TRUEX TAKES ANOTHER CAMPING WORLD SERIES EAST ROAD RACE LIME ROCK, Conn. (Aug. 17, 2009) -- Golf has its Tiger Slam. High jumping has the Fosbury Flop. And, now, NASCAR's Camping World Series East has the Truex Triple. ...
TRUEX TAKES ANOTHER CAMPING WORLD SERIES EAST ROAD RACE
LIME ROCK, Conn. (Aug. 17, 2009) -- Golf has its Tiger Slam. High jumping has the Fosbury Flop. And, now, NASCAR's Camping World Series East has the Truex Triple.
Ryan Truex completed his road racing ascendance when he won the Mohegan Sun 200 at Lime Rock Park, meaning he has won all three road races the East Series scheduled for the 2009 season. The three wins, combined with his consistency on oval tracks this season, have given Truex the lead in the race for the championship.
Goodyear is the tire provider for the NASCAR Camping World Series, both the East and West divisions. The line of bias-ply tires the tiremaker manufacturers for the Camping World East teams is also used to outfit the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series. The Goodyear Eagles used by the three series must work under a variety of applications, from road racing circuits such as Lime Rock Park to short tracks and bigger ovals. The larger ovals include the mile-long New Hampshire Motor Speedway, where the East Series races later this year.
Truex led 56 of the 86 trips around the Lime Rock track, including the final 17. He averaged 78.712 mph for the 131-mile distance.
Eddie MacDonald, who is second in the championship standings, finished second at Lime Rock. Jason Holehouse took third, followed by Alex Kennedy and Mike Olsen. There were 22 cars in the starting field. Matt DiBenedetto posted the best time in qualifying with a lap averaging 102.518 mph.
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