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NASCAR Slim Jim All Pro Series Manheim Auctions All American 400: Fact Sheet/Schedule

13 October 1997

1997 NASCAR Slim Jim All Pro Series Race Facts

WHAT:		17th Annual Manheim Auctions All American 400
WHERE:		Nashville Speedway, U.S.A., Nashville, TN, 0.596 mile paved oval
WHEN:		Sunday afternoon, October 19, 1997, 1:30 p.m. (CDT)
DISTANCE:	400 laps (238.4 miles)
TV/RADIO:	TNN Same Day Tape Delayed, 10:00 p.m. (EDT)

FIELD: 40 cars.  Starting positions 1-28 will be determined by time
trials (2 laps). Positions 29-32 will be available to any of the top
30 eligible drivers in the current 1997 NASCAR Slim Jim All Pro Series
Championship point standings, who have entered the event, but have not
qualified for one of the original starting positions.  Positions 33-36
will be available to the top two finishers in each of two last chance
qualifying races who elect to transfer to the All American 400.
Positions 37-38 will be available to the next two fastest qualifiers
from time trials who did not make the All American 400 through either
time trials or the last chance races.  Positions 39-40 have been
established as Promoter's Option positions.

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

PROMOTER:	Nashville Speedway, U.S.A., Inc.

CONTACTS:	Jim Noltimier, NASCAR, (770) 486-3591
		Dave Kohler, Nashville Speedway, U.S.A., (615) 726-1818

SCHEDULE:	All times are Central Daylight Time
	Thursday, October 16
	Team Hauler Parking	6:30 a.m.
	Registration & Inspection	8:00 a.m.
	Alternating Practice Sessions	12:00 to 5:00 p.m.
	Friday, October 17
	Registration & Inspection	8:00 a.m.
	Practice	9:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
	Busch Pole Time Trials	2:00 p.m.
	Saturday, October 18
	Pits Open	8:00 a.m.
	Practice	10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
	1st 20-Lap Last Chance Race	1:00 p.m.

	2nd 20-Lap Last Chance Race	1:30 p.m.
	Sunday, October 19
	Pits Open	8:00 a.m.
	Mandatory Drivers' Meeting	9:00 a.m.
	All American 400	1:30 p.m.

THE RACE: The All American 400 is the 19th of 20 races on the 1997
NASCAR Slim Jim All Pro Series schedule.  At 400 laps around the 0.596
mile paved oval, the event is the longest on the series schedule, and
with posted awards of $128,575, is also the most lucrative.


	Track Qual. Record:  Matt Hutter, Chardon, OH, 
			     Chevrolet, 18.133 secs., 118.325 mph, 3/16/96
	Fastest Avg. Speed:  Wayne Anderson, Wildwood, FL, 
			     Chevrolet, 3 hrs., 24 mins., 25 secs., 77.563 mph, 10/13/96

1996 REVIEW: Wayne Anderson earned his first career NASCAR Slim Jim
All Pro Series win, and did it in an event record time.  Rounding out
the top five were Matt Kenseth, series regular Ron Young, Scot Walters
and three-time winner Jeff Purvis.


? As of Monday, October 13, 67 cars have pre-entered this event, which
has a maximum starting field of 40 cars.

? A tight points race is on the line in the NASCAR Slim Jim All Pro
Series.  Darlington, SC's Hal Goodson leads Milford, OH's Jeff Fultz
by a mere 10 points with two races left on the '97 schedule.  Conyers,
GA's Ron Young trails leader Goodson by 86 points.

STAT OF THE WEEK: In the 18 different races run in 1997, there have
been 13 different winners and 12 different pole sitters.

MEDIA SERVICES: NASCAR Online, NASCAR's Official Internet Site on the
World Wide Web can be accessed at and offers up
to the minute information on the NASCAR Slim Jim All Pro Series and
all of NASCAR's racing divisions.

Nashville Speedway USA is south of I-40 on I-65 to Wedgewood exit
(#81) then east.