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NASCAR GOODY'S DASH SERIES FACT SHEET GOODY'S DASH 150 What: The Goody's Dash 150 is Race No. 10 in the NASCAR Goody's Dash Series 1997 Schedule. Where: Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN, is a...

NASCAR GOODY'S DASH SERIES FACT SHEET GOODY'S DASH 150

What: The Goody's Dash 150 is Race No. 10 in the NASCAR Goody's Dash Series 1997 Schedule.

Where: Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN, is a .533 mile high-banked asphalt oval. The Speedway is located seven miles southwest of Bristol on US 19.

When: Friday, June 20, 1997. Racing starts at 8:30 p.m.

Distance: 150 Laps (79.95 Miles)

Promoter: Bristol Motor Speedway, Inc.

Sanction: National Association of Stock Car Automobile Racing Inc. (NASCAR)

Schedule: Thursday June 19: NASCAR Goody's Dash Haulers enter at 4:00 p.m. Friday June 20: Registration and Inspection 6:00 a.m. Mandatory Rookie Drivers Meeting 9:00 a.m. Draw for Qualifying 9:30 a.m. Practice 10:00-11:00 a.m. and 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Time Trials 4:45 p.m. Mandatory Drivers Meeting 6:45 p.m.

Posted Awards: $33,625 Including Promoters Purse, Cash Contingency Awards, $2600 NASCAR Goody's Dash Series Championship Points Fund and $2500 NASCAR Goody's Dash Series Top 20 Bonus Plan.

Participating Manufacturers: Goody's Pharmaceuticals, MAC Tools, Moog Chassis Parts, NGK Spark Plugs, Pro Shocks, VDO Instruments, Victor Reinz Gaskets, Anheuser-Busch, Gatorade, Goodyear Tires, STP Oil Treatment, Unocal 76 Gasoline.

Notes of Interest: Judging from the unofficial practice times that have been reported by the teams, Friday afternoon, June 20, 1997, an eighth consecutive track qualifying record will be set for a NASCAR Goody's Dash Series event. Practice times have been reported in the mid sixteen second range and are expected to be even faster before the pole position for the Goody's Dash 150 is finally determined. Will Hobgood has owned the pole position at Bristol Motor Speedway since 1994, setting three consecutive track records in the process. Hobgood has also led 239 of the 453 laps raced at the speedway during that same period but the Winnsboro, SC driver has still not visited the prestigious victory lane. One thing Hobgood has experienced here, is the speed that which things can happen. "This place is so fast, even if you're totally focused and looking way ahead, you can get into trouble before you even realize that trouble's around." said Hobgood." I love this place, but it'll bite you in a hurry." Hobgood is one of four, former series champions entered in the Goody's Dash 150. But remarkably, Larry Caudill is the only former champion entered, who has won here. That win came way back in August of 1978. Only two NASCAR Goody's Dash Series drivers have recorded multiple wins at the "super" half mile, Dean Combs has the most victories here, tallying four wins over his seven years of domination and Larry Hoopaugh notched two victories here sweeping both events at the speedway in 1980.

TV: Live ESPN

Ticket and Other Information: Available from Bristol Motor Speedway at 423-764-1161. Information on the Series and Drivers Available from NASCAR Public Relations at 919-552- 5823.

Headquarter Motel Information: Headquarter motel for this event is the Holiday Inn at 101 West Springbrook Dr., in Johnson City, TN. Telephone 423-282-4611 for reservations. Rooms are booked in conjunction with the NASCAR All Pro Series. 40 rooms on Thursday, 100 on Friday, 100 Saturday, 40 Sunday. Rate is $69.00 per night.

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