1999 Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring, Race Facts WHAT: zMAX 100 WHERE: Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tenn., 0.533 mile oval WHEN: Saturday, June 5, 7:30 p.m. DISTANCE: 100 laps (53.3 miles) POSTED AWARDS:...
1999 Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring, Race Facts
WHAT: zMAX 100 WHERE: Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tenn., 0.533 mile oval WHEN: Saturday, June 5, 7:30 p.m. DISTANCE: 100 laps (53.3 miles) POSTED AWARDS: $47,600 (including $3,000 Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring Championship point fund money.) TV/RADIO: None
FIELD: 32 cars. Starting positions 1-27 will be determined by time trials (2 laps), positions 28-31 will be available to any of the top 30 eligible drivers in the 1999 Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring Championship point standings, who have entered the event, but have not qualified for one of the original 27 starting positions. The 32nd starting position will be assigned to any Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring Champion driver who participated as a driver in the 1998 Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring and who did not qualify for one of the original 27 starting positions, provided eligible driver attempts to qualify. If a starting position(s) remains unfilled, then that starting position(s) will become available to the next eligible car from the qualifying procedure for this event.
SANCTION: National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR)
PROMOTER: Bristol Motor Speedway, Inc.
SCHEDULE: Saturday, June 5 Team Hauler Parking 7:00 a.m. Registration Opens 7:00 a.m. Inspection 8:00 a.m. Mandatory Rookie Drivers' Meeting 11:00 a.m. Practice 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Time Trials (2 laps, all positions) 5:00 p.m. Mandatory Drivers' & Crew Chiefs' Meeting 6:00 p.m. zMAX 100 7:30 p.m.
THE RACE: The zMAX 100 is the seventh of 18 races on the 1999 Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring schedule. After a one year hiatus the Slim Jim All Pro Series cars return to Bristol Motor Speedway and the teams are extremely excited about the return. This race represents the first time that the Slim Jim All Pro Series cars will race at a distance of 100 laps. The four previous events were either 200 or 250 laps in length. 1997 REVIEW Taking charge from the pole position two-time former series champion Mike Cope led the first 69 laps of the 200-lap Pep Boys 200. Cope handed the lead to Ron Young on lap 70 when he chose to pit, then Carl Long took the point on lap 103, under similar circumstances. Cope regained the lead on lap 112 and appeared to be headed towards victory. On lap 151 Cope ran into the back of a lapped car and had to head to the pits for body damage repairs. This again handed the lead to Long, who had not pitted, and the rookie managed to stay out front for the victory despite not pitting for fuel or tires. Scot Walters, Young, Jeff Fultz and Bobby Gill rounded out the top five. Cope managed to stay on the lead lap and finished ninth.
RECORDS Qual. Record: Dick Anderson, Wildwood, Fla., Dodge, 15.532 secs., 123.539 mph, 6/26/95 Fastest Avg. Speed (100 laps): To be determined on June 5.
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