BUSCH: Indy IRP test preview

INDIANAPOLIS (July 10, 2003) Indianapolis Raceway Park will hold an open test session on Monday and Tuesday for NASCAR Busch Series teams in preparation for the Kroger 200 presented by Tom Raper RV's NASCAR Busch Series race, on August 2nd. The...

INDIANAPOLIS (July 10, 2003) Indianapolis Raceway Park will hold an open test session on Monday and Tuesday for NASCAR Busch Series teams in preparation for the Kroger 200 presented by Tom Raper RV's NASCAR Busch Series race, on August 2nd. The test session will run from 9:00 A. M. to 9:00 P. M.

Media in attendance will be able to pick up media credential and parking passes for the 2003 Kroger SpeedFest during the test session. Once you have received your credential you will not have to stop at the credential office during race weekend.

Those wishing to attend will have to stop at the front office and sign in prior to heading to the oval. Teams scheduled to test:

    Ron Hornaday with Richard Childress Racing

Butch Jarvis with Tennessee Mountain Boys
David Stremme with Phoenix Racing
Joey Clinton with Brewco
Rick Marker
Nemco Motorsports
Will Lind with Richard Gillis Racing

This test will be free and open to the public.

The Kroger 200, presented by Tom Raper RV on August 2nd, is just one facet of the Kroger SpeedFest, which features three nights of exciting racing action. The J. D. Byrider 100, featuring the USAC Silver Crown Series kicks off the weekend's activities on July 31st. On August 1st, the stars of the NASACR Craftsman truck series return for the running of the Power Stroke Diesel 200, presented by Ford and International. The weekend concludes with the running of the Kroger 200 presented by Tom Raper RV's NASCAR Busch Series race, on Saturday.

One of five drag racing facilities owned and operated by the National Hot Rod Association, IRP was built in 1960 and has presented organized racing events since 1961. From March through October, the facility hosts more than 120 dates of racing on three tracks, a quarter-mile drag strip, a .686-mile paved oval and a 2.5-mile road course. Home to drag racing's biggest event, the NHRA U.S. Nationals over Labor Day weekend, the drag strip runs more than 50 days of point-to-point action, from national events to street legal community programs. The oval track draws racing's biggest events, including annual visits from the NASCAR Busch and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series to five annual USAC races, and an exclusive Saturday Night Series. The road course provides a home for several racing sanctions, such as SCCA, while providing an ideal resource for driving schools, corporate outings and open-road tests for professional drivers.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Ron Hornaday Jr. , David Stremme , Butch Jarvis
Teams Richard Childress Racing , Phoenix Racing