MWS/SWS: Colorado points pre-race news

NASCAR ANNOUNCES REVISION TO AUTO TRADER 150 CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS DISTRIBUTION DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 31, 2005) -- In the Auto Trader 150, a special NASCAR AutoZone Elite Division combination race scheduled for June 4 at Colorado National ...

NASCAR ANNOUNCES REVISION TO AUTO TRADER 150 CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS DISTRIBUTION

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 31, 2005) -- In the Auto Trader 150, a special NASCAR AutoZone Elite Division combination race scheduled for June 4 at Colorado National Speedway, drivers in the two participating series (NASCAR's Midwest Series and Southwest Series) will be awarded championship points based on their finishing order relative to other drivers in their "home" series.

A previous press release incorrectly stated that drivers will earn full championship points in both series. The highest-finishing Midwest Series driver will be credited with a Midwest Series victory and receive first-place points towards the Midwest Series championship, regardless of their overall finish in the event. The second highest-finishing Midwest Series driver will receive second-place points and so on. Likewise, the highest-finishing Southwest Series driver will be credited with a Southwest Series victory and receive first-place points towards the Southwest Series championship, and so on.

Drivers will be credited with championship points for their respective series, based on whichever series they have previously obtained a NASCAR license for. Drivers will not be credited with a start or championship points outside their "home" series for which they are licensed for.

The two series, which use identical race cars under identical rules as part of the NASCAR AutoZone Elite Division, have both raced at Colorado National Speedway, located 25 miles north of Denver in Erie, Colo., on several previous occasions. Saturday's Auto Trader marks the first time they are being brought together in a combined format.

Fast Facts

What: Auto Trader 150

Where: Colorado National Speedway, Erie, Colo.

Who: NASCAR AutoZone Elite Division, Midwest Series and Southwest Series

When: Sat., June 4 at 8:10 p.m. (Mountain Time).

Posted awards: $66,982.

Race length: 150 laps, 43.75 miles

Track layout: 3/8-mile oval.

Pre-Race Schedule (All Times Local): Registration begins 8 a.m., Practice 12-2 p.m., Bud Pole Qualifying 4:50 p.m.

Tickets: $18 for adults, $6.00 for youth (10-14), Under 10 free with paid adult.

Online Info: coloradospeedway.com or nascarregionalracing.com

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