WHAT: New Century Homes 200 WHERE: Coastal Plains Raceway, Jacksonville, N.C., 0.400 mile oval WHEN: Saturday, March 25, 8:00 p.m. DISTANCE: 200 laps (80 miles) POSTED AWARDS: $48,350 (including $3,000 Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring ...
WHAT: New Century Homes 200
WHERE: Coastal Plains Raceway, Jacksonville, N.C., 0.400 mile oval
WHEN: Saturday, March 25, 8:00 p.m.
DISTANCE: 200 laps (80 miles)
POSTED AWARDS: $48,350 (including $3,000 Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring Championship point fund money.)
FIELD: 30 cars. Starting positions 1-25 will be determined by time trials (2 laps), positions 25-29 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 25 starting positions. The 30th starting position has been established for any Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring Champion driver who participated as a driver in the 1999 Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring and who did not qualify for one of the original 25 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 race's qualifying procedure.
SANCTION: National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR)
PROMOTER: Coastal Plains Dragway, Inc.
CONTACTS: Jim Noltimier, NASCAR, (770) 486-3591
David Reynolds, Coastal Plains Raceway, (910) 455-3555
Team Haulers Enter & Registration Opens 8:00 a.m.
Inspection 9:00 a.m.
Mandatory Rookie Drivers' Meeting 12:00 noon
Practice 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Mandatory Drivers' Meeting 3:15 p.m.
Time Trials, 2 laps, all positions 6:00 p.m.
New Century Homes 200 Racing Program 8:00 p.m.
THE RACE: The New Century Homes 200 is the second race on the 17-race 2000 Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring schedule. Thirty cars will take to the 0.400 mile oval
RECORDS: Track Qual. Record: To Be Determined
Fastest Avg. Speed: To Be Determined
NOTES OF INTEREST
· Coastal Plains Raceway, heading into its second year of operation, will hold two Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring races in 2000. This first race will also serve as the track's season opening race. The second SJAPS race will be held on September 16. Both races will be 200 laps equating to 80 miles.
· Green Bay, Wis. driver Scott Hansen won the season opening race at Homestead-Miami Speedway on February 26 but will relinquish his early points lead as he is not expected to run the full series schedule. Poised to take over the top spot is Summerville, S.C.'s Benny Gordon. Second year driver Gordon sits just 10 points behind Hansen after his runnerup finish at Homestead.
STAT OF THE WEEK: Second year drivers Benny Gordon and Brian Smith, currently second and third in series points, are in the highest series points positions of their early Slim Jim All Pro Series careers.
POINT FUND SPONSORS: Slim Jim, Anheuser-Busch, Inc., Gatorade, Hoosier Tires, Jasper Engines, Moroso Performance Products Rookie of the Year, 76 Race Gasoline
QUALIFYING AND SPECIAL AWARD SPONSORS: Budweiser, Carrera Shocks, Eibach Springs, Ford Motor Company, Five Star Stock Car Bodies, Gatorade, Holley Carburetors, Hoosier Tires, Jasper Engines, Moroso Blue Max Ignition Wires, Moroso Oil Pans, Moroso Performance Products Rookie of the Race, MSD Ignitions, NGK Spark Plugs, Scott Performance Wire, Tilton Engineering, Wiseco Pistons