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Nashville, Tenn - October 1, 1999 -The final practice prior to Bud Pole qualifying for the Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring 19th Annual Greased Lightning All American 400 has just finished and Rookie-of-the-Year candidate Rodney Childers...

Nashville, Tenn - October 1, 1999 -The final practice prior to Bud Pole qualifying for the Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring 19th Annual Greased Lightning All American 400 has just finished and Rookie-of-the-Year candidate Rodney Childers tops the charts. The Mooresville, N.C. resident, who is tied with Coy Gibbs for the Rookie-of-the-Year battle, toured the 0.596-mile Nashville Speedway USA oval in a time of 18.787 seconds at an average speed of 114.207 mph. Closely trailing Childers is Cumming, Ga.'s Larry Raines with a time of 18.789 seconds equaling an average speed of 114.194 mph.

Two-time defending race champion, and 1998 Slim Jim All Pro Series Champion Freddie Query was third fastest with a time of 18.792 seconds. Query topped the speed charts in both of yesterday's practice sessions. In yesterday's first practice session his fastest time was 19.113 seconds and in the second practice session he logged a time of 18.781 seconds at an average speed of 114.243 mph

Dalton, Ga.'s Bobby Gill was fourth fastest with a time of 18.840 seconds while Naples, Fla.'s Billy Bigley, Jr. rounds out the top five with a time of 18.847 seconds. Bigley is chasing Wildwood, Fla.'s Wayne Anderson for the Slim Jim All Pro Series points championship entering this, the final race of the 1999 Slim Jim All Pro Series season.

Rookie Brian Smith, Terry Brooks, Hal Goodson, Donald Long and Steven Howard round out the top 10. 58 cars are on hand to vie for one of the 40 starting positions in the 19th Annual Greased Lightning All American 400.

Bud Pole qualifying gets underway today at 3:00 CT with the first 25 positions being locked in during two-lap time trials. Second round time trials to fill the remaining 15 positions will take place on Saturday afternoon at 12:30 p.m. The 19th Annual All American 400 will take the green flag at 6:00 p.m. CT on Saturday night, the first time that this prestigious short track race will run under the lights.

The 19th Annual Greased Lightning All American 400 will air on Saturday, October 16 at 2:00 p.m. ET on the TNN, The Nashville Network.

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Coy Gibbs , Billy Bigley , Brian Smith , Wayne Anderson