1999 Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring, Race Facts WHAT: Greeson/Horton Homes 200 WHERE: Lanier National Speedway, Braselton, Ga., 0.375-mile oval WHEN: Saturday, June 19, 8:00 p.m. DISTANCE: 200 laps (75 ...
1999 Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring, Race Facts
WHAT: Greeson/Horton Homes 200 WHERE: Lanier National Speedway, Braselton, Ga., 0.375-mile oval WHEN: Saturday, June 19, 8:00 p.m. DISTANCE: 200 laps (75 miles) POSTED AWARDS: $44,360 (including $2,760 Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring Championship point fund money.) TV/RADIO: None
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 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: DLJR, Inc. (Dave Liniger, Jr.)
CONTACTS: Jim Noltimier, NASCAR, (770) 486-3591 Dave Liniger, Jr., Lanier National Speedway, (770) 967-8600
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 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mandatory Drivers' Meeting 3:15 p.m. Time Trials (2 laps, all positions) 6:00 p.m. Greeson/Horton Homes 200 8:00 p.m.
THE RACE: The Greeson/Horton Homes 200 is the ninth of 16 races on the 1999 Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring schedule. This is the first race of the second half of the 1999 season and is the fourth race in a five-race, five-week stretch. Racing action at Lanier is always fast and furious and things can happen in a hurry on the 0.375-mile oval.
1998 REVIEW: Bud Pole Award winner Hal Goodson led the first 10 laps before Dalton, Ga.'s Bobby Gill muscled his way to the front. Gill led until Freddie Query took over on lap 78. Query then proceeded to lead the rest of the race enroute to a $9,200 payday. Goodson finished second ahead of Billy Bigley, Jr., Derrick Gilchrist and Toby Porter. Twelve cars finished on the lead lap while 22 of the 30 starters were running when the checkered flag waved. There were 10 caution periods spanning 72 laps and the race was run in one hour 17 minutes, 25 seconds at an average speed of 62.312 mph. Query streaked to the finish line 0.40 seconds ahead of Goodson.
RECORDS Qual. Record: John Crow, Concord, N.C., Chevrolet, 13.696 secs., 98.569 mph, 7/3/97 Fastest Avg. Speed : Freddie Query, Mooresville, N.C., Chevrolet, 58 mins., 29 secs., 9/5/98
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