Humphrey ends Goody's Dash test on top DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 16, 1999) Randy Humphrey marked himself as the early Bud Pole favorite for the Feb. 12 Discount Auto Parts 200 presented by ACDelco Rapidfire as he again posted the fastest speed...
Humphrey ends Goody's Dash test on top
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 16, 1999) Randy Humphrey marked himself as the early Bud Pole favorite for the Feb. 12 Discount Auto Parts 200 presented by ACDelco Rapidfire as he again posted the fastest speed Saturday at Daytona International Speedway as 40 drivers in the Goody's Dash Series, a part of the NASCAR Touring Division, closed a two-day test for the season-opener. Humphrey tripped the electronic timer in 55.806 seconds, an average speed of 161.273 mph, in his Pontiac, as that marque recorded the 12 fastest speeds of the day. Humphrey was the only driver to break the 56-second mark around the 2.5-mile trioval. Rounding out the top-five speeds were home-state favorite George Crenshaw of Lakeland, 160.517 mph; former Goody's Dash champion David Hutto, 160.511; Scott Krehling, 160.097; and Zach Brewer, 159.739. The test was in preparation for the Feb. 12 200-mile opener for the NASCAR Touring Series for four- and six-cylinder sub-compact stock cars. On Sunday, about 50 NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division teams are scheduled to open a two-day test preparing for the season-opening NAPA Auto Parts 300, scheduled for Feb. 13. A section of the Oldfield Grandstand will be open at no charge from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with access through the DAYTONA USA lobby. Guided speedway tours will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a nominal fee. The final NASCAR Winston Cup test of the winter at Daytona is set for Tuesday and Wednesday, when General Motors teams will test Chevrolets and Pontiacs in preparation for Speedweeks 1999 activities, which get under way for NASCAR stock cars on Thursday, Feb. 4 when NASCAR Winston Cup teams enter the race track.
Source: NASCAR Online