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posted April 15, 2001 08:57 PM
BOLEY, GUSS AND ANDERSON ALL LEAD OšREILLY AUTO PARTS
ALL-STAR SERIES POINT STANDINGS IN VARIOUS CATEGORIES
Drivers gearing up for OšReilly Auto Parts 50 this Friday in Dubuque, Iowa
DUBUQUE, IOWA (April 15, 2001) Steve Boley, Ray Guss Jr. and John Anderson all are OšReilly Auto Parts All-Star Series, NASCAR Touring point leaders as the series prepares for the OšReilly Auto Parts 50 this Friday night, April 20, at Dubuque Fairgrounds Speedway.
Boley, who won the Gatorade Front Runner Award and the Hoosier Tire Award as he sailed to victory in the season-opening race on April 8 in Davenport, Iowa, leads the overall series standings. Ray Guss Jr. tops the Kosiski Auto Parts-sponsored Hammer Down standings, and John Anderson is the leader of the Rookie-of-the-Year standings.
Simmons Promotions Inc. is promoting the Friday night competition at the three-eighths mile Dubuque oval. Registration and inspection sessions begin at 3 p.m. A meeting for drivers and crew chiefs is at 6:15, followed by practice at 6:30 and qualifying races at 7.
The nightšs highlight will be the 26-car OšReilly Auto Parts 50, offering a payoff in excess of $23,000.
Heading into the action, Boley has 180 series points to Brian Birkhoferšs 170 and Ed Kosiskišs 165. Other top drivers and their current points are: Darren Miller, 160; Dennis Eckrich, 155; Kurt Kile, 150; Sonny Findling, 146; John Anderson, 142; Joe Kosiski, 138; and Gary Webb, 134.
Following Guss, who has 14 points in the Hammer Down standings, are Brian Morgan, Gary Webb, John Anderson and Sonny Findling, with seven points apiece.
Anderson amassed 10 Rookie-of-the-Year points in the first race. Other drivers, who signed applications for the program that night, are Brian Harris, 9 points; Mike Collins, 8; and Jeremiah Hurst, 7.
The OšReilly Auto Parts All-Star Series is one of nine NASCAR Touring Series that blanket the United States, bringing special events to many NASCAR Weekly Racing Series tracks and some NASCAR superspeedways and road courses. NASCAR Touring Series can provide a competitor with an entire career, or they can provide valuable experience to competitors moving through the NASCAR ranks. Corporate sponsors make significant contributions to NASCAR Touring Series point funds. The sponsors include R.J. Reynolds, Anheuser-Busch, Featherlite Trailers, Goodyšs Headache Powders, OšReilly Auto Parts, Raybestos Brakes and RE/MAX International Inc.
For Further Information, Contact:
Phil Roberts, NASCAR, (319) 284-6863 (firstname.lastname@example.org)