Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Short-Track Racing's Most Prestigious Race Moves To January

In its five-year history, the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown – held at one of NASCAR’s premier racing facilities – has quickly become a showcase of top short-track racing.

The race includes protected starting spots for the champions of each of the NASCAR Developmental Series. The move of the race from the Fall to January allows for increased preparation and provides greater exposure for the teams and drivers.

“This is the weekend that launches major U.S. motor sports each year,” said George Silbermann, NASCAR Managing Director of Racing Operations. “This move represents a tremendous opportunity to build upon the successes of past NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdowns, broaden the scope of potential participants, and allow competitors additional time to gear up for this huge event.”

Camping World Series NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown

Friday, January 23
10:55-11:55 a.m. - Practice
12:50-1:50 p.m. - Final Practice
6 p.m. - Qualifying
9:10 p.m. - “Open” Race (50 laps) ***

Saturday, January 24
5:15-6:15 p.m. - Driver Autograph Session
8:31 p.m. - Race (250 Laps)

*** Provisional Starting Positions 35th thru 40th have been established for those who did not qualify for positions 1st thru34th. The 50-lap “Open” race will be conducted to fill any unfilled positions for the NASCAR Camping World Series Toyota All-Star Showdown. Positions 35th thru 40th will be filled by the top six (6) finishing drivers in the 50-lap “Open” electing to transfer. To be eligible for these positions the driver and car owner must possess a valid 2009 NASCAR license and have filed this entry prior to the entry deadline.

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