Great memories at California Speedway

GREAT MEMORIES AT CALIFORNIA DURING NCTS "10 YEARS TOUGH" FONTANA, Calif. (February 21, 2005) - Since the Inaugural No Fear Challenge NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at California Speedway, there have been great memories created along the way...

GREAT MEMORIES AT CALIFORNIA DURING NCTS "10 YEARS TOUGH"

FONTANA, Calif. (February 21, 2005) - Since the Inaugural No Fear Challenge NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at California Speedway, there have been great memories created along the way to the series' "10 Year's Tough" anniversary. As the series celebrates the 2005 season, they'll head out West for the American Racing Wheels 200 on Friday, February 25.

Here's a look at some great moments for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series at California Speedway:

" Speed Demons: four of the ten fastest NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series races have been run at California Speedway. Ted Musgrave averaged 145.926 mph in September 2003 (second fastest), Kurt Busch averaged 144.260 mph in October 2000 (third fastest), Jack Sprague averaged 141.844 mph in July 1998 (sixth fastest) and Musgrave averaged 140.296 mph in November 2002 (eighth fastest).

" Champions abide: Two series champions have won a combined three of eight events at the superspeedway - Sprague (1998 & 1999) and Mike Bliss (1997).

" Crowning Moments: Sprague clinched the 1999 championship at California Speedway with his second win at the 2-mile, D-shaped oval, beating Greg Biffle by eight points in the final standings. In 2001, Sprague also clinched the title by 73 points over Musgrave for his third crown.

" Close call: Musgrave's 2001 victory was a close one, with him beating Rick Crawford to the finish line by only 0.09 of a second (ninth closest in series history). As well, had the 2004 race not ended under caution for a last lap spin out near the tri-oval, Musgrave would have been cut short of the win by only 0.049 of a second (which would have ranked as the sixth closest finish).

Be at California Speedway during the Auto Club 500 weekend on February 25-27. Tickets for the weekend are on sale and start as low as $30. For more information, call 800-944-RACE [7223] or visit www.californiaspeedway.com.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Greg Biffle , Kurt Busch , Ted Musgrave , Jack Sprague , Rick Crawford , Mike Bliss