Lake Wylie, South Carolina
Lake Wylie is a census-designated place in York County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 8,841 at the 2010 census. Lake Wylie is located on a peninsula along the shore of Lake Wylie, a reservoir, named for Dr. W. Gil Wylie in 1960. Despite being in South Carolina, it is considered to be an affluent suburb of the city of Charlotte in North Carolina. Lake Wylie is located on a peninsula along the shore of Lake Wylie in the Piedmont of both North and South Carolina, at 35°6′22″N 81°3′25″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.7 square miles, of which 3.5 square miles is land and 1.3 square miles is water. The average elevation of the town was 512 feet; as a result of the community's proximity to the state line between North and South Carolina, it has been affected by recent efforts to resurvey the state line using modern global positioning system technology. The process shifted the state line 150 feet southward in the Lake Wylie area, resulting in several properties in the community now being located in South Point Township in North Carolina — including one property where the new state line falls between the owner's house and his back deck, a gas station and convenience store whose owner has noted that differences in gas prices and retail regulations between the two states will force him out of business.
Lake Wylie has a humid subtropical climate, characterized by cool dry winters. Precipitation does not vary by amount between seasons with snow and sleet in the winter months and rain in the summer months with occasional hail from strong thunderstorms. July is the hottest month, with an average high temperature of below 90 °F and an average low temperature of around 70 °F; the coldest month of the year is January, when the average high temperature is below 50 °F and the average low temperature is below 30 °F. As of the census of 2010, there were 8,841 people, 1,458 households, 1,039 families residing in the CDP; the population density was 880.6 people per square mile. There were 1,610 housing units at an average density of 463.1/sq mi. The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.68% White, 1.05% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.75% Asian, 0.07% from other races, 0.02% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.82% of the population. There were 1,458 households out of which 16.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.3% were married couples living together, 3.8% had a female with no husband present, 28.7% were non-families.
24.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.10 and the average family size was 2.47. In the CDP, the population was spread out with 13.5% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 21.9% from 25 to 44, 36.9% from 45 to 64, 23.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 51 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.8 males. The median income for a household in the CDP was $76,819, the median income for a family was $88,208. Males had a median income of $50,208 versus $32,679 for females; the per capita income for the CDP was $43,567. None of the families and 0.8% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64. Buster Boyd Bridge Tega Cay Lake Wylie, SC Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce Lake Wylie Pilot Pontoon Rentals on Lake Wylie Lake Wylie Boat Rentals
1998 NASCAR Winston Cup Series
The 1998 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season was the 50th season of professional stock car racing in the United States and the 27th modern-era cup series. The season included 33 races and three exhibition races, beginning with the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway and ending with the NAPA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Jeff Gordon won the Driver's Championship, the third of his career and his third in the last four seasons; the Bud Shootout Qualifier, a race for the fastest second round qualifier, from each race from the previous season, was run on February 8 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Sterling Marlin drew the pole; the race was broadcast on ESPN. Top Ten Results 23- Jimmy Spencer 9- Lake Speed 3- Dale Earnhardt 40- Sterling Marlin 11- Brett Bodine 97- Chad Little 75- Rick Mast 29- Jeff Green 98- Greg Sacks 17- Darrell Waltrip The Bud Shootout, a race for pole winners from the previous season, was run on February 8 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Mark Martin drew the pole; the race was broadcast on CBS.
Top Ten Results 2- Rusty Wallace 81- Kenny Wallace 94- Bill Elliott 23- Jimmy Spencer 33- Ken Schrader 7- Geoff Bodine 36- Ernie Irvan 6- Mark Martin 43- John Andretti 35- Todd Bodine Race One: Top Ten Results The Gatorade Twin 125s were run on February 12 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Bobby and Terry Labonte were the pole-sitters, for both races, respectively; the races were broadcast tape delayed on CBS prior to the Daytona 500. 40-Sterling Marlin 88-Dale Jarrett 18-Bobby Labonte 23-Jimmy Spencer 22-Ward Burton 30-Derrike Cope 12-Jeremy Mayfield 6-Mark Martin 43-John Andretti 94-Bill ElliottKen Schrader was injured in a crash on the last lap of Race 1. The No. 96 Chevrolet of David Green got into the rear of Schrader's No. 33 Chevrolet in Turn 1. It put Schrader head on into the wall. Schrader's car caught Johnny Benson in the No. 26 Ford and put Benson in the wall, eliminating his chance to make the Daytona 500. In the crash, Schrader suffered a broken sternum, he raced in the 500 using his car from the Bud Shootout while wearing a bull rider's vest.
