Lakeland, Race #19 Fact Sheet

FACT SHEET FOR RACE NO. 19 NASCAR GOODY'S DASH SERIES DISCOUNT AUTO PARTS / QUAKER STATE 150 What: The Discount Auto Parts / Quaker State 150 is Race No. 19 in the NASCAR Goody's Dash Series 1997 Schedule. Where: USA ...


What: The Discount Auto Parts / Quaker State 150 is Race No. 19 in the NASCAR Goody's Dash Series 1997 Schedule.

Where: USA International Speedway, Lakeland, Fl., is a 3/4 mile asphalt oval. The Speedway is located by taking I-4 to exit 20, then north .5 mile on SR 33. Address is 3401 Old Polk City Road, Lakeland, Fl.

When: Saturday, October 4, 1997. Racing starts at 7:30 p.m.

Distance: 150 Laps (112.5 Miles)

Promoter: USA International Speedway

Sanction: National Association of Stock Car Automobile Racing Inc. (NASCAR)

Schedule: Friday October 3: Optional Registration & Parking 3:00 p.m. Optional Practice 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 to 8:10 p.m. Saturday October 4: Registration & Inspection 10:00 a.m. Mandatory Rookie Drivers Meeting 12:00 p.m. Practice 1:00-2:00 p.m. and 3:05 to 4:00 p.m. Draw for qualifying 4:15. Time Trials 5:15 p.m. Mandatory Drivers Meeting 6:00 pm Autograph Session 6:15.

Posted Awards: $44,750 Including Promoters Purse, Cash Contingency Awards, $3600 NASCAR Goody's Dash Series Championship Points Fund and $3000 NASCAR Goody's Dash Series Top 20 Bonus Plan.

Participating Manufacturers: Goody's Pharmaceuticals, MAC Tools, Moog Chassis Parts, NGK Spark Plugs, Pro Shocks, VDO Instruments, Victor Reinz Gaskets, Anheuser-Busch, Gatorade, Goodyear Tires, STP Oil Treatment, Unocal 76 Gasoline.

Notes of Interest: The "Discount Auto Parts / Quaker State 150" is race No. 19 of the 21 race NASCAR Goody's Dash Series schedule. Thirty six entries are expected to take the green flag in this first ever NASCAR sanctioned event at the beautiful USA International Speedway. The tight points and rookie races currently taking place in this Series will place added importance on this event and put some added pressure on the teams involved in these point battles to do well here. But, as pressure packed as the racing will be, there will also be many excellent opportunities for the teams to relax and get to know the Central Florida race fans and media. Following the optional practice Friday at the speedway, there will be a Pit Party held in honor of the teams at the Hooters North at exit 18 of I-4 in Lakeland. Festivities there are expected to get underway at about 9 pm. Saturday morning, race sponsor, Discount Auto Parts will sponsor a "Four Man Scramble" type format golf tournament for the Series participants and support staff at the Schalamer Creek Golf and Country Club. The tournament is scheduled for an 8 am shotgun start. Following qualifying Saturday evening, the drivers will once again, assemble for an autograph session to give the fans at the Speedway an opportunity to visit with the stars of the NASCAR Goody's Dash Series. In addition to the regular Series competitors, many of the local racing favorites of the Central Florida region will be on hand for this event to test their skills against the best the NASCAR Goody's Dash Series has to offer. Many of the competitors are taking advantage of this high profile event to schedule additional personal appearances and show car appearances at many locations around the area in the days just prior to the event. Check local promotional releases for more information on these appearances. Fans in attendance at the speedway will also be treated to Indy Racing League and Hooters Pro Cup show cars for their inspection. In all, a full weekend of close racing and other attractions to satisfy the race fans appetite for action. And, lots of opportunities for the fan to get right in there and mix it up with the NASCAR stars.

TV: Tape Delayed Telecast on Fox Sports Network-Chevrolet Motorsports Hour. Air dates and times are too numerous to detail here. Distribution will begin Oct. 22 at 2 pm and 7 pm on many of the Fox Sports Network affiliates. Check your local listings for air dates and times in your area. A complete listing of all air dates will be available from Thunder Sports Productions, Bob Scarborough the day of taping at the track.

Ticket and Other Information: Available from USA International Speedway at 941-984-3173. Information on the Series and Drivers Available from NASCAR Public Relations at 919-552- 5823.

Headquarter Motel Information: There are numerous motels in the area. Quality Inn Lakeland 941-858-1411, Ramada Inn Lakeland 941-688-8080, Best Western Lakeland 941-688-7972, Lakeland Motor Lodge 941-858-3851, Holiday Inn Lakeland 941-858-1411. -30-

For more information, contact; NASCAR Public Relations, Tim Myers at 919-552-5823.

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