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Indianapolis, Ind. - Results Saturday night (May 20) from the running of the "Coca-Cola 100" Coors Light Silver Bullet Series Race at Indianapolis Raceway Park, with starting position in parentheses, driver, hometown, laps completed,...

Indianapolis, Ind. - Results Saturday night (May 20) from the running of the "Coca-Cola 100" Coors Light Silver Bullet Series Race at Indianapolis Raceway Park, with starting position in parentheses, driver, hometown, laps completed, reason out if any and money won:

Jason Leffler of Long Beach, Calif., who qualified for his first Indianapolis 500 earlier in the afternoon, drove to victory in Saturday night's "Coca-Cola 100" at Indianapolis Raceway Park, leading all 100 laps after winning the pole starting position in his Team ASE/Beast Special, co-owned by Tony Stewart and Bob East.

Leffler qualified for the May 28 "500" at a speed of over 220 mph, but his 121.667 mph track record speed at IRP was good enough to outqualify the 52-car Coors Light Silver Bullet field. He seemed unbeatable in the 100-lap main event, stretching his lead after each of four restarts due to caution periods.

"The car was on a rail tonight," he admitted after the race. "We had a slight vibration but I thought we had the race in command from the outset. I knew Ryan Newman would hang it out in the final laps after the last restart but I didn't think he had the tires left to beat me."

Newman finished second, ahead of teammate Jimmy McCune, with Kasey Kahne taking fourth place after starting 27th in the 30-car field. Kahne grabbed the Oliver Trucking "Rookie of the Race" award for his performance.

Jack Hewitt of Troy, Ohio was honored in pre-race ceremonies for earning his record 150th career Silver Bullet start. He finished 10th after starting 26th.

<pre> 1. (1) Jason Leffler, Long Beach, Calif., 100, $9,400, No Speed due to red flag. 2. (10) Ryan Newman, South Bend, Ind., 100, $5,200. 3. (3) Jimmy McCune, Toledo, Ohio, 100, $3,250. 4. (27) Kasey Kahne, Indianapolis, Ind., 100, $2,700. 5. (13) Brian Tyler, Parma, Mich., 100, $1,950. 6. (14) Brian Paulus, Mechanicsburg, Pa., 100, $1,800. 7. (24) Dave Darland, Kokomo, Ind., 100, $1,650. 8. (16) Russ Gamester, Peru, Ind., 100, $1,550. 9. (19) Tony Elliott, Kokomo, Ind., 100, $1,450. 10. (26) Jack Hewitt, Troy, Ohio, 100, $1,350. 11. (2) Dave Steele, Tampa, Fla., 100, $1,250. 12. (4) John Heydenreich, Bloomsburg, Pa., 100, $1,200. 13. (29) Pat Abold, Pennellville, N.Y., 99, $1,149. 14. (17) Paul White, Temple, Texas, 99, $1,099. 15. (20) Jimmy Sills, Placerville, Calif., 99, $1,049. 16. (21) Jay Drake, Val Verde, Calif., 99, $999. 17. (22) Bobby McMahan, Rio Linda, Calif., 98, $949. 18. (18) Brad Noffsinger, Concord, N.C., 92, $892. 19. (6) Billy Whittaker, Central Square, N.Y., 84, Drive Line, $859. 20. (23) Eric Gordon, Indianapolis, Ind., 83, Suspension, $833. 21. (15) J.J. Yeley, Phoenix, Ariz., 49, Right Front Wheel, $774. 22. (7) Gary Hieber, Langhorne, Pa., 30, Steering, $730. 23. (8) Ed Carpenter, Indianapolis, Ind., 17, Drive Line, $682. 24. (28) Todd Kane, Delaware, Ohio, 7, Suspension, $657. 25. (5) Jason McCord, Anderson, Ind., 2, Accident, $602. 26. (9) Chet Fillip, Speedway, Ind., 2, Accident,$602. 27. (11) Tracy Hines, New Castle, Ind., 2, Accident,$602. 28. (12) Bud Kaeding, Campbell, Calif., 2, Accident,$602. 29. (25) A.J. Fike, Galesburg, Ill., 2, Accident,$602. 30. (30) Bentley Warren, Kennebunkport, Maine, 2, Accident,$602.

Average Speed: None-Red Flag Time of Race: None-Red Flag Caution Flags: 4 for 26 laps Lead Changes: None Lap Leaders: Laps 1-100 Leffler. Fastest Qualifier: Jason Leffler-20.298 seconds, 121.667 mph. Qualifying Race Winners: (15 laps each) Jay Drake & Bobby McMahan.

Coors Light Silver Bullet Point Standings: 1- Tyler-229; 2-Hines-216; 3-Noffsinger-211; 4-Newman-199; 5-Leffler-195; 6-Darland-189; 7-White-157; 8-McCune-150; 9-Heydenreich-134; 10-Hieber-130. Next Coors Light Silver Bullet Race: May 26 - Indiana State Fairgrounds - Indianapolis, Ind. - A.J. Foyt's True Value "Hulman-Hoosier Hundred"

-USAC-

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Series USAC
Drivers Tony Stewart , Jason Leffler , Ryan Newman , Kasey Kahne , Dave Darland , J.J. Yeley , Tracy Hines , Dave Steele , Jack Hewitt , Brian Tyler , Bud Kaeding , Tony Elliott , Jay Drake , John Heydenreich , Bentley Warren , Chet Fillip , Brad Noffsinger , Jimmy McCune , A.J. Fike , Russ Gamester , Eric Gordon , Paul White , Jason McCord , Brian Paulus , Gary Hieber , Jimmy Sills , A.J. Foyt , Ed Carpenter , Bobby McMahan