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Lakeland, FL -- Defending race winner and current NASCAR Slim Jim All Pro Series champion Wayne Anderson heads a list of 30 drivers already registered for the 2nd Annual Discount Auto Parts 200 presented by ROL Gaskets at USA International ...

Lakeland, FL -- Defending race winner and current NASCAR Slim Jim All Pro Series champion Wayne Anderson heads a list of 30 drivers already registered for the 2nd Annual Discount Auto Parts 200 presented by ROL Gaskets at USA International Speedway. The April 29th contest will be the fourth race on the 2000 All Pro schedule for the touring late model series and is perhaps the place for Anderson to turn his season around. Anderson has been unable to post a top five finish, in spite of leading 59 laps during the season opener at Homestead. The task before Anderson is not without challenge as Billy Bigley Jr., Jeff Fultz, and Steven Howard are among a contingent of notable drivers aiming for a big slice of the $56,600 in posted awards.

In addition to Anderson and Bigley, other entries from the Sunshine state include local favorite Derrick Kelley, Mike Franklin Jr. of Homestead, David Reutimann of Zephyrhills, George Ingole of Lakeland, Casey Yunick grandson of legendary Smoky Yunick, and John Gerstner of Tampa.

A large number of entries are also expected from the PARTS Pro Truck Series as they will join the All Pro competitors with a 100 lap national championship race for the double header weekend.

Registration and hauler parking will begin Friday at 2 PM. The PARTS Pro Truck Series will practice from 5 to 7:30 PM followed by PARTS qualifying at 8 PM. On Saturday, the grandstand gates will open at noon and the NASCAR practice begins at 1 PM. PARTS Division II and III qualifying races are scheduled for 4 PM. All Pro qualifying is at 6 PM followed by a driver autograph session. The wave of the green flag and start of the Discount Auto Parts 200 presented by ROL Gaskets is at 8 PM followed by the PARTS Pro Truck 100.

The Discount Auto Parts 200 will be broadcast tape delayed on Fox Sports South and the Sunshine Network. Sunshine Network air dates will be Saturday May 13th at 1 PM and 10 PM. A third airing is slated for Friday May 19th at 1:00 PM.

Entries for the Discount Auto Parts 200 presented by ROL Gaskets

Name Hometown

A.J. Frank Horseshoe, NC

Benny Gordon Charleston, SC

Billy Bigley Jr. Naples, FL

Billy Mills Fairhope, AL

Brian Smith

Casey Yunick Holly Hill, FL

David Reutimann Zephyrhills, FL

Derrick Kelley Auburndale, FL

George Ingole Lakeland, FL

Greg Pope

Jeff Fultz Vienna, WV

Jeff Myers

John Gerstner Tampa, FL

Johnny Dangerfield

Ken Weaver Mishawaka, IN

Kevin Bryant

Kevin Prince Wilmington, NC

Lee Tissot Arden, NC

Mike Franklin Jr. Homestead, FL

Randy Gentry Easley, SC

Ryan Crane

Scott Carlson

Scott Kilby Statesville, NC

Shane Sawyer

Steven Howard Greer, SC

Tina Gordon Centre, AL

Wayne Anderson Wildwood, FL

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Billy Bigley , Tina Gordon , David Reutimann , Jeff Fultz , Ken Weaver , Brian Smith , Wayne Anderson , A.J. Frank