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GOODY'S DASH SERIES NASCAR TOURING DISCOUNT AUTO PARTS/PENNZOIL "150" What: The Discount Auto Parts/Pennzoil 150 is Race No. 19 in the Goody's Dash Series 1998 Schedule. Where: USA International Speedway, Lakeland, FL, is a 3\4 mile ...

GOODY'S DASH SERIES NASCAR TOURING

DISCOUNT AUTO PARTS/PENNZOIL "150"

What: The Discount Auto Parts/Pennzoil 150 is Race No. 19 in the Goody's Dash Series 1998 Schedule.

Where: USA International Speedway, Lakeland, FL, is a 3\4 mile high-banked asphalt oval. The Speedway is located by taking I-4 to exit 20, then north .5 mile on SR 33.

When: Saturday, October 24, 1998 - 7:30 p.m.

Distance: 150 Laps ( 112.5 Miles )

Promoter: USA International Speedway

Sanction: National Association of Stock Car Automobile Racing Inc. (NASCAR)

Schedule: Friday October 23: Registration 3:00 p.m. Haulers Enter 3:00 p.m. Inspection 4:00 p.m. till 6:00 p.m. Practice 6:10 p.m. till 6:55 p.m. and 8:45 till 9:15 p.m.

Saturday October 24: Registration and Inspection 9:00 a.m. Mandatory Rookie Drivers Meeting 12:30 p.m. (Located at the Dash Trailer) Practice 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 - 3:45 p.m. Draw for Qualifying 4:00 p.m. Time Trials (2 Laps) 5:00 p.m. Mandatory Drivers and Crew Chiefs Meeting 6:00 p.m.

Posted Awards: $47,150 Including Promoters Purse, Cash Contingency Awards, $3,700 Goody's Dash Series Championship Points Fund and $3000 Goody's Dash Series Top 20 Bonus Plan.

Participating Manufacturers: Goody's Pharmaceuticals, Moog Chassis Parts, NGK Spark Plugs, NAPA Oil Filters, Pontiac Racing, Pro Shocks, Toyota Racing, Victor Reinz Gaskets, Anheuser-Busch, Gatorade, Goodyear Tires, STP Oil Treatment, Unocal 76 Gasoline.

TV: Tape Delayed telecast on Sports South and Sunshine Network. Sun., Nov. 15 at 10:00 PM and re-air Thurs., Nov. 18 at 2:00 AM.

Notes of Interest: Qualifying Record -Charles Powell III 22.339 sec/120.864 mph Oct. 4, 1997

Race Record -David Hutto 1hr 21min 40sec. Average speed 82.653 mph. Oct. 4, 1997

This event marks the second appearance ever for the Goody's Dash Series at the fast, 3/4th mile USA International Speedway and the second longest race on the 1998 schedule.

In the previous event here in 1997, Charles Powell III led the opening laps before David Hutto, Robert Huffman, Donnie Duchesne and hometown favorite, George Crenshaw all took turns at the point. Hutto later reestablished himself as the leader, passing Crenshaw on lap 111. Hutto went on to stretch his advantage and score his second win since returning to the Series just three events earlier. Christian Elder finished second in that inaugural event, followed by the 1997 Series champion, Mike Swaim Jr., Ricky Bryant and Bobby Dayton rounded out the top five.

Prior to the track opening for Friday's optional practice day, many of the teams, sponsors, media and local dignitaries will gather at the Huntington Hills Golf Course in Lakeland for the 2nd Annual Goody's Dash Series Golf Tournament that morning. Later in the day a Bar-B-Que lunch will be served at the speedway. Cost for the golf and lunch is $25 and includes greens fees, golf cart and lunch. Cost for just the Bar-B-Que lunch is $5.00. Plates will consist of ribs, potato salad, beans and rolls. Contact John Barker at 941-665-7514 for reservations and information.

Robert Huffman has already clinched the 1998 championship with an incredible 8 wins and 17 top five finishes. Huffman has only finished one event this year outside the top five, a tenth at Caraway Speedway after leading 105 of the 125 laps there.

In the Rookie of the Year race, Donnie Apple now holds a ten point advantage over Chris Hall and a 19 point advantage over Eddie Kelley.

Rules Specific To This Track: Field-32 fastest qualifiers plus 4 provisionals. Tires-Goodyear 2376 (left side) and 2372 (right side) Carburetor will be sealed-Holes must be drilled in the carburetor stud, adapter plate bolt and intake bolt to seal carburetor.

Ticket and Other Information: Available from USA International Speedway 941-984-3173.

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Chris Hall , Christian Elder , Robert Huffman