<pre> WHAT: EXPRESS OIL CHANGE 200 Gatorade All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring Race 6 of 16 Events WHERE: Montgomery Motor Speedway, Montgomery, Al., .500-mile oval WHEN: Saturday, June 2 2001 DISTANCE: 200 Laps (100 ...
<pre> WHAT: EXPRESS OIL CHANGE 200 Gatorade All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring Race 6 of 16 Events
WHERE: Montgomery Motor Speedway, Montgomery, Al., .500-mile oval
WHEN: Saturday, June 2 2001
DISTANCE: 200 Laps (100 Miles)
POSTED AWARDS: $49,950
FIELD: 32 Cars. Twenty-seven starting positions will be determined through two laps of qualifying. Positions 28 - 29 will be available to any driver in the top 30 2001 Gatorade All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring Championship point standings who has not qualified for one of the original 27 positions, provided eligible driver attempts to qualify in qualifying events. Provisional positions 30 - 31 are available to any top 30 car owner in the current 2001 points standing who has not qualified for one of the original 27 positions and provisional position 32 will be for a past champion who ran in 2000 on the series. Official points standing and not time trial speed will determine these positions.
SANCTION: National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR)
PROMOTER: Bob Harmon and Associates, Inc.
Saturday, June 2 2001 9:00 a.m. - Registration Opens and Haulers Park 10:00 a.m. - Inspection begins 11:30 a.m. - Mandatory Rookie Meeting 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Gatorade All Pro Practice 3:15 p.m. - Mandatory Driver/Crew Chief Meeting 5:30 p.m. - Gatorade All Pro Qualifying (2 Laps) 8:00 p.m. -- Green Flag Express Oil Change 200
THE RACE: The Express Oil Change 200 will be race 6 of 16 races on the 2001 Gatorade All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring Schedule. Cautions will count towards total laps and the race can end with a checkered flag or a green-white-checkered situation.
RECORDS: DRIVER DATE TIME/SPEED Qualifying: Jeff Purvis April 18 1992 19.039 Secs/94.543 mph 200-Lap: Mike Cope Sept. 11 1993 1Hr. 24 Mins. 36 Secs, 70.92 mph
EVENT REVIEW: This racetrack provides so much history for drivers on the Gatorade All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring. So many NASCAR stars, past and present, have raced at this track and include Stanley Smith, Darrell Brown and Charlie Bradberry who will be in the field for this event. There will be many new drivers competing in this event who have never raced at this track but the track will prove challenging to all with tires being a determining factor in the outcome of the event. A close Wireway Husky, Corp. Rookie-of-the-Year Program is developing between Richie Beasley, Jody Lavender, Roger Parker, Bradberry, Wayne Bowen, Michael Britt, Jeff Myers and Chris Fontaine. It took Wayne Anderson eight races to get his car in victory lane in 2000 with his win at Montgomery being his first of the year. He lost a lap early in the race when others pitted for tires on lap 74. Then was able to get back on the lead lap after another caution when he lined up on the inside with four new tires. When series points leader Billy Bigley Jr.'s car hit the wall on lap 130 that allowed Anderson to restart fifth on the field. He quickly went to the front, leading the final 57 laps.