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NASCAR Thunder 100

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NASCAR Thunder 100

NASCAR Thunder 100
Sponsor Suzuka Circuit
First race 1996
Last race 1997
Distance 1996: 139.4 miles (224.3 km)
1997: 174.2 miles (280.3 km)
Laps 1996: 100
1997: 125

In 1996 and 1997, NASCAR held exhibition races on the East portion of the Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka City, Mie Prefecture, Japan. Several Japanese, Australian and Winston West Series drivers participated among some of the Winston Cup Series regulars. The races were broadcast on TBS in the U.S. The following year saw a race at Twin Ring Motegi.

Race winners

Year Date Race Name Driver Team Manufacturer Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
Pole speed (mph)
Laps Miles (km)
1996 November 24 NASCAR Suzuka Thunder Special Rusty Wallace Penske Racing Ford 100 139.4 (224.342) 83.079[1]
1997 November 23 NASCAR Thunder Special Suzuka Mike Skinner Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 125 174.25 (280.428) 2:20:22 74.537 80.608[2]

Television broadcasters

Year Network Lap-by-lap Color commentator(s)
1996 TBS Ken Squier Buddy Baker


  • - 1997 NASCAR Thunder Special Suzuka
  • - 1996 NASCAR Suzuka Thunder Special
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