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Anderson Makes It Three in a Row in Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring Louisville, Ky. - July 31, 1999 - When things are going good they're going very good. At least that's how Wildwood, Fla.'s Wayne Anderson would probably respond these ...

Anderson Makes It Three in a Row in Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring Louisville, Ky. - July 31, 1999 - When things are going good they're going very good. At least that's how Wildwood, Fla.'s Wayne Anderson would probably respond these days. Battling back from a lap down, after having to pit for a broken valve stem on his left rear tire on lap 60, the 31-year-old Jani-King Chevrolet driver captured his third Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring win in as many tries. He bested 27 other series drivers in the $54,200 NAPA Auto Parts 300 at Louisville Motor Speedway in Louisville, Ky. to win $9,850 and the win also allowed him to increase his series points lead.

"I've been here three times previous, once in a NASCAR Craftsman Truck and twice in Slim Jim All Pro cars and never finished a single race so to come back with this Jani-King Commercial Cleaners car and pick up the win from a lap down early in the race is fantastic," stated Anderson. "I just want to thank my crew, they're just working their butts off and I've got to take my hat off to my wife, she's my spotter and she kept me out of a lot of trouble tonight and I'm proud to have her at every race," he added.

For the third time in 1999 Statesville, N.C.'s Scott Kilby parked his Arndt & Herman Windows Chevrolet in the Bud Pole position after he bested 27 other drivers during qualifying. Kilby toured the challenging 0.4375-mile D-shaped oval in a time of 14.884 seconds at an average speed of 105.818 mph. Kilby's lap time was 0.083 seconds shy of the track record that was established by Concord, N.C.'s Conrad Burr in this event last year. New Albany, Ind.'s Josh Clemons earned his best career starting position when he ripped off a lap of 15.007 seconds to grab the outside front row starting position in his Fuzzy's Sauces/SkySpy Chevrolet.

When the green flag waved to signify the start of the 300-lap race Clemons edged out to a brief lead but by the time he and polesitter Kilby reached turn three Kilby assumed command. Just after the leaders crossed the start-finish line local favorite Chuck Winders brought out the race's first caution when he belted the frontstretch wall ending his chances at victory before he could get started.

Once green flag racing resumed the field settled down and Kilby received early pressure from Clemons. Eventually Ron Young moved into the second position then Billy Bigley, Jr. moved around Young with an outside pass on the front straightaway on lap 90. Bigley ultimately moved his Peerless Woodworking Chevrolet into the lead on lap 123.

Bigley stayed in the top spot until the caution waved on lap 145 when Rodney Childers made contact with the outside retaining wall in turn one. Bigley then proceeded to the pit area to get four new Hoosier tires to get set for the second half of the race. He handed the lead to Anderson at this point. Anderson was then in position to earn the $400 Gatorade Front Runner Award for leading at the race's halfway point. Since rules dictate that the award is earned only under green flag conditions he had to withstand two restarts before he could lay claim to his second Gatorade award of 1999. The payoff lap finally came on lap 165, after Childers' caution and one more for a single car spin by Conrad Burr. Anderson kept his Jani-King Chevrolet ahead of Randy Gentry and Hal Goodson to grab the money.

Bigley resumed his march to the front and moved into the second position on lap 223. Another driver marching forward was Louisville, Ky.'s Keith Gardner. On the 228th circuit he passed Goodson for the fourth position and set his sites on the Carolina Painting Chevrolet of Gentry. Gardner's reign in the fourth position was short-lived after Cincinnati, Oh.'s Jeff Fultz pushed his Multiple Tool Chevrolet in front of Gardner on lap 240. Fultz then wasted no time tracking down Gentry and pressured him heavily at the 250-lap mark.

All the while Anderson paced the field, maintaining a 10-car length lead over Bigley. Anderson lapped polesitter Kilby on the 254th lap, while Fultz overhauled Gentry on the same lap for the third spot. On lap 287 the final caution waved when Gentry's engine expired and the Easley, S.C. driver's car came to a stop on the backstretch. This set up a final 10-lap dash.

