<pre> RACE: EasyCare Vehicle Service Contracts 100, 5-19-01 TRACK: Lowe's Motor Speedway, 1.5-mile paved oval LOCATION: Concord, NC DISTANCE: 67 laps, 100 miles SANCTION: ARCA SERIES: Event ...
<pre> RACE: EasyCare Vehicle Service Contracts 100, 5-19-01
TRACK: Lowe's Motor Speedway, 1.5-mile paved oval
LOCATION: Concord, NC
DISTANCE: 67 laps, 100 miles
SERIES: Event #7 of the 2001 ARCA RE/MAX Series
PROMOTER: Speedway Motorsports Inc/Humpy Wheeler
SCHEDULE: Thurs, May 17: Practice 11 AM - 2 PM; Old Milwaukee Pole Qualifying 3:30 PM (2 laps)
Fri, May 18: Practice 12:45 - 1:55 PM
Sat, May 19: EasyCare Vehicle Service Contracts 100 at 5:45 PM
POSTED AWARDS: $218,924 in prize, point and contingency money.
ARCA OFFICIAL COMPANIES: RE/MAX International Inc, Damon RV, Featherlite Trailers, Hoosier Racing Tires, Racing Electronics, 76 Racing Gas.
ARCA OFFICIAL PRODUCTS: Amerex Fire Suppression Systems, Amkus Rescue Tools, Auto Value Parts Stores, Cloyes Gear & Products, Cornwell Quality Tools, Earl's Performance Products, Fastlane Footwear, Fast Track High Performance Driving School, Flowmaster Mufflers, Harris Torches & Regulators, Hawk Brake, Holley HP Carbs, K&N Filters, K&N Oil Filters, Landrum Spring Service, Lincoln Electric Welders, Magnum Police Equipment, Motive Gear, National Pork Producers Council, Old Milwaukee Beer, QuicShine 99, RJS Uniforms, S-W Scales by Intercomp.
PARTICIPATING COMPANIES: ATI Dampers, Auto Meter Instruments, Bilstein Shocks, BSR Racing Products, Carrera Shocks, Clevite Engine Parts, CV Products, Dayco Belts & Hoses, Edelbrock, Ford Motor Co., Gatorade, Hedman Hedders, Hoosier Performance Tire, Hutcherson-Pagan, Jacobs Electronics, JE Pistons, Leading Edge Race Cars, Loctite Corporation, Lowe Lug Nuts, Maurtco Powder Coating, MSD Ignition, Nelson Specialties, Oceans Resorts, Ohlins Shocks, Penske Racing Shocks, Pro Cylinder Heads, Pro Shocks, Quarter Master, Racecollectables.com, Raceline Precision Products, Reed Cams & Carburetors, Rhyne Racing Engines, Ringers Resources, RJS Racing Equipment, 76 Performance Products, Simpson Race Products, Thermo-Tec Header Wrap, Tilton Engineering, Victor-Reinz Gaskets, Wallace Race Car Lettering.
RECORDS: Qualifying -- Ryan Newman, 28.911 (186.780 mph) 2000. Race -- Tim Steele (138.654 mph) 1996.
TELEVISION: LIVE 5-19-01 on FX at 5:45 PM ET.
NOTES OF INTEREST: The EasyCare Vehicle Service Contracts 100 will be the 14th appearance of the ARCA RE/MAX Series at Lowe's Motor Speedway since Curtis Turner won the inaugural race in 1964. Third generation drivers' Kerry Earnhardt, Justin Labonte, Jason Jarrett and Steadman Marlin hope to shine bright this weekend at LMS, but first they'll have to deal with red-hot ARCA RE/MAX Series veteran Frank Kimmel who has won the last three consecutive events at Salem, Gateway and Kentucky. In addition, ARCA RE/MAX Series veteran and three-time champ Tim Steele, a 4-time ARCA RE/MAX winner at LMS, is entered, as are veterans' Andy Belmont, Mark Gibson, Ron Cox and Chuck Weber. Former NFL football coach Jerry Glanville will attempt to make his 15th career ARCA RE/MAX Series start at LMS. Glanville, who at present is a TV analyst for CBS and HBO, finished 10th last Saturday in the Kentucky ARCA 150 at Kentucky Speedway. Second-generation ARCA drivers entered include Billy Venturini whose father Bill Venturini was a 2-time ARCA RE/MAX Series driving champion and Todd Bowsher whose father Jack Bowsher was a 3-time driving champion and 2-time car owner champion. No driver has repeat wins at LMS other than Steele who has 4. The EasyCare 100 serves as a prelude to NASCAR's all-start events: The Winston Open and The Winston.
Current Points: 1. Frank Kimmel 1705, 2. Tim Steele 1530, 3. Andy Belmont 1290, 4. Jason Jarrett 1285, 5. Ron Cox 1185, 6. Joe Cooksey 1160, 7. Billy Venturini 1145, 8. Chuck Weber 1075, 9. Todd Bowsher 1070, 10. Donny Morelock 1040.