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NASCAR Goody's Dash Series American General Finance 200: Fact Sheet

30 October 1997


What: The American General Finance 200 
      Race No. 20 in the NASCAR Goody's Dash Series 1997 Schedule.

Where: Concord Motorsports Park 
       Concord, NC 
       1/2-mile asphalt tri-oval

       The Speedway is located 4.1 miles north of SR 24 on US 601.

When: Sunday, November 2, 1997 
      1:00 pm

Distance: 200 Laps / 100 Miles

Promoter: Concord Motorsports Park, LLC

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

Schedule: Saturday, November 1: 
          Registration & Inspection        :  9:00 am
          Mandatory Rookie Drivers Meeting : 10:30 am 
          Practice                         : 12:00 to 1:00 pm 
                                              2:05 to 3:00 pm           
          Draw for Qualifying              :  3:15 pm
          Time Trials                      :  5:00 pm

Sunday, November 2: 
          Registration                     : 10:00 am 
          (Can not start engines until 12:00 pm)  
          Mandatory Drivers Meeting        : 11:00 am 

Posted Awards: $30,400 Including Promoters Purse, Cash Contingency Awards, 
$2300 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

Notes of Interest: The "American General Finance 200" is race No. 20 of the 21
race NASCAR Goody's Dash Series schedule and marks the Series' first visit to
the beautiful and extremely fast Concord Motorsports Park since August 4,
1990. Mickey York appears to be the currently active Series competitor with
the best feel for the big half mile. The Asheboro, NC native has scored a pole
and a win here in a NASCAR Goody's Dash Series car in the Series' two previous
visits to this Speedway. York's win here came in the last race in 1990 and his
pole was established one year prior, in 1989. Gary Wade Finley won the race
here in 1989 on his way to the National Championship that year. David Probst
sat on the pole for this race in 1990. Going into this event, Series point
leader Mike Swaim Jr, carries a 179-point advantage over second place, Brian
Sockwell in the race for the National Championship. Close behind Sockwell, and
looking for any opportunity to move up a notch or two in the standings, are
the father and son racing team of Will and Jake Hobgood in third and fourth,
and Robert Huffman is still a genuine threat, lurking just 20 points behind
the younger Hobgood in fifth. In the race for the Rookie of the Year honors,
Charles Powell III continues his strangle hold on the lead over Ricky Bryant,
"Doc" Brewer and Robert Luckadoo. Mufflers will be required at this track.

TV: Tape Delay on Time Warner Cable Access Metro 12 in the Charlotte Metro,
Mecklenburg, Cabarrus and Stanly County areas. First airing is tentatively
scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 8:30 pm. 

Ticket and Other Information: Available from Concord Motorsports Park at