Anderson maintained his position until the checkered flag waved and edged Bigley by 0.762 seconds to earn his series leading fourth win of 1999 and ninth of his career. The second-generation driver is now tied with Mike Garvey and Toby Porter for sixth on the career wins list.

Bigley notched his second runner-up finish of the season while Fultz equaled his best finish of the year, winding up third. Goodson grabbed the fourth position while Gardner carried the torch for the local gentry with a fifth place finish, his first top five in nine starts. Ronnie Burkett, Kilby, Patrick Lawler, Ken Weaver and Clemons rounded out the top 10, with Weaver and Clemons earning their first career top 10 finishes.

The race was completed in one hour, 48 minutes and 13 seconds and Anderson's average speed was 72.771 mph. Seventeen of 28 starters were running at the finish and five of those drivers completed all 300 laps. There were two lead changes among three drivers and a total of 12 cautions for 77 laps.

Anderson, with 1978 points, increased his points lead to 137 points over Bigley, while Goodson trails Bigley by 12 points. Burkett is 31 markers behind Goodson and Steven Howard continues to hold down the fifth spot, 110 points behind Burkett.

For the fourth time this season, and for the third race in a row, Birmingham, Ala.'s Augie Grill earned the $300 Jasper Engines and Transmissions Crew Chief of the Race Award for guiding his driver and team to victory. Grill now leads Goodson's crew chief Jimmy King by 16 points in the run for the annual Jasper payoff of $2,500.

With Anderson earning his second Gatorade Front Runner Award of the season he vaults into the third position in the Gatorade Front Runner points, trailing Greer, S.C.'s Howard by three points with four races left to decide the final standings. Goodson is sandwiched between Howard and Anderson, two points behind Howard and one ahead of Anderson.

With his series leading fifth Rookie-of-the-Race Award, on the strength of his fourth top 10 finish of the year, Colleyville, Tex.'s Lawler moved ahead of Childers into the second position in the Rookie-of-the-Year standings. Coy Gibbs holds an 11-point lead over Lawler while Childers trails Lawler by two points. Mishawaka, Ind.'s Weaver trails Childers by nine points.

For the first time in Slim Jim All Pro Series history the drivers will take to the 0.375-mile concrete oval at Kingsport Speedway in Kingsport, Tenn. next Saturday night. The $41,000 Don Hill Pontiac 200 represents the 13th of 16 races on the 1999 series schedule and is the third of four races scheduled on four consecutive weekends. The race is also the third of four races to be run in Tennessee this season. The series has already visited Memphis Motorsports Park and Bristol Motor Speedway, and the season will wind up on October 2 at Nashville Speedway U.S.A.

