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>From NASCAR Public Relations Office NASCAR WINSTON CUP FACT SHEET FOR THE FOOD CITY 500 WHAT: 36th Annual Food CITY 500, NASCAR WINSTON CUP RACE NO. 6 WHERE: Bristol International Raceway, Bristol, ...

>From NASCAR Public Relations Office

NASCAR WINSTON CUP FACT SHEET FOR THE FOOD CITY 500

WHAT: 36th Annual Food CITY 500, NASCAR WINSTON CUP RACE NO. 6

WHERE: Bristol International Raceway, Bristol, Tennessee .533 Mile Concrete Raceway

WHEN: Race starts at 1:10 P.m. (EDT), Sunday, March 31, 1996

DISTANCE: 500 Laps (266.5 Miles)

SANCTION: National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. {NASCAR)

PROMOTER: Promoter: National Raceways, Inc.

TV: ESPN (Live), (203) 585-2000. FOOD CITY 500 AIRTIME: 1:00 (EST) Announcers: Bob Jenkins, Benny Parsons and Ned Jarrett. Pit Reporters: Jerry Punch, John Kernan and Bill Weber

RADIO: MRN Radio, (904) 254-6760. FOOD CITY 500 AIRTIME: 12:45 (EDT) Announcers: Barney Hall and Allen Bestwick.

SCHEDULE: FRIDAY, MARCH 29: NASCAR WINSTON CUP SERIES: Registration and inspection 7:00 a.m. Drawing to determine order of qualifying 10:30 a.m. Practice from 11:00 a m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Time trials up 3:00 P.m. (positions 1-25).

NASCAR BUSCH SERIES: Registration and inspection 7:00 a.m. Practice from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 to 1:15 p.m Time trials following NASCAR WINSTON CUP time trials (All positions). Practice following time trials as time permits.

SATURDAY, MARCH 30: NASCAR WINSTON CUP SERIES: Registration and inspection 8:00 a.m. Practice from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Time trials 12:30 P.m. (positions 26-32). Practice following the NASCAR BUSCH SERIES event as time permits.

NASCAR BUSCH SERIES: START OF GOODY'S HEADACHE POWDER 260 - 2:00 P.M.

SUNDAY, MARCH 31: NASCAR WINSTON CUP SERIES: START OF 38th Annual FOOD CITY 500

NOTES OF INTEREST: Jeff Gordon is the defending; champion of the Food City 500 at Bristol International Raceway. Mark Martin set the NASCAR Winston Cup qualifying record of 125.093 mph in August, 1995 at BIR. Charlie Glotzbach holds the 266.5 mile race record of 101.074 mph set in 1971 at BIR.

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 Jeff Gordon , Ned Jarrett , Benny Parsons , Mark Martin