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NASCAR Goody's Dash Series American General Finance 100: Fact Sheet

16 September 1997

                        AMERICAN GENERAL FINANCE 100

What: The American General Finance 100 is Race No. 18 in the NASCAR Goody's 
       Dash Series 1997 Schedule

Where: Hickory Motor Speedway 
       Hickory, NC 
       0.363-mile asphalt oval. 

       The Speedway is located by taking I-40 to exit 128 (Fairgrove Church 
       Rd.), then .5 mile south to US 70. The Speedway is .5 mile on US 70.

When: Saturday, September 20, 1997 
      6:00 p.m.

Distance: 100 Laps (36.3 Miles)

Promoter: Turn One Promotions, Inc.

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

Schedule: Saturday, September 20 - 
           Registration and Inspection: 9:00 a.m. 
           Mandatory Rookie Drivers Meeting: 10:00 a.m. 
           Practice: 11:00-1:00 p.m. 
           Time Trials: 3:30 p.m. 
           Mandatory Drivers' Meeting: 4:15 pm (THIS IS A CHANGE FROM THE 
                                                    ENTRY BLANK)

Posted Awards: $17,750 Including Promoters Purse, Cash Contingency
Awards, $1150 NASCAR Goody's Dash Series Championship Points Fund and
$2500 NASCAR Goody's Dash Series Top 20 Bonus Plan.

Participating Manufacturers: Goody's Pharmaceuticals, MAC Tools, Moog
Chassis Parts, NGK Spark Plugs, Pro Shocks, VDO Instruments, Victor
Reinz Gaskets, Anheuser-Busch, Gatorade, Goodyear Tires, STP Oil
Treatment, Unocal 76 Gasoline.

Notes of Interest: The "American General Finance 100" is race No. 18
of the 21 race NASCAR Goody's Dash Series schedule and the second
visit for the Series to the historic Hickory Motor Speedway this
season. In June, Robert Huffman broke all the existing Series records
in a flag-to-flag victory that was run with only one caution period
for seven laps. The qualifying record was established at 15.104
seconds at an average speed of 86.520 mph and a new race record of 30
min. 20 sec. at an average speed of 71.802 mph was also set.  Huffman
again, appears to be gathering momentum as we head into the American
General Finance 100 posting an eighth, a second and a win in the last
three races. Brian Sockwell is another driver that is incredibly hot
right now, recording only one finish outside the top five (a sixth at
Southern National) in the last nine races. During that same stretch,
he has picked up three more wins to go with his Daytona victory and
established himself second in the Series Championship Point Standings
and closing on point leader Mike Swaim Jr.  Three of Sockwell's four
wins have also come in front of national television audiences on ESPN
and ESPN2. Will Lady Luck continue to smile upon those who she has
courted so far in 1997, or will this fickle lady be off flirting with
someone new as the NASCAR Goody's Dash Series season begins to wind
down? We may know the answer to that question following the American
General Finance 100, Sept. 20 at Hickory Motor Speedway, Hickory, N.C.

Special Note: Sound Requirement: 95 DBA maximum @ 100 Feet.

TV: ESPN2 (Tape delayed)
    Broadcast scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 8:30-10:30 pm.

Ticket and Other Information: Available from Hickory Motor Speedway at