St. Augustine race announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 20, 1997 ST. AUGUSTINE SPEEDWAY TO PICK UP NASCAR GOODY'S DASH SERIES DATE NASCAR officials in Daytona Beach, Florida have announced ...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 20, 1997

ST. AUGUSTINE SPEEDWAY TO PICK UP NASCAR GOODY'S DASH SERIES DATE

NASCAR officials in Daytona Beach, Florida have announced a change in the schedule of events for the NASCAR Goody's Dash Series. Under this revised schedule, the NASCAR touring series will be making their first appearance ever at the St. Augustine Speedway in St. Augustine, Fla. on September 6, 1997. This event will be race number 17 of the 21 race schedule and will be replacing the event previously scheduled for the Volusia County Speedway on that same date. The recent change in ownership of the Volusia County facility prompted the change in the Series schedule. The new owners of the speedway have decided to temporarily suspend racing and focus their full attention toward re-opening the speedway for Speedweek events in February, 1998. Hope Jones, spokesperson for the St. Augustine Speedway expressed enthusiasm at the prospect of their facility hosting the NASCAR touring series event while at the same time, indicating concern for their friends a short distance to the south. "We've always had a very good relationship with Volusia County Speedway." said Jones. "If we can help NASCAR and the Goody's Dash Series by picking up this date, we're more than happy to do so. We feel that it's in the best interest of the fans in this area to give them the opportunity to see these NASCAR touring series events whenever we can. And we're excited about the prospect of hosting this event." The addition of the St. Augustine Speedway to the 1997 NASCAR Goody's Dash Series schedule brings to five, the number of race facilities that, even many of the Series veterans are seeing for the first time this year. Along with the St. Augustine oval, events at Kingsport, Tenn., Charlotte Motor Speedway, USA International Speedway in Lakeland, Fla. and the Concord Motorsports Park in Concord, N.C. are welcome additions to the schedule and provide new challenges to test the skills of the drivers and crews, alike. Ticket information for this event is available by calling St. Augustine Speedway offices Monday through Friday at 904-825-2886. -30- For further information, contact: NASCAR Public Relations, Tim Myers at 919-552-5823. tm

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