PEPSI 150 FACT SHEET

RACE: Pepsi 150, 1997 NASCAR Busch Grand National North Series #10

DATE: August 8, 1998 RACE TIME: 12:00 P.M. PURSE: $148,765

LOCATION: Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, N.Y. 2.45-Mile Road Course

DISTANCE: 150 Miles (62 laps)

RADIO: N/A TV: ESPN (Live)

STARTING FIELD: The starting field will be determined through European Qualifying on Thursday at 2:15 p.m. with the first 34 starting positions going to the fastest qualifiers. Four provisional starting spots will be awarded to non-qualifiers.

QUALIFYING SCHEDULE: Thursday, August 6, 1996 at 2:15 P.M. (European Style Qualifying)

QUALIFYING RECORD: Curtis Markham 1:18.450 112.428 mph

RACE RECORD: 2 Hours, 0 Minutes, 34 Seconds, 1995 Joe Bessey PAST EVENTS: This weekend marks the sixth visit for the NASCAR Busch Grand National North Division to Watkins Glen International. This is the fourth time the Busch North event will be 150-mile event, formally 125 miles. Past race winners and pole sitters since the inaugural Busch North 125:

YEAR  RACE WINNER POLE WINNER
1997  Ted Christopher Mike Stefanik
1996  Andy Santerre  None (Qualifying Rained Out)
1995  Joe Bessey  Curtis Markham
1994  Butch Leitzinger Butch Leitzinger
1993  Bobby Dragon  Curtis Markham