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TOM HUBERT AND SUNSWEET SHINE IN CALIFORNIA Suisun City, California -- Tom Hubert and T.O.E. Motorsports hit the ground running for their 2008 NASCAR Camping World Series West debut at Infineon Raceway. T.O.E. Motorsports came into the race...

TOM HUBERT AND SUNSWEET SHINE IN CALIFORNIA

Suisun City, California -- Tom Hubert and T.O.E. Motorsports hit the ground running for their 2008 NASCAR Camping World Series West debut at Infineon Raceway. T.O.E. Motorsports came into the race with very high confidence in their driver, team and preparation for the Bennett lane Winery 200, and backed that confidence with a fourth place finish.

With over 100 Sunsweet employees watching Saturday's events from their hospitality tent atop turn three, Hubert was ready to shine in his home state of California. Hubert was also backed by his No. 22 Bill Davis Racing Sprint Cup team, helping the T.O.E. Motorsports team by borrowing their state-of-the-art pit box, and highly competitive pit crew.

After testing on the 1.99 mile road course, everyone at T.O.E. was ready to go race. Following two strong practice sessions, the team was ready for the European style qualifying on Friday afternoon. Hubert posted a speed of 89.845 giving him a starting position of 9th.

After taking the green flag, the No. 25 Sunsweet Ford quickly moved to the front and lead laps 22-25, caution on lap 25 gave the team an opportunity to come down pit road for a gas and go. Once again on the move to the front, Hubert was spun coming out of turn eleven, without skipping a beat, Hubert straighten out, put it in gear and was on the go. Making the most of the final green flag laps, Hubert just missed a podium finish and crossed the finish line in 4th.

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