Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Colorado National Speedway - Race Notes

The race … The Toyota / NAPA Auto Parts Bonus Challenge 150 is the ninth of 12 races on the NASCAR K&N Series West schedule for 2010. It marks the only series visit to the state of Colorado this year.

The procedure … The starting field is 22 cars, including provisionals. The first 18 cars will qualify through two-lap time trials. The remaining four spots will be awarded through the provisional process. The race will be 150 laps (56.25 miles).
The track … Colorado National Speedway is a .375-mile paved oval with four degrees of banking in the straights and progressive banking of six to 12 degrees in the corners. The track has hosted seven series events.

The records … Qualifying: Brian Ickler, June 2, 2007, 82.057 mph, 16.452 seconds; Race: Paulie Harraka, Aug. 15, 2009, 63.341 mph, 53 minutes 17 seconds.

Narrow margin … The point-spread between drivers in the top 10 of the championship standings is very close. Paulie Harraka (No. 12 NAPA Gold Filters Toyota) and Moses Smith (No. 16 HASA Pool Products/White Flyer Toyota) are tied in points, while Blake Koch (No. 21 Daystar Chevrolet) and Luis Martinez Jr. (No. 6 King Taco/Sunrise Ford/Lucas Oil Ford) are separated by just one point.

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