Race #12 of 16 $54,200 NAPA Auto Parts 300 Louisville Motor Speedway - 0.438-mile oval July 31, 1999 Louisville, Ky. Fin Start # Driver Sponsor/Make Laps Points Earnings Status 1 8 86 Wayne Anderson Jani-King Chevrolet Monte Carlo 300 180 $9,850 running 2 13 28 Billy Bigley, Jr. Peerless Woodworking Chevrolet Monte Carlo 300 170 5050 running 3 18 30 Jeff Fultz Multiple Tool Chevrolet Monte Carlo 300 165 3500 running 4 10 16 Hal Goodson Nortel Networks Chevrolet Monte Carlo 300 160 3150 running 5 7 90 Keith Gardner Shoe Carnival/Owen Racing/Dean's Milk Chevrolet 300 155 1950 running 6 19 31 Ronnie Burkett Big Daddy's BBQ Sauces & Spices/Havana Cola Chevrolet 299 150 2200 running 7 1 45 Scott Kilby Arndt & Herman Windows Chevrolet Monte Carlo 299 146 2200 running 8 12 9 #Patrick Lawler Manheim's Auto Auctions of Texas Chevrolet Monte Carlo 298 142 1600 running 9 21 34 #Ken Weaver Square D/All Phase Electric Chevrolet Monte Carlo 297 138 1400 running 10 2 14 Josh Clemons Fuzzy's Sauces/SkySpy/Tech-Star Chevrolet Monte Carlo 293 134 1100 running 11 11 5 Jesse Harris Tobacco Road Chevrolet Monte Carlo 291 130 925 running 12 16 53 Robert Burroughs Burroughs Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 288 127 1200 running 13 22 00 David Reutimann Pennzoil Chevrolet Monte Carlo 287 124 1250 running 14 24 09 Randy Gentry Carolina Painting/Milliken Cleaners Chevrolet Monte Carlo 284 121 1125 engine 15 9 19 Steven Howard Dick Brooks Automotive/Greer Flooring Center Chevrolet 273 118 1300 running 16 3 72 #Benny Gordon Elliott Trucking Pontiac Grand Prix 273 115 975 running 17 27 83 #Tina Gordon InLand Buildings/Consolidated Mechanical Chevrolet 270 112 650 running 18 4 44 #Coy Gibbs MBNA Chevrolet Monte Carlo 238 109 1125 accident 19 26 12 Bobby Parsley 31-W Insulation Chevrolet Monte Carlo 224 106 615 battery 20 7 54 #Rodney Childers Cleaver Brooks/C&C Boilers/Honeywell Chevrolet Monte Carlo 220 103 1005 running 21 5 4 Ron Young Cofer Bros. Building Materials Chevrolet Monte Carlo 188 100 1095 overheat 22 15 33 Conrad Burr National Peening Chevrolet Monte Carlo 157 97 885 suspens 23 14 26 Keith White Bayer Agricultural/Advantage Flea Adulticide Chevrolet 101 94 975 whl bearing 24 23 11 #A.J. Frank Houghston Clinic/Fuel Clothing Pontiac Grand Prix 84 91 865 engine 25 20 77 #Chad Bland Jasper Engines & Transmissions Chevrolet Monte Carlo 45 88 555 engine 26 25 1 Scott Sands Fuzzy's Sauces/SkySpy/Tech-Star Chevrolet Monte Carlo 12 85 545 engine 27 6 8 Chuck Winders Ortho/RoundUp Chevrolet Monte Carlo 1 82 535 accident 28 28 3 David Bonnett Dunlop Golf/Play It Again Sports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 0 79 835 engine

Time of Race: 1 hr., 48 mins., 13 secs. Winner's Average Speed: 72.771 mph Margin of Victory: 0.762 seconds Bud Pole Award: Scott Kilby, Statesville, N.C., Chevrolet, 14.884 secs., 105.818 mph Gatorade Front Runner Award: Wayne Anderson Caution Periods: 12 cautions for 77 laps Lead Changes: 2 changes among 3 drivers Lap Leaders: Kilby 1-121, Bigley 122-148, Anderson 149-300 Rookie of the Race: Patrick Lawler # signifies Rookie Contender Jasper Engines & Transmissions Crew Chief of the Race: Augie Grill

NOTE: The above figures are based on team winnings, and include racing purse and cash contingency awards from participating manufacturers. Next Event: Don Hill Pontiac 200, Kingsport Speedway, Kingsport, Tenn., August 7, 1999 For Further Information Contact NASCAR Public Relations at (770) 486-3591. jn

