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NASCAR BGN Sears Auto Center 250 -- Fact Sheet

1 July 1997

                           RACE FACTS

WHAT: Sears Auto Center 250
      NASCAR Busch Series, Grand National Division Race #18 of 30

WHERE: The Milwaukee Mile
       West Allis, WI
       1-Mile Paved Speedway

WHEN:  Sunday, July 6, 1997
       12:00 pm (CDT)

DISTANCE: 250 Laps (250 Miles)


FIELD: 43 cars. Fastest 38 cars through time trials. Up to five provisional
starting positions, including four based on 1997 NBS owner points and one
for a former champion of the NBS.

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

PROMOTER: The Milwaukee Mile

TV: CBS (Live)
    Air time: 12:00 pm (CDT)
    Announcers: Ken Squier, Ned Jarrett, and Buddy Baker
    Pit Reporters: Mike Joe, Dick Berggren, and Ralph Sheheen

       Air time : 11:00 pm (CDT)
       Announcers: Allen Bestwick and Joe Moore


 Friday, July 4
             12:00 pm : Registration and Inspection
              5:00 pm : Garage Closes

 Saturday, July 5
              6:00 am : NASCAR Garage Opens
              7:30 am : Rookie Meeting
      8:00 - 10:00 am : Practice
             11:00 am : Qualifying (Positions 1-25)
       3:30 - 4:30 pm : Practice
              5:30 pm : Qualifying (Positions 26-38)

 Sunday, July 6
              8:00 am : NASCAR Garage Opens
             11:00 am : Drivers' & Crew Chiefs' Meeting
             11:30 am : Driver Introductions
             12:11 pm : Start of Sears Auto Center 250


Qualifying: Hermie Sadler, Emporia, VA; Chevrolet; July 6, 1996;
            118.320 mph (30.426 seconds)

Race: Mike Wallace, St. Louis, MO; July 2, 1994;
      100.999 mph (2 hours, 28 minutes, 31 seconds)

THE RACE: The Milwaukee Mile, located at the Wisconsin State Fair, is one of
the country's most famous racing facilities. The track hosted NASCAR Busch
Series races in 1984 and 1985, then rejoined the schedule in 1993 under new
management of Carl Haas. The Milwaukee Mile is a 1-mile paved speedway with
9.25 degrees banking in the turns and 2.5 degrees banking on the 1,265-feet
long straights.
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