NASCAR-GDS: Homestead Race Preview
9 November 1998Goody's Dash Series
What: The Pennzoil 50 is race No. 20 in the Goody's Dash Series 1998 Schedule and the final race of the season.
Where: The Miami-Dade Homestead Motorsports Complex in Homestead, Fla. is a 1.5 mile slightly-banked asphalt oval. The Speedway is located off the Florida Turnpike at the Campbell Drive exit.
When: Sunday, November 15, 1998 - Immediately following the Jiffy Lube Miami 300 NASCAR Bush Grand National Division Championship event. Distance: 50 Laps ( 75 Miles )
Promoter: Homestead-Miami Speedway L.L.C.
Sanction: National Association of Stock Car Automobile Racing Inc. (NASCAR)
Friday November 13: Registration 10:00 a.m. Haulers Enter 12:00 p.m. Inspection 1:00 p.m. No practice.
Saturday November 14: Registration and Inspection 7:00 a.m. Mandatory Rookie Drivers Meeting 8:00 a.m. (Located at the Dash Trailer) Draw for Qualifying 8:00 a.m. Practice 9:00 to 9:55 a.m. and 11:00 to 11:55 a.m. Time Trials (2 Laps) all positions 3:15 p.m.
Sunday November 15: Registration and Inspection 8:00 a.m. Mandatory Driver and Crew Chief Meeting 12:00 noon.
Posted Awards: $44,650 Including Promoters Purse, Cash Contingency Awards, $3,250 Goody's Dash Series Championship Points Fund and $5000 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.
TV: Tape Delayed telecast on ESPN2 Sunday Nov. 22 at 12 noon.
Notes of Interest:
Qualifying Record -Billy Bigley Jr. / Dodge 33.881 sec/138.885 mph. Set on Nov. 9, 1997
Race Record -(50 Laps) Danny Bagwell / Ford 41 Min. 13 Sec. Avg. Speed 109.179 mph. Set on Nov. 9, 1997
The Goody's Dash Series was honored as being the first NASCAR sanctioned event ever held at the Homestead Motorsports Complex in 1995. This event marks the fifth appearance ever for the Goody's Dash Series since the Speedway opened on Nov. 4, 1995. Winston Racing Series veteran, Dexter Canipe won that inaugural event in a Ford Probe prepared by the late Ellis Ragan. Danny Bagwell also drove a Ford to the first Bud Pole Award at the Speedway in that same event.
In subsequent Goody's Dash Series events at Homestead, David Hutto (Spring '96), Robert Huffman ( Spring '97) and Danny Bagwell (Fall '97) have all been honored as race winners.
The official crowning of this year's Champion, Robert Huffman and Rookie of the Year, Donnie Apple will be part of the post-race ceremonies for this, the final Goody's Dash Series race of the 1998 season.
On Thursday, Nov. 12, at 6:00 p.m., Goody's Dash Series team owners, drivers and crews, will be joined by local dignitaries at the Harris Field Barn Pavilion located at Campbell Dr. and U.S. 1 in Homestead for the 4th Annual South Florida Motorsports Host Committee Welcome Reception.
Rules Specific To This Track:
Field-32 fastest qualifiers plus 4 provisionals.
Tires-Goodyear 2372 (left side) and 2382 (right side) Right side must have inner shields.
Door Windows--Right side door windows not permitted.
Roof Flaps-Roof panel air deflectors are optional for this event.
Spoiler-Minimum spoiler angle is 45 degrees during practice, qualifying and race.
Fuel Cell-If your fuel cell has not been inspected by a NASCAR official in 1998 and is not sealed, have the fuel cell out of the car with the end off ready for inspection.
Magnafluxing-Car Owners and/or Crew Chiefs competing at Miami-Dade Homestead Motorsports Complex in 1998 must confirm in writing that all suspension parts have passed magnaflux testing.
Motel Information: No Headquarter Motel has been set up for this event.
Ticket and Other Information: Available from Miami-Dade Homestead Motorsports Complex at 305-230-5200. Information about the Goody's Dash Series and the Drivers is available from NASCAR Public Relations, Tim Myers.