38th Anderson 400 Set for July 17

Story By Kyle Larson
Photos by Brandon Wright of the Sunoco Super Series

One of the greatest short track traditions in American stock car racing, the 38th Anderson 400 presented by Corteco, will take place at Anderson Speedway on Saturday, July 17. Annually, the most high profile event of the Sunoco Super Series Late Model season, it offers the richest purse and largest crowds of its Midwestern slate.

For the fifth consecutive year, the Indiana-based Sunoco Super Series is sanctioning the historic event. Greenfield's Kenny Tweedy won the inaugural event with the Sunoco Super Series in 2000, fending off challenges from two of greatest stock car drivers, Canadian Hall of Fame member Junior Hanley and Badger standout Scott Hansen.

Daleville's Bull Baker took the checkered flag in 2001 with Chet Fillip and Bobby Parsley winning the last two events. Fillip became the first driver in history to win the Pay Less / Delco Remy Little 500 and the Anderson 400. Kentucky's Parsley earned the prestigious victory last July, holding off a furious challenge from Hanley.

The Anderson 400 presented by Corteco has an impressive history with many of the nations top drivers competing in the legendary event in the previous 37 years. Tiny Lund of South Carolina won the 1974 race with Bobby Allison, Darrell Waltrip and Rusty Wallace all making at least one appearance in the event.

The winner's list is a who's who of short track racing including Dave Watson, Mark Martin, Bob Senneker, Alan Kulwicki, Dick Trickle, Mike Eddy, Bryan Reffner, Kevin Cywinski and Gary St. Amant. Added with the recent Sunoco Super Series winners, the list is one of the most renowned in stock car racing.

Activities for the 38th Anderson 400 presented by Corteco begin on Friday, July 16, with Corteco Pole Qualifying set for 8 p.m. The MAX/WLBC Friday Night Summer Series will be featured with the McCrocklin Ford & Mobility Legends, Insight ThunderCars on the Oval and Figure 8 and Chappy's Rent to Own Front Wheel Drives.

On Saturday, July 17, a warm-up session is set for 5 p.m. with an on-track autograph session scheduled for 6. The Anderson 400 presented by Corteco goes green at 8. General admission tickets for the event are $18 in advance and $20 on race day.

For additional information on Anderson Speedway contact Anderson Speedway at (765) 642-0206. For more information on the Sunoco Super Series, visit www.sunocosuperseries.com.