SES: 2002 schedule announced

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (February 10, 2002) The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) has announced the 2002 Hills Bros All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring schedule, a 13-race campaign that stretches across the southeastern United ...

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (February 10, 2002) The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) has announced the 2002 Hills Bros All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring schedule, a 13-race campaign that stretches across the southeastern United States.

The series' 19th year begins on March 9, with a 150-lap event at Big Daddy's South Boston (Va.) Speedway. Another historic venue hosts the next stop, at Greenville-Pickens Speedway in Greenville, S.C. on April 27. The first superspeedway visit takes place with a 100-lap event at the 1.33-mile Nashville (Tenn.) Superspeedway on June 7.

"In the southeast, there is no better racing series than the Hills Bros All Pro Series," said Chris Boals, director of NASCAR Touring and the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series presented by Dodge. "We have added a new series sponsor in Hills Bros Coffee, and with traditional venues like Greenville-Pickens and Bristol, to newer facilities at Nashville Superspeedway and Kentucky Speedway, this is shaping up to be a great year."

NASCAR announced in January that Hills Bros Coffee would become the series' new title sponsor for 2002. This year's Hills Bros All Pro Series schedule includes nine short track races and four superspeedway events.

The series' reigning champion is Wayne Anderson, of Wildwood, Fla., who collected six wins and 11 top five finishes in 2001. Anderson was also the series' 1999 champion and sits first on the series all-time win list with 21 career victories. Other notable drivers from the Hills Bros All Pro Series include NASCAR Busch Series, Grand National Division drivers Jason Keller, Rich Bickle and Jeff Purvis. NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series drivers Rick Crawford, Matt Crafton and Coy Gibbs have also raced in the Hills Bros All Pro Series.

The Hills Bros All Pro Series is one of eight NASCAR Touring divisions that compete throughout the United States. NASCAR Touring competition can provide an entire racing career, or serve as a learning ground for NASCAR's up-and-coming stars.

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Rich Bickle , Jason Keller , Rick Crawford , Jeff Purvis , Matt Crafton , Wayne Anderson