NASCAR Goody's Dash Series Cook's Moving Service 100: Fact Sheet
13 August 1997
NASCAR GOODY'S DASH SERIES FACT SHEET COOK'S MOVING SERVICE 100 WHAT: The Cook's Moving Service 100 is race No. 15 in the 1997 NASCAR Goody's Dash Series schedule. WHERE: The Langley Speedway is a .395 mile asphalt oval WHEN: Saturday, August 16, 1997. Racing starts at 6:30 PM. DISTANCE: 100 laps (39.5 miles) PROMOTER: WW Motorsports, Inc. SANCTION: National Association of Stock Car Automobile Racing, Inc. (NASCAR) SCHEDULE: Saturday, August 16 -- Pits open 10:30 AM Registration and Inspection; Mandatory Rookie Drivers Meeting 11:30 Noon; Practice 12:30 - 2:30 PM; Time Trials at 4:30 PM; Drivers Meeting 6:00 PM. (Please note this is a change from your entry form.) POSTED AWARDS: $17,750 including Promoter's Purse, Cash Contingency Awards, NASCAR Point Fund and NASCAR Bonus Program. PARTICIPATING MANUFACTURERS: Goody's Pharmaceuticals, Mac Tools, Moog Chassis Parts, NGK Spark Plugs, PRO Shocks, Victor Reinz Gaskets, Anheuser-Busch, Gatorade, Goodyear Tires, STP Oil Treatment, UNOCAL 76 Gasoline and VDO Instruments. NOTES OF INTEREST: The Cooks Moving Service 100 marks the 15th stop on the 1997 NASCAR Goody's Dash Series schedule, the third nationally televised event for the Series this year and the 21st visit to the demanding Langley Raceway in the past 21 years. The practically flat 4/10 mile oval puts a heavy premium on handling, and the driver who has had the best grip on that handle is two time champion and four time winner of this race, Larry Caudill. Caudill won three straight races here from the pole in 1987-1989 and picked up his fourth Langley trophy, once again, from the pole, during his 1994 trip here. The 22 year veteran of the Series also holds two track qualifying records. One, for his six Busch Pole Awards, four more than his nearest competitor, and the other for speed. In 1989, Caudill posted a 16.889 second lap, at 84.147 mph., an incredible four miles an hour faster than any Dash Series driver has been able to turn the Chesapeake Bay area oval since. But, given this Series' propensity for record breaking performances this year, and the fact that the Langley Raceway racing surface is brand new for the 1997 season, that record is definitely in jeopardy. Of the 20 NASCAR Goody's Dash Series races to date at this track, 13 times either the race winner or pole winner has gone on to become the Series champion in that same year. Dean Combs, Larry Hoopaugh, Mike Swaim Sr., Hut Stricklin, Larry Caudill, Gary Wade Finley, Robert Huffman and Mickey York have all posted, at least, one win or pole here on their way to the Series title. Other notable Dash Series winners at Langley include Billy Standridge, Rob Moroso, Robert Pressley and the defending champion of this race, Will Hobgood. TV: ESPN 2 - Tape Delay - Air Date: Wednesday August 20, 1997, 10:00 pm - eastern. ESPN 2 - Replay: Thursday, August 21, 1997, 3:30 - 5:30 am eastern. TICKET AND OTHER INFORMATION: Available from Langley Speedway, at 757-865-1100. Information on the Series and drivers available from NASCAR Public Relations at 919-552-5823.