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NASCAR BGN Advance Auto Parts 250 -- Fact Sheet

10 July 1997

                            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
  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
 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
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