ES/WS: Iowa: Goodyear Racing race notes

BUSCH WINS CAMPING WORLD SERIES RACE IN IOWA NEWTON, Iowa (May 18, 2009) -- Sprint Cup star Kyle Busch qualified first, led the most laps and won the Long John Silver's 200 at Iowa Speedway. The race was the only one...

BUSCH WINS CAMPING WORLD SERIES RACE IN IOWA

NEWTON, Iowa (May 18, 2009) -- Sprint Cup star Kyle Busch qualified first, led the most laps and won the Long John Silver's 200 at Iowa Speedway.

The race was the only one of the season which will award points to competitors from both the NASCAR Camping World Series East and West series for their respective championships. By winning the event, Busch earned an invitation to the annual post-season all-star race for the two divisions at the end of the season.

Goodyear is the exclusive tire supplier for the Camping World Series program, as well as for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The tires supplied to the Camping World program are of bias-ply construction, giving the car a different feel from the Goodyear radials Busch is accustomed to in his Sprint Cup cars.

The difference did not seem to matter to Busch. After posting the fastest lap in qualifying around the .875-mile Iowa oval, he proceeded to lead 178 of the 200 laps and take the victory.

"We were very pleased with the performance and consistency we saw teams getting from this tire combination," said Chad Fletcher, Goodyear sales account manager, NASCAR Touring Series. "Wear and grip were both excellent. This is the third season Goodyear has brought this tire combination to the Iowa event and we will run it again at the NASCAR Camping World Series West event in the fall when the West Series returns to Iowa." Brian Ickler finished second, just 1.864 seconds behind the winner. David Mayhew was third, followed by Jeffrey Earnhardt and Paulie Harraka. Busch averaged 100.800 mph for the 200-lap distance. His pole-winning lap averaged 135.484 mph.

The starting field included 37 cars. They came from 19 American states and one Canadian province.

-credit: goodyear racing

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Series NASCAR
Drivers David Mayhew , Brian Ickler , Jeffrey Earnhardt , John Long , Kyle Busch