2000 Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring Race Facts WHAT: NASCAR All Pro 200 WHERE: Nashville Speedway, U.S.A., Nashville, Tenn., 0.596-mile oval WHEN: Saturday, September 30, 8:00 p.m. DISTANCE: 200 laps (119.2 ...
2000 Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring Race Facts
WHAT: NASCAR All Pro 200
WHERE: Nashville Speedway, U.S.A., Nashville, Tenn., 0.596-mile oval
WHEN: Saturday, September 30, 8:00 p.m.
DISTANCE: 200 laps (119.2 miles)
POSTED AWARDS: $54,950 (including $3,600 Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring Championship point fund money.)
FIELD: 34 cars. Fastest 29 cars through time trials (2 laps). Five provisional starting positions, including four based on the current Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring point standings and possibly one provisional position for a former champion of the series who will have also raced in a series points event in 1999.
SANCTION: National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR)
PROMOTER: Nashville (TN) Speedway U.S.A.
Registration & Haulers Enter 8:00 a.m.
Inspection 9:00 a.m.
Mandatory Rookie Drivers' Meeting 10:00 a.m.
Practice 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Mandatory Drivers' & Crew Chiefs' Meeting 3:35 p.m.
Bud Pole Qualifying, 2 laps, all positions 5:00 p.m.
NASCAR All Pro 200 Racing Program 8:00 p.m.
THE RACE: The NASCAR All Pro 200 is the 14th of 15 races on the 2000 Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring schedule. This is the first of two races to be held at Nashville Speedway U.S.A. to close out the 2000 season. This race will be the 13th time that the series will have raced at the 0.596-mile oval, but only the third time that the race length is scheduled to be 200 laps. This will be the first time since 1996 that two series races are scheduled to take place at Nashville.
1999 REVIEW: In the 19th Annual All American 400 eventual 1999 Slim Jim All Pro Series National Champion Wayne Anderson capped off an outstanding season with a solid victory. Ron Young, Tony Walls, Scott Kilby and Freddie Query rounded out the top five. Only six drivers completed all 401 laps, with Scott Hansen finishing sixth as the last car on the lead lap. The race was extended to 401 laps after a late-race caution forced a green-white-checkered finish. Nineteen of 40 starters were running at the end of the race. The race was run in two hours, 58 minutes and 16 seconds. Anderson's winning average speed was 80.232 mph and his margin of victory was 0.57 seconds. Query captured the Bud Pole Award and Young earned the Gatorade Front Runner Award. There were 13 caution periods for 72 laps and seven lead changes among seven drivers.
Qualifying Matt Hutter, Chardon, Oh., Chevrolet, 18.133 secs., 118.325 mph, 3/16/96
(200 lap) Scott Hansen, Franklin, Wisc., Chevrolet, 1 hr., 54 mins., 12 secs., 62.63 mph, 3/18/95
NOTES OF INTEREST
· Bob Senneker, Jeff Purvis, Eddie Mercer, Tony Walls, Matt Hutter, Freddie Query and Bobby Gill have all earned pole positions at Nashville. Senneker, Hutter and Query have each earned two, with Hutter holding the current track record.
· Jeff Purvis, Scott Hansen, Mike Garvey, Bobby Gill, Wayne Anderson and Freddie Query have all captured series wins at the 0.596-mile track. Purvis has three All American 400 wins while Anderson and Query have two each.
· Scott Hansen has a 300-lap and a 200-lap win while Mike Garvey has one All American 400 win as well as a 200-lap win.
STAT OF THE WEEK: In the span of six races, Wayne Anderson has gone from 18th in points to fifth in points.
POINT FUND SPONSORS: Slim Jim, Anheuser-Busch, Inc., Gatorade, Hoosier Tires, Jasper Engines, Moroso Performance Products Rookie of the Year, 76 Race Gasoline
QUALIFYING AND SPECIAL AWARD SPONSORS: Budweiser, Carrera Shocks, Eibach Springs, Ford Motor Company, Five Star Stock Car Bodies, Gatorade, Holley Carburetors, Hoosier Tires, Jasper Engines, Moroso Blue Max Ignition Wires, Moroso Oil Pans, Moroso Performance Products Rookie of the Race, MSD Ignitions, NGK Spark Plugs, Scott Performance Wire, Tilton Engineering, Wiseco Pistons
DIRECTIONS TO TRACK: Track is located south of I-40 on I-65 to Wedgewood exit (#81) then ½ mile east.