Race Two: Top Ten Results 3-Dale Earnhardt 21-Michael Waltrip 31-Mike Skinner 36-Ernie Irvan 2-Rusty Wallace 99-Jeff Burton 9-Lake Speed 95-Andy Hillenburg 91-Kevin Lepage 4-Bobby Hamilton The Daytona 500 was run on February 15 in Daytona Beach, Florida. The Labonte brothers shared the front row with Bobby Labonte on the pole, brother Terry Labonte starting second, but the biggest news of the day was Dale Earnhardt's long-awaited victory in the Daytona 500 after 19 frustrating attempts to win the big race. Moreover, his victory snapped a 59-race winless streak dating back to the spring of 1996; the race was broadcast on CBS. Top Ten Results 3-Dale Earnhardt 18-Bobby Labonte 12-Jeremy Mayfield 33-Ken Schrader 2-Rusty Wallace 36-Ernie Irvan 97-Chad Little 31-Mike Skinner 21-Michael Waltrip 94-Bill ElliottFailed to qualify: 07-Dan Pardus, 8-Hut Stricklin, 14-Loy Allen Jr. 26-Johnny Benson, 29-Jeff Green, 35-Todd Bodine, 46-Wally Dallenbach, Jr. 59-Mark Gibson, 78-Gary Bradberry, 79-Norm Benning, 80-Michael Ciochetti, 81-Kenny Wallace, 85-Randy Renfrow, 96-David Green "20 years of trying, 20 years of frustration.
Finally!"-Mike Joy talking as Earnhardt came to the white flag and the caution flag, giving him his first Daytona 500 victory. The GM Goodwrench Service Plus 400 was run on February 22 in North Carolina; the No. 75 of Rick Mast won the pole. The race was broadcast on TNN. Top Ten Results 24-Jeff Gordon 2-Rusty Wallace 6-Mark Martin 23-Jimmy Spencer 7-Geoffrey Bodine 94-Bill Elliott 88-Dale Jarrett 5-Terry Labonte 4-Bobby Hamilton 50-Ricky CravenFailed to qualify: 05-Morgan Shepherd, 35-Todd Bodine, 46-Wally Dallenbach, Jr. 71-Dave Marcis, 78-Gary Bradberry, 91-Kevin Lepage The inaugural Las Vegas 400 was run on March 1 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada. The No. 88 of Dale Jarrett won the pole. The race was broadcast on ABC. Top Ten Results 6-Mark Martin 99-Jeff Burton 2-Rusty Wallace 26-Johnny Benson 12-Jeremy Mayfield 16-Ted Musgrave 23-Jimmy Spencer 3-Dale Earnhardt 94-Bill Elliott 97-Chad LittleFailed to qualify: 1-Steve Park, 13-Jerry Nadeau, 19-Tony Raines, 35-Todd Bodine, 37-Larry Gunselman, 38-Butch Gilliland, 71-Dave Marcis, 78-Gary Bradberry Mark Martin's win in this inaugural Las Vegas 400 was the first for the Ford Taurus.
The Primestar 500 was scheduled to run on March 8 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, but was run on March 9 due to rain. The No. 43 of John Andretti won the pole. Steve Park suffered a broken leg in a crash during a Saturday morning practice session before 2nd Round Qualifying. Park's car hit the wall coming off Turn 4, hit it again in the quad-oval shot across the grass, hit the pit wall, scattering equipment on the wall around; this crash put Park out of the No. 1 until Indianapolis in August. Phil Parsons was tapped to replace Park on a temporary basis, with Darrell Waltrip being chosen to fill in soon after; the race was supposed to be broadcast on ABC, but due to the washout, the broadcast was moved to ESPN. Top Ten Results 18-Bobby Labonte 88-Dale Jarrett 12-Jeremy Mayfield 2-Rusty Wallace 28-Kenny Irwin, Jr. 90-Dick Trickle 81-Kenny Wallace 99-Jeff Burton 26-Johnny Benson 35-Todd BodineFailed to qualify: 05-Morgan Shepherd, 1-Steve Park/Phil Parsons, 29-Jeff Green, 40-Sterling Marlin*, 71-Dave Marcis, 95-Andy Hillenburg, 97-Chad Little After Sterling Marlin unexpectedly failed to qualify, Coors Light decals were placed on the No. 91 of Kevin Lepage for the race.
