Daytona and South Boston "double duty" preview

NASCAR Goody's Dash Series Teams Turn Back The Clock With Double Duty Week DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (July 2, 2001) - The NASCAR Goody's Dash Series is returning to their roots in the first week of July. Back in the early days of stock car racing,...

NASCAR Goody's Dash Series Teams Turn Back The Clock With Double Duty Week

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (July 2, 2001) - The NASCAR Goody's Dash Series is returning to their roots in the first week of July.

Back in the early days of stock car racing, drivers would race as many as three, four or even five times a week. To make the challenge tougher, drivers would sometimes compete on a superspeedway, short track, road course and then a dirt track all with the same car within a week.

While NASCAR Goody's Dash Series teams won't have it as rough, they're going to attempt the same kind of trick when they compete on the July 3 at South Boston (Va.) Speedway and then race the DAYTONAUSA.com 150 on July 6 at Daytona International Speedway.

The first activity scheduled at Daytona International Speedway for the NASCAR Goody's Dash Series is a practice session on Thursday, July 5 at 3:20 p.m. Qualifying for the DAYTONAUSA.com 150 is scheduled for Friday, July 6 at noon.

Because of the short turnaround time between South Boston and Daytona, teams will have to make the proper preparations in order to compete at the "World Center of Racing."

"I got to thinking we're racing like in the old days when guys would race three or four times a week," said Cam Strader, driver of the No. 6 Wesson Cooking Oil Mercury. "I love it. I race full time. It's right down my alley.

"We're going to come back from South Boston, unload the car, load the next one, and leave 5 a.m. the next morning. It's going to be tight, but I'm looking forward to it. The guys I have are great and have been around racing a long time and understand what it takes and are prepared to do it."

Rookie Shane Hmiel says his Hyatt Motorsports team will have his No. 26 Pipeline Chassis Pontiac ready for the trek to Daytona's famed 2.5-mile tri-oval.

"We'll have it setup where when we leave South Boston, we can unload our race car and load the other up and head to Daytona," Hmiel said.

Fans can purchase tickets for the Pepsi 400 weekend, which includes the DAYTONAUSA.COM 150 NASCAR Goody's Dash Series race, online at http://www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling the Speedway ticket office at (386) 253-7223.

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Shane Hmiel , Cam Strader