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NASCAR SJAPS: Arndt &Herman Windows 200 Preview

2 August 1998

WHAT:   Arndt & Herman Windows 200
WHERE:  Caraway Speedway, Asheboro, N.C., 0.455 mile oval
WHEN:   Saturday, August 8, 1998, 8:00 p.m.
DISTANCE:       200 laps (91 miles)
POSTED AWARDS:  $43,250
TV/RADIO:       Tape delayed - Fox Sports South, August 24, 1998, 8:00 p.m., Home
Team Sports, August 24, 1998, 8:00 p.m., The Sunshine Network, TBD

FIELD:  30 cars.  Starting positions 1-26 will be determined by time trials
(2 laps), positions 27-30 will be available to any of the top 30 eligible
drivers in the current 1998 NASCAR Slim Jim All Pro Series Championship
point standings, who have entered the event, but have not qualified for one
of the original 26 starting spots.  If a starting position(s) remains
unfilled, then that starting position(s) will become available to the next
eligible car from the qualifying procedure for the event.

SANCTION:       National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR)

PROMOTER:       Caraway Promotions, LLC

CONTACTS:       Jim Noltimier, NASCAR, (770) 486-3591
        Dee Dee Hackett Kern, Caraway Speedway, (910) 629-5803

SCHEDULE:       Team Hauler Parking     8:00 a.m.
        Registration & Inspection       9:00 a.m.
        Practice        1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
        Mandatory Drivers' Meeting      3:40 p.m.
        Time Trials (2 laps, all positions)     6:00 p.m.
        Arndt & Herman Windows 200      8:00 p.m.

THE RACE:       The Arndt & Herman Windows 200 is the 11th race on the 19-race
1998 Slim Jim All Pro Series Schedule.  This race represents the third year
in a row that the Slim Jim All Pro Series will compete at the 0.455 mile oval.

RECORDS:        Track Qual. Record:  Derrick Gilchrist, Raleigh, N.C., Chevrolet,
16.810 secs., 97.442 mph, 8/9/97
Fastest Avg. Speed:  Jeff Fultz, Milford, Oh., Chevrolet, 1 hr., 20 mins.,
27 secs., 68.886 mph, 8/10/96

 1997 Review:  The race was dominated by BellSouth Chevrolet driver Steven
Christian.  In Bud Pole qualifying Raleigh, N.C.'s Derrick Gilchrist set a
new track record and led the first 10 laps.  Christian took over on lap 11
and was never headed.  Due to a caution on lap 192, that extended until lap
203, Christian had to survive a green-white-checkered shootout to notch the
victory.  Hank Parker, Jr., Mike Harmon, Ron Young and Larry Raines rounded
out the top five.  Thirteen cars finished on the lead lap and there were 23
cars running at the end of the race.

NOTES OF INTEREST
 Numerous capital improvements were performed at Caraway Speedway during
the off-season.  The track was repaved, which should result in a new track
record being established during Bud Pole Qualifying, a new press box was
built and upgraded grandstand seating was put in place.
 Milford, Oh.'s Jeff Fultz has filed an entry for this event.  Fultz picked
up his first career Slim Jim All Pro Series win when the Series visited
Caraway for the first time in 1996.
 Points leader Freddie Query is riding a four-race winning streak heading
into this event.  Can he make it five in a row?

STAT OF THE WEEK:  Freddie Query has led 1010 out of 1801 laps run for a
laps led percentage of 56%.  This has served as a springboard to the
Mooresville, N.C. resident having notched six wins in 10 races.

POINT FUND SPONSORS:  Slim Jim, Anheuser-Busch, Inc., Gatorade, Hoosier
Tires, Jasper Engines, STP Corporation, 76 Racing Gasoline

PARTICIPATING MANUFACTURERS:  Brodix Cylinder Heads, Carrera Shocks, Eibach
Springs, Fel-Pro Gaskets, Five Star Stock Car Bodies, Gatorade, Holley
Carburetors, Jasper Engines, Kemmler Driver's Seat Products, Moroso Blue Max
Ignition Wires, Moroso Oil Pans, MSD Ignitions, NGK Spark Plugs, Outlaw Disc
Brakes, Pro Shocks, Reb-Co Racing Enterprises, Scott Performance Wire,
Stef's Oil Pans, Tilton Engineering.