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PHOENIX, Ariz. - Burney Lamar took advantage of two late-race cautions to grab the lead on the final lap and win the NASCAR Grand National Division, West Series Casino Arizona 150 at Phoenix International Raceway on Thursday. The...

PHOENIX, Ariz. - Burney Lamar took advantage of two late-race cautions to grab the lead on the final lap and win the NASCAR Grand National Division, West Series Casino Arizona 150 at Phoenix International Raceway on Thursday.

The event marked the first NASCAR race under the lights at the one-mile track.

Lamar, who led 63 laps earlier in the race, faded in the final stages. Ryan Moore took command from Lamar, but soon relinquished the lead to Scott Lynch.

Two late-race cautions erased the margin Lynch established and set up a two-lap shootout. As Moore and Lynch battled for the lead on the final lap, Lamar slipped by the pair on the inside to take the win. Lynch finished second, followed by Moore. Steve Portenga came home fourth, with series rookie Spencer Clark in fifth.

His runner-up finish moved Lynch into the lead in the championship standings with 489 points, followed by Portenga with 463.

Stats:

Time of race: 1 hour 45 minutes 40 seconds

Margin of victory: .185 seconds

Caution flags: 7 for 33 (21-25, 29-32, 67-73, 94-98, 104-108, 149-152, 154-156)

Lead changes: 7 between 6 drivers

Lap leaders: Mike Duncan 1-38, Dale Quarterley 39-48, Burney Lamar 49-68, Brett Thompson 69-89, Lamar 90-132, Ryan Moore 133-142, Scott Lynch 143-157, Lamar 158.

NASCAR Grand National Division, West Series Championship Standings: 1. Scott Lynch 489, 2. Steve Portenga 463, 3. Mike Duncan 441, 4. Mike David 435, 5. David Gilliland 431, 6. Tim Woods, III 388, 7. Brett Thompson 372, 8. Andrew Myers 371, 9. Andrew Lewis 365, 10. Rick Ruzbarsky 358.

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Andrew Lewis , Dale Quarterley , Steve Portenga , Tim Woods , Brett Thompson , Scott Lynch , Mike David , David Gilliland , Burney Lamar , Rick Ruzbarsky , Ryan Moore