Robert Huffman 2000 champion

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (October 30 2000) -- Despite not winning the final event of the 2000 Goody's Dash Series, NASCAR Touring season, Robert Huffman secured his third consecutive series championship Saturday evening at Lanier National Speedway, in...

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (October 30 2000) -- Despite not winning the final event of the 2000 Goody's Dash Series, NASCAR Touring season, Robert Huffman secured his third consecutive series championship Saturday evening at Lanier National Speedway, in Gainesville, Ga., with a 7th place finish in the Lanier National Speedway, Goody's Dash 150. Entering the race, Huffman had a 119-point lead over Ricky Bryant. Bryant secured his 16th top ten performance in the race with a fifth place finish making the final championship margin 110 points. Huffman and Bryant were one-two in points after the event at Lowe's Motor Speedway for the rest of year. Huffman, in his 11th season with the Goody's Dash Series, won his first series title in 1990 along with the Rookie of the Year crown. His four series championships rank him second behind Dean Combs who has five titles. Huffman started the 2000-racing season with a vengeance, winning four of the first six races on the schedule. From that point parity took over on the series and his best performances were three second place runs. Huffman's wins in 2000 came at Daytona International Speedway after seven unsuccessful attempts, Montgomery Motor Speedway, Coastal Plains Raceway, Caraway Speedway and Lowe's Motor Speedway. He had two Bud Pole starts and 11 top five and 15 top ten finishes for the season. "We come to an event to win," said the 2000 champion. "I certainly have to give all the credit to my crew who have been with me a long time. And without White House Apple Juice this wouldn't be possible. This is the third championship for them and I am pleased that they will be back with this team next year," continued Huffman. Huffman and his team will receive their 2000 championship awards at the December 2 Champion's Banquet at the Greensboro Hilton in Greensboro, N. C.

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