Hamilton family shares spotlight, sets records at Nashville Superspeedway NEWS & NOTES * Etc. ... For the first time in series history, the same family shared weekend honors at their hometown track, Nashville Superspeedway. Bobby Hamilton...
Hamilton family shares spotlight, sets records at Nashville Superspeedway
NEWS & NOTES
* Etc. ... For the first time in series history, the same family shared weekend honors at their hometown track, Nashville Superspeedway. Bobby Hamilton Jr. (No. 04 Hyde Park Electronics Dodge) won his first Bud Pole while father Bobby Hamilton captured the Aug. 14 Toyota Tundra 200. They are the first father-son to win Bud Poles on the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. The Hamiltons' first and fourth-place finishes in the same event are the best in series history by a father and son. ... Twenty-seven of 30 competitors finished on the lead lap at Nashville Superspeedway. That's a series record, eclipsing the 24 at Richmond International Raceway in 1996, and July 17 this season at Gateway International Raceway. ... Edwards will make his NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series debut Sunday at Michigan International Speedway. He replaces longtime Roush Racing driver Jeff Burton, who moves to Richard Childress Racing. ... James Hylton (No. 77 Welz Racing Dodge) failed to qualify for the Nashville event and will have to wait a little longer to become the series' oldest starter. Hylton, 68, plans to enter three more races in 2004.
* First "NASCAR Day" set for Friday ... America's passion for NASCAR and desire to help others will come together on Friday, which has been designated as "NASCAR Day." The inaugural event will allow NASCAR fans across the country the opportunity to wear their favorite NASCAR apparel to work in exchange for a $5 donation to the Victory Junction Gang Camp. All participants will also receive a commemorative NASCAR Day lapel pin. More than 600 companies, including America Online, SunTrust and Levi Strauss Signature, have enrolled in the program. In addition, almost 50,000 individuals have signed up through nascar.com. Local governments are also involved, with the governors of Michigan and North Carolina declaring Friday as NASCAR Day in both states. For information on participating, log on to www.nascar.com/nascarday or call (866) 305-4703.
What: O'Reilly 200 by Valvoline MaxLife (Race No. 16 of 25).
Where: Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tenn.
When: 9 p.m. ET, Wednesday, Aug. 25.
Track layout: .533-mile high- banked concrete oval.
Race length: 200 laps/106.6 miles.
Posted awards: $446,514.
TV: SPEED Channel, 9 p.m. ET.
Radio: MRN, XM Satellite.
2003 winner: Travis Kvapil.
2003 polesitter: Ted Musgrave.
Pre-race schedule (all times local): Wednesday, Practice 11:20 a.m. until 1:20 p.m. Qualifying 4:40 p.m. Trucks impounded following qualifying.
Top 10 in Points: 1. Bobby Hamilton 2,288. 2. Dennis Setzer 2,204. 3. Chad Chaffin 2,092. 4. Carl Edwards 2,084. 5. Matt Crafton 2,075. 6. Ted Musgrave 2,043. 7. Travis Kvapil 2,038. 8. Rick Crawford 1,903. 9. Mike Skinner 1,886. 10. David Starr 1,885.