Series returns to Daytona in July

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 3, 2001) - For twenty-three years Goody's Dash Series, NASCAR Touring competitors have participated in "Speedweeks" at Daytona International Speedway each February. Daytona International Speedway President John Graham...

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 3, 2001) - For twenty-three years Goody's Dash Series, NASCAR Touring competitors have participated in "Speedweeks" at Daytona International Speedway each February.

Daytona International Speedway President John Graham has announced their return to the "World Center of Racing" for a second time in 2001.

The DAYTONAUSA.COM "150" will be a 60 lap race and is scheduled for Friday, July 6, 2001 and will precede the final NASCAR Winston Cup Series practice for the Pepsi 400.

"We think that the DAYTONAUSA.COM 150 is going to be a thrilling addition to the Pepsi 400 weekend," John Graham said. "The Goody's Dash Series is an excellent proving ground for some of the future stars of NASCAR and fans are going to enjoy watching up-and-coming drivers racing under the lights at Daytona."

The most recent winner at Daytona was Justin Hobgood of Winnsboro, SC., in the season opening Discount Auto Parts 200. The Goody's Dash Series is the only series within NASCAR's nine regional touring series that visits Daytona International Speedway, Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C., and the famed Darlington (S.C.) Raceway.

"To add a second event at Daytona is a compliment to the competitors and the officials of the Goody's Dash Series," stated Chris Boals, director of NASCAR Touring. "Daytona International Speedway will provide a showcase event that will receive national coverage, coupled with the excitement of Independence Day Holiday weekend. It will add to a thrilling weekend of racing."

The Goody's Dash Series is one of nine NASCAR Touring Series that blanket the United States with regional touring series featuring special events at many NASCAR Weekly Racing Series tracks, 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 Anheuser-Busch, Featherlite Trailers, Gatorade, Goody's Headache Powders, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Raybestos Brakes, RE/MAX International, Inc., and R.J. Reynolds brand, Winston.

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Drivers John Graham , Justin Hobgood