New Brunswick Int'l Speedway Preview

FREDERICTON, NB, CANADA (June 23, 2000) - The CARQUEST Auto Parts 200, part of the CASCAR Castrol Super Series, makes its annual visit to the Canadian Maritimes this Saturday (June 24) and Sunday (June 25) at Fredericton, NB's New Brunswick Int'l...

FREDERICTON, NB, CANADA (June 23, 2000) - The CARQUEST Auto Parts 200, part of the CASCAR Castrol Super Series, makes its annual visit to the Canadian Maritimes this Saturday (June 24) and Sunday (June 25) at Fredericton, NB's New Brunswick Int'l Speedway in Fredericton, NB. The event is the fifth race on the CASCAR Eastern schedule, Canada's top motorsports tour.

Reigning Eastern champion Don Thomson Jr. is heading to the 1/3-mile, high-banked oval first in the point standings. The track holds a special place in the heart of the Home Hardware Chevy driver, who, last September, captured his first Super Series crown after a solid run in the CARQUEST Auto Parts 200. The Hamilton, Ontario racer is on a roll again this year and captured a dominating win last Saturday night at Mosport Int'l Speedway.

St. Thomas, Ontario racer DJ Kennington is the defending winner of the CARQUEST Auto Parts 200. Last year, Kennington picked up his second career CASCAR Super Series feature victory in the event and in the process, recorded the biggest pay-day in the history of CASCAR by winning both the CARQUEST Auto Parts 200 and the Tenneco Automotive 'Skin' prize fund, taking home $22,000.

Time Trials for this weekend's CARQUEST Auto Parts 200 at NBIS take place Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. Heat races begin at 4 p.m. The track's regular Street Stock and Sportsman divisions will also be in action on Saturday. On Sunday , a CASCAR Autograph Session starts at noon, followed by the CARQUEST Auto Parts 200, which is scheduled to take the green flag at 2 p.m.. A Sportsman feature will follow the CARQUEST Auto Parts 200.

CARQUEST is the Official Auto Parts of CASCAR, the premier motorsports sanctioning body in Canada. There are nearly 4,000 CARQUEST Auto Parts stores across North America. CARQUEST Auto Parts Stores supplies the professional automotive service repair industry as well as do-it-yourselfers with replacement parts, tools and equipment. CARQUEST is committed to providing auto parts and services of the highest quality and greatest value to help people repair their cars. For more information about CARQUEST visit our web site at www.carquest.com

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Series NASCAR Canada
Drivers Don Thomson Jr.