NASCAR BGN Advance Auto Parts 250 -- Fact Sheet
10 July 1997
1997 NASCAR BUSCH SERIES, GRAND NATIONAL DIVISION RACE FACTS WHAT: Advance Auto Parts 250 NASCAR Busch Series, Grand National Division Race #19 of 30 WHERE: Myrtle Beach Speedway Myrtle Beach, SC 0.538-Mile Paved Oval WHEN: Saturday, July 12, 1997 8:00 pm (EDT) DISTANCE: 250 Laps (134.5 Miles) POSTED AWARDS: $269,273 FIELD: 33 cars. Fastest 28 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: Speedway of South Carlina, Inc. TV: TNN (Live) Air time: 8:00 pm (EDT) Announcers: Rick Benjamin and Patty Moise Pit Reporters: Bill Venturini & Mike Hogwood RADIO: MRN (Live) Air time : 7:45 pm (EDT) Announcers: Allen Bestwick and Joe Moore SCHEDULE: Friday, July 11 10:00 am : NASCAR Garage Opens 11:00 am : Rookie Meeting 1:00 - 3:30 pm : Practice 11:00 am : Qualifying (All Positions) Sunday, July 6 11:00 am : NASCAR Garage Opens 3:30 - 4:30 pm : Practice 6:00 pm : Drivers' & Crew Chiefs' Meeting 8:12 pm : Start of Advance Auto Parts 250 RECORDS: Qualifying: Jeff Gordon; Ford; June 19, 1992; 98.595 mph (19.644 seconds) Race: Larry Pearson; Chevrolet; June 19, 1995; 79.599 mph (1 hour, 41 minutes, 23 seconds) THE RACE: Myrtle Beach Speedway joined the NASCAR Busch Series schedule in 1988 and has hosted one race a year since. The track in located in one of the nation's most famous resort areas which makes it a favorite stop on the PARTICIPATING AWARDS SPONSORS: Anheuser-Busch, Inc., AE Clevite, Aeroquip, Autolite Spark Plugs, Champion Spark Plugs, Competition Cam, Edelbrock Intake Manifolds, Fram Oil Filters, Ford Motor Corporation, Gatorade, Goodyear Tires & Belts & Hoses, Griffin Mufflers, Goody's, Holley Carburetors, JE Pistons, Jesel Rocker Arms, Kar Products, Lincoln Electric, MCI, Moog Chassis Parts, Moroso Blue Max Ignition Wires, Motorsports Designs, MSD Ignitions, Penske Shocks, Precision Gear, Raybestos Brakes, Richmond Gear, Simpson Helmets, STP Oil Treatment & Oil Filters, Unocal 76 Gasoline, Vantare, Winston Cup Scene, Wiseco Pistons, Wix Filters.