Pole Sitter Huffman Gets WIN For Toyota
Robert Huffman claimed his first win of 2001 and did so in historic fashion in Saturday's NASCAR Goody's Dash Series Kentucky 100. Huffman pulled off the closest victory in the short history of Kentucky Speedway by coming from behind to beat Cam Strader by one-quarter car length. The victory for Huffman's Toyota engine marked the first for the manufacturer in the 26 history of the NASCAR Goody's Dash Series. Huffman was in fifth place with seven laps to go, but worked his way back up the field following a restart on Lap 62. After struggling to make up ground against Strader over the final few laps, Huffman made a run to the inside of the track on Strader coming out of turn four. Huffman pulled his nose just ahead of Strader just before crossing the finish line.
He's won like that before, "But it's been a while," Huffman said. "Those last six laps I was just running it full, wide open. I thought that (Strader) was going to squeeze me off with that lapped car, but I got by."
The exciting finish to the Kentucky 100 capped a spectacular night at Kentucky Speedway. Earlier in the evening Kevin Harvick won the inaugural NASCAR Busch Series "Outback Steakhouse 300."
Racing continues at Kentucky Speedway July 13-14 when the superspeedway hosts the ARCA RE/MAX "Blue Grass Quality Meats 200" and the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series "Kroger 225."
Fans can phone 1-888-652-RACE or visit www.kentuckyspeedway.com for ticket information.