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USAC Midgets 62nd Toyota "Night Before the 500"

at O'Reilly Raceway Park in Indianapolis May 26, 2007

Phil Rider Photos

Kevin Swindell Kevin Swindell Sammy tells Kevin he has a huge lead in his hear race
Kevin Swindell in Victory Lane with Gary Reed of Toyota Racing Development Kevin Swinell in Victory Lane with proud parents Amy & Sammy Brady Bacon, fast time
Bryan Clauson, won his heat race. Billy Wease, won his heat and finished 3rd in the feature Brady Bacon (99) and Billy Wease (80) lead the field down the backstretch to the start of the first heat

SteveHardin.Com Photos

Dave Darland Dave Steele Kody Swanson
Steve Lewis' Toyota Stable Chuck Gurney Jr. Brad Loyett
Brad Mosen Chris Windom Bryan Clauson
Marc Jessup Nick Wagner Brandon Wagner
Bobby Santos Billy Wease Chase Scott
Darren Hagen Cole Carter View of the pits
Kevin Swindell Brady Bacon Jerry Coons Jr.
Justin Melton Paul Zimmerly View of the pits
Ben Petter Nick & Brandon Wagner Bradley Galedrige
Joe Liguori Adam Kramer Slade Miller
Brian Olson Tom Hessert Stephanie Mockler
Bobby East Jeremy Warren Jeremy Warren's graphic art on car
Alex Pruett Parker Clingerman Jim Anderson
Josh Lane David Bryne Levi Jones
View of the pits Stephanie Mockler & Bobby East Ricky Jacobs
View of the pits Alfred Galedrige Jr. Keith Kuhns Bullet Stable
Bobby Santos & Billy Wease Brady Bacon Danny Drinan
Front Entrance to O'Reilly Raceway Park Robbie Stanley Memorial Plaque Toyota Racing Exibit
Toyota Racing Exibit Toyota Racing Exibit Toyota Racing Exibit
Toyota Racing Exibit Entrance to Midway Entrance to Midway
Entrance to Midway View of the Midway ORP Drag Stip
View of back or ORP Granstands View of back or ORP Granstands View of front straight & turns 1 & 2
View of turns 3 & 4 View of front straight & turn 3 View of front entrance and Main Ticket Plaza
View of front straight & turns 1 & 2 View of the infield View of front straight & infield
View of flagstand & infield View of front straight & turns 3 & 4 View of front straight & turns 1 & 2
View of center of track View of center of track View of center of track
View of front straight & turns 3 & 4 View of center of track ORP Drag Stip
View of front straight VIP Suites View of flagstand & turn 4
View of bottom of Grandstands from turn 1 View of turn 1 from flagstand View of center of track from flagstand
View of start/finish from flagstand View of turn 3 from flagstand View of turn 4 from the flagstand
Indy car at Toyota Exibit Indy car trailer on the midway Indy car trailer on the midway
Army Stock car on the midway View of front straight & turns 3 & 4 View of flagstand & center of infield
View of the flagstand View of center of infield View of turns 3 & 4
View of turn 3 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Levi Jones
Danny Drinan Bradley Galedrige Dustin Morgan
Alfred Galedrige Jr. Jerry Coons Jr. Mike Murgoitio
Joe Liguori & Alfred Galedrige Jr. Kevin Swindell View of front straight & turns 1 & 2
Danny Drinan Justin Melton Bobby Santos
Darren Hagen Bobby Santos Darren Hagen
Jeremy Warren Tom Hessert Bobby East
Tom Hessert Nick Wagner Bobby East
Brady Bacon Jeremy Warren Justin Melton
Darren Hagen Chase Barber Cole Carter
Bryan Clauson Chase Barber Chris Windom
Bryan Clauson Chris Windom Marc Jessup
Brandon Wagner Stephanie Mockler & Joey Polisczuk Dave Steele
Marc Jessup Ron Gregory Chris Windom
David Byrne Dustin Morgan David Byrne
Kevin Swindell Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Alex Pruett
Dustin Morgan Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Kevin Swindell
Mario Marietta spins in turn 1 David Byrne Alex Pruett
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Kevin Swindell Chuck Gurney Jr.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.0 David Bryne Slade Miller
Alex Pruett Slade Miller View of center of infield
Richey Jacobs Levi Jones Billy Wease
Bobby East Tom Hessert Kody Swanson
Dave Darland Bradley Galedrige Joe Liguori
Stephanie Mockler Danny Drinan Alex Pruett
Stephanie Mockler Bobby Santos Brad Morgan
Josh Lane Jerry Coons Jr. Brad Loyet
Alex Pruett Brad Mosen View of the Midway
View of the Midway View of the Midway View of the Midway
View of the Midway View of the Midway View of the Midway
View of the Midway View of the Midway Tracy Hines Silent Auction
Tracy Hines Silent Auction Tracy Hines Silent Auction View of the Midway
Toyota Racing View of the Midway View of the Midway