The TranSouth Financial 400 was run on March 22 in South Carolina. Mark Martin won the pole. Before this race, Ricky Craven was diagnosed with Post-Concussion Syndrome
The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing is an American auto racing sanctioning and operating company, best known for stock-car racing. Its three largest or National series are the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the Xfinity Series, the Gander Outdoors Truck Series. Regional series include the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West, the Whelen Modified Tour, NASCAR Pinty's Series, NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series. NASCAR sanctions over 1,500 races at over 100 tracks in 48 US states as well as in Canada and Europe. NASCAR has presented races at the Suzuka and Motegi circuits in Japan, the Calder Park Thunderdome in Australia. NASCAR ventures into eSports via the PEAK Antifreeze NASCAR iRacing Series and a sanctioned ladder system on that title; the owned company was founded by Bill France Sr. in 1948, Jim France has been CEO since August 6, 2018. The company's headquarters is in Florida. Internationally, its races are broadcast on television in over 150 countries. In the 1920s and 30s, Daytona Beach became known as the place to set world land speed records, supplanting France and Belgium as the preferred location for land speed records, with 8 consecutive world records set between 1927 and 1935.
After a historic race between Ransom Olds and Alexander Winton in 1903, the beach became a mecca for racing enthusiasts and 15 records were set on what became the Daytona Beach Road Course between 1905 and 1935. By the time the Bonneville Salt Flats became the premier location for pursuit of land speed records, Daytona Beach had become synonymous with fast cars in 1936. Drivers raced on a 4.1-mile course, consisting of a 1.5–2.0-mile stretch of beach as one straightaway, a narrow blacktop beachfront highway, State Road A1A, as the other. The two straights were connected by two tight rutted and sand covered turns at each end. Stock car racing in the United States has its origins in bootlegging during Prohibition, when drivers ran bootleg whiskey made in the Appalachian region of the United States. Bootleggers needed to distribute their illicit products, they used small, fast vehicles to better evade the police. Many of the drivers would modify their cars for speed and handling, as well as increased cargo capacity, some of them came to love the fast-paced driving down twisty mountain roads.
The repeal of Prohibition in 1933 dried up some of their business, but by Southerners had developed a taste for moonshine, a number of the drivers continued "runnin' shine", this time evading the "revenuers" who were attempting to tax their operations. The cars continued to improve, by the late 1940s, races featuring these cars were being run for pride and profit; these races were popular entertainment in the rural Southern United States, they are most associated with the Wilkes County region of North Carolina. Most races in those days were of modified cars. Street vehicles were lightened and reinforced. Mechanic William France Sr. moved to Daytona Beach, from Washington, D. C. in 1935 to escape the Great Depression. He was familiar with the history of the area from the land speed record attempts. France entered the 1936 Daytona event, he took over running the course in 1938. He promoted a few races before World War II. France had the notion. Drivers were victimized by unscrupulous promoters who would leave events with all the money before drivers were paid.
In 1947, he decided this racing would not grow without a formal sanctioning organization, standardized rules, regular schedule, an organized championship. On December 14, 1947, France began talks with other influential racers and promoters at the Ebony Bar at the Streamline Hotel at Daytona Beach, that ended with the formation of NASCAR on February 21, 1948; the first Commissioner of NASCAR was Erwin "Cannonball" Baker. A former stock car and open-wheel racer who competed in the Indianapolis 500 and set over one hundred land speed records. Baker earned most of his fame for his transcontinental speed runs and would prove a car's worth by driving it from New York to Los Angeles. After his death, the famous transcontinental race the'Cannonball Run' and the film, inspired by it were both named in his honor. Baker is enshrined in the Automotive Hall of Fame, the Motorcycle Hall of Fame, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame; this level of honor and success in each diverse racing association earned Baker the title of "King of the Road".
