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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 15 2000) - The Goody's Dash Series, NASCAR Touring is in the middle of the 2000 racing season with a tough six week stint that will take drivers and teams to five different racing facilities since their stop at ...

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 15 2000) - The Goody's Dash Series, NASCAR Touring is in the middle of the 2000 racing season with a tough six week stint that will take drivers and teams to five different racing facilities since their stop at Lowe's Motor Speedway on May 24. A rained out event at Orange County Speedway in Rougemont, N. C., a TNN television race at South Boston (VA) Speedway, a return to Orange County Speedway, a stop at the tough Louisville (KY) Motor Speedway, then on to Summerville (SC) Speedway and finally to historic Greenville-Pickens (SC) Speedway on July 8. Even though it is tough on teams, drivers, equipment and families many are optimistic about their chances of doing well. 1991 Goody's Dash Series, NASCAR Touring National Champion Johnny Chapman is especially ecstatic about the event at Louisville Motor Speedway on June 24. "I believe we have finally turned our program around," commented Chapman after his win at South Boston Speedway on June 9. We have a new motor program with Golden Shamrock and they have really helped us a lot. This is our first win since 1993 and it felt good to be in victory lane again." "We didn't have the best car when the race started at South Boston but as the race developed the motor gave us great power at the end which helped propel us into victory lane," Chapman stated. "I am grateful to Randy Humphrey for giving me the opportunity to drive one of his cars this year. He has excellent equipment but we just need to find a good solid sponsor to make this team a title contender." Chapman is fifth in series points. Chapman and other Goody's Dash Series, NASCAR Touring teams will have a challenge awaiting them at Louisville Motor Speedway with the Pronto Auto Parts 125. Webster defines "Pronto" as being quick. And what better name to have on the scheduled series event at Louisville because the Goody's Dash Series, NASCAR Touring cars are quick. With 99% of the touring series now running a V-6 power plant, the .4375 D-Shaped facility will present a unique challenge to drivers. Three-time Goody's Dash Series, NASCAR Touring National Champion and two-time event winner at Louisville Motor Speedway, Robert Huffman says that this track is different from any other the series competes at. Huffman should certainly know since he holds both the qualifying and race record for the series at Louisville Motor Speedway. "A driver really has to be on their toes at this track", stated Huffman. When you are coming off turn three down into turn four the car is headed straight into the front stretch wall. That is a challenge especially when you are running side-by-side with another car. The least little bobble and somebody will end up in the wall. But what a view for race fans. The cars are coming straight at the grandstands and that doesn't happen at any other facility that we compete at." Huffman will carry a 90-point series points lead into the Pronto Auto Parts 125 over second place in points, Ricky Bryant. Bryant is still looking for his first win of the 2000 season. Two drivers who are having outstanding seasons are also looking for their first win of the season. Roger Sawyer, with an 8.9 finishing average has been very consistent in 2000 holding down the third spot in points with NAPA Filter Rookie of the Year points leader Cam Strader, in fourth, despite missing the first race of the season at Daytona. In his six starts, Strader has five top five runs with an average finish of 6.7. The Pronto Auto Parts 125 will also have great significance for other series drivers. This event marks the halfway point in the 2000 schedule and the Goody's Pharmaceuticals Consistency Award will divide $15,000 among the top ten drivers with the most laps completed through the first nine events. Gates will open at 10:30 a.m. with practice from 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Two laps of qualifying will start at 6:00 p.m. followed by a driver autograph session from 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. The Pronto Auto Parts 125 will follow. Nine NASCAR Touring Series blanket the United States, bringing special events to many NASCAR Weekly Racing Series tracks and some NASCAR superspeedways and road courses. NASCAR Touring Series are extremely popular with fans and competitors. 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. These sponsors include Anheuser-Busch, Featherlite, Goody's Headache Powders, Raybestos Brakes, RE/MAX International, Inc., Slim Jim and R. J. Reynolds brand, Winston.

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Drivers Cam Strader , Robert Huffman , Johnny Chapman