Three Races added All-Star Series

Busch All-Star Series grows DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 7, 1998) The 1998 schedule for the Busch All-Star Series, a NASCAR Touring Division, has been revised to include three new races, NASCAR officials announced Tuesday. The new events...

Busch All-Star Series grows

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 7, 1998) The 1998 schedule for the Busch All-Star Series, a NASCAR Touring Division, has been revised to include three new races, NASCAR officials announced Tuesday.

The new events include a Tuesday, June 9, race at Napa's 1-80 Speedway, Greenwood, Neb.; a Wednesday, July 1, race at Echo Valley Speedway in West Union, Iowa; and a Sunday, Sept. 6, date at Dubuque Fairgrounds Speedway, Dubuque, Iowa.

Napa's I-80 Speedway is a 4/10-mile, high-banked dirt oval. The June 9 race, being co-promoted by Rich Bellino and defending Busch All-Star Series champion Joe Kosiski, will mark the Busch All-Star Series' second appearance at the speedway. A 50-lap feature will be the highlight.

Echo Valley Speedway is a four-tenths mile, semi-banked clay oval. Busch drivers will contest a 50-lap feature in their inaugural appearance there. The promoter is Howard Mellinger, who promotes Busch All-Star Series races in Denison and Allison, Iowa.

The Echo Valley race will be the first of four races in four nights, ending on the Fourth of July. Following the July 1 Echo Valley 50-lapper, series drivers will be in Freeport, Ill., on July 2; Farley, Iowa, on July 3; and West Liberty, Iowa, on July 4.

The Sept. 6 event at Dubuque Fairgrounds Speedway is being promoted by Al Frieden, who also promotes Busch All-Star Series races at speedways in Davenport, Farley and West Liberty, Iowa. The 50-lapper at Dubuque's 3/8-mile high-banked clay oval comes a night after a Busch All-Star Series race in Corning, Iowa; and a night prior to a Labor Day race in Davenport.

It marks series drivers' first time back to Dubuque since 1993. Ray Guss Jr. has won the three most recent NASCAR Busch All-Star Series events at the facility.

In addition to the three races being added to the 18-event schedule, the date of another Busch All-Star Series race is being changed. A two-night event, originally set for Friday and Saturday, July 10-11, at Park Jefferson Speedway, Jefferson, S.D., is being switched to a one-night show on July 18, with a 50-lap feature. Also, a Wednesday, Aug. 19, Busch race set for Peoria (Ill.) Speedway has been deleted from the schedule.

The Busch All-Star Series is NASCAR's only dirt track touring series.

Source: NASCAR Online

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