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NASCAR GDS: The Hickory Motor Speedway "100" Preview

27 April 1998

What: The Hickory Motor Speedway 100 is Race No. 2 in the NASCAR Goody's Dash Series 1998 Schedule.

Where: Hickory Motor Speedway, Hickory, NC, is a .363 mile semi-banked asphalt oval. The Speedway is located from I-40 to exit 128 (Fairgrove Church Rd.) then .5 mile South, then .5 mile West on US 70.

When: Saturday, May 2, 1998 - 9:00 p.m.

Distance: 100 Laps (36.3 Miles)

Promoter: Hickory Motor Speedway, L.L.C.

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


Saturday May 2: Registration and Inspection 9:00 a.m. Mandatory Rookie Drivers Meeting 10:30 a.m.(at the Dash Trailer) Practice 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Draw for Qualifying 1:15 p.m.. Time Trials (2 laps) 4:00 p.m. Mandatory Drivers Meeting 7:00 p.m.

Posted Awards:

$19,300 Including Promoters Purse, Cash Contingency Awards, $1200 NASCAR Goody's Dash Series Championship Points Fund and $2500 NASCAR 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.

Notes of Interest:

Qualifying Record - 15.104 sec. 86.520 mph Robert Huffman June 7, 1997.
Race Record - 0:30:20 - 71.802 mph Robert Huffman June 7, 1997.
In 1997, Robert Huffman and David Hutto split the two events at Hickory Motor Speedway. Both, David and Robert won their respective races from the pole.

In the 40 Goody's Dash Series events held here since 1975, the winner has started from the pole 11 times.

Dean Combs scored 7 of his Series high 60 victories here at Hickory.

Larry Caudill won here 5 times. Robert Huffman and Johnny Chapman have each won 3 races here while 5 other drivers, George Crensaw, Mickey York, Billy Standridge Phil Parsons and the late Rob Moroso all won twice at Hickory Motor Speedway in the Goody's Dash Series.

This race marks the first short track event for the new V-6 engine.

* Note: Prior to 1992, some records may be incomplete.

TV: None

Rules Specific To This Track:

Sound Requirement: 98 DBA maximum @ 100 feet.

Tires: Goodyear 2376 (Left Side) 2373 (Right Side)

Field: 26 fastest qualifiers plus two provisionals.

Motel Information: The Official Hotel of Hickory Motor Speedway is the Days Inn of Hickory. The rate is $61.00 per night plus tax. Phone 800-824-0427 for reservations.

Ticket and Other Information: Available from Hickory Motor Speedway at 704-464-3655. Information about the Goody's Dash Series and the Drivers is available from NASCAR Public Relations, Tim Myers at 919-552-5823.