NASCAR BGN Series Kroger 200 -- Fact Sheet
29 July 1997
1997 NASCAR BUSCH SERIES, GRAND NATIONAL DIVISION RACE FACTS WHAT: Kroger 200 NASCAR Busch Series, Grand National Division Race #21 of 30 WHERE: Indianapolis Raceway Park Clermont, IN 0.686-Mile Paved Speedway WHEN: Friday, August 1, 1997 8:00 pm (EDT) DISTANCE: 200 Laps (137.2 Miles) POSTED AWARDS: $310,210 FIELD: 39 cars. Fastest 34 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: Indianapolis Raceway Park TV: ESPN (Live) Air time: 8:00 pm (EDT) Announcers: TBA Pit Reporters: TBA RADIO: MRN (Live) Air time : 7:45 pm (EDT) Announcers: Allen Bestwick and Joe Moore SCHEDULE: Thursday, July 31 6:00 am : Team Haulers Enter 7:00 am : NASCAR Garage Opens 10:30 am : Rookie Drivers' Meeting 10:30 am : Qualifying Draw 12:30 - 1:30 pm : Practice 2:30 - 3:30 pm : Practice 5:45 pm : Qualifying (Positions 1-25) Friday, August 1 11:00 am : NASCAR Garage Opens 12:00 - 1:00 pm : Practice 2:00 pm : Qualifying (Positions 26-34) 6:00 pm : Drivers' & Crew Chiefs' Meeting 8:10 pm : Start of Kroger 200 RECORDS: Qualifying: David Green; Owensboro, KY; Chevrolet; 113.461 mph; 21.766 seconds; 8/4/94 Race: Jimmy Hensley; Ridgeway, VA; Oldsmobile; 96.923 mph; 1 hour, 24 minutes, 56 seconds; 6/22/85 THE RACE: The Indianapolis Raceway Park is a 0.686-mile paved oval with 6 degrees banking in turn one, 8 degrees banking in turn two and 7 degrees banking in turns three and four. The length of the front and backstretches are 699 feet each with 3 degrees banking. IRP has hosted the Kroger 200 since 1982. The Kroger 200 is the only race on the NASCAR Busch Series that has had the same sponsor for all 16 seasons. PARTICIPATING AWARDS SPONSORS: Anheuser-Busch, Inc., AE Clevite, Aeroquip, Autolite Spark Plugs, Champion Spark Plugs, Competition Cam, Edelbrock Intake Manifolds, Fram Oil Filters, Ford Motor Corporation, Gatorade, Goodyear Tires & Belts & Hoses, Griffin Mufflers, Goody's, Holley Carburetors, JE Pistons, Jesel Rocker Arms, Kar Products, Lincoln Electric, MCI, Moog Chassis Parts, Moroso Blue Max Ignition Wires, Motorsports Designs, MSD Ignitions, Penske Shocks, Precision Gear, Raybestos Brakes, Richmond Gear, Simpson Helmets, STP Oil Treatment & Oil Filters, Unocal 76 Gasoline, Vantare, Winston Cup Scene, Wiseco Pistons, Wix Filters.