In the early 1950s, the United States Navy stationed Bill France Jr. at the Moffett Federal Airfield in northern California. His father asked him to look up Bob Barkhimer in California. Barkhimer was a star of midget car racing from the World War II era, ran about 22 different speedways as the head of the California Stock Car Racing Association. Young Bill developed a relationship with his partner, Margo Burke, he went to events with them, stayed weekends with them and became familiar with racing on the west coast. "Barky", as he was called by his friends, met with Bill France Sr.. In the spring of 1954, NASCAR became a stock car sanctioning body on the Pacific Coast under Barky. Wendell Scott was the first African-American to win a race in the Grand National Series, NASCAR's highest level, he was posthumously inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N. C. January 30, 2015. On March 8, 1936, a collection of drivers gathered at Florida; the drivers brought coupes, hardtops and sports cars to compete in an event to determine the fastest cars, best dr
Toyota Owners 400
The Toyota Owners 400 is a 400 lap Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series stock car race held at the Richmond Raceway in Richmond, Virginia. From 2007 to 2011, former race title sponsor Crown Royal named the race after the winner of an essay contest during Daytona Speedweeks; the winner of the first essay contest was Jim Stewart from Houma, with subsequent contests won by Dan Lowry of Columbiana and Russ Friedman of Huntington, New York, with the 2010 race being named for Army veteran Heath Calhoun of Clarksville, Tennessee. Since 2010 only military service members have been eligible to win the contest. Crown Royal moved the "Your Name Here" sponsorship to the Brickyard 400 beginning in 2012; the race is held as a Saturday night event in late April. For several years, it was held as a Sunday afternoon event the weekend after the Daytona 500 in February. Lights were installed at the facility in 1991. Consistent cold weather, a snow delay in 1989, prompted track officials to move the race in the spring.
The race was moved around to May or June, permanently moved from Sunday afternoons to Saturday nights. After a few years, the race fixed as a May race date by 1999. Starting in 2012, the race was held on the last Saturday in April, after the race switched dates with the spring Talladega race; the race returned to Sunday afternoon in 2016 but returned to Saturday night in 2018. Martin Truex Jr. is the defending winner of the race. 1962: Race shortened due to darkness. 1974: Race shortened due to energy crisis. 1977, 1982, 2003: Race shortened due to rain. 1986: This race is remembered for its controversy. Dale Earnhardt spun out Darrell Waltrip at the end, both cars crashed. Petty slipped by to win. 1988: Last race on old layout. 1989: Race rescheduled one month due to snow. 1998: Race moved to Saturday night event. 2002: Race started on Saturday night but was finished on Sunday afternoon due to rain. 2007 and 2015: Race postponed from Saturday night to Sunday afternoon due to rain. 2008, 2013, 2018: Race extended due to a NASCAR Overtime finish.
2008 – 410 laps 2013 – 406 laps 2018 – 402 laps 2009: Kyle Busch won on his 24th birthday. 1953–1969: 0.5 mile course 1970–1988: 0.542 mile course 1989–present: 0.75 mile course As of 2016, the Toyota Owners 400 is broadcast on Fox in the United States. During the 1980s and early 1990s, TBS covered the race. ESPN took over in the decade, from 2001 to 2006, the race was shown on FX. In 2007, for the first time in the track's history, the track's races aired on network television. In 2007, for the first time in the track's history, the track's races aired on network television. NASCAR Commentators Crews and Networks
1996 in NASCAR
In 1996 in NASCAR, the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing sanctioned three national touring series, eight regional touring series, the Winston Racing Series for local competition. NASCAR champions in 1996 were Randy LaJoie, Ron Hornaday Jr.. Lance Hooper, Dave Dion, Tony Hirschman, Lyndon Amick, Mike Cope, Kelly Tanner, Chris Raudman, Joe Kosiski, Larry Phillips. During 1996, NASCAR expanded its brand into several new entertainment areas; the NASCAR Online website went live during the year, while the first four NASCAR Thunder stores, operated in conjunction with Gaylord Entertainment, were opened. In addition, the NASCAR Racing Online Series, based on Papyrus's NASCAR Racing 2 game, was formed using the Total Entertainment Network system; the 1996 NASCAR Winston Cup Series consisted of 31 events, run at 18 race tracks in 15 states. Terry Labonte won his second series championship. Labonte's team, led by crew chief Gary DeHart won the series' Pit Crew Championship, held in October at North Carolina Motor Speedway.
