NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series GM Goodwrench/Delco Battery 300: Fact Sheet
30 October 1997
1997 NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES RACE FACTS WHAT : GM Goodwrench/Delco Battery 300K NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Race #25 of 26 WHERE : Phoenix International Raceway Phoenix, AZ 1.0-Mile Paved Oval WHEN : Saturday, November 1, 1997 1:35 pm (MST) DISTANCE : 186 Miles / 186 Laps / 300 Kilometers The race will be run in two segments split by a mandatory pit stop. POSTED AWARDS: $313,319 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 : Phoenix Speedway Corporation TV : TBS Airtime: 3:35 pm (EST) Announcers: Ken Squier, Buddy Baker and Darrell Waltrip Pit Reporter: Steve Byrnes, Allen Bestwick and Chad Little RADIO : NASCAR Truck Network (Live) Airtime : 3:15 pm (EST) Announcers : TBA SCHEDULE : Wednesday, October 29 - OPTIONAL 12:00 pm : NASCAR Garage Opens 1:00 - 5:00 pm : Registration and Inspection Thursday, October 30 6:00 am : NASCAR Garage Opens 7:00 am : Registration and Inspection 8:00 am : Mandatory Rookie Drivers' Meeting 10:00 am : Drawing to determine order of qualifying 11:00 am - 1:00 pm : Practice 1:00 pm : Time Trials (Positions 1-25) TBD : Practice following time trials as time permits Friday, October 31 7:00 am : Registration and Inspection 8:00 - 8:45 am : Practice 9:30 am : Time Trials (Positions 36-32) TBD : Final practice following NFSWT event for one hour, time permitting Saturday, November 1 7:00 am : Garage Opens 11:35 am : Mandatory Drivers' Meeting NOTE: NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series registration closes two hours prior to race time. THE RACE: The Phoenix International Raceway track is a 1-mile asphalt oval with 11 degrees of banking in turns 1 and 2, 9 degrees of banking in turns 3 and 4 and 2 degrees on the dog-leg. RECORDS: Qualifying - Jack Sprague; 28.356 seconds; 126.957 mph; 10/25/96 Race - Jack Sprague; 95.289 mph; 1 hour, 57 minutes, 7 seconds; 10/26/96 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, GM Goodwrench Service and Delco Batteries.