Friday, July 16, 2010

The Bi-Mart Salute to the Troops 125

The race … The Bi-Mart Salute to the Troops 125 is the seventh event in a 12-race series 2010 schedule this year for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West. It is the second of three road-course races.

The procedure … The starting field is 28 cars, including provisionals. The first 24 cars will qualify through two-lap time trials. The remaining four spots will be awarded through the provisional process. The race will be 63 laps (125 miles).

The track … Portland International Raceway is a 1.98-mile road course. The track hosted one NASCAR K&N Pro Series West event in 1986, which was won by Hershel McGriff, and one last year, which was won by Jim Inglebright.

The records … Qualifying: David Mayhew, July 19, 2009, 93.386 mph, 76.328 seconds; Race: Jim Inglebright, July 19, 2009, 58.332 mph, 2 hours 14 minutes 38 seconds.

McGriff returns … Hershel McGriff (No. 04 Park Corp Chevrolet) will be back in action at Portland International Raceway, at the age of 82.

Veterans To Add To Career Starts In Modern Era

Two longtime veterans in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West will be adding to their list of career marks at Portland.

The legendary Hershel McGriff (No. 04 Park Corporation Chevrolet) will be making his 239th career series start since 1971, which is a record for the modern era.

Jack Sellers (No. 15 Greyhound Adoption Center Chevrolet) will be making his 237th start, moving him into a tie on the list of career series starts in the modern era with Bill Schmitt.

By Kevin W. Green, NASCAR
Photo by Getty Images

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