NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series No Fear Challenge: Fact Sheet
14 October 1997
1997 NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES RACE FACTS 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 stop. POSTED AWARDS: $382,369 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 TV : ESPN2 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 SCHEDULE : 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 PARTICIPATING AWARDS SPONSORS : Craftsman Tools, Chevy Trucks, Goodyear Tires, Accel Plug Wires, AE Clevite, Anheuser-Busch, Auto Meter Products, Auto Ventshade Company, Bilstein Shocks, Champion Spark Plugs, Cintas, Competition Cams, Crane Cams, Dodge Ram Trucks, Earl's Performance Products, Edelbrock Intake Manifolds, Featherlite Trailers, Fel-Pro Gaskets, Ford Motor Company, Gatorade, Goodyear Belts & Hoses, Griffin Radiators, Hella Lights, Holley Performance Products, Hurst Performance Shifters, Hutcherson-Pagan Enterprises, JE Pistons, Jesel, Inc., Lawson Products, Mallory Distributors, MCI, Mechanix Wear, Moog Automotive, MSD Ignitions, Plasti-Kote Spray Paint, Precision Gear, Raybestos Brakes, Russell Performance Products, Simpson Helmets, Spicer Drive Line, STP Oil Treatment, Tilton Engineering, Unocal 76 Gasoline, Wiseco Pistons, Wix Air Filters.