SES: Jeff Fultz going home to Kentucky Speedway

Daytona Beach, Fla. - June 12, 2000 - Who ever uttered the axiom 'You can't go home again' doesn't know Milford, Oh.'s Jeff Fultz. The Cincinnati, Oh. native now resides near Charlotte, N.C. but he is looking forward to 'going home' for Friday...

Daytona Beach, Fla. - June 12, 2000 - Who ever uttered the axiom 'You can't go home again' doesn't know Milford, Oh.'s Jeff Fultz. The Cincinnati, Oh. native now resides near Charlotte, N.C. but he is looking forward to 'going home' for Friday night's Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring $95,050 Cincinnati Post/Cincinnati Enquirer 150 at Kentucky Speedway. Racing at the new 1.500-mile superspeedway is a long way from Fultz's early racing efforts in four cylinder cars. He'll be returning as a top driver in the Slim Jim All Pro Series, having finished as the series points runnerup in 1997. The driver of the C&C Boilers/Cleaver Brooks/Honeywell Chevrolet Monte Carlo would like nothing more than to wind up in victory lane after 150 miles of racing on Friday night. I'm really looking forward to running at the Kentucky Speedway. Growing up in Cincinnati, anytime we wanted to go to a race we had a minimum of an hour's drive to get to a track," Fultz stated. "We used to run at Kil-Kare in Xenia, Shady Bowl in DeGraff, as well as Winchester and Salem Speedways in Indiana. This is going to be really big for the people in the Cincinnati area, not only will they have a track close to home but it's a $150 million track at that," he added. "I've been receiving many calls from friends wishing me good luck and the whole C&C Boilers/Cleaver Brooks/Honeywell team is getting pumped up so that we can have a strong run. I'd love to win the first ever race run at Kentucky Speedway. I'll have a lot of friends there and it's not often that I get to race in front of so many folks that I know," added Fultz, a 31-year-old father of three. "We're currently third in the points so we need to continue to have good runs so that we can be in the hunt for the championship at the end of the season," he noted. It has been predicted that speeds for the Slim Jim All Pro Series cars will be in the to 150 to 153 mph range after testing took place in late April. As a result of the speeds attained the carburetors on the race cars will be fitted with restrictor plates for this race. Another Cincinnati resident, Spanks Overbeck, handled the testing chores at the wheel of his Aramark Uniforms Chevrolet. Overbeck said, "These cars were originally designed for short track racing so this is a big change of pace for us. So, running with restrictor plates will keep the speeds slower and the competition a lot tighter and its going to be a lot better for the fans." The test on the brand new track was a treat for Overbeck, who is about to finish his collegiate education at the University of Cincinnati. "The track is great!! The car was working real well. There's good visibility all the way around. I think where the grandstands are situated is going to be great for the fans because that's where I was feeling my most speed sensation. Coming out of turn four you almost get a downhill run and you can just accelerate. It's going to be exciting." The Slim Jim All Pro Series drivers and teams will get things rolling on Thursday night with a practice under the lights which will run from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. On Friday, practice will take place once again from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. while Bud Pole qualifying gets underway at 3:00 p.m. to set the 40-car starting field. The Cincinnati Post/Cincinnati Enquirer 150 will get the green flag at 9:00 p.m., after the completion of Bud Pole Qualifying for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series.

The Kentucky Speedway, a 1,000 acre complex, is located 35 miles south of Cincinnati, Oh. in Sparta, Ky.

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