'Food Country USA 250' presented by Mahle Motorsport scheduled Sunday, Aug. 26 at Kingsport Speedway
Wednesday, August 22 2012 @ 06:44 PM EDT
By Robert Walden - Kingsport Speedway Media/Public Relations
KINGSPORT, Tenn. — August race-week around East Tennessee means five straight days of racing action.
It all kicks off on Wednesday, Aug. 22 at Bristol Motor Speedway for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour doubleheader. The following night, Thursday, Aug. 23, will feature many of the country's top dirt late model competitors (such as Jimmy Owens, Scott Bloomquist, Don O'Neal, Steve Francis, Earl Pearson Jr. and many more) in action just down Interstate 81 in Bulls Gap at Volunteer Speedway for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series $10,000-to-win ninth annual Scorcher, where 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne will make his Super Late Model debut, with NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Ty Dillon also racing.
The NASCAR Nationwide Series races under the lights on Friday, Aug. 24 at BMS, with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol on Saturday, Aug. 25. The Championship Auto Racing Series Rev-Oil Pro Cup Food Country USA 250 presented by Mahle Motorsport will wrap up the action-packed week of racing on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 26 at Kingsport Speedway.
JP Morgan of Ether, N.C., will lead the Rev-Oil Pro Cup competitors into battle at "The Concrete Jungle" in the Model City with a series-leading five victories in 2012, along with other race winners this season Allen Purkhiser of Moore, S.C.; Tyler Young of Midland, Texas., and Lucas Ransone of Madison, N.C.
See NASCAR Camping World Truck Series racer Caleb Holman of Abingdon, Va., along with former track champion Wade Day of Seymour (former two-time NASCAR Weekly Racing Series regional champion, plus International Sport Compact Auto Racing Series champion), talented 15-year-old chauffeur Blake Jones of Sevierville, plus others racing at the .375-mile banked concrete oval.
Besides the Rev-Oil Pro Cup Food Country USA 250 on Sunday, Aug. 26, there will be a 75-lap Street Stock $1,000-to-win event.
Adult grandstand admission on Sunday, Aug. 26 is $15, with kids age 12-and-under admitted free. Adult tier-parking admission $15 per person (plus a $10 vehicle parking spot fee). Five-dollar discount admission vouchers are available at any Food Country USA location, or fans may save $5 by bringing in their Friday, Aug. 17 Kingsport Speedway ticket or their Thursday, Aug. 23 ticket from Volunteer Speedway's Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series $10,000-to-win Scorcher.
Pro Cup Series registration and hauler parking is scheduled Saturday, Aug. 25 beginning at 12 p.m. Following spotter and rookie meetings and technical inspection, practice is scheduled from 2:30 p.m. until 5:45 p.m.
The pit gate opens at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 26 and grandstand gates open at 12 p.m. Qualifying for Rev-Oil Pro Cup Series and Street Stock begins at 1 p.m., with the Street Stock feature scheduled to get the green flag at 2 p.m. Following conclusion of the Street Stock race, a Rev-Oil Pro Cup Series autograph session will take place on the front straightaway for 45-minutes. Pre-race ceremonies featuring driver introductions, prayer and national anthem will begin at 4:15 p.m., with start of the Food Country USA 250 presented by Mahle Motorsport scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m.
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