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NASCAR GDS: Expression Unlimited Race Preview/Fact Sheet

27 June 1998


What: The Expression Unlimited Inc. "100" is Race No. 9 in the NASCAR Goody's Dash Series 1998 Schedule.

Where: Greenville Pickens Speedway in Greenville, S.C. is a .5 mile slightly banked asphalt oval. The speedway is located 3.2 miles west of US 25 on US 123.

When: Saturday, July 11, 1998 - 8:00 p.m.

Distance: 100 Laps (50 Miles)

Promoter: Greenville Auto Racing Inc.

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

Schedule: Saturday, July 11--Registration and inspection 10:00 a.m. Mandatory Rookie Drivers Meeting 1:00 p.m. (at the Dash Trailer). Practice 1:30 -3:30 p.m. Draw for qualifying 3:45 p.m. Time Trials (2 laps) 5:00 p.m. Mandatory Driver and Crew Chief Meeting 7:00 p.m.

Posted Awards: $19,850 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 - 20.808 sec./86.505 mph. Scott Weaver, July 12, 1997 Race Record - 55.985 mph. Danny Bagwell, July 15, 1995

This will be lucky race number 13 for the Goody's Dash Series at Greenville Pickens Speedway.

The Series took a ten-year hiatus from Greenville Pickens Speedway from 1985 to 1995. Since the Series returned in 1995, there have been three different winners of this event. Danny Bagwell won in '95, Will Hobgood in '96 and Charles Powell III in '97..

Dean Combs, Larry Hoopaugh and Danny McClain are the only multi-race winners here. Combs won back to back victories in the first two Dash Series events held here in '80 and '81. McClain won back to back victories in the last two races here before the hiatus. Those events were held in '84 and '85. Hoopaugh's wins came in the first and last of three races here in '83. In between Hoopaugh's wins Michael Waltrip picked up his second career Dash series win at this track.

Mike Swaim Jr. is the only multiple pole winner here. He won back to back poles in '95 and '96.

Larry Hoopaugh is the only driver to win a Dash Series race here from the pole. '83.

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

Rules Specific To This Track:
Tires: Goodyear 2376 (Left Side) 2372 (Right Side) Field: 28 fastest qualifiers plus two provisionals.

Motel Information: The Comfort Inn in Easley, S.C. has 45 rooms blocked for this event. Call 800-678-2582 for reservations. The contact person is Susan McCombs and the rate is $38 plus tax for a double. The Comfort Inn is located 3 miles south of the speedway on US 123.

Ticket and Other Information: Available from Greenville Pickens Speedway at 864-269-0852. Information about the Goody's Dash Series and the Drivers is available from NASCAR Public Relations, Tim Myers at 919-552-5823.