<pre> WHAT: Cincinnati Post/Cincinnati Enquirer 150 WHERE: Kentucky Speedway, Sparta, Ky., 1.50-mile oval WHEN: Friday, June 16, 9:00 p.m. DISTANCE: 100 laps (150 miles) POSTED AWARDS: $95,050 (including...
<pre> WHAT: Cincinnati Post/Cincinnati Enquirer 150 WHERE: Kentucky Speedway, Sparta, Ky., 1.50-mile oval WHEN: Friday, June 16, 9:00 p.m. DISTANCE: 100 laps (150 miles) POSTED AWARDS: $95,050 (including $7,000 Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring Championship point fund money.)
FIELD: 40 cars. Fastest 34 cars through time trials (2 laps). Five provisional starting positions, including either four or five based on the current Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring point standings and possibly one provisional position for a former champion of the series who will have also raced in a series points event in1999. One provisional starting position will be assigned to any of the top 20 drivers in the 2000 RE/MAX Challenge Series, NASCAR Touring Championship points, who has not qualified for one of the original 34 starting positions.
SANCTION: National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR)
PROMOTER: Kentucky Speedway, LLC
SCHEDULE: Thursday, June 15 Hauler Parking & Registration 12:00 p.m. Gates open & Inspections 1:00 p.m. Mandatory Drivers' Meeting 6:00 p.m. Practice 8:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Friday, June 16 Registration & Inspection 9:00 a.m. Practice 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Bud Pole Qualifying, 1 lap, all positions 3:00 p.m. Mandatory Drivers' & Crew Chiefs' Meeting 5:30 p.m. Cincinnati Post/Cincinnati Enquirer 150 9:00 p.m.
THE RACE: The Cincinnati Post/Cincinnati Enquirer 150 is the seventh race on the 17-race 2000 Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring schedule. This race is the first official race to be run at Kentucky Speedway and, obviously, is the first time for the Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring to race at the 1.500-mile oval. RECORDS Qualifying: To be determined on June 17, 2000 100 lap: To be determined on June 17, 2000
NOTES OF INTEREST
Cincinnati, Oh. area native Jeff Fultz enters this race third in Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring points. Fultz trails points leader Billy Bigley, Jr. by 43 points and David Reutimann by 19 points.
Homestead-Miami Speedway is the only other track on the 2000 series schedule that measures the same length as Kentucky Speedway, 1.5 miles. The tracks are dissimilar though, with Kentucky Speedway having a distinct tri-oval configuration while the Homestead track is a true oval.
This is the third and final race on the 2000 schedule where the Slim Jim All Pro Series will share the track with the teams of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series.
STAT OF THE WEEK: Based on tire tests performed in April, the expected pole speed is likely to be in the 145 to 150 mph range.
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
DIRECTIONS TO TRACK: I-75 South to I-71 South, get off at Sparta (Exit 57), turn right into the Kentucky Speedway