1999 Point Standings (thru 7/31/99) Car Pos # Driver Points Starts Poles Wins Top 5 Top 10 Earnings 1 86 Wayne Anderson 1978 12 0 4 10 12 $52,555.00 2 28 Billy Bigley, Jr. 1841 12 0 2 8 10 $43,285.00 3 16 Hal Goodson 1829 12 1 3 7 9 $54,155.00 4 31 Ronnie Burkett 1798 12 0 0 5 10 $33,125.00 5 19 Steven Howard 1686 12 1 2 4 7 $35,140.00 6 45 Scott Kilby 1644 12 3 0 3 9 $21,445.00 7 00 David Reutimann 1588 12 0 0 2 7 $19,380.00 8 30 Jeff Fultz 1584 12 0 0 3 9 $19,950.00 9 44 #Coy Gibbs 1452 12 2 0 0 3 $14,620.00 10 53 Robert Burroughs 1452 12 0 0 0 3 $14,475.00 11 4 Ron Young 1440 11 0 0 3 3 $18,600.00 12 09 Randy Gentry 1413 12 1 0 2 2 $16,755.00 13 54 #Rodney Childers 1369 12 1 0 3 3 $14,390.00 14 9 #Patrick Lawler 1364 11 0 0 0 4 $10,650.00 15 34 #Ken Weaver 1232 12 0 0 0 1 $10,195.00 16 72 #Benny Gordon 1219 11 0 0 0 2 $10,255.00 17 26 Keith White 1218 12 0 0 0 0 $12,020.00 18 33 Conrad Burr 1151 10 0 1 1 2 $19,175.00 19 1 Eddie Mercer 1135 10 0 0 2 2 $15,610.00 20 3 David Bonnett 1101 11 0 0 0 0 $9,345.00 21 11 #A.J. Frank 1086 10 0 0 0 0 $7,095.00 22 83 #Tina Gordon 996 7 0 0 0 0 $4,400.00 23 14 Josh Clemons 868 9 0 0 0 1 $6,670.00 24 77 #Chad Bland 831 8 0 0 0 0 $4,715.00 25 20 #Brian Smith 755 6 0 0 0 0 $3,190.00 26 25 Mike Cope 617 5 1 0 1 2 $7,880.00 27 38 #Shane Sieg 605 4 0 0 0 0 $2,260.00 28 10 Steve Mendenhall 559 4 0 0 2 2 $5,095.00 29 04 Mardy Lindley 554 5 0 0 0 0 $4,600.00 30 61 #Mike Franklin, Jr. 520 4 0 0 0 3 $3,540.00 31 1 Lee Tissot 514 4 0 0 1 3 $3,500.00 32 18 #Strom Altman 500 4 0 0 0 0 $2,340.00 33 6 #Robbie Pyle 485 5 0 0 0 0 $3,345.00 34 23 #Lance Goodson 484 4 0 0 0 1 $3,055.00 35 87 Kevin Prince 440 5 0 0 0 0 $2,355.00 36 36 Rick Roller 355 3 0 0 0 0 $1,445.00 37 05 Chip Rutherford 347 3 0 0 0 0 $1,495.00 38 20 Jim Inglebright 312 3 0 0 0 0 $2,425.00 39 98 Sean Studer 289 2 0 0 1 2 $3,675.00 40 2 Robbie Ferguson 289 1 0 0 0 0 $555.00 41 07 Greg Harrison 285 3 0 0 0 0 $1,475.00 42 94 Scott Riggs 279 3 0 0 0 0 $2,585.00 43 96 Jeremy Thompson 277 2 0 0 0 0 $760.00 44 37 Larry Raines 216 2 0 0 0 1 $1,620.00 45 18 George Ingole 170 2 0 0 0 0 $795.00 46 80 Toby Porter 165 1 0 0 1 1 $2,725.00 47 90 Keith Gardner 155 1 0 0 1 1 $1,950.00 48 07 Jimmy Garmon 142 1 0 0 0 1 $835.00 49 7 Jason Schuler 142 1 0 0 0 1 $1,050.00 50 8 Freddie Query 138 1 1 0 0 1 $1,415.00 51 29 Jason Hogan 138 1 0 0 0 1 $785.00 52 88 Ricky Turner 134 1 0 0 0 1 $835.00 53 5 Jesse Harris 130 1 0 0 0 0 $925.00 54 66 Gary McCoy 127 1 0 0 0 0 $635.00 55 51 Brian Hoppe 124 1 0 0 0 0 $650.00 56 97 Philip Duffie 115 1 0 0 0 0 $590.00 57 62 John Gerstner 109 1 0 0 0 0 $700.00 58 12 Bobby Parsley 106 1 0 0 0 0 $615.00 59 0 Steven Christian 100 1 0 0 0 0 $875.00 60 89 Tony Ponkauskus 98 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 61 26 Jimmy Cope 94 1 0 0 0 0 $895.00 62 10 Doug Klein 91 1 0 0 0 0 $775.00 63 5 Jerry Awbrey 88 1 1 0 0 0 $800.00 64 01 Derrick Kelley 88 1 0 0 0 0 $575.00 65 1 Scott Sands 85 1 0 0 0 0 $545.00 66 8 Chuck Winders 82 1 0 0 0 0 $535.00 67 6 Jerry Russell 79 1 0 0 0 0 $480.00 68 70 Kevin Gingrich 79 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 69 82 Donnie Wilson 76 1 0 0 0 0 $675.00 70 72 Dennis Southerlin 73 1 0 0 0 0 $485.00 71 85 Robby Marhefka 70 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 72 48 David Probst 67 1 0 0 0 0 $520.00 73 15 Dwayne Buggay 64 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 74 18 Debris Brown 52 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 75 71 Ray Skillman 52 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 76 75 Keith Brack 52 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 77 91 Richard Noda 46 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 78 75 #Billy Mills 40 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 79 39 Carl Hedin, Jr. 34 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 # denotes Rookie of the Year candidate. $546,865.00

