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NASCAR WINSTON CUP FACT SHEET FOR THE PUROLATOR 500 What: 37th Annual, PUROLATOR 500, NASCAR WINSTON CUP RACE NO. 4 WHEN: Race starts at 1:00 p.m. (EST), Sunday, March 10, 1996 WHERE: Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton,...

NASCAR WINSTON CUP FACT SHEET FOR THE PUROLATOR 500

What: 37th Annual, PUROLATOR 500, NASCAR WINSTON CUP RACE NO. 4 WHEN: Race starts at 1:00 p.m. (EST), Sunday, March 10, 1996 WHERE: Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, Georgia 1.522 Mile Banked Paved Speedway DISTANCE: 500 Miles (328 Laps) SANCTION: National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, lnc. (NASCAR) PROMOTER: Atlanta Motor Speedway, Inc.

TV: ABC (Live), (212) 465-4748 or (212) 456-4867. PUROLATOR 500 AIRTIME 1:00 EST Announcers: Bob Jenkins, Paul Page and Benny Parsons. Pit Reporters: Jack Arute, Dr. Jerry Punch and Bill Weber.

RADIO: MRN Radio, (904) 254-6760 PUROLATOR 500 AIRTIME: 1:00 EST Announcers: Barney Hall and Allen Bestwick.

Schedule:

THURSDAY. MARCH 7: NASCAR BUSCH SERIES: Registration and inspection up 7:00 a.m. Practice from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Time trials at 12:30 p m. (positions 1-25). Practice from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, MARCH 8: NASCAR WINSTON CUP SERIES: Registration and inspection @ 6:00 a.m. Drawing to determine order of qualifying @ 8:30 a.m. Practice from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Time trials up 12:30 p.m. (positions 1-25). NBS: Registration and inspection @ 6:00 a.m. Practice from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Time trials @ 11:00 a.m. (positions 26-40). Practice from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

SATURDAY. MARCH 9: NASCAR WINSTON CUP SERIES: Registration and inspection @ 7:00 a.m. Practice from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Time trials @ 11:00 a.m. (positions 26-38) Practice following NBS event. NASCAR BUSCH SERIES: START OF BUSCH LIGHT 300 @ 1:00 p.m.

SUNDAY. MARCH 10: NASCAR WINSTON CUP SERIES: START OF PUROLATOR 500 @ 1:00 p.m.

NOTES OF INTEREST: Jeff Gordon is the defending champion of the Purolator 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Greg Sacks holds the NASCAR Winston Cup qualifying record of 185.830 mph set in November, 1984 at AMS. Dale Earnhardt holds the 500 mile race record of 163.633 mph set in November, 1995 at AMS.

Jack Durbin indy500@freenet.tlh.fl.us Motorsport News International jackd@motorsport.com (Moderators for "rec.autos.sport.info") Homepage http://www.freenet.tlh.fl.us/users/indy500/index.html

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Jeff Gordon , Benny Parsons , Greg Sacks