Shawna Robinson in Talladega
14 October 1999
Shawna Robinson No. 1 Bob Evans Restaurants Racing Chevrolet Event Preview Fact Sheet Event: Winn Dixie 300 Track: Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway Track Specs: 2.66-mile oval, 33 degree banking 1999 ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Performance Date Track Start Finish Laps Status 5/22/99 Lowe's Motor Speedway at Charlotte 12 4* 63/63 Running 2/7/99 Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway 5 2 80/80 Running * STP-Prestone Highest Finishing Rookie Honor Quick Facts First woman to win a NASCAR pole position (I-95 Speedway, Florence, S.C., in the 1989 NASCAR Goody's Dash Series). First woman in NASCAR Busch Series, Grand National Division history to win a pole position (Busch Light 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on March 12, 1994), setting a track qualifying record of 174.330 mph. Robinson returned to racing this year after a three-year hiatus to have children and develop a successful interior decorating business. If Robinson wins, she will be the first woman to win a race at Talladega Superspeedway and a fan will win $100,000 courtesy of the track. Robinson's Thoughts "I'm anxious and excited for this race. Talladega is a very fast track and the draft is very important here. It's a use-your-head-race track -- you have to think fast to keep the car in one piece. I'm going into this race with the mindset of having a good time and not worrying about the pressure."