Busch All-Star Series sets 1999 schedule

Busch All-Star Series sets 1999 schedule DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 11, 1999) Drivers of the Busch All-Star Series, a part of the NASCAR Touring Division, will compete at 12 different race tracks in five Midwestern states in 1999, per the newly...

Busch All-Star Series sets 1999 schedule

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 11, 1999) Drivers of the Busch All-Star Series, a part of the NASCAR Touring Division, will compete at 12 different race tracks in five Midwestern states in 1999, per the newly released schedule that lists a total of 19 races for the second consecutive year.

NASCAR only dirt track touring division will contest 14 events at Iowa tracks, two in Illinois and one each in Kansas, Nebraska and South Dakota.

The season opens on Saturday, April 3, at Crawford County Speedway in Denison, Iowa. It is set to close at the same speed plant with races on Oct. 1 and Oct. 2. In between, the drivers will race at facilities in Allison, Corning, Davenport, Dubuque, Farley and West Liberty, Iowa; Freeport and Granite City, Ill.; Omaha, Neb.; Jefferson, S.D.; and Topeka, Kan.

The Busch All-Star Series race in Topeka, set for June 17 at Heartland Park, is a first. The only other time series drivers have competed in Kansas was in a series of five events held between 1985 and 1988 in Kansas City.

There will be five 100-lap Busch All-Star Series events this season -- the race at Heartland Park and the last four races of the year. In addition, drivers will compete in 13 50-lappers and one 40-lap race.

All of the tracks on the schedule are half-mile facilities except for the three-eights mile ovals in Dubuque, Omaha and Topeka. Planned are three two-day races plus two three-day swings -- one on the Memorial Day holiday weekend and one on the Labor Day holiday weekend. Also on the schedule is a four-day swing right before Independence Day.

The Busch All-Star Series is NASCAR's only dirt track touring series. Steve Kosiski of Omaha, Neb., the only driver to have competed in each of the 214 series races contested since the series' 1985 inception, won an unprecedented seventh championship in 1998.

Source: NASCAR Online

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