USAR: Bristol on 2004 schedule

BRISTOL, Tenn. (Wednesday, January 28, 2004) - United Speed Alliance Racing, Food City and Bristol Motor Speedway officials today announced that the USAR Hooters ProCup Series will run the Food City 150 at "The World's Fastest Half-Mile" as part...

BRISTOL, Tenn. (Wednesday, January 28, 2004) - United Speed Alliance Racing, Food City and Bristol Motor Speedway officials today announced that the USAR Hooters ProCup Series will run the Food City 150 at "The World's Fastest Half-Mile" as part of the venue's popular August race week.

The race, part of a NASCAR Craftsman Truck/USAR Hooters ProCup Series doubleheader, will take place on Wednesday, August 25. The famed .533-mile speedway known for its high-banked turns and action-packed races, will host the 3,300-pound steel-bodied ProCup cars for the first time.

"We truly are excited to be coming to Bristol in August," said USAR President Gene Cox. "Getting this date is one of the highlights on our 2004 schedule and we feel the fans will see a great race. The Hooters ProCup Series is known for action-packed racing and Bristol always provides excitement for the fans."

Food City, a long-time BMS sponsor, strengthens its ties with the Speedway as sponsor of the USAR Hooters ProCup event. The Food City 150 marks one of three Bristol season events backed by the Abingdon, Virginia based supermarket chain.

"Our relationship with the Hooter's Pro Cup series dates back to 1997 and we could not think of a better series to be paired up with the Craftsman Truck Series," said Food City President and CEO Steve Smith. "Through our relationship with Naturally Fresh Foods and USAR, we have been able to work with drivers such as Brian Vickers, Michael Ritch and Jason Sarvis. Growing our partnership with the series at Bristol was a natural fit." Additionally Food City sponsors Bristol's spring NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Food City 500 and the August NASCAR Busch Series Food City 250.

"In a relatively short time period, the USAR Hooters ProCup Series has established itself as one of the finest motorsports touring series of its kind," said Jeff Byrd, BMS president and general manager. "We know that the fans will see two tremendously exciting events with the Wednesday doubleheader and we're looking forward to hosting the inaugural Hooters ProCup event."

The USAR Hooters ProCup Series consists of a 30-race season divided between two divisions, Northern and Southern. The first 25 races make up the regular season. The final five races run as the Championship Series, providing a unique format and bringing two divisions of competitors together to determine one national champion.

For more information on this event, please call 423/764-1161 or visit www.bristolmotorspeedway.com.

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Series Stock car
Drivers Steve Smith , Brian Vickers