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NASCAR GDS: The Goody's Dash 150 Preview

15 June 1998

Goody's Dash Series
a NASCAR Touring series


What: The Goody's Dash "150" is Race No. 7 in the NASCAR Goody's Dash Series
1998 Schedule.

Where: Bristol Motor Speedway. A .533 mile high-banked concrete oval. The
speedway is located seven miles southwest of Bristol, Tenn. On US 19.

When: Saturday, June 20, 1998 - 4:30 p.m.

Distance: 150 Laps (79.95 Miles)

Promoter: Bristol Motor Speedway

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

Friday, June 19--Registration and inspection 7:00 a.m. Haulers enter 7:00 a.m. Mandatory Rookie Drivers Meeting 11:00 a.m. (at the infield tent). Draw for qualifying 11:00 a.m. Practice 12:00 -1:00 p.m. and 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Time Trials will follow NASCAR Craftsman Truck qualifying.

Saturday, June 20--Gates open 1:00 p.m. Crew Chiefs pick pit stalls at 1:30 p.m. Mandatory Driver and Crew Chief Meeting 3:30 p.m. Driver Introductions at 3:55 p.m.

Posted Awards: $36,025 Including Promoters Purse, Cash Contingency Awards, $2700 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 - 16.485 sec./ 116.397 mph by Christian Elder June 20, 1997.
Race Record - 78.020 mph by Edward Howell June 22, 1994 This will be the sixteenth event for the Goody's Dash Series at Bristol Motor Speedway since 1975. Dean Combs won the first Dash Series race here in '75 and has three other Dash Series wins here, one in '79 and both events in '81. Other past winners here include, Larry Pearson '78, Larry Caudill '78, G.W. Gibson '79, Larry Hoopaugh won both events here in '80, Hut Stricklin '86, Mike Swaim Sr. won the only 200 lap race here in '87, Edward Howell won in '94, Mike Swaim Jr. in '95, Lyndon Amick in '96 and Brian Sockwell in '97.

"Dean Combs, Hut Stricklin and Mike Swaim Sr. are the only three Goody's Dash Series drivers to date that have won an event here from the pole.

Will Hobgood has won the pole starting position three of the last four times here, in '94, '95 and '96 but has never won here.

In 1997 Hobgood was leading coming to the white flag when he was involved in an accident on the front stretch with the eventual winner, Brian Sockwell. At this time, neither Sockwell nor Will Hobgood is entered in this event.

The only former winner entered for this event is Mike Swaim Jr.
Note: Prior to 1992, some records may be incomplete.

Rules Specific To This Track:
Tires: Goodyear 2373 (Left Side) 2382 (Right Side)
Note: Right side tires must have inner shields 2380 only.

Field: 28 fastest qualifiers plus two provisionals.

Fuel: All competitors must use fuel supplied by "76" Performance Products for practice, qualifying and the race itself.

Carburetor: Holes must be drilled in carburetor stud, adapter bolt and intake bolt to seal carburetor.

TV: Live espn2 4:30 p.m. Motel Information: Accommodations are available throughout the Tri-cities area at a reasonable cost.

Ticket and Other Information: Available from Bristol Motor Speedway at 423-764-6555. Information about the Goody's Dash Series and the Drivers is available from NASCAR Public Relations, Tim Myers at 919-552-5823.

Sponsor Passes: Six sponsor passes per team will be available for this event. Fax requests for passes on team letterhead to Sonya Moore at 423-764-1646 ASAP. Be sure to include team name, driver's name and car number on the request. A picture ID will be required to pick up passes on race day.