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Huffman takes a three-race win streak to Orange County. ROUGEMONT, N.C. (April 25, 2002) - Four-time NASCAR Goody's Dash champion Robert Huffman will put a three-race winning streak on the line this weekend at the Orange County "150" on...

Huffman takes a three-race win streak to Orange County.

ROUGEMONT, N.C. (April 25, 2002) - Four-time NASCAR Goody's Dash champion Robert Huffman will put a three-race winning streak on the line this weekend at the Orange County "150" on Saturday, April 27 at Orange County Raceway in Rougemont, N.C. Huffman recently claimed the Goody's Dash debut race in Hardeeville, S.C., after winning the Daytona opener in February and the season-ending race in 2001.

The Claremont, N.C., native took a brand new White House Apple Juice Toyota Celica to Hardeeville and walked away with his second win of the 2002 season and the series points lead. Although he owns 36 career Goody's Dash victories (second most in series history), he has yet to visit Victory Circle at Orange County.

"We've done well in the past at Orange County, last year we led the most laps, but I just haven't been able to get the win," Huffman said after testing at the track last week. "This new short-track Celica ran really well at Hardeeville in its first race and is one-for-one so far. It should be even better at Orange County."

Three young up-and-coming racers in the NASCAR Goody's Dash Series will join Huffman in Toyota Celica stock cars at Orange County. Nick Pistone will be making his second start for Weaver Racing in the No. 77 Big Daddy's BBQ Sauce Toyota Celica. The Charlotte native is the grandson of Tiger Tom Pistone, who finished sixth in the 1959 NASCAR Grand National Series. Also making their second starts in 2002 are Reece Milton, Blountville, Tenn., in the Highland Motorsports No. 75 Celica, and Brandon Ward, a college student from Winston-Salem, N.C., in a new Toyota Celica run by his father Rick.

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