Indianapolis J.J. Yeley Preview

CARQUEST SILVER BULLET TEAM TO COMPETE ON LIVE TV WEDNESDAY INDIANAPOLIS (August 4, 1999) - J.J. Yeley and the CARQUEST-sponsored USAC Coors Light Silver Bullet team will race in front of the Live cameras of ESPN2 Wednesday night, August 4th at...

CARQUEST SILVER BULLET TEAM TO COMPETE ON LIVE TV WEDNESDAY

INDIANAPOLIS (August 4, 1999) - J.J. Yeley and the CARQUEST-sponsored USAC Coors Light Silver Bullet team will race in front of the Live cameras of ESPN2 Wednesday night, August 4th at the DuPont 100 at Indianapolis Raceway Park. The event kicks off the Kroger Speedfest at the .686 mile IRP oval.

Yeley, 22, of Phoenix, enters the DuPont 100 with a freshened CARQUEST chassis. At the last USAC Coors Light Silver Bullet Series event July 30th at Gateway International Raceway, a broken front hub sent Yeley into the wall during practice. Yeley had to resort to a loaned car for the race while the CARQUEST car was sent back to Indianapolis to be fixed.

"We had to put a new front clip on the car for this week's race," Yeley said. "Meanwhile I finished the St. Louis race with a car borrowed from a competitor. With our primary pavement car back in action Wednesday night, we're confident we'll be back in the hunt for the feature win."

Practice for the USAC DuPont 100 is schedule to begin at 3 p.m. (CDT). Qualifying is set for 5 p.m., followed by a 15-lap qualifying race, then the 100-lap feature at 8 p.m.

ESPN2 will televised 2 hours of Live coverage from the DuPont 100 beginning at 8 p.m. (CDT). Yeley's CARQUEST Silver Bullet ride will be equipped with the CARQUEST Cage Cam for the event.

1999 USAC Coors Light Silver Bullet Series Standings

1. Ryan Newman      353       6. J.J YELEY        213
2. Russ Gamester    324       7. Gary Hieber      206
3. Brian Tyler      284       8. Robby Flock      199
4. Tracy Hines      234       9. Brad Noffsinger  182
5. Jack Hewitt      215      10. Jason Leffler    181
     

The Zarounian-Helmling Motorsports team is comprised of Rollie Helmling and Gary Zarounian. In the past two seasons, Zarounian-Helmling Motorsports has had the best record in the Silver Crown Series with four wins and nine top four finishes in only a 21 race run. In winning the last two races of the year, Zarounian-Helmling Motorsports is set to make an all out assault on the 1999 USAC Silver Crown Series Championship.

J.J. Yeley is a Phoenix, Arizona native; the 22-year-old Yeley is one of the brightest stars of open wheel racing today. The son of Judy and "Cactus" Jack Yeley, a seven time Arizona midget and two-time "World of Outlaws" midget champion, J.J. has made his presence known in midgets, sprint cars, Silver Crown and Indy Cars. J.J. was the youngest driver to compete in the 1998 Indianapolis 500 and he finished 9th. After winning many Sprint Car races in Arizona and California, J.J. came to the Midwest in 1997 to tackle the USAC Sprint Car Series, winning 5 events in his first season. Last he finished the season sixth in USAC Silver Crown points, with victories at Sacramento and St. Louis, his first two career Silver Crown victories. He had four top five finishes and was the only competitor in 1998 to win on dirt and pavement. This season J.J. will wheel the CARQUEST Silver Crown car at all fifteen of the United States Auto Club - Coors Light Silver Bullet Series races with his ultimate goal winning the USAC Silver Crown Championship for the CARQUEST-sponsored Zarounian-Helmling Motorsports team.

To listen to J.J. Yeley and the CARQUEST team's radio frequency, tune to (461.125).

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Series USAC
Drivers Jason Leffler , Ryan Newman , J.J. Yeley , Tracy Hines , Jack Hewitt , Brian Tyler , Brad Noffsinger , Russ Gamester , Gary Hieber , Robby Flock