Huffman, Toyota earn fourth straight super speedway victory at Charlotte CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 23, 2002) - Four-time NASCAR Goody's Dash champion Robert Huffman won a thrilling finish over series rival Justin Hobgood in the Tom Johnson Camper 100...
Huffman, Toyota earn fourth straight super speedway victory at Charlotte
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 23, 2002) - Four-time NASCAR Goody's Dash champion Robert Huffman won a thrilling finish over series rival Justin Hobgood in the Tom Johnson Camper 100 at Lowe's Motor Speedway tonight. Huffman, from nearby Claremont, N.C., took the lead for good on lap 45 of the 68-lap event and thrilled the large Charlotte crowd with a 0.103-second win, his third in five races this season.
Huffman qualified ninth but worked his way up to the top five within the first 10 laps of the race. The win in the No. 37 White House Apple Juice Toyota Celica is his fourth straight victory on super speedways, which includes the season-opening win at Daytona and victories at Kentucky and Daytona in 2001.
"The Celica ran really great tonight," Huffman commented from Victory Circle. "I'm really happy with the progress of the program. The engine really shows the improved horsepower and torque."
Huffman's victory moved him back in the lead in the NASCAR Goody's Dash Championship standings. He has now earned seven victories in the Toyota Celica in less than a season and a half, which includes a series-high four last year.
Brandon Ward ran in the top 10 in his No. 11 Ram Fabrication Toyota Celica but finished 23rd when he was unable to regain spots lost in the pits. Scott Krehling finished right behind him in 24th in his debut with the Germain Automotive Toyota Celica.
Both Tommy Spangler and Junior Miller ran strong in their respective Toyota Celica's before accidents ended their races early. Spangler finished 27th in his debut in the No. 75 Food Country Celica, and Miller was 32nd in a 36-car field in the No. 77 Bi-LO/Big Daddy's BBQ Sauce Celica.
The 67-lap Tom Johnson Camper 100 will be broadcast on Fox Sports Net, June 1 at 4 p.m. EDT.