Eleven drivers won races over the course of the 31-race season. Bobby Hamilton was the season's only first-time winner, winning at Phoenix International Raceway in October; the Busch Pole Award was won by Jeff Gordon. Johnny Benson Jr. won the series' Rookie of the Year title over Randy MacDonald and Stacy Compton, while Bill Elliott won his eleventh Most Popular Driver award. The series' Manufacturers' Championship was won by Chevrolet, whose teams won 17 of the series' races. In addition to the 31-race regular season, three exhibition races were run during the year; the Busch Clash, an event for the previous year's pole-winning drivers at Daytona International Speedway in February, was won by Dale Jarrett, while The Winston, the series' all-star race for race winners at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May, was won by Michael Waltrip, who had advanced into the event as a wild card from the last chance race for non-winning drivers. Following the regular season, the Winston Cup Series ran the first NASCAR exhibition race in Japan, the first overseas exhibition race since the 1988 Goodyear NASCAR 500 in Australia, the Suzuka Thunder Special run on November 24 at Suzuka Circuit.
The 1996 NASCAR Busch Series consisted of 26 events, run at 20 race tracks in 14 states. Randy LaJoie won his first series championship. Thirteen drivers won races over the course of the 26-race season. Randy LaJoie, Buckshot Jones, Greg Sacks, Jeff Fuller, Kevin Lepage were first-time winners during the season; the series' Busch Pole Award was won by David Green for the third consecutive season, winning four pole positions during the season. Glenn Allen Jr. won the series' Rookie of the Year title over Mike Dillon and Shane Hall, while David Green won the series' Most Popular Driver award. The series' Manufacturers' Championship, the Bill France Performance Cup, was won by Chevrolet; the 1996 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, renamed from the SuperTruck Series presented by Craftsman, consisted of 24 events, run at 23 race tracks in 19 states. Ron Hornaday Jr. won his first series championship. Seven drivers won races over the course of the 26-race season. Dave Rezendes, Jack Sprague, Rick Carelli, Mark Martin were first-time winners during the season.
The series' Busch Pole Award was won by Mike Skinner. Bryan Reffner won the series' Rookie of the Year title over Doug George and Lance Norick, while Jimmy Hensley won the series' Most Popular Driver award; the series' Manufacturers' Championship was won followed by Ford and Dodge. The 1996 NASCAR Winston West Series consisted of 15 events, run at 11 race tracks in 6 states. Lance Hooper won his first series championship. Eight drivers won races over the course of the 15-race season; the series' Busch Pole Award was tied for by Mark Krogh and Butch Gilliland, who each won three pole positions during the season. Hooper won the series' Rookie of the Year title, while Larry Gunselman won the series' Most Popular Driver award; the series' Manufacturers' Championship was won by Chevrolet, followed by Ford, Pontiac and Buick. The 1996 NASCAR Busch North Series consisted of 21 events, run at 14 race tracks in 8 states. Dave Dion won his first series championship. Eight drivers won races over the course of the 21-race season.
The series' Busch Pole Award was won by Santerre. Brad Leighton won the series' Rookie of the Year title, while Brandon Butler won the series' Most Popular Driver aw
Geoffrey Edmond Bodine is a retired American motorsport driver and bobsled builder. He is the oldest of the three Bodine brothers. Bodine lives in West Melbourne, Florida. Bodine's racing career seemed to be on track right from the start as his father and grandfather, Eli Bodine Jr. and Sr. built Chemung Speedrome just a year after he was born. He began learning his racing skills at this track in the micro-midget division when he was only five years old, he had such an itch to race that he disguised himself as a lady and entered a Powderpuff Division Race when he was 15. Bodine was quite an accomplished driver before he hit the big-time in NASCAR's premier division, the Winston Cup series with his first start in 1979. By this time, Bodine was well known as a Modified driver in the Northeast, racing against popular drivers like Richie Evans, Jerry Cook, Jimmy Spencer, Ron Bouchard, others. Bodine earned Modified championships at Stafford Speedway, Shangri-La Speedway, Spencer/Williamson Speedway, Utica-Rome Speedway.
