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NASCAR BGN Food City 250: Fact Sheet

19 August 1997

                           RACE FACTS

WHAT: Food City 250
      NASCAR Busch Series, Grand National Division Race #23 of 30

WHERE: Bristol Motor Speedway
       Bristol, TN
       0.533-Mile Banked Paved Speedway

WHEN: Friday, August 22, 1997
         7:30 pm (EDT)

DISTANCE: 250 Laps (133.25 Miles)


FIELD: 38 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: Bristol Motor Speedway, Inc.

TV: ESPN (Live)
    Air time: 7:30 pm (EDT)
    Announcers: Dr. Jerry Punch, Benny Parsons and Ned Jarrett
    Pit Reporters: Bill Weber, and Kyle Petty

       Air time : 7:15 pm (EDT)
       Announcers: Allen Bestwick and Joe Moore


 Friday, August 22
              8:00 am : NASCAR Garage Opens
              9:00 am : Rookie Drivers' Meeting
  10:00 am - 12:00 pm : Practice
       2:00 - 3:00 pm : Practice
              3:00 pm : Qualifying (Positions 1-34)
              6:30 pm : Drivers' & Crew Chiefs' Meeting
              7:40 pm : Start of the Food City 250


Qualifying: Mark Martin; Batesville, AR; Ford; 123.746 mph;
             15.506 seconds; 4/8/94

Race: Harry Gant; Taylorsville, NC; Buick; 92.929 mph;
      1 hour, 26 minutes, 2 seconds; 4/4/92

1996 REVIEW: This was a weekend that driver Jeff Fuller will never forget.
Fuller celebrated his first career NASCAR Busch Series win and pole, and his
wife gave birth to their third child -- Tiffany. Fuller held off Dale Jarrett
by .22 second to earn his first win. David Green gained another 54 points on
Randy LaJoi, to increase his points lead to 95, with six races remaining in
the 1996 season.
 Degree of Banking in Corners - 36 degrees
 Degree of Banking on Straights - 16 degrees
 Length of Frontstretch - 650 feet
 Length of Backstretch - 650 feet
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