Strader Continues Quest For Championship RADFORD, VA (August 4, 2001) - Cam Strader cashed in on his eleventh top 5 finish of the season Saturday night in the running of the Old Milwaukee 150 at the New River Valley Speedway in Radford,...
Strader Continues Quest For Championship
RADFORD, VA (August 4, 2001) - Cam Strader cashed in on his eleventh top 5 finish of the season Saturday night in the running of the Old Milwaukee 150 at the New River Valley Speedway in Radford, VA.
"My crew chief, Barry Owen, made a great call when the caution came out on lap 37," said Strader. "We made our pit stop earlier in the race than most of the other teams. We took on gas and made a track bar adjustment. It really made a difference in track position later in the race, and by lap 68 we took over the lead when everyone else had to pit for fuel."
Robert Huffman of Claremont, N.C. drove his Toyota Celica to his third victory of the 2001 Goody's Dash Series, NASCAR Touring win. "It feels so good to get a victory at a short track. We are thrilled to give TRD their first short track win in NASCAR." Huffman also won the Bud Pole Award.
Huffman's win combined with Roger Sawyer's blown engine on lap 20 moved Huffman to second in the points standings, just 54 points behind Strader--who has led the points chase since the third race of the season.
When asked about the points' race Strader said: "This Wesson team did what we had to do tonight. We come to these races prepared to run up front and have good finishes. We feel like we got the monkey off our back tonight. For the last three weeks, we have struggled a little, but you can't let it affect your program and focus. Our commitment is to run the best we can every lap, and give Wesson and Peter Pan the most exposure possible. The points will take care of themselves," he concluded.
The next race on the NASCAR Goody's Dash Series schedule will be held at the Myrtle Beach Speedway in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The Piggly Wiggly 150 presented by Wesson Cooking Oil and Peter Pan Peanut Butter will take the Series back to the speedway where Strader scored his first victory in the series.
"We're real glad to be headed back to the Myrtle Beach Speedway," said Strader. "Our team sponsors--Wesson and Peter Pan will be sponsoring the race, and I'm sure we can go down there and put on a good race for them. It's a nice feeling to know you're going back to a track where you have won."