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BOWLES WINS CAMPING WORLD SERIES WEST RACE AT INFINEON SONOMA, Calif. (June 22, 2009) -- Races are not won by the fastest car or by the car that leads the most laps. They are won by the first car to finish and Jason Bowles drove...

BOWLES WINS CAMPING WORLD SERIES WEST RACE AT INFINEON

SONOMA, Calif. (June 22, 2009) -- Races are not won by the fastest car or by the car that leads the most laps. They are won by the first car to finish and Jason Bowles drove the first car to finish the Bennett Lane Winery 200 NASCAR Camping World Series West race at Infineon Speedway.

Bowles was running third as he charged into the final corner of the 11-turn road course in Northern California but when the two cars in front of him wrecked on the way to the finish line, Bowles scooted to victory. It was his second win this year and the eighth of his West series career.

Goodyear is the exclusive tire provider for the Camping World East and West Series, as well at the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series. The bias-ply tires Goodyear manufactures for all three programs are built in Akron, Ohio.

"We supplied our road course combination that is common to the West, East and Canadian series," said Chad Fletcher, sales account manager. "This combination has been used by all three series in the last two weeks. The performance has been excellent in all three races."

David Mayhew finished second to Bowles by .779 of a second. Eric Holmes finished third, followed by road racing star Boris Said and Johnny Borneman. The starting field included 40 starters.

Bowles averaged 58.325 mph for the race distance and sports car veteran Patrick Long won the pole with a 91.891 mph lap around the 1.9-mile venue during time trials.

Holmes leads the championship standings with 1,190 points and Bowles is second with 1,174.

-credit: goodyear racing

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Boris Said , Patrick Long , Eric Holmes , Jason Bowles , David Mayhew