WS: Irwindale: Jason Bowles preview

BOWLES TRAVELS TO IRWINDALE SEEKING A THIRD CONSECUTIVE NASCAR CAMPING WORLD WEST WIN The championship runner-up enters Round Eight as the most recent series race winner IRWINDALE, CALIF. (July 2, 2009) -- Jason Bowles enters the second half of...

BOWLES TRAVELS TO IRWINDALE SEEKING A THIRD CONSECUTIVE NASCAR CAMPING WORLD WEST WIN
The championship runner-up enters Round Eight as the most recent series race winner

IRWINDALE, CALIF. (July 2, 2009) -- Jason Bowles enters the second half of the 2009 NASCAR Camping World West Series season on July 4th at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale as the driver everyone is keeping an eye on. The Californian is not only currently second in the title chase, but also the most recent series race winner and defending race winner at Irwindale.

In 2008, Bowles followed up his win at the Infineon Raceway road course with a superb victory at the Irwindale oval, en route to taking second place in the championship fight. One year later, the former formula car and karting star is poised to accomplish the feat for a second consecutive season. Given Bowles already has two wins this season in his No. 6 Sunrise Ford/Oakley/Joe Gibbs Racing Oil/GS 610/RPM 12/Justice Brothers/Bell/Ford, has yet to finish outside the top-10, and has won the two previous NASCAR Camping World West Series races at Irwindale from the pole position, few are betting against the 2007 Rookie of the Year finding continued success at the California oval.

"We're taking the same car back that we ran there last year," said Bowles. "Hopefully, we can repeat by qualifying on the pole and winning the race. Our performance is getting better every week. That's what needs to happen to try to win the championship."

The King Taco 200 at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale commences for Bowles and his Sunrise Ford crew on Saturday (July 4), with a pair of 45-minute practice sessions. The grid for the 200-lap race will be set via single-car qualifying 4:45 p.m. local time, followed by the green flag scheduled to wave at 8:30 p.m.

-credit: jbPR

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Jason Bowles
Teams Joe Gibbs Racing