Goody's Dash sets 2000 schedule

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 7, 2000) - The NASCAR 2000 Goody's Dash Series, NASCAR Touring schedule will highlight 18 championship point events at 17 race tracks across the Southeast, it was announced Monday by Tom Deery, vice president, NASCAR....

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 7, 2000) - The NASCAR 2000 Goody's Dash Series, NASCAR Touring schedule will highlight 18 championship point events at 17 race tracks across the Southeast, it was announced Monday by Tom Deery, vice president, NASCAR. The Goody's Dash Series will return to Alabama this season with an event at the refurbished Montgomery Motor Speedway on Saturday, March 18.

The series will make two appearances on superspeedways. The first is the 21st annual Discount Auto Parts 200 presented by ACDelco Rapidfire at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., on the high-banked 2.5-mile tri-oval on Saturday, Feb. 10. The next is an appearance at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., on Wednesday, May 24.

The series will also visit Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway for a Wednesday night event on Aug. 23, the week of the NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division and NASCAR Winston Cup events at the "World's Fastest Half-Mile."

Coastal Plains Raceway in Jacksonville, N.C., will host two series events in NASCAR 2000. The 4/10-mile quad-oval will feature the sub-compact sedans on Saturday, April 22 and on Saturday, Oct. 7.

Caraway Speedway in Asheboro, N.C.; Orange County in Rougemont, N.C.; Louisville (Ky.) Motor Speedway; Florida Speed Park in St. Augustine; Summerville (S.C.) Speedway; Greenville-Pickens Speedway in Greenville, S.C.; Southern National Speedway in Kenly, N.C.; Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Speedway; Lanier National Speedway in Braselton, Ga.; Langley Speedway in Hampton, Va.; and Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway will each return to the schedule and host a short track event in 2000.

The series will close out the season once again at the .750-mile USA International Speedway in Lakeland, Fla., on Saturday, Oct. 21.

"The Goody's Dash schedule molded together very well for the 2000 season," stated Deery. "This schedule provides competitors with an excellent opportunity to visit a variety of speedways and gain valuable experience throughout the season. We're enthusiastic about the upcoming season, as well as the strength of the Goody's Dash Series."

Goody's Pharmaceuticals, with its Goody's Headache Powders brand, the "Official Headache Powder of NASCAR," has been an integral part of the Goody's Dash Series as the series title sponsor since 1992. It will once again join NASCAR as a marketing partner to the series in the year 2000 with a commitment to the championship point fund.

Nine NASCAR Touring Series blanket the United States, bringing special events to many NASCAR Weekly Racing Series tracks and some NASCAR superspeedways and road courses. NASCAR Touring Series can provide a competitor with an entire career, or they can provide valuable experience to competitors moving through the NASCAR ranks.

Corporate sponsors make significant contributions to NASCAR Touring Series point funds. The sponsors include R.J. Reynolds, Anheuser-Busch, Featherlite Trailers, Slim Jim, Goody's Headache Powders, Raybestos Brakes and RE/MAX International, Incorporated.

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