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Huffman triumphs in rain-shortened race

February 11, 2003

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— Robert Huffman won the rain-shortened NASCAR Goody's Dash Series 150 Monday, his second straight victory at Daytona International Speedway.

The race, cut from its scheduled 60 laps to 44, had been postponed from Sunday by rain. Eric Wilson led from lap 10 to 32 and Huffman, driving a Toyota, moved into the lead the next trip around the 21¼2-mile oval, taking advantage of an early pit stop during a caution period.

"The race played out there right into our hands. The Pontiacs don't go as far as our car goes on gas, and they had to make another stop," said Huffman, who won this race in 2000 and also won the July race last year.

Rookie driver Dusty Williams finished in second place, followed by former Daytona winner and defending Dash Series champion Justin Hobgood.

Monday afternoon's race was the first of the final season that NASCAR will sanction the series for four-cylinder sedans.

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