2000 Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring Race Facts WHAT: Miami 150 WHERE: Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead, Fla., 1.5 mile oval WHEN: Saturday, February 26, 1:30 p.m. DISTANCE: 100 laps (150 miles) POSTED AWARDS: $89,400 ...
2000 Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring Race Facts
WHAT: Miami 150 WHERE: Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead, Fla., 1.5 mile oval WHEN: Saturday, February 26, 1:30 p.m. DISTANCE: 100 laps (150 miles) POSTED AWARDS: $89,400 (including $7,000 Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring Championship point fund money.) TV/RADIO: none
FIELD: 40 cars. Starting positions 1-35 will be determined by time trials (2 laps), positions 36-39 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 35 starting positions. The 40th 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 35 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 the event.
SANCTION: National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR)
PROMOTER: Homestead-Miami Speedway, LLC
SCHEDULE: Thursday, February 24 Optional Registration 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Haulers Enter 6:00 p.m. (NO PRACTICE)
Friday, February 25 Registration & Inspection 7:00 a.m. Mandatory Rookie Drivers' Meeting 9:00 a.m. Drawing to determine order of qualifying 9:00 a.m. Practice 10:00 to 10:55 a.m. 12:00 noon to 12:55 p.m. Time Trials, 1 lap, all positions 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 26 Garage opens 8:00 a.m. Mandatory Drivers' & Crew Chiefs' Meeting 9:00 a.m. Miami 150 1:30 p.m.
THE RACE: The Miami 150 is the first of 17 races on the Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring schedule. This race represents the sixth time that the series has raced at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The event is 100 laps in length equating to 150 miles.
RECORDS: Track Qual. Record: Sean Studer, Concord, N.C., Chevrolet, 37.472 seconds, 144.108 mph, 11/14/98
Fastest Avg. Speed: (100 lap) Hank Parker, Jr., Denver, N.C., Chevrolet, 1 hr., 14 mins., 20 secs., 121.076 mph, 11/8/97
NOTES OF INTEREST · Wildwood, Fla.'s Wayne Anderson begins his quest to repeat as the Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring Champion when the green flag waves on the Miami 150. His best finish in All Pro Series competition at Homestead was a fifth in November of '96 he finished fifth. · Look for Florida to be well represented with drivers such as Wayne Anderson, Billy Bigley, Jr., Kevin Bryant, David Reutimann, Casey Yunick, George Ingole, Carl Hedin, Jr. and Homestead, Fla. native Mike Franklin, Jr. are all expected to file entries for the Miami 150. · Mike Harmon, Hank Parker, Jr., Sean Studer and Mardy Lindley have all earned Bud Pole Awards at Homestead. None are expected to enter the Miami 150 so a new Bud Pole Award winner is imminent. · Likewise, Scot Walters, Nipper Alsup, Hank Parker, Jr., Freddie Query and Scott Hansen have all earned All Pro Series victories at Homestead. Again, a new race winner is likely as none of these previous race winners are expected to enter the Miami 150.
STAT OF THE WEEK: Wayne Anderson, Jeff Fultz and Ronnie Burkett are the only drivers to have earned top five finishes at Homestead that are expected to enter the Miami 150. None of these three have earned more than one top five finish at Homestead. Five previous races at Homestead equate to 25 possible top five finishes.