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NASCAR SJAPS: Memphis Motorsports Park Race Preview

8 September 1998

NSJAPS #15, Memphis Motorsports Park

1998 NASCAR Slim Jim All Pro Series Race Facts

WHAT: Kroger/Greased Lightning 100
WHERE: Memphis Motorsports Park, Millington, Tenn., 0.75 mile oval
WHEN: Sunday, September 13, 1998, 2:30 p.m. (approx.)
DISTANCE: 100 laps (75 miles)
POSTED AWARDS: $75,200 (including $5,150 Slim Jim All Pro Series Championship point fund money.)
TV/RADIO: Tape delayed, ESPN2, air date and time to be announced.

FIELD: 36 cars. Starting positions 1-32 will be determined by time trials (2 laps). Positions 33-36 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 32 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: Memphis International Motorsports Corporation

CONTACTS: Jim Noltimier, NASCAR, (770) 486-3591 Rob Stallins, Memphis Motorsports Park, (901) 358-7223

Friday, September 11
Team Hauler Parking 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 12
Registration & Inspection 6:00 a.m.
Mandatory Rookie Drivers' Meeting 9:00 a.m.
Practice 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Time Trials (2 laps, all positions) After NCTS Bud Pole Qualifying
Practice After time trials, time permitting

Sunday, September 13
Garage Opens 8:00 a.m.
Mandatory Drivers' Meeting 11:30 a.m.
Kroger/Greased Lightning 100 2:30 p.m. (approx)

THE RACE: The Kroger/Greased Lightning 100 is the 15th race on the 19-race 1998 Slim Jim All Pro Series Schedule. This race represents the first time that the Slim Jim All Pro Series will compete at the 0.750 mile oval.

RECORDS: Track Qual. Record: To be determined this weekend.
Fastest Avg. Speed: To be determined this weekend.

This event represents the fifth and final time this season that the Slim Jim All Pro Series runs as a companion series to the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series.

The Ain't Nothin' but a Hound Dog Tour will be held on Friday, September 11, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Beale Street in Memphis. If any Slim Jim All Pro Series teams wish to put their cars on display please call Jeff Witherell directly at (615) 452-3934 for further details. **Keep in mind that haulers go into the track at 6:00 p.m. as well.

STAT OF THE WEEK: With his win last week in the Kroger 200 at Lanier National Speedway, Mooresville, N.C.'s Freddie Query broke a tie with Mike Cope for most series wins. Query now has 15 to Cope's 14.

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.

HEADQUARTERS MOTEL: Holiday Inn (I-40 & Shelby Oaks), 6101 Shelby Oaks, Memphis, TN 38134, Contact: Tracy Sharpless, (901) 388-7050, (901) 386-1882 FAX, 22 doubles, 8 singles, $75 + tax. Best Suites, 8166 Varnavas Drive, Cordova, TN 38018, Contact: Michelle Van Wagoner, (901) 386-4600, (901) 386-3311 FAX, Group confirmation #57109 18 doubles, 14 executive suites, $78 to $86 + tax. To get to track take I-40 to exit 6, then 5.4 miles north on Warford, then left for .9 mile on Raleigh-Millington Road, then .6 mile west on Fite Road.