1999 NASCAR Slim Jim All Pro Series Statistics Lap Leaders (2190 total laps) Hal Goodson 376 Wayne Anderson 354 Billy Bigley, Jr. 261 Scott Kilby 217 Steven Howard 149 Coy Gibbs 124 Toby Porter 112 Mike Cope 106 Lee Tissot 93 Jerry Awbrey 81 Conrad Burr 75 Eddie Mercer 62 Rodney Childers 45 Randy Gentry 38 Patrick Lawler 33 Shane Sieg 30 Ronnie Burkett 14 Rick Roller 10 Jim Inglebright 5 Freddie Query 5 20 Different Lap Leaders

Bud Pole Awards Scott Kilby 3 Coy Gibbs 2 Rodney Childers 1 Mike Cope 1 Randy Gentry 1 Steven Howard 1 Hal Goodson 1 Jerry Awbrey 1 Freddie Query 1 9 Bud Pole Winners

Wins Wayne Anderson 4 Hal Goodson 3 Steven Howard 2 Billy Bigley, Jr. 2 Conrad Burr 1 5 Race Winners

Laps Completed Percentage Top 20                        
(2190 Possible)                 
1       Wayne Anderson  2190    100.00%
2       Scott Kilby     2171    99.13%
3       Steven Howard   2152    98.26%
4       Hal Goodson     2141    97.76%
5       Ronnie Burkett  2124    96.99%
6       Billy Bigley, Jr.       2122    96.89%
7       Coy Gibbs       2068    94.43%
8       David Reutimann 2044    93.33%
9       Randy Gentry    1939    88.54%
10      Robert Burroughs        1931    88.17%
11      Ken Weaver      1925    87.90%
12      Patrick Lawler  1864    85.11%
13      Jeff Fultz      1837    83.88%
14      Rodney Childers 1778    81.19%
15      Keith White     1728    78.90%
16      Ron Young       1681    76.76%
17      Benny Gordon    1541    70.37%
18      Eddie Mercer    1346    61.46%
19      Conrad Burr     1319    60.23%
20      A.J. Frank      1306    59.63%

