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63rd Annual Pay Less Little 500 Pole Day to Feature Huge Field on Thursday

(May 25, 2011) – The 63rd Annual Pay Less Little 500 starting field will begin to take shape during Pole Day set for Thursday, May 26 at Anderson Speedway.

The top 15 qualifiers will be locked into Saturday night’s 33-car starting field after the completion of round one qualifying.

Currently, 42 cars are entered for this year’s Pay Less Little 500 and expected to participate in the opening round qualifying session.

On Thursday, practice is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. and finishing up at 1:15 p.m. First round qualifying for the Pay Less Little 500 will take place from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Illinois competitor Levi Jones earned the pole position at last year’s Pay Less Little 500 with Shane Hollingsworth and former race winner Chet Fillip completing the front row starters.

Seven drivers have won pole positions in the previous nine years with Jones (2010), Tony Elliott (2009), Doug Heveron (2008), Donnie Adams Jr. (2007), Aaron Pierce (2006) Tom Fedewa (2005) and then Dave Steele grabbing three poles from 2002 to 2004.

In the all-time records, Steele and Frank Riddle sit atop the career pole positions. Both drivers scored five poles with Tom Cherry grabbing four. The top five in career poles include Jim Childers and Heverron collecting three apiece.

The last driver to win the pole position and the Pay Less Little 500 race victory was Dave Steele in 1996.

Admission is free to watch the 63rd Annual Pay Less Little 500 first round qualifications on Thursday and Bump Day on Friday.

On Saturday, the 63rd Pay Less Little 500 goes green approximately at 8 p.m.

Tickets are available for the historic 63rd Pay Less Little 500 at $28 for reserved seating. For more information, contact the Anderson Speedway Ticket Office at (765) 642-0206.