GREENSBORO, N.C. (October 24, 1999) - The 1999 Goody's Dash Series Awards Banquet put the finishing touches on the 25th anniversary season of the NASCAR Touring Division. Over 275 guests honored Robert Huffman, along with his wife and car owner of the White House Apple Juice Pontiac Ashley, for winning their second consecutive championship Saturday night at the Radisson Hotel in Greensboro.
Huffman also won the 1990 championship as well as Rookie-of-the-Year honors making him the only driver of the Series to win both honors in the same year. Huffman's crew chief David Flynn was recognized as the winning crew chief along with members of the White House Aple Juice crew.
Goody's Dash Series Director Mike Simons and Goody's Senior Product Manager David Porter recognized the 20th through fourth-place finishers in the season-ending points standings to begin the evening's festivities. Several special awards were presented along with the top 20 drivers' recognition plaques. Series veteran and 1994 Goody's Series champion Will Hobgood was presented the 1999 Dedication Award from Simons. Simons also presented rookie competitor Joey Miller the Most Improved Driver of 1999 plaque for his steady improvement throughout the season.
Vice-President of Touring Operations and International Development Dennis Huth presented Angie Wilson the coveted honor of Most Popular Driver as voted on by her peers in the series. Huth also announced at the banquet that the 2000 season for the Goody's Dash Series cars would begin on Saturday, February 12, 2000 with their annual season-opening race at Daytona International Speedway. The race will be televised on ESPN2 at 8:00 p.m.
Jimmy Britts, Jr. won the NAPA Oil Filters Rookie-of-the-Year honors which was the second such honor for the Orange Park, Fla. driver. He also won Rookie-of-the-Year honors in the NASCAR Slim Jim All-Pro Series in 1995. Britts, Jr. won two races in 1999 while runner of year Zach Brewer was the only other rookie driver to visit victory lane in 1999 with his win at Bristol Motor Speedway in July.
In addition to honor championship award, Huffman also captured the season-ending Bud Pole Award and Gatorade Front Runner awards which brought his total winnings for 1999 to $70,112.
Top 20 Finishers in the final 1999 Goody's Dash Series Points Standings:
20th - Bobby Dayton 19th - Gary Moore 18th - David Hutto 17th - Jimmy Gross 16th - Keith Roggen 15th - Chad Branham 14th - Brent Moore 13th - Ned Combs 12th - Angie Wilson 11th - Randy Humphrey 10th - Brandon Head 9th - Joey Miller 8th - Justin Hobgood 7th - Roger Sawyer 6th- Zach Brewer 5th - Eddie Kelley 4th - Jimmy Britts, Jr. 3rd - Ricky Bryant 2nd - Jake Hobgood 1st - Robert Huffman
Top 10 finishers in the NAPA Oil Filters Rookie-of-the-Year Award 10th - Brent Moore 9th - Keith Roggen 8th - Randy Humphrey 7th - Angie Wilson 6th - Brandon Head 5th - Justin Hobgood 4th - Joey Miller 3rd - Roger Sawyer 2nd - Zach Brewer 1st - Jimmy Britts, Jr.
(Please note race date for Daytona International Speedway is February 12, 2000)