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NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series No Fear Challenge: Fact Sheet

14 October 1997


WHAT : No Fear Challenge
       NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Race #24 of 26

WHERE : California Speedway
        Fontana, CA
        2.0-Mile Paved Oval

WHEN :  Saturday, October 18, 1997
        1:00 pm (PDT)

DISTANCE : 200 Miles / 100 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 : California Speedway Corporation

     Airtime: 4:00 pm (EDT)
     Announcers: Dave Despain and Benny Parsons
     Pit Reporter: Dr. Jerry Punch and Marty Reid

RADIO : NASCAR Truck Network (Live)
        Airtime : 3:45 pm (EDT)
        Announcers : Mike Bagley and Allen Bestwick


Thursday, October 16 - OPTIONAL
              9:00 am : NASCAR Garage Opens
  11:00 am - 12:30 pm : Practice
       2:00 - 3:30 pm : Practice

Friday, October 17
              6:00 am : Registration & Inspection
              9:00 am : Drawing to determine order of qualifying
              9:00 am : Mandatory Rookie Drivers' Meeting
     10:00 - 11:00 am : Practice
      12:30 - 1:30 pm : Practice
              3:00 pm : Time Trials (All Positions)
                  TBD : Final practice following NBS time trials

Sunday, October 18
              7:00 am : Garage Opens
             10:30 am : Mandatory Drivers' Meeting
                        NOTE: NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series registration
                        closes two hours prior to race time.

THE RACE: The California Speedway track is a 2-mile asphalt oval course with 14
degrees of banking in the corners, 11 degrees of banking on the front straight
and 3 degrees on the back straight. This will be the first NASCAR Craftsman
Truck Series event at this facility.
RECORDS: Qualifying - TBD
         Race - TBD
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