BNS: Stafford II: Goodyear Racing race notes

NASCAR Busch North Series: Tom Carey and two other drivers exchanged the lead eight times before Carey finally won the hotly contested Carquest 150 at Stafford Motor Speedway in Stafford Springs, Conn. Carey averaged 65.170 mph around the ...

NASCAR Busch North Series:

Tom Carey and two other drivers exchanged the lead eight times before Carey finally won the hotly contested Carquest 150 at Stafford Motor Speedway in Stafford Springs, Conn.

Carey averaged 65.170 mph around the half-mile oval. Martin Truex Jr., who won the Bud Pole Award and started up front, finished second. Truex was just .303 of a second behind the winner at the finish. The top two finishers completed the distance without changing tires.

Kelly Moore, Joey McCarthy and Ryan Moore capped the top five finishers.

Truex averaged 89.713 mph on his pole run. Andy Santerre now leads the championship standings with 853 points. Ryan Moore is next with 773.

The series next race is June 28 at Holland International Speedway in Holland, N.Y. The track is a 3/8-mile, steeply banked oval. Dave Dion, the 1996 series champ, said that that because of the great performance of the Goodyear Eagles the series races on, tire wear will not be an issue.

"The big difference going to Holland this year is we're on a great tire," said Dion. "I see everybody running wide open, you don't have to save your tires or your car."

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Martin Truex Jr. , Ryan Moore