to the official Nazareth Speedway Web site at www.nazarethspeedway.com.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jason Keller , Kenny Wallace , Jack Sprague , Kerry Earnhardt , Johnny Sauter