Food City 500 Preview

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Food City 500 Preview

Date: Sunday, March 26th Site: Bristol International Raceway Bristol, Tennessee Track: .533 Mile Banked Paved Speedway Start Time: 1 p.m. (est) Laps: 500 Miles: 266.5

Television: ESPN Announcers: Bob Jenkins, Benny Parsons and Ned Jarrett Radio: PRN (Doug Rice and Mark Garrow)

Defending Champion: Rusty Wallace Runner-up: Mark Martin 1999 Pole Sitter: Rusty Wallace (Finished 1st) Race Record: Cale Yarborough, 1977 (100.989 m.p.h.) Qualifying Record: Rusty Wallace, 1999 (125.142 m.p.h.)

Total Purse: $2,307,231 Payoffs: Winner: $87,435 Second: 73,585 Third: 68,650 (1999 Figures)

Weekend Schedule All times EST (GMT -5)

Friday, March 24 6:00 am Registration 7:00 am Inspection 10:00 am Mandatory Rookie Drivers' meeting 10:30 am Drawing to determine order of qualifying 11:00 am - 12:25 pm Practice 1:15 pm - 1:55 pm Practice 3:15 pm Bud Pole Qualifying (two laps, pos. 1-25)

Saturday, March 25 7:00 am Registration/garage opens 9:30 am - 10:30 am Practice 11:30 am Bud Second-Round Qualifying TBD Final one hour practice following the Busch Race

Sunday, March 26 11:00 am Mandatory driver and crew chief meeting 1:00 pm Start of Food City 500

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Rusty Wallace , Ned Jarrett , Benny Parsons , Cale Yarborough , Mark Martin