He has won many of the big races in Modifieds including the Lancaster 200, Race of Champions, the Stafford 200, the Trenton Dogleg 200, the Thompson 300, the Spring Sizzler, Oswego Classic, Cardinal Classic, Oxford 250, other modified events. In 1978, Bodine won more races than any other Modified driver in recorded history. Driving cars owned by Dick Armstrong with Billy Taylor and Ralph Hop Harrington as crew chief, Bodine started 84 feature events and won 55 of them. Among the most prestigious of these victories were the Race of Champions at Pocono, the Spring Sizzler at Stafford, the Budweiser 200 at Oswego, both major events at Martinsville, the Thompson 300, a sweep of the six-race Yankee All-Star League series. For these fifty-five victories, Bodine is credited in the Guinness Book of World Records with "Most wins in one season". Bodine's racing background included wins in the Late Model division, Nationwide Series division, others, he has six Busch Grand National wins to his credit. Geoff is best known for his NASCAR Winston Cup career.
His first full season in Winston Cup came in 1982. He earned his first Winston Cup pole that year on his 19th start and scored his first Winston Cup victory two years on his 69th start at Martinsville in 1984. Geoff's biggest win came at the 1986 Daytona 500 season opener. NASCAR's most prestigious single event. Other career highlights include the 1987 International Race of Champions championship, the 1992 Busch Clash, the 1994 Winston Select, the 1994 Busch Pole Award. Geoff's final win in NASCAR's highest division came in the "Bud At The Glen" in August 1996 when fortuitous pit stop timing led to Geoff taking the lead in his QVC Thunderbird while the other drivers pitted. Bodine managed to hold off the field the rest of the way beating Terry Labonte to the line by 0.44 seconds to claim the checkers. Bodine has driven for some of the best car owners in NASCAR, including Junior Johnson, Bud Moore and Rick Hendrick as well as owning his own cars, which he ran for several seasons after buying the assets of Alan Kulwicki's race team after his death in 1993.
He has 565 starts, 37 poles, 18 wins, nearly $16 million in winnings during his Winston Cup/Nextel Cup career. He was honored as one of "NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers" during NASCAR's 50th anniversary celebration. Bodine brought many ideas to Winston Cup, he introduced power steering and full-faced helmets to Winston Cup. He was the last driver to win a race and lap the field, in the fall 1994 race at North Wilkesboro Speedway, he holds the track record at Atlanta Motor Speedway from his polesitting run after the track was repaved in 1997, with a speed of over 197 mph. While participating the inaugural Daytona 250 Truck Series race at Daytona International Speedway, on February 18, 2000, Bodine was involved in a vicious, fiery accident on the 57th lap of the race while driving the No. 15 Line-X-sponsored Ford F-150 for Billy Ballew. The crash started when rookie Kurt Busch, Rob Morgan and Lyndon Amick were racing three-wide through the tri-oval front straightaway. In the exact moment Bodine moved to get around the outside of the trio, Morgan was turned across Busch's nose into the side of Amick's truck, at the bottom.
Amick's truck was damaged in the contact, which caused it to veer hard right, pushing Morgan into Bodine, on the outside. The contact between Morgan's front right tire and Bodine's front left tire caused the front of Bodine's truck to vault upwards over the outside retaining wall, sending his truck into the catch fencing nose first, at a speed of nearly 190 mph; the force of the impact tore the front of the truck into pieces and ruptured the fuel cell, leaving only small parts of the roll cage intact. Just as Bodine was coming back down to the track, it was hit driver's side by Lonnie Rush, Jr. which caused it to roll down the frontstretch. As it tumbled, it got hit yet again, this time by Jimmy Kitchens, which ignited the fuel, spilling out of the tank. Bodine rolled nine times before coming to rest on his roof; the accident was so severe, the announcers, crew members and fans all believed. Thirteen other trucks were involved, making it one of the largest wrecks in NASCAR Truck Series history.
As a result of the col