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NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Dodge California Truckstop 300: Fact Sheet

8 October 1997


WHAT : Dodge California Truckstop 300
       NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Race #23 of 26

WHERE : Mesa Marin Raceway
        Bakersfield, CA
        0.5-Mile Paved Oval

WHEN :  Sunday, October 12, 1997
        1:30 pm (PDT)

DISTANCE : 150 Miles / 300 Laps
           The race will be run in two segments split by a mandatory pit


FIELD : 36 trucks possible. Fastest 32 trucks through time trials. Up to two
provisional starting positions based on 1997 NCTS driver points and two based
on owner point standings.

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

PROMOTER : Marion Collins

TV : TNN (Live)
     Airtime: 4:30 pm (EDT)
     Announcers: Eli Gold and Glenn Jarrett
     Pit Reporter: Dorsey Schroeder

RADIO : NASCAR Truck Network (Live)
        Airtime : 4:15 pm (EDT)
        Announcers : Mike Bagley and Dan Hubbard


Friday, October 10
             11:00 am : NASCAR Garage Opens
      12:00 - 5:00 pm : Registration & Inspection

Saturday, October 11
              8:00 am : Registration & Inspection
              9:00 am : Drawing to determine order of qualifying
              9:00 am : Mandatory Rookie Drivers' Meeting
      12:00 - 1:00 pm : Practice
       3:00 - 4:00 pm : Practice
              6:45 pm : Time Trials (All Positions)

Sunday, October 12
              8:00 am : Garage Opens
             11:30 am : Mandatory Drivers' Meeting
                        NOTE: NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series registration
                        closes two hours prior to race time.

THE RACE: The Mesa Marin Raceway track is a 1/2-mile asphalt oval course
with 17 degrees of banking in the corners and 7 degrees of banking on the
RECORDS: Qualifying - Ron Hornaday; Palmdale, CA; Chevrolet;
                      92.540 mph; 19.451 seconds; 10/12/96
         Race - Mike Skinner; Susanville, CA; 65.789 mph;
                2 hour, 16 minutes, 48 seconds; 10/13/96
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