ES: Watkins Glen: Goodyear Racing race notes

KOBYLUCK GETS FIRST WATKINS GLEN VICTORY IN CWS EAST WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (June 9, 2008) -- Matt Kobyluck is among the best known and respected drivers in the history of the NASCAR Camping World Series East. His 'To Do' list isn't very...

KOBYLUCK GETS FIRST WATKINS GLEN VICTORY IN CWS EAST

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (June 9, 2008) -- Matt Kobyluck is among the best known and respected drivers in the history of the NASCAR Camping World Series East. His 'To Do' list isn't very long and it got shorter after the running of the weekend's race at Watkins Glen International.

Kobyluck led the final two laps and won for the first time at the world famous road racing venue.

The tire package used at Watkins Glen is the same that is supplied to the Camping World Series teams at other road racing venues. Goodyear is the sole tire provider for both the Camping World Series East and West Series, as well as the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series. The bias-ply tires Goodyear supplies give drivers a stable racing platform to use while racing in the premiere regional racing program in North America.

"Tire performance was excellent as the field went the whole race distance on only one set of tires, the set they qualified on," said Goodyear sales account manager Chad Fletcher. "The grip level and repeatability remained excellent even after heat cycling the tires three times through the two red flag periods. Wear was also nominal as the teams had plenty of tread left at their disposal after 55 laps." A late-race caution period extended the Watkins Glen race beyond the scheduled distance. Kobyluck was third as the racing resumed but hustled into the first corner and came on in the lead. The race ended under a caution flag.

Jeffrey Earnhardt finished second, followed by Trevor Bayne, Jesus Hernandez and former Sprint Cup driver Steve Park. Kobyluck averaged 70.203 mph for the 55-lap distance around the 2.45-mile track. Antonio Perez started on the pole after setting a track record in qualifying, averaging 118.831 mph.

The 28 starters represented a dozen states, five nations and two continents. The international contingent included drivers from Mexico, Canada, Belgium and Holland.

-credit: goodyear racing

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Trevor Bayne , Matt Kobyluck , Jesus Hernandez , Jeffrey Earnhardt , Steve Park.