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NASCAR BGN Series Bumper to Bumper 300: Fact Sheet

1 October 1997

                            RACE FACTS

WHAT: All Pro Bumper to Bumper 300
      NASCAR Busch Series, Grand National Division Race #27 of 30

WHERE: Charlotte Motor Speedway
       Concord, NC
       1.5-Mile Banked Paved Speedway

WHEN: Saturday, October 4, 1997
         1:10 pm (EDT)

DISTANCE: 200 Laps (300 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: Charlotte Motor Speedway, Inc.

TV: TBS (Live)
    Air time: 1:05 pm (EDT)
    Announcers: Ken Squier, Buddy Baker and Darrell Waltrip
    Pit Reporters: Steve Byrnes, Mike Hogewood, Allen Bestwick and
                     Chad Little

       Air time : 12:15 pm (EDT)
       Announcers: Doug Rice and Mark Garrow


 Thursday, October 2
              7:00 am : NASCAR Garage Opens
              7:30 am : Rookie Drivers' Meeting
       8:00 - 8:55 am : Practice
     10:00 - 10:55 am : Practice
      12:00 - 1:00 pm : Practice
              2:15 pm : Qualifying (Positions 1-28)
       4:00 - 5:00 pm : Practice

 Friday, October 3
              9:00 am : NASCAR Garage Opens
  10:00 am - 12:00 pm : Practice
              2:00 pm : Qualifying Race - 40 Laps (Positions 33-42)
       4:00 - 5:00 pm : Final Practice

 Saturday, October 4
              7:00 am : NASCAR Garage Opens
             10:15 am : Mandatory Drivers' & Crew Chiefs' Meeting
              1:10 pm : All Pro Bumper to Bumper 300


Qualifying: Mark Martin; Batesville, AR; Ford; 176.696 mph;
             30.561 seconds; 10/6/94

Race: Mark Martin; Batesville, AR; Ford; 155.996 mph;
      1 hour, 55 minutes, 32 seconds; 5/25/96

1996 REVIEW: Mark Martin won for the fifth time in 1996 and completed
sweeps of both Charlotte races for 1996. David Green's 58-point lead turned
into a 50-point deficit, as Green was involved in an accident on lap 63.
This, coupled with Randy LaJoie's sixth-place finish, gave the 1996
championship a whole new look. Bobby Labonte finished second, Sterling
Marlin was third, Chad Little was fourth and Mike McLaughlin fifth.
 Degree of Banking in Corners - 24 degrees
 Degree of Banking on Straights - 5 degrees
 Length of Frontstretch - 1,952.8 feet
 Length of Backstretch - 1,360 feet
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