The race … The Toyota NAPA Auto Care 150 is the first in a 13-race series schedule this year for the NASCAR Camping World Series West. It marks the first time for the Roseville track to host the season opener.
The track … All American Speedway is a 1/3-mile paved oval with eight degrees banking in turns one and two. Turns three and four have progressive banking, beginning at 10 degrees and graduating to 14 degrees. The track hosted five NASCAR Camping World Series West events between 1977 and 1982, when it was a quarter-mile oval.
Changes … The Roseville track received a major renovation last year. In addition to numerous improvements, turns 3 and 4 were extended 75-feet to the north.
Series debut … A couple of local drivers are set to make their series debut at Roseville. Eric Schmidt, the 2007 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model champion at All American Speedway, is slated to drive the No. 05 entry for car owner Frank Jordan. Jonathan Hale, who won the Most Improved Driver Award in that class last season, is to drive the No. 15 entry for Jack Sellers Racing.
No repeat winners … The five NASCAR Camping World Series races at All American Speedway resulted in five different drivers visiting victory lane – Sumner McKnight (1977), Jim Insolo (1978), Tim Williamson (1979), Jim Robinson (1981), and Jim Bown (1982) – and five different drivers setting the fast time in qualifying – Chuck Bown (1977), Bill Schmitt (1978), Insolo (1979), Robinson (1981), and Jim Bown (1982).
Lap leader … The 150 laps Jim Robinson led en route to his win in 1981 gave him the most laps led at All American Speedway.
Birthdays … Drivers celebrating a birthday during the month of March include Mike Gallegos, who turned 25 on the 18th; Ryan Philpott, who turned 25 on the 21st; Kyle Cattanach, who turned 23 on the 22nd; Kevin Culver, who turned 51 on the 25th; Gene Woods, who turns 50 on the 27th; and Moses Smith, who turns 32 on the 30th.
The Race: Toyota NAPA Auto Care 150
The Place: All American Speedway, Roseville, Calif.
The Date: Saturday, March 29
The Time: 8:38 p.m. (PT)
TV Schedule: HDNet (Live)
SPEED (enhanced replay)
Track Layout: .333-mile paved
Race Purse: $118,255
2007 Winner: Event not held
2007 Pole: Event not held
2007 FINAL STANDINGS
Rk Driver Points
1 Mike David 2,013
2 Mike Duncan 1,899
3 Jason Bowles 1,871
4 Brian Ickler 1,838
5 J. Borneman 1,813
6 Justin Lofton 1,742
7 Eric Hardin 1,712
8 Brett Thompson 1,683
9 Alex Haase 1,653
10 Eric Richardson 1,617
Friday: Practice 4-5 p.m., 7-7:45 p.m.
Saturday: Practice 2-2:45 p.m., Time Trials 4:45 p.m.
Kara Sizemore (916) 676-0010