Goody's Dash Series NASCAR Touring LOUISVILLE SPEEDWAY "125" What: The Louisville Speedway 125 is Race No. 17 in the Goody's Dash Series 1998 Schedule. Where: Louisville Speedway, Louisville, KY, is a 7/16 mile semi-banked asphalt oval. The...
Goody's Dash Series NASCAR Touring
LOUISVILLE SPEEDWAY "125"
What: The Louisville Speedway 125 is Race No. 17 in the Goody's Dash Series 1998 Schedule.
Where: Louisville Speedway, Louisville, KY, is a 7/16 mile semi-banked asphalt oval. The Speedway is located south of Louisville on I-65 to exit 127, then 1 mile west on SR 1065.
When: Saturday, September 19, 1998 - 8:30 p.m.
Distance: 125 Laps ( 54.69 Miles )
Promoter: Louisville Motor Speedway and Associates, LLC.
Sanction: National Association of Stock Car Automobile Racing Inc. (NASCAR)
Schedule: Saturday September 19: Registration and Inspection 11:00 a.m. Mandatory Rookie Drivers Meeting 1:00 p.m. (Located at the Dash Trailer) Practice 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. and 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Draw for Qualifying 4:15 p.m. Time Trials (2 Laps) 6:00 p.m. Mandatory Drivers and Crew Chiefs Meeting 7:00 p.m.
Posted Awards: $21,900 Including Promoters Purse, Cash Contingency Awards, $1,500 Goody's Dash Series Championship Points Fund and $2500 Goody's Dash Series Top 20 Bonus Plan.
Participating Manufacturers: Goody's Pharmaceuticals, Moog Chassis Parts, NGK Spark Plugs, NAPA Oil Filters, Pontiac Racing, Pro Shocks, Toyota Racing, Victor Reinz Gaskets, Anheuser-Busch, Gatorade, Goodyear Tires, STP Oil Treatment, Unocal 76 Gasoline.
Notes of Interest: Qualifying Record -Will be established at this event Race Record -Will be established at this event
This event marks the first ever appearance for the Goody's Dash Series at Louisville Speedway.
It is also the most northern and the most western appearance on the 1998 Dash Series schedule.
The "Big D" layout at this facility should provide the teams with some unique challenges to set-up and gear selection.
Going into this event Robert Huffman holds a 344 point advantage over David Hutto in the Series points race but only 267 points separate Hutto from sixth in points. Hutto, Ricky Bryant, BJ Mackey, Jake Hobgood and Jon Redman are all clumped together in that race from second to sixth. Doc Brewer, 107 points behind Redman heads up the second pack of drivers of seventh in points back to thirteenth. In that group, Brewer, Donnie Apple, Jimmy Gross, Scott Weaver, Chris Hall, Eddie Kelley and Donnie Neuenberger are all within striking distance of each other separated by only 265 points.
Huffman needs only to finish in 22nd place or better in the four remaining races to claim his second Goody's Dash Series Championship. In the Rookie of the Year race, Donnie Apple now holds a seven point advantage over Chris Hall and a 19 point advantage over Eddie Kelley.
With ten points awarded to the highest finishing rookie candidate in each event, nine to the second highest finishing rookie, eight to the third, etc., the pressure here is on Hall to finish at least two rookie positions ahead of Apple in each of the last four events to become the first English born NASCAR Touring Series Rookie of the Year.
Rules Specific To This Track: Field-26 fastest qualifiers plus 2 provisionals. Tires-Goodyear 2376 (left side) and 2372 (right side)