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NASCAR Slim Jim All Pro Series Driver Charity Auction and Autograph Session

31 July 1997


SPARTANBURG, SC - As a prelude to the NASCAR Slim Jim All Pro Series
Bi-Lo Bonuscard 200, to be held on Saturday at Greenville-Pickens
Speedway in Greenville, SC, Austin Quality Foods and the drivers of
the NASCAR Slim Jim All Pro Series will hold a charity auction on
Friday evening, August 1, at J.Jr's Filling Station and Grill in
Spartanburg, SC.  Beginning at 6:00 p.m., numerous drivers from the
NASCAR Slim Jim All Pro Series will be on hand to sign autographs,
mingle with the many expected fans, and aid in raising funds for the
Shriner's Childrens Hospital of Greenville.  Motorsports memorabilia,
race car body panels, apparel and other assorted items of interest
from various NASCAR Slim Jim All Pro, Craftsman Truck, Busch and
Winston Cup Series teams will be auctioned off.

Drivers expected to participate include 1996 NASCAR Slim Jim All Pro
Series Champion Mike Cope, who now maintains his racing operation in
nearby Easley, SC, Austin Cracker Sandwich Chevrolet driver Carl Long,
Sugar Hill, GA's Steven Christian, Raleigh, NC's Derrick Gilchrist,
Jefferson, GA's Scott Sutherland and Greer, SC's Steven Howard, as
well as many additional series participants.

J.Jr's Filling Station and Grill, a motorsports-themed restaurant, is
owned by Jimmy Rodgers and NASCAR legends Cotton Owens and David
Pearson.  J.Jr's is located at the intersection of Reidville Road and
Highway 295 in Spartanburg, SC.  Questions on this event should be
directed to Todd Ward of Team One Promotions and Austin Quality Foods
Racing at (919) 965-2695.

Note to Drivers: All NASCAR Slim Jim All Pro Series are invited to
participate in this event.  Please bring your hero cards and your

Directions: To get to J.Jr's (Spartanburg location) from Greenville,
SC, take Interstate 85 north to Spartanburg, following Business Route
85, then take Interstate 26 east towards Columbia, SC.  Go three to
four miles and exit at the Reidville Road exit.  At the end of the
ramp take a left and drive approximately three miles.  Fuddrucker's
Restaurant will be on the right, take a right and J.Jr's is located
behind the Fuddrucker's.  There is a gravel/dirt parking area between
Fuddrucker's and J.Jr's that needs to be used by any teams that will
need hauler parking.  All other parking is available for passenger
vehicles.  J.Jr's Phone: (864) 576-6228.