1999 Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring, Race Facts WHAT: Arndt & Herman Windows 200 WHERE: Caraway Speedway, Asheboro, N.C., 0.455-mile oval WHEN: Saturday, July 24, 8:00 p.m. DISTANCE: 200 laps (91 miles) POSTED AWARDS: ...
1999 Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring, Race Facts
WHAT: Arndt & Herman Windows 200 WHERE: Caraway Speedway, Asheboro, N.C., 0.455-mile oval WHEN: Saturday, July 24, 8:00 p.m. DISTANCE: 200 laps (91 miles) POSTED AWARDS: $41,000 (including $2,400 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 26-29 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 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 25 starting positions, provided eligible driver attempts to qualify. If no former Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring Champion driver is assigned the position, it will then be assigned to the next eligible driver, who did not qualify for one of the original 25 starting positions, based on the top 30 in the final 1998 Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring Championship point standings. If a provisional position(s) remains unfilled, then that provisional 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: Caraway Promotions, LLC
SCHEDULE: Team Hauler Parking 8:00 a.m. Registration Opens 8:00 a.m. Inspection 9:00 a.m. Mandatory Rookie Drivers' Meeting 12:00 p.m. 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. Arndt & Herman Windows 200 8:00 p.m.
THE RACE: The Arndt & Herman Windows 200 is the 11th of 16 races on the 1999 Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring schedule. This is the second of two races that the series runs at Caraway in 1999, and as a result of a race cancellation, the two races run consecutively on the schedule, although a month apart.
1998 REVIEW: The 1998 edition of this race was a nail biter to the very end as several late race cautions left the outcome in doubt until the checkered flag waved. Darlington, S.C.'s Hal Goodson ultimately won by holding off a determined Billy Bigley, Jr. by a mere 0.14 seconds. Steven Christian, Ron Young and Scott Kilby rounded out the top five. The race was run in one hour, 28 minutes and 19 seconds and Goodson's winning average speed was 66.596 mph. There were a total of eight cautions eating up 61 laps and there were five lead changes among six drivers. Eventual 1998 Slim Jim All Pro Series Champion Freddie Query established a new track record in Bud Pole qualifying with the bar now set at 16.481 seconds at an average speed of 99.387 mph. Eight drivers completed all 219 laps, that's right, 219 laps, and 20 of 29 starters were running when the checkered flag waved.
RECORDS Qual. Record: Freddie Query, Mooresville, N.C., Chevrolet, 16.481 secs., 99.387 mph, 8/8/98 Fastest Avg. Speed : Jeff Fultz, Cincinnati, Oh., Chevrolet, 1 hr., 20 mins., 27 secs., 8/10/96
NOTES OF INTEREST · Four Slim Jim All Pro Series events have been run at Caraway Speedway. No driver has won more than one Bud Pole Position nor has any driver won more than one race. No pole sitters have ever won a race at the 0.455-mile high banked oval. · Toby Porter, Derrick Gilchrist, Coy Gibbs and track record holder Freddie Query have all earned Bud Pole positions at Caraway while race record holder Jeff Fultz, Steven Christian, Hal Goodson, and most recently, Wayne Anderson have all visited victory lane at the Asheboro, N.C. race track. · Arndt & Herman Windows is the race sponsor for the fourth consecutive Slim Jim All Pro Series race at Caraway, and is also the sponsor on the Chevrolet driven by Statesville, N.C.'s Scott Kilby. · This race will be the first race where wheel tethers will be required equipment on all Slim Jim All Pro Series race cars.
STAT OF THE WEEK: Of the four drivers who have won Slim Jim All Pro Series races at Caraway, Jeff Fultz, Steven Christian, Hal Goodson and Wayne Anderson, none have gone on to win the Slim Jim All Pro Series driver's championship in the year that they won a Caraway race. Anderson has a shot at it this year as he now leads the series point standings after his win on June 24.
POINT FUND SPONSORS: Slim Jim, Anheuser-Busch, Inc., Ford, Gatorade, Hoosier Tires, Jasper Engines, STP Corporation, 76 Race Gasoline QUALIFYING AND SPECIAL AWARD SPONSORS: Carrera Shocks, Eibach Springs, Fel-Pro Gaskets, Ford Motor Company, Five Star Stock Car Bodies, Gatorade, Holley Carburetors, Jasper Engines, Moroso Blue Max Ignition Wires, Moroso Oil Pans, MSD Ignitions, NGK Spark Plugs, Pro Shocks, Scott Performance Wire, Stef's Oil Pans, Tilton Engineering.