2001 Goody's Dash Series, Nascar Touring Race Facts WHAT: DISCOUNT AUTO PARTS "150" Goody's Dash Series, NASCAR Touring Race ...
2001 Goody's Dash Series, Nascar Touring Race Facts
WHAT: DISCOUNT AUTO PARTS "150"
Goody's Dash Series, NASCAR Touring Race # 17 of 18
WHERE: USA International Speedway, Lakeland, Florida
(3/4 Mile High-banked Paved Oval)
WHEN: Saturday, October 20, 2001
DISTANCE: 150 Laps (112.50 Miles)
POSTED AWARDS: $52,450 (Includes $3,800 Goody's Dash Series, NASCAR Touring Championship point fund money.)
FIELD: 36 cars (The first 30 positions will be determined from time trials. Positions 31 thru 33 have been established as provisionals for up to three additional starting positions, which will be available to the highest 30 drivers in the current 2001 Goody's Dash Series, NASCAR Touring Championship point standings. Positions 34 and 35 have been established as provisionals for up to two additional starting positions, which will be made available to the highest 30 car owners in the current 2001 Goody's Dash Series, NASCAR Touring Championship point standings. Position 36 has been established for one additional starting position available to any Goody's Dash Series, NASCAR Touring Champion driver who participated in the 2000 Goody's Dash Series, NASCAR Touring season.
SANCTION: National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR)
PROMOTOR: USA International Speedway
TELEVISION: Fox Sports South (Tape Delayed)
Thursday, October 18, 2001
Annual Charity Golf Tournament - 7:00 am
Huntington Hills Golf Club, Lakeland, Florida
Friday, October 19, 2001
10:00 am@ Gates open. Registration & Inspections begin.
10:30 am Haulers enter.
12:30 pm Draw for Qualifying
1:00 pm Mandatory Rookie Driver's Meeting
2:00 to 3:00 pm Practice
3:45-4:30 pm Practice
7:00 pm First Round Qualifying (Positions 1-20).
Saturday, October 20
9:00 am to 5:00 pm Registration is open.
9:00 am Gates open & Inspections begin.
11:00 to 11:45 am Practice
2:00 to 2:45 pm Practice
4:15 pm Second Round Qualifying (Fastest 10 cars earn positions 21 thru 30).
4:30 pm Mandatory Driver/Crew Chief Meeting.
7:00 pm DISCOUNT AUTO PARTS "150"
NOTES OF INTEREST:
There have been no repeat winners and no repeat Bud Pole winners at USA International in four years of competition. David Hutto won the inaugural event in 1997. Mickey York won in 1998. Robert Huffman, winner in 1999, is the only driver to win from the pole position. Jake Hobgood scored the win in 2000.
Mag-Klip Rookie of the Year contenders Tim Nichols and Shane Hmiel are seperated by only one point. Hmiel has two wins in 2001 and is also the son of Steve Hmiel, who directs day to day operations for Dale Earnhardt, Incorporated.
Cam Strader has a sizable lead in the Championship Points but not insurmountable. Justin Hobgood and Robert Huffman are lurking and ready to take advantage of any troubles Strader may encounter. Strader finished in 25th place at Lakeland in 2000.