The NASCAR Hall of Fame 150

Bowman Gray Stadium
Winston-Salem, NC
Saturday, June 3rd, 2012
Eddie Finishes 10th After Starting 10th
For the Event Schedule, Entry List, Practices, Qualifying, Lap by Lap, & Results
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The Race:  The fifth of 14 races on the 2012 schedule, the NASCAR Hall of Fame 150 will mark the second year in a row the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East has traveled to historic Bowman Gray Stadium.

The Procedure:  The starting field is 24 cars, including provisionals. The first 20 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 (37.5 miles).

The Track:  Nicknamed “The Stadium” and “The Madhouse,” Bowman Gray is a flat .25-mile asphalt oval. The track opened in 1946 and held its first NASCAR-sanctioned race in 1953.

Race Winners:   Matt DiBenedetto won the inaugural NASCAR Hall of Fame 150 on June 4, 2011.

Pole Winners:  Coleman Pressley took the first series pole at Bowman Gray in 2011 with a fast lap of 14.722 seconds (60.926 mph).

Home Tracks:  Bowman Gray
NASCAR’s longest running sanctioned track, Bowman Gray Stadium features four divisions of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing on Saturday nights from May-August, headlined by the famed Modified division. Through May 19, Burt Myers led brother, Jason, in the Modified standings while Jeff Garrison (Sportsman), Billy Gregg (Street Stock) and Charlie Curry (Stadium Stock) were atop their respective divisions. The Modifieds will join the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East with a 100-lap event on June 2.

Statistical Advance: Analyzing The NASCAR HALL OF
FAME 150 at Bowman Gray Stadium - HERE
Eddie MacDonald (No. 71 Grimm Construction Chevrolet)
• Has six wins, two poles and 66 top 10s in 148 career starts.
• Has three top 10s in four starts this year.
• Finished 13th at Bowman Gray in 2011 after competing for the lead late in the race.
Bowman Gray Stadium History
• NASCAR’s first weekly track, racing was started at Bowman Gray Stadium in 1949 by Bill France Sr. and Alvin Hawkins
• Bowman Gray is one of nine tracks that has been a sanctioned member in each of the 31 years of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.
• Bowman Gray played host to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 29 times from 1958-71.
• Other NASCAR national or regional touring series that have competed at BGS include: Convertible Series (1956-59), Grand American (1970-72), Grand National East (1972), Goody’s Dash Series (1989-96), Whelen Southern Modified Tour (2005-pr.).
• The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East made its debut at Bowman Gray in 2011.

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