WWS: Kansas: Pre-race fact sheet

2002 NASCAR WINSTON WEST SERIES RACE FACTS WHAT: KANSAS SPEEDWAY.COM 150 NASCAR Winston West Series Race ...

2002 NASCAR WINSTON WEST SERIES RACE FACTS

WHAT: KANSAS SPEEDWAY.COM 150
NASCAR Winston West Series Race #4 of 10

WHERE: Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kan.
1.5-Mile Paved Speedway

WHEN: Saturday, June 1, 2002– 12:00 p.m. CT

DISTANCE: 100 Laps, 150 Miles

POSTED AWARDS: $198,701

FIELD: 28 cars possible. Fastest 23 cars through time trials. Two provisional starting positions based on 2002 NASCAR Winston West Series Championship driver point standings, two provisional starting positions based on 2002 NASCAR Winston West Series Championship owner point standings, one additional provisional starting position to NASCAR Winston West Series Champion.

SANCTION: National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR)

PROMOTER: Kansas Speedway Corporation

SCHEDULE:

Thursday, May 30
10:00 a.m. Optional Practice to 11:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. Optional Practice to 2:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. Optional Practice to 3:30 p.m.

Friday, May 31
9:30 a.m. Practice to 11:00 a.m.
1:30 p.m. Time Trials (2 laps), All Positions
3:30 p.m. Practice to 4:15 p.m.

Saturday, June 1
10:00 a.m. Mandatory Drivers' Meeting

THE RACE: Kansas Speedway is a 1.5-mile superspeedway with turns banked 15 degrees, 10.4 degrees banking in the front stretch and five degrees banking in the backstretch. Last year's NASCAR Winston West Series race marked the inaugural event at the speedway.

RECORDS:
Qualifying: Jon Wood May 31, 2001 168.534 mph 32.041 seconds
Race: Frank Kimmel June 2, 2001 112.406 mph 1hr 20min 4 sec

2001 REVIEW: Although Jon Wood captured the Bud Pole, it was Kevin Richards who grabbed the lead initially. Frank Kimmel charged by a couple laps later, however. Kimmel appeared to have the car to beat, but an unscheduled pit stop early in the event put him more than a lap behind. Jason Small and Steve Portenga each led briefly, before Brandon Ash powered his way to the front. Brendan Gaughan inherited the lead when Ash dropped out of action. Kimmel's fast car and a couple of cautions, meanwhile, allowed him to get back into contention just past the midway point of the race. Kimmel regained the lead on lap 83, only to have Wood muscle his way on lap 91. Kimmel took advantage of a late-race caution that set up a two-lap dash to the finish, however, and charged to the inside of Wood on the restart. Kimmel held on for his first win in the series.

PARTICIPATING AWARDS SPONSORS:
Winston, Anheuser-Busch, Auto Meter Products, Clevite Engine Parts, Competition Cams, Edelbrock Intake Manifolds, Featherlite Trailers, Ford Motor Company, Gatorade, Goodyear Belts & Hoses, Holley Carburetors, Hoosier Tires, JE Pistons, Jesel Rocker Arms, MAC Tools, Moog Chassis Parts, MSD Ignitions, Raybestos Brakes, Stage 8 Locking Fasteners, Wix Air Filters, 3M Automotive, 76 Race Gasoline.

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Frank Kimmel , Jon Wood , Jason Small , Brendan Gaughan , Steve Portenga , Brandon Ash
Teams CIP