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MILWAUKEE MILE NEXT FOR SILVER CROWN CARS STEELE NEW ALL-TIME LAP LEADER AFTER PPIR VICTORY The Milwaukee Mile in Wisconsin is the next stop for the USAC Weld Racing Silver Crown Series and Dave Steele of Tampa, Fla., now the all-time lap...

MILWAUKEE MILE NEXT FOR SILVER CROWN CARS STEELE NEW ALL-TIME LAP LEADER AFTER PPIR VICTORY

The Milwaukee Mile in Wisconsin is the next stop for the USAC Weld Racing Silver Crown Series and Dave Steele of Tampa, Fla., now the all-time lap leader in series history, will lead the series to its sixth stop of the 2005 campaign.

A 100-mile Silver Crown race at Milwaukee July 23 will be joined by a 30-mile National Midget car feature on the famed 1-mile paved oval.

Steele established a brand-new record for Silver Crown laps led in a career by leading the final 60 miles of Sunday's "Rocky Mountain Classic" at Pikes Peak International Raceway in Fountain, Colo. He passed pole starter Tracy Hines on the 41 lap and led the rest of the way in his Bob East/Tony Stewart Beast/Ford to beat Michael Lewis, J.J. Yeley, John Heydenreich and Eric Gordon. The win left him with a 45-point lead over Josh Wise in the new standings going into the Milwaukee event.

Steele averaged 117.301 mph Sunday as the race was slowed only three times for caution flags.

Hines, who led the first 40 laps of Sunday's race, retired after 70 laps with a broken drive line.

USAC WELD RACING SILVER CROWN SERIES STANDINGS
1.-Dave Steele-246
2.-Josh Wise-201
3.-Bud Kaeding-188
4.-Jay Drake-181
5.-Brian Tyler-181
6.-Jay Drake-163
7.-Wayne Reutimann, Jr.-138
8.-John Heydenreich-128
9.-Teddy Beach-125
10.-Tracy Hines-115

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Series USAC
Drivers Tony Stewart , Michael Lewis , J.J. Yeley , Tracy Hines , Dave Steele , Brian Tyler , Bud Kaeding , Jay Drake , Teddy Beach , John Heydenreich , Eric Gordon , Josh Wise , Wayne Reutimann