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ASA ACDelco Series Returns to Nashville Speedway USA Series makes its annual visit on June 1-2 Pendleton, Ind. (May 29, 2001) - The ASA ACDelco Series makes its return to Tennessee when the series visits Nashville Speedway USA on Saturday, June...

ASA ACDelco Series Returns to Nashville Speedway USA
Series makes its annual visit on June 1-2

Pendleton, Ind. (May 29, 2001) - The ASA ACDelco Series makes its return to Tennessee when the series visits Nashville Speedway USA on Saturday, June 2 at 8 p.m. (local) for the Luxaire 300 presented by Hecht's Department Store.

Originally a one-mile dirt track for harness racing and stock cars, Nashville Speedway USA has seen its share of renovations, as the track spent only five years as a mile before it was converted to a half-mile paved facility in 1957. In 1969, the track wa s lengthened to .596-mile and the 35-degree turns were taken down to the current 18-degree mark. The track has hosted numerous legendary events, as well as been a breeding ground for some of the greatest stock car racers of all time, including Darrell Wal trip and Buddy Baker. Dover Downs Entertainment now owns the facility, which hosts weekly racings, as well as a select number of special events.

Nashville Speedway USA sees its 21st ASA event in 2001, with plenty of history to go around in the previous 20 events. Several classic battles have raged at the fast, long half-mile facility, with winners including Neil Bonnett, Bob Senneker, Dick Trickle Jim Sauter, Rusty Wallace, Mike Eddy, Butch Miller, Gary St. Amant, Johnny Benson Jr., Mike Miller, Tim Sauter and Mike Garvey. A classic battle came in 1991, when the 250-lap event saw a side-by-side shoot out till the end, with Darrell Waltrip winning his second ASA race at the facility in front of Senneker. 2000 also saw a memorable event, as an early race accident saw the cars of Butch Miller and Dave Sensiba burn to the ground, with both drivers making it out ok.

On Friday, June 1, ASA practice begins at 11 a.m., with qualifications taking center stage at 4:30 p.m. The 100-lap qualifier race goes green at 7:30 p.m., followed by Nashville Speedway USA Late Models and Super Trucks. On Saturday, ASA's exclusive on-tra ck autograph session is scheduled for 6 p.m., with pre-race ceremonies starting at 7:15. The Luxaire 300 presented by Hecht's Department Store goes green at 8 p.m.

Tickets for the Luxaire 300 presented by Hecht's Department Store are available through the ASA office and are $25 for reserved sections and $20 for general admission. Additional information is available through the ASA ticket line, 1-888-ASA-1020. VISA, M asterCard and Discover are accepted for ticket orders.

-ASA-

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Series Stock car
Drivers Darrell Waltrip , Dick Trickle , Rusty Wallace , Johnny Benson , Tim Sauter , Jim Sauter , Mike Miller , Butch Miller , Mike Garvey , Buddy Baker