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RACE: Food World 300, 10-20-01 TRACK: Talladega Superspeedway, 2.66 mile paved oval LOCATION: Talladega, Alabama DISTANCE: 300 miles (113 laps) SANCTION: ARCA SERIES: Event ...

RACE:   Food World 300, 10-20-01

TRACK: Talladega Superspeedway, 2.66 mile paved oval
LOCATION: Talladega, Alabama
DISTANCE: 300 miles (113 laps)
SANCTION: ARCA
SERIES: Event #24 of the 2001 ARCA RE/MAX Series
PROMOTER: International Speedway Corporation (ISC)

SCHEDULE:
Wed, Oct 17 Registration opens 11:30 AM; Garage opens 12:30 PM
Thur, Oct 18 Practice 10 AM-1 PM; Old Milwaukee Pole Qualifying 2:30 PM 2 laps, all positions
Fri, Oct 19 Final practice 10 AM-10:55 AM
Sat, Oct 20 Food World 300 at 1:15 PM

POSTED AWARDS: $256,562 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.

TV:   TNT LIVE from 1 PM-4 PM CT (2-5 PM ET)

RADIO: WTDR Thunder 92.7 FM LIVE (scanner frequency 161.640)

RECORDS:
Qualifying - Bill Venturini, 1987, 205.432 mph (46.614 seconds)
Race - Grant Adcox, 1986, 173.947 mph

RACE WINS AT TALLADEGA SINCE 1969 (38 events): Grant Adcox 5, Davey Allison 4, Tim Steele 4, Charlie Glotzbach 3, Red Farmer 2, Jimmy Horton 2, Tracy Leslie 2, Ramo Stott 2, Jim Vandiver 2. Tied with 1 each are Johnny Halford, Billie Harvey, Bruce Hill, Ron Hutcherson, David Keith, Mark Martin, Jeff Purvis, Rick Roland, Sandy Satullo, Bob Strait, Jim Vaughan and Mike Wallace.

NOTES OF INTEREST: The Food World 300 is the longest ARCA RE/MAX race on the schedule; and the $256,562 in posted awards for the event is a record Talladega/ARCA purse. In the 38 races held at Talladega, 16 have been won from the pole. NASCAR All Pro veteran Tina Gordon has filed her entry for the Food World 300. The Cedar Bluff AL driver will make her debut in a Mark Thompson Phoenix Air Ford Thunderbird, the same car that carried veteran Bob Strait to the winner's circle at Talladega in 99. Thompson, of Cartersville GA, is also entered in his own 01 Taurus. Frank Kimmel, who has never won at Talladega, has already locked up the 01 ARCA RE/MAX Series title. Several 2nd and 3rd generation drivers are entered including leading ARCA Rookie of the Year candidate Jason Jarrett, Justin Labonte, Billy Venturini, Chad Blount, Casey Mears and Todd Bowsher to name a few. 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 diverse tracks -- Talladega, the Salem Speedway short-track and the Springfield IL dirt-mile. 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 Mike Wallace , Casey Mears , Frank Kimmel , Chad Blount , Jeff Purvis , Tina Gordon , Justin Labonte , Tim Steele , Billy Venturini , Todd Bowsher , Charlie Glotzbach , Mark Thompson , Red Farmer , Mark Martin
Teams Team Penske , CIP