BNS: Stafford: Tops Racing preview

MOORESVILLE, North Carolina - After a week off, Paul Wolfe and the Tops Friendly Markets Racing Team are on their way to Stafford Springs, Connecticut for the second race of the 2003 NASCAR Grand National Division, Busch North Series season. The...

MOORESVILLE, North Carolina - After a week off, Paul Wolfe and the Tops Friendly Markets Racing Team are on their way to Stafford Springs, Connecticut for the second race of the 2003 NASCAR Grand National Division, Busch North Series season.

The New England Dodge Dealers 150 at Stafford Motor Speedway is scheduled to run Friday, May 9. Practice begins at 3 p.m. and Bud Pole qualifying at the one-half mile paved oval will start at 5:30 p.m. The Busch North feature will start at approximately 9 p.m. after Stafford's regular NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series classes run. The fastest 26 cars from time trials will earn starting positions with the remainder of the 30-car field to be filled by provisional starters.

Currently, Wolfe sits seventh in Busch North points after the season opener at Lee USA Speedway on April 27. Last year at Stafford, Wolfe drove in the fall race and finished 10th.

"We are looking forward to improving on last year's finish," Wolfe said. "I feel we have a better car than we had in the fall, and our new crew is really starting to come together."

Stafford Motor Speedway Broadcasting will provide live, worldwide audio coverage of the race. The event will be aired via Yahoo.com beginning at 7:30 p.m. To log on, click on the Yahoo! button on the Stafford Motor Speedway Web site at http://www.staffordmotorspeedway.com.

The race will also be re-broadcast on television on SPEED Channel (Adelphia Digital Cable Channel 122, Time Warner Digital Cable Channel 103) on Monday, May 12 at 8 p.m. The New England Dodge Dealers NASCAR 150 is the first of 12 Busch North Series events scheduled for national telecast by SPEED Channel in 2003. The SPEED Channel Craftsman Truck Series team of Rick Allen, Phil Parsons and Ray Dunlap will call the action.

Tops Markets, LLC is one of six retail operating companies under Ahold USA, one of the leading supermarket operations in the U.S. Tops currently operates 156 Tops Friendly Markets and 208 convenience stores in New York, Pennsylvania and northeast Ohio. The Tops Racing Team's associate sponsors for the Stafford race are Hefty, Lysol, Scott Products and Colton RV.

The No. 9 Tops Dodge is operated by Tommy Baldwin Racing North (TBRN), a subsidiary of Tommy Baldwin Racing. TBRN is co-owned by NASCAR veterans Tommy Baldwin and Eddie D'Hondt.

For updated information about Wolfe and the Tops Racing Team, visit www.paulwolfe.net.

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Paul Wolfe , Phil Parsons , Tommy Baldwin
Teams Tommy Baldwin Racing