WHAT: THE LEXINGTON HERALD LEADER presents The Kentucky 150 Hills Bros. All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring Race 5 of 13 Events WHERE: Kentucky Speedway, Sparta, Ky. 1.5-mile oval WHEN: Friday, June 14 2002 DISTANCE: 100 Laps (150 Miles) POSTED...
WHAT: THE LEXINGTON HERALD LEADER presents The Kentucky 150 Hills Bros.
All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring
Race 5 of 13 Events
WHERE: Kentucky Speedway, Sparta, Ky.
WHEN: Friday, June 14 2002
DISTANCE: 100 Laps (150 Miles)
POSTED AWARDS: $101,750
FIELD: 40 Cars. Thirty-four starting positions will be determined through two laps of qualifying. Positions 35 - 36 will be available to any driver in the top 30 2002 Hills Bros. All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring Championship point standings who has not qualified for one of the original 34 positions, provided eligible driver attempts to qualify in qualifying events. Provisional positions 37 - 38 are available to any top 30 car owner in the current 2002 points standing who has not qualified for one of the original 34 positions. Provisional position 39 will be available to the highest 30 drivers in the current 2002 RE/MAX Challenge Series, NASCAR Touring Championiship points standing who has not qualified for one of the original 34 starting positions and Provisional position 40 will be available to any All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring Champion driver who did not qualify for one of the original 34 starting positions. And who ran with the series in 2001. Official points standing and not time trial speed will determine these positions.
SANCTION: National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR)
PROMOTER: Kentucky Speedway, LLC
TELEVISION: Fox (Tape Delayed) telecast to be aired on July 22 2002.
FRIDAY, JUNE 14 2002
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. All Pro Practice
2:00 p.m. -Qualifying (2 Laps - Top 34)
9:00 p.m. - The Kentucky 150
THE RACE: The Lexington Herald Leader presents The Kentucky 150 will be race 5 of 13 races on the 2002 Hills Bros. 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.
EVENT REVIEW: In an event that was delayed over two hours due to an horrendous rainstorm, that moved through the area four hours before race time, Jeff Fultz, originally from Cincinnati, Oh, and now calling Mooresville, N. C. home, returned to the track, he considers his home track, with the Hills Bros. All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring and dominated the event by leading 66 of 100 laps. Fultz, starting outside front row with Bud Pole winner Brian Smith, swapped the lead with Smith over the first three laps before Smith forged ahead on lap four. Fultz dogged Smith as the two drivers stayed one-two over the next 28 laps with Fultz going to the front on lap 32. The only race caution waved on lap 39 allowing many of the lead lap cars to pit for tires and fuel. 2001 Rookie-of-the-Year contender Richie Beasley did not pit and assumed the lead. When the green flag waved on lap 45, Fultz wasted little time regaining the point on lap 46 and led the remainder of the race to secure his first win of 2001.
NOTES OF INTEREST: (1) Brian Smith brok his own track record twice whene the Series visited Kentucky Speedway in 2001. (2) Jeff Fultz, originally from Cincinnati dominated the June 15 event by leading 66 of the 100 laps run. His average winning speed set a new track record besting the previous mark by 25 mph. (3) The will be the second consecutive Hills Bros. All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring event with the NASCAR Busch Series, Grand National Division in 2002. (4) For this event all cars will run a restrictor plate.
OFFICIAL HEADQUARTERS MOTEL: The Fairfield Inn, in Florence, Ky., will be the official headquarters motel for the Hills Bros. All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring for this event. Rate will be $75.00 + tax. Telephone No. 859-371-4800
PARTICIPATING AWARDS SPONSORS: Anheuser-Busch, Carrera Shocks, Competition Cams, Five Star Bodies, Ford Motor Company, Gatorade, Goodyear Belts & Hoses, Hills Bros, Holly Carburetors, Hoosier Tires, JE Pistons, Jesel Rocker Arms, Mac Tools, Moroso Blue Max Ignition Wires, MSD Ignitions, Quick Car, Wix, and "76" Race Gasoline.