<pre> WHAT: MYRTLE BEACH 320 Gatorade All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring Race 9 of 16 Events WHERE: Myrtle Beach Speedway, Myrtle Beach, S. C., .538-mile oval WHEN: Saturday July 14 2001 DISTANCE: 250 Laps (134.5 Miles) POSTED AWARDS:...
<pre> WHAT: MYRTLE BEACH 320 Gatorade All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring Race 9 of 16 Events
WHERE: Myrtle Beach Speedway, Myrtle Beach, S. C., .538-mile oval
WHEN: Saturday July 14 2001
DISTANCE: 250 Laps (134.5 Miles)
POSTED AWARDS: $48.850
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 27positions, 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 27positions 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: Speedway of South Carolina, Inc.
SCHEDULE: Saturday, July 14 2001
9:00 a.m. - Registration Opens and Haulers Park 10:00 p.m. - Gates Open and Inspection begins 11:00 a.m. - Qualifying Draw 12:00 a.m. - Mandatory Rookie Meeting 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Gatorade All Pro Practice 6:00 p.m. - Qualifying (2 Laps) Fastest 27 cars locked in to starting position 8:30 p.m. - Green Flag For Myrtle Beach 320
THE RACE: The Myrtle Beach 320 will be race 9 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: Steve Holzhausen April 13 1991 19.013 Secs/101.867 mph 250-Lap: Hal Goodson June 12 1999 1 Hr. 46 Mins. 33 Secs, 75.739 mph
EVENT REVIEW: Hal Goodson returned to the track he considers his hometrack and scored his first victory on the D-shaped .538-mile oval in numerous attempts with the series. Goodson was the last car in the 29 car field to take qualifying and he took advantage of that position winning the pole for the first time with the series at Myrtle Beach. Goodson was certainly the dominate car in the field leading all but 28 laps of the 250 lap event. Goodson led through the first 142 laps then when the fifth race caution was waved many of the top cars pitted for fuel and tires. Randy Gentry stayed on the track assuming the lead. After his pit stop Goodson moved back into contention on lap 154, staying close behind Gentry then regained the top spot on lap 171. Billy Bigley Jr., overhauled Gentry on the remaining laps to finish second with Gentry finishing third.
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Stats: 250-Lap Race
Myrtle Beach Speedway Bud Pole: Hal Goodson 1. Hal Goodson Time of Race: 1 Hr. 46 Mins. 33 Secs NTR 2. Billy Bigley Jr. Average Speed: 75.739 mph 3. Randy Gentry Margin of Victory: 1.985 Secs. 4 Ron Young Caution Flags: 8 For 38 Laps 5. Rodney Childers Lap Leader: Hal Goodson, Pole - 142; Randy 6. Scott Kilby Gentry, 143-170; Goodson, 171-250 7. Wayne Anderson 8. Jeff Fultz 9. Lance Goodson 10. David Reutimann
NOTES OF INTEREST:
(1) There was no Gatorade All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring event held at Myrtle Beach Speedway in 2000 due to inclement weather.
(2) In 13 races dating back to 1991, Freddie Query and Jody Ridley are the only two-time winners at this track.
(3) Current series driver Wayne Anderson won here in 1997 as well as defending series champion Billy Bigley Jr. winning here in 1995.
(4) Robert Powell who races at Myrtle Beach has started from the Bud Pole position four times.