Talladega: Event fact sheet

RACE: Food World 300, 10-5-02 TRACK: Talladega Superspeedway, 2.66 mile paved oval LOCATION: Talladega, Alabama DISTANCE: 300 miles (113 laps) SANCTION: ARCA SERIES: Event ...

RACE:   Food World 300, 10-5-02

TRACK: Talladega Superspeedway, 2.66 mile paved oval
LOCATION: Talladega, Alabama
DISTANCE: 300 miles (113 laps)
SANCTION: ARCA
SERIES: Event #21 of the 2002 ARCA RE/MAX Series

SCHEDULE:
Thur, Oct 3
Practice 9:30--12:30 PM
Old Milwaukee Pole Qualifying 2:30 PM 2 laps, all positions

Fri, Oct 4
Final practice 9:25 AM -- 10:45 AM

Sat, Oct 5
Food World 300 at 1 PM

POSTED AWARDS: $264,943 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: Amkus Rescue Tools, Carolina Motorsports, Earl's Performance Products, Fast Track High Performance Driving School, Flowmaster Mufflers, Harris Torches & Regulators, Holley HP Carbs, K&N Air Filters, K&N Oil Filters, Kluhsman Racing Products, Landrum Spring Service, Lincoln Electric Welders, Magnum Police Equipment, Motive Gear, National Pork Board, Old Milwaukee Beer, QuicShine 99, RJS Uniforms, S-W Scales by Intercomp.

PARTICIPATING COMPANIES: ATI Dampers, Auto Meter Instruments, Berryman Products, Bilstein Shocks, Blake Carburetors, BSR Racing Products, Clevite Engine Parts, CV Products, Dayco Belts & Hoses, Dr. Gas Exhaust Components, Edelbrock, Ford Motor Co., Gatorade, G-Force Racing Gear, Hedman Hedders, Hoosier Performance Tire, Hurd Air Wrenches, Hutcherson-Pagan, Jacobs Electronics, JE Pistons, Joyce Julius & Associates, JR's Garage, Leading Edge Race Cars, Loctite Corporation, Lowe Lug Nuts, MSD Ignition, Mechanix Wear, Nelson Specialties, Ohlins Shocks, Penske Racing Shocks, Perfect Circle Piston Rings, Pro Shocks, Quarter Master, Reed Cams, Rhyne Racing Engines, RJS Racing Equipment, 76 Performance Products, Simpson Race Products, Thermo-Tec Header Wrap, Tilton Engineering, Victor-Reinz Gaskets, Wallace Race Car Lettering, Wilson Manifolds.

TV: WSPEED Channel (Same-day) from 8 --11 PM. WRe-airs Sun, Oct 6 (same-night) at 1 AM. All times eastern.

NOTES OF INTEREST: The Food World 300, the 40th ARCA RE/MAX Series event at Talladega, is the longest RE/MAX Series race on the schedule at 300 miles. In addition, the $264,943 in posted awards for the event is a record Talladega/ARCA RE/MAX Series purse. In the 39 races already held at Talladega, 17 have been won from the pole including last year when Bobby Gerhart led 105 of 113 laps. Gerhart is the only former Talladega winner entered among 55 entrants. In fact, among the drivers entered, only Gerhart, Frank Kimmel, Bobby Bowsher, Mark Gibson, Chad Blount and Jason Jarrett represent themselves as former RE/MAX Series winners anywhere. Cedar Bluff, Alabama driver Tina Gordon, injured in May of this year at Lowe's Motor Speedway, will make her return to competition for the first time since her accident. Current point leader Frank Kimmel, who has never won at Talladega, leads rookie Chad Blount by 515 points heading into Talladega. If Kimmel leaves Talladega with the same points margin, or greater, he will have clinched the 2002 ARCA RE/MAX Series national championship, his 4th in 5 seasons. The outcome of the Food World 300 will determine this year's Bill France Triple Crown winner. The prestigious award, representative of ARCA's extremely diverse schedule, is an amalgamation of points from 3 very different tracks -- Talladega, the Salem Speedway short-track and the Springfield IL dirt-mile. Kimmel leads Blount by 45 points for the honor. Talladega is one of two venues for the ARCA RE/MAX Series that mandates the use of carburetor restrictor plates - the other being Daytona Int'l Speedway.

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Series ARCA
Drivers Frank Kimmel , Chad Blount , Tina Gordon , Bobby Gerhart , Jason Jarrett , Mark Gibson
Teams Team Penske , CIP