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<pre> 2001 HOOTERS PROCUP SERIES RACE FACTS WHAT: Lucas Oil 250 presented by Food World USAR Hooters ProCup Series Race ...

<pre> 2001 HOOTERS PROCUP SERIES RACE FACTS

WHAT: Lucas Oil 250 presented by Food World USAR Hooters ProCup Series Race #3 of 30 (Southern Division Race #3)

WHERE: Five Flags Speedway -.5-Mile, semi-banked paved oval

WHEN: Saturday, March 31, 2001 - 7:30 p.m. CST

DISTANCE: 250 Laps, 125 Miles

TV: Speedvision (Tape-Delayed, Thursday, April 5, 9:00 p.m.) Speedvision (Tape-Delayed, Friday, April 5, 1 a.m. & 12 noon) Sunshine Network (Tape-Delayed, Monday, April 9, 8:00 p.m.) Sunshine Network (Tape-Delayed, Tuesday, April 10, 2:00 p.m.) Comcast Sports Southeast (Tape-Delayed, Saturday, April 14, 8:00 p.m.) Comcast Sports Philadelphia (Tape-Delayed, Saturday, April 7, 4:00 p.m.) Comcast Empire (Tape-Delayed, Tuesday, April 17, 7:30 p.m.) Fox Sports South (TBA) Home Team Sports (TBA)

RADIO: USA Racing Network (USARN) (Live, 7:15 p.m.)

POSTED AWARDS: $105,485

FIELD: 36 cars possible. Fastest 32 cars through time trials. Four provisional starting positions based on top 30 drivers' position in the final 2000 points standings. One provisional each may be added to the field for a former Hooters ProCup Series champion, or a former USAR Hooters ProCup Series Rookie of the Year who competed in 2000. (Starting Line-Up Format Could Change If Qualifying Races Are Needed.)

SCHEDULE: Friday, March 30, 2001 (USAR Reserves the Right to Change Schedule) 5:00-7:00 p.m. Early Parking & Registration

Saturday, March 31, 2001 8:30 a.m. Pit Gate Opens 9:00 a.m. Safety Tech Opens 9:30 a.m. Crew Chief Meeting (USAR Command Center) 9:45 a.m. Rookie Drivers Meeting (USAR Command Center) 11:30-2:30 p.m. Hooters ProCup Practice 2:45 p.m. Team P.R. Reps Meeting 3:00 p.m. Hooters ProCup Drivers Meeting 3:15 p.m. CHAPEL SERVICE (USAR Command Center) 4:30 p.m. Front Gates Open 5:00 p.m. Hooters ProCup Qualifying Time Trials (2 Laps) 6:00 p.m. Photographers Meeting (ASAP After Qualifying at Command Center) 6:00 p.m. Haulers Out 6:30 p.m. Hooters ProCup Drivers Autograph Session 7:10 p.m. Drivers Introduction and Pre-Race Ceremonies 7:30 p.m. Lucas Oil 250 Race Begins

THE RACE: This will be the first USAR Hooters ProCup Series event held at the track.

PARTICIPATING CONTINGENCY/BONUS AWARDS SPONSORS:

Lucas Oil Products, Miller Lite Beer, 2-Qwik Performance Shocks, Carolina Kit Cars, W.J. Plemons Investments, Incentive Risk Management, CV Products, Charlotte Wheels, Inc., Earl's Performance Plumbing, Eibach Springs, C & R Racing, Ferodo Brake Pad, Holley Ignitions, Isky Race Cams, Manley Performance Products, MSD Ignitions, K & N Engineering, Spin Tech, Wiseco Pistons, BSR Products, Quarter Master Industries, Racing Electronics, Rev Inc., Tri-Star Racewear

HPCS Race Winners in 2001: Lance Snacks Pole Winners in 2001: 1. Bobby Gill, USA International Speedway 1. Mario Gosselin, USA International 2. Jay Fogleman, St. Augustine Speedway 2. Steve Christian, St. Augustine

SOUTHERN DIVISION STANDINGS:

Driver Hometown Make Pts. Wins 1. Bobby Gill Dalton, GA Ford 310 1 2. Steven Christian Buford, GA Ford 285 3. Jay Fogleman Durham, NC Ford 278 1 4. Shane Huffman Hickory, NC Ford 249 5. Jason Sarvis* Concord, NC Chev 243 6. Mike Laughlin, Jr. Simpsonville, SC Ford 237 6. Mario Gosselin Lake Wales, FL Ford 237 8. Derrick Kelley Auburndale, FL Chev 233 9. Lee Tissot Arden, NC Chev 226 10. Mart Nesbitt Asheville, NC Chev 218

