Race four at Indy pre-race notes

<pre> Broadcast: ABC - Sunday, Aug. 11, 5-6 p.m. EDT Lineup* Pos. No. Color Driver Hometown Representing 1 12 TBD Danny Lasoski + Dover, Mo. World of Outlaws 2 11 TBD...

<pre> Broadcast: ABC - Sunday, Aug. 11, 5-6 p.m. EDT

Lineup* Pos. No. Color Driver Hometown Representing 1 12 TBD Danny Lasoski + Dover, Mo. World of Outlaws 2 11 TBD Dale Jarrett Conover, N.C. NASCAR Winston Cup 3 10 TBD Helio Castoneves + Miami Indy Racing League 4 9 TBD Sterling Marlin Columbia, Tenn. NASCAR Winston Cup 5 8 TBD Jack Sprague + Spring Lake, Mich. NASCAR Truck Series 6 7 TBD Scott Sharp Indianapolis Indy Racing League 7 6 TBD Sam Hornish Jr. + Defiance, Ohio Indy Racing League 8 5 TBD Buddy Lazier Vail, Colo. Indy Racing League 9 4 TBD Bobby Labonte Trinity, N.C. NASCAR Winston Cup 10 3 TBD Tony Stewart Cornelius, N.C. NASCAR Winston Cup 11 1 TBD Kevin Harvick + Winston-Salem, N.C. NASCAR Busch Series

* Lineup determined by reverse order of True Value IROC point standings Car numbers reflect current True Value IROC point standings Car colors will be determined by a blind draw, Thursday, Aug. 1

+ True Value IROC rookie

Standings: (2002 race wins in parentheses) Pos. Driver Points 1 Kevin Harvick (1) 44 2 Al Unser Jr.* 39 3 Tony Stewart (1) 38 T4 Bobby Labonte 37 T4 Buddy Lazier (1) 37 6 Sam Hornish Jr. 30 7 Scott Sharp 29 T8 Jack Sprague 27 T8 Sterling Marlin 27 10 Helio Castroneves 26 11 Dale Jarrett 23 12 Danny Lasoski 16

*Unser will not compete at the final race in Indianapolis

</pre> Tiebreaker Rules

* In the event two or more drivers are tied for bonus points, the bonus points will be awarded according to the finishing positions of the race.

* In the event two or more drivers are tied at the finish line, the points for finishing positions will be added together and divided among the tying drivers.

* In the event two or more drivers are tied in points at the end of the series, the tie will be broken by the driver who finished highest, on average, over all four races. If two or more drivers are still tied, then the tie will be broken by the driver with the highest finishing position in the final race.

True Value IROC Notes

* By not competing in the final IROC race, Al Unser Jr. is one of two drivers who have been mathematically eliminated from winning the 2002 True Value IROC championship. The other is Danny Lasoski.

* There are numerous scenarios on how each of the 10 drivers can win the 2002 True Value IROC points championship at the final race in Indianapolis. The simplest of all scenarios is if Kevin Harvick wins the Indianapolis race, he will be the 2002 True Value IROC champion. Harvick, who represents the NASCAR Busch Series as the 2001 champion, took over the points lead after Race Three at Chicagoland Speedway. Harvick's finishes this year have been: ninth in Daytona, first in California and fourth in Chicago.

* Since Unser's True Value IROC championship in 1988, the closest an open-wheel racer came to winning the season title was in 1996, when CART driver Robby Gordon finished second. Gordon also finished second in 1997, but that year he represented SCORE, the off-road truck series.

* Harvick's 11th starting position for the Aug. 3rd race is the place to be, based on the four-race IROC history at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Of the four True Value IROC races contested at the historic track, the winner came from the 11th starting position three times - Mark Martin in 1998 & 2000 and Bobby Labonte in 2001. Mark Martin also won from the 10th starting spot in 1999.

* When Buddy Lazier won the recent True Value IROC race at Chicagoland Speedway he became the 40th driver to win an IROC race and the first open-wheel driver to claim victory since Eddie Cheever's win in June of 2000 at Michigan International Speedway. Lazier was also the first driver to win from the pole since Dale Earnhardt's victory at the 2000 Daytona race and Lazier was also the first driver to lead every lap since Mark Martin accomplished the feat at the 1996 Charlotte race.

* The Chicagoland race was the first time since the Talladega race in1996 that open-wheel drivers claimed the top three finishes - Lazier, Unser and Helio Castroneves. The top three finishers at the 1996 Talladega race were: Unser, Robby Gordon and Scott Pruett.

* There are five rookie drivers competing in this year's True Value IROC Series. The current point standing of each rookie driver is:
Helio Castroneves -10th
Kevin Harvick - first
Sam Hornish Jr. - sixth
Danny Lasoski - 12th
Jack Sprague - tied for eighth

* The True Value IROC Series matches 12 drivers from different forms of auto racing in equally prepared cars, on Goodyear Eagle radial racing tires. The goal is to eliminate the mechanical advantages and to produce a winner determined solely on driver skill. The series consists of four 100-mile races at different racetracks with points awarded for finishing positions. At the end of the fourth race, the points are tallied and a champion of champions is named.

* TruServ, headquartered in Chicago, is one of the world's largest member-owned cooperatives with annual sales of $2.6 billion in 2001. The TruServ cooperative includes approximately 7,000 independent retailers worldwide operating under store identities that include True Value, Grand Rental Station, Taylor Rental, Home & Garden Showplace and Induserve Supply. Additional information on TruServ and its retail identities is available at www.truserv.com


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Series IROC
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Dale Jarrett , Bobby Labonte , Tony Stewart , Kevin Harvick , Sterling Marlin , Robby Gordon , Eddie Cheever , Al Unser Jr. , Buddy Lazier , Scott Sharp , Helio Castroneves , Scott Pruett , Jack Sprague , Danny Lasoski , Sam Hornish Jr. , Mark Martin