          

From Dick Jordan:

Kevin Swindell won the 62nd Toyota "Night Before the 500" Saturday night. Swindell bested a 54 car field and was followed to the finish line by Bobby Santos, Billy Wease, Bobby East and Kyle Nicholas.

USAC NATIONAL MIDGET CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: May 26, 2007 - Indianapolis, Indiana - Indianapolis Raceway Park - 62nd Toyota "Night Before the 500"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Brady Bacon, 99, Kahne-21.208; 2. Kody Swanson, 19, Nine Racing-21.292; 3. Dave Darland, 9, Nine Racing-21.297; 4. Kevin Swindell, 79, Kahne-21.298; 5. Billy Wease, 80, Western Speed-21.333; 6. Chase Scott, 14, Real Race Cars-21.406; 7. Bryan Clauson, 67, Kunz-21.409; 8. Dave Steele, 91, Nine Racing-21.420; 9. Marc Jessup, 97, Kunz-21.434; 10. Bradley Galedrige, 29, Galedrige-21.436; 11. Chuck Gurney Jr., 51, Gurney-21.450; 12. Dustin Morgan, 111, Walker/Morgan-21.474; 13. Bobby Santos III, 40, Western Speed-21.492; 14. Stephanie Mockler, 6, East-21.492; 15. Justin Melton, 31, DMS-21.495; 16. Darren Hagen, 32, RFMS-21.594; 17. Ron Gregory, 22, Irvin-21.607; 18. Cole Carter, 7, Carter-21.640; 19. Paul Zimmerly, 11x, DMS-21.659; 20. Brad Kuhn, 43, Quin-21.683; 21. Kyle Nicholas, 02, Nicholas-21.696; 22. Brad Loyet, 05L, Loyet-21.701; 23. Bobby East, 4, Klatt-21.709; 24. Jeremy Warren, 57x, Warren-21.739; 25. Levi Jones, 20, Stewart-21.756; 26. Dan Drinan, 333, Lewis-21.770; 27. Josh Wise, 75, Pedregon-21.779; 28. Jerry Coons Jr., 11, Wilke-Pak-21.783; 29. Brian Olson, 77, Olson-21.790; 30. Brandon Wagner, 92, Wagner-21.826; 31. Tom Hessert III, 5, Hessert-21.838; 32. Alex Pruett, 56, Beast-21.840; 33. Nick Wagner, 93, Wagner-21.885; 34. Chris Windom, 17, Windom-21.917; 35. Jim Anderson, 36, Guess-21.955; 36. Mario Marietta, 85, Marietta-21.975; 37. David Byrne, 20b, Byrne-22.071; 38. Mike Murgoitio, 10, Murgoitio-22.073; 39. Chase Barber, 90, Barber-22.076; 40. Richey Jacobs, 114, Jacobs-22.077; 41. Ben Petter, 22x, Petter-22.089; 42. Joe Liguori, 28, Owen-22.285; 43. Slade Miller, 16, Miller-22.286; 44. Adam Kramer, 321, Kramer-22.333; 45. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 21, Stewart-22.375; 46. Kevin Studley, 57, Studley-22.429; 47. Alfred Galedrige Jr., 26, Galedrige-22.503; 48. Joey Polisczuk, 8, Polisczuk-22.520; 49. Brad Mosen, 71, Kunz-22.721; 50. Josh Lane, 18, Lane-23.121; 51. Parker Clingerman, 133, Clingerman-23.171; 52. #05, Loyet-NT; 53. #04, Klatt-NT; 54. #132, RFMS-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Wease, 2. Santos, 3. Bacon, 4. Jessup, 5. Nicholas, 6. Gregory, 7. Olson, 8. Petter, 9. Byrne, 10. Stenhouse, 11. Mosen, 12. Jones, 13. N.Wagner. NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. B.Galedrige, 2. Swanson, 3. Scott, 4. Carter, 5. Loyet, 6. B.Wagner, 7. Mockler, 8. Windom, 9. Murgoitio 10. Drinan, 11. Liguori, 12. Studley, 13. Lane.