1991 - 1999 NASCAR Slim Jim All Pro Series Statistics Career Bud Pole Positions Mike Cope 13 Toby Porter 9 Jeff Purvis 9 Hal Goodson 8 Mike Garvey 7 Freddie Query 6 Derrick Gilchrist 6 Bobby Gill 6 Wayne Anderson 5 Tony Walls 5 Shane Hall 5 Randy Porter 5 Billy Bigley, Jr. 5 Steve Holzhausen 4 Eddie Mercer 4 Robert Powell 4 Gary Balough 3 Ron Barfield, Jr. 3 Rick Crawford 3 Casey Elliott 3 Hank Parker, Jr. 3 Jody Ridley 3 Jeff Fultz 3 Scott Kilby 3 Nipper Alsup 2 Rich Bickle 2 Steven Christian 2 Matt Hutter 2 Bob Senneker 2 Jack Sprague 2 Sean Studer 2 Tammy Jo Kirk 2 Ron Young 2 Mardy Lindley 2 Conrad Burr 2 Coy Gibbs 2 Bobby Hamilton, Sr. 1 Bubba Gale 1 Clay Brown 1 Daniel Keene 1 Dick Anderson 1 Donnie Bishop 1 Eddie Goodson 1 Jamie Prell 1 Jason Keller 1 Jimmy Garmon 1 John Crow 1 Ken Schrader 1 Kevin Evans 1 Marty Ward 1 Mike Harmon 1 Pete Orr 1 Randy Gentry 1 Rodney Childers 1 Scot Walters 1 Scott Hansen 1 Scott Sutherland 1 Steven Howard 1 Terry Harris 1 Jerry Awbrey 1

Career Wins Freddie Query 17 Mike Cope 14 Hal Goodson 13 Jody Ridley 12 Bobby Gill 10 Mike Garvey 9 Toby Porter 9 Wayne Anderson 9 Jeff Purvis 7 Ron Young 6 Steven Christian 6 Rick Crawford 5 Jason Keller 5 Billy Bigley, Jr. 5 Derrick Gilchrist 4 Scott Hansen 4 Ron Barfield, Jr. 3 Hank Parker, Jr. 3 Rich Bickle 2 Jeff Fultz 2 Gary Balough 2 Donnie Bishop 2 Scott Sutherland 2 Scot Walters 2 Steven Howard 2 Brian Rievley 1 Carl Long 1 Clay Brown 1 Conrad Burr 1 David Green 1 Dick Anderson 1 Gary Bradberry 1 Gary Jones 1 Gary St. Amant 1 Lee Tissot 1 Mike Miller 1 Nipper Alsup 1 Randy Porter 1 Shane Hall 1 Steve Holzhausen 1 Terry Brooks 1 Tim Sauter 1 Tim Steele 1 Wayne Willard 1

Gatorade Front Runner Award Steven Howard 16 Hal Goodson 14 Wayne Anderson 13 Eddie Mercer 9 Coy Gibbs 8 Billy Bigley, Jr. 8 Ronnie Burkett 7 Rodney Childers 6 Scott Kilby 5

Manufacturer's Wins Chevrolet 12 Ford 0 Pontiac 0

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Rich Bickle , Bobby Hamilton , Jason Keller , Ken Schrader , Shane Hall , Robert Burroughs , Jack Sprague , Coy Gibbs , Rick Crawford , Jeff Purvis , David Green , Scott Riggs , Billy Bigley , Tina Gordon , Mike Harmon , Tim Sauter , Tim Steele , David Reutimann , Jeff Fultz , Gary Bradberry , Jason Schuler , Conrad Burr , Patrick Lawler , Mike Miller , Ron Young , Carl Long , Ron Barfield , Jim Inglebright , Ken Weaver , Brian Smith , Tammy Jo Kirk , Shane Sieg , Wayne Anderson , Randy Po , Mike Garvey , Eddie Mercer , A.J. Frank , Scott Hansen