* - Denotes Rookie

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Contact: Jason Wise, (704) 633-7439, x15 or E-Mail: jwise@image500.com

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Goodson Gunning for Competition at Pensacola USAR ProCup Series Driver Ready For Battle This Weekend

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (March 26, 2001) -- When the USAR ProCup Series hits the track at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Fla. this weekend, Hal Goodson will be aiming for the competition in hopes of scoring his first victory of the 2001 racing season.

After earning a top-five finish in the series' last race in St. Augustine, Fla., Goodson and Taylor Motorsports have their eyes on victory lane.

"We had a strong run at St. Augustine and need to carry that momentum into this week's race in Pensacola," Goodson said. "I know we are taking a car that is capable of running up front and contending for the win."

After a recent test session at Five Flags Speedway, the team knows that tire management is critical.

"The track at Pensacola is very abrasive and hard on the tires," said Crew Chief Colan Ingle. "The key to rolling into victory lane will be who can manage and save their tires the best over a long run."

Goodson joined Taylor Motorsports in July 2000, scoring two-victories, five top-five and seven top-10 finishes, along with four pole positions while competing in only 13 USAR ProCup Series events.

The Darlington, S.C. native will compete in the No. 45 Chevrolet Monte Carlos full-time in the USAR ProCup Series this season, vying for championship honors. In addition, Taylor Motorsports will enter Goodson in four (4) NASCAR Busch Series events.

USAR ProCup Series qualifying at Five Flags Speedway is set for 5:30 p.m. CST on Saturday, March 31. Goodson takes the green flag two hours later at 7:30 p.m. CST.

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Jason Wise Manager, Public Relations & Branding iMAGE 500 inc Phone: (704) 633-7439, ext. 15 Fax: (704) 630-6681

ENTRIES RECEIVED FOR THE LUCAS OIL 250 presented by Food World AS OF 3/26/01

Car # Driver Car Make Hometown

1 Don Satterfield Chevrolet Spartanburg, SC

3 Jimmy McClain Chevrolet Iron Station, NC

5 Bobby Gill Ford Dalton, GA

7 Mike Laughlin, Jr. Ford Simpsonville, SC

8 Jay Fogleman Ford Pittsboro, NC

10 Mario Gosselin Ford Lake Wales, FL

16 Steve Christian Chevrolet Buford, GA

18 Brent Sherman Ford North Barrilington, IL

19 Tom Pistone Ford Charlotte, NC

21 Derrick Kelley Chevrolet Auburndale, FL

22 Dell Murphy Chevrolet Wallace, NC

23 Toby Robertson Chevrolet Winston-Salem, NC

28S Regan Smith Chevrolet Mooresville, NC

30 Mart Nesbitt Chevrolet Asheville, NC

38 Kevin Sasser Chevrolet Gibsonville, NC

39 Danny Sammons Dodge Trenton, NJ

42V Brian Vickers Chevrolet Thomasville, NC

44 Jon Kerley Ford Hickory, NC

51 David Pletcher Chevrolet Pinellas Park, FL

55 Lee Tissot Chevrolet Arden, NC

57 Joe Harrison, Jr. Chevrolet Renick, WV

58 Jeremy Bowser Ford Clearwater, FL

69 John Clagett Chevy Daytona Beach, FL

78 Neil Browder Chevrolet Concord, NC

84 Shane Huffman Ford Hickory, NC

85 Calvine Redwine Chevrolet Mantee, MS

86 Chris Gordon Ford Kannapolis, NC

92 Stacy Puryear Chevrolet Cerro Gordo, NC

139 Shane Seig Ford Tucker, GA

179 R.D. Smith Pontiac Burlington, NC

00 Kertus Davis Chevrolet Blacksburg, SC

01L Mardy Lindley Ford Taylors, SC

04 Larry Barrett Chevrolet Ringgold, VA

08 John Kinder Chevrolet Greenville, SC

09 Jabe Jones Chevrolet Toccoa, GA

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Series Stock car
Drivers Brent Sherman , Brian Vickers , Regan Smith , Kertus Davis , Mario Gosselin , Shane Huffman
Teams CIP