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Clauson, 2. Gurney, 3. Darland, 4. East, 5. Melton, 6. Zimmerly, 7. Wise, 8. Hessert, 9. Anderson, 10. A.Galedrige, 11. Miller, 12. Clingerman, 13. Barber.

FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Swindell, 2. Steele, 3. Hagen, 4. Coons, 5. Kuhn, 6. Pruett, 7. Morgan, 8. Marietta, 9. Warren, 10. Kramer, 11. Polisczuk, 12. Jacobs. NT

SEMI #1: (8 laps) 1. Olson, 2. Morgan, 3. Gregory, 4. Hessert, 5. Petter, 6. Stenhouse, 7. Miller, 8. A.Galedrige, 9. Anderson, 10. Mosen, 11. Clingerman, 12. Drinan, 13. Byrne, 14. Warren, 15. N.Wagner, 16. Barber. 2:56.37

SEMI #2: (8 laps) 1. Wise, 2. Mockler, 3. Zimmerly, 4. Pruett, 5. B.Wagner, 6. Murgoitio, 7. Windom, 8. Marietta, 9. Kramer, 10. Liguori, 11. Studley, 12. Jones, 13. Jacobs, 14. Polisczuk, 15. Lane. 2:53.73

FEATURE: (50 laps) 1. Kevin Swindell, 2. Bobby Santos III, 3. Billy Wease, 4. Bobby East, 5. Kyle Nicholas, 6. Brady Bacon, 7. Stephanie Mockler, 8. Bryan Clauson, 9. Chase Scott, 10. Dave Darland, 11. Dave Steele, 12. Jerry Coons Jr., 13. Levi Jones, 14. Bradley Galedrige, 15. Josh Wise, 16. Brian Olson, 17. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 18. Cole Carter, 19. Brad Kuhn, 20. Kody Swanson, 21. Chuck Gurney Jr., 22. Dustin Morgan, 23. Justin Melton, 24. Darren Hagen, 25. Brad Loyet, 26. Marc Jessup. NT

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-50 Swindell.

Indianapolis, Ind…….Kevin Swindell of Germantown, Tenn. scored the biggest victory of his USAC racing career Saturday night, leading all 50 laps to win the 62nd Toyota “Night Before the 500” National Midget race at O’Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis. Swindell started on the pole in his Kasey Kahne Racing Mopar/Team ASE Beast/Mopar and drove away from the field before the first yellow flew on lap 33. He proceeded to do the same after ensuing yellows and was never really challenged all night long. Western Speed teammates Bobby Santos III and Billy Wease took second and third ahead of Bobby East and Kyle Nicholas. “It’s nice to give Kasey Kahne his first “Night Before the 500” win as a car owner,” said Swindell after the race. Kahne also drove to victory in tonight’s NASCAR Busch Series race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C. “This is the biggest Midget race of the year and to put this team together in less than a year is remarkable.” Brady Bacon was the fastest qualifier but retired near the finish when his engine expired while running sixth. Heats went to Wease, Bradley Galedrige, Bryan Clauson and Swindell. Brian Olson and Josh Wise won semis. Kasey Kahne Racing cars now rank 1-2 in the updated Toyota Challenge standings going into the June 16 finale at O’Reilly Raceway Park

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