LOWE'S MS FACTSHEET PLUS RACE: EasyCare Vehicle Service Contracts 100, 10-4-01 TRACK: Lowe's Motor Speedway, 1.5-mile paved oval LOCATION: Concord, North Carolina DISTANCE: 100 Miles (67 laps) SANCTION: ARCA SERIES: Event ...
LOWE'S MS FACTSHEET PLUS
RACE: EasyCare Vehicle Service Contracts 100, 10-4-01
TRACK: Lowe's Motor Speedway, 1.5-mile paved oval
LOCATION: Concord, North Carolina
DISTANCE: 100 Miles (67 laps)
SERIES: Event #23 of the 2001 ARCA RE/MAX Series
PROMOTER: H. A. "Humpy" Wheeler
SCHEDULE: Wed, Oct 3 Practice 11 AM-2 PM & 6:30 PM-8:30 PM, Old Milwaukee Pole Qualifying 3:30 PM Thurs, Oct 4 EasyCare Vehicle Service Contracts 100 -- 9 PM
POSTED AWARDS: $208,074 in prize, point and contingency money.
TV: Speedvision air dates to be announced RECORDS: Qualifying -- Ryan Newman, 2000, 28.911 seconds (186.780 mph) Race - Tim Steele, 1996, 138.654 mph
NOTES OF INTEREST: The ARCA EasyCare Vehicle Service Contracts 100 will follow Bud Pole Qualifying for the NASCAR Winston Cup Series Thursday night under the lights at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Former ARCA RE/MAX Series champions' Frank Kimmel (current point leader) and Tim Steele are the only former LMS/ARCA winners entered in this year's event. Steele is the all-time LMS winner with 4 victories followed by Kimmel with 2. Additional ARCA RE/MAX Series winners at LMS include Lyndon Amick, Mario Gosselin, Gary Laton, Ryan Newman, Adam Petty, Kirk Shelmerdine, Mark Thompson and Curtis Turner who won the inaugural event in 1964. However, there would be a 32-year hiatus before the series would return in 1996. Steele is also the all-time lap leader at LMS having led 381 laps in 7 races. Shane Hmiel, son of renowned Winston Cup crew chief Steve Hmiel, unofficially posted the quickest speed in ARCA RE/MAX Series recent testing at LMS. Hmiel, in a Ken Schrader Pontiac, checked in at 178.690 mph over 3-time champ Steele at 178.277. From the Sauter racing family, Johnny Sauter is entered in the #19 Target Saws & Blades Chevy with an assist from Richard Childress Racing. Kevin Harvick, who finished 2nd to Kirk Shelmerdine at LMS in 99, was the last driver RCR groomed via the ARCA RE/MAX Series ranks.
CURRENT POINTS: 1) Frank Kimmel 6225; 2) Jason Jarrett 5115; 3) Andy Belmont 4885; 4) Ron Cox 4415; 5) Norm Benning 4140; 6) Todd Bowsher 4060; 7) Chuck Weber 4050; 8) Donny Morelock 4030; 9) Tim Steele 3865; 10) Mike Buckley 2870.