WS: Altamont: Post-race notes

Another win for Cameron -- Austin Cameron (No. 88 RaceCarFans.com Chevrolet) notched his second victory of the season with a win in the Altamont 200 at Altamont Motorsports Park near Tracy, Calif., on Oct. 15. It marked his 15th career series win,...

Another win for Cameron -- Austin Cameron (No. 88 RaceCarFans.com Chevrolet) notched his second victory of the season with a win in the Altamont 200 at Altamont Motorsports Park near Tracy, Calif., on Oct. 15. It marked his 15th career series win, moving him into a tie with Parnelli Jones and Roy Smith for ninth on the all-time list of career victories in the series.

Holmes collects fourth Budweiser Pole of 2006 -- Eric Holmes (No. 62 Sunoco Race Fuels/Paul Oil Chevrolet) won the Budweiser Pole Award at Altamont, his fourth of the season, with a qualifying lap of 116.017 mph. With it, he wrapped up the Budweiser Pole Award for the year. Holmes was one of 10 drivers to eclipse the previous track record for the half-mile oval at Altamont.

First championship -- Holmes finished fifth at Altamont en route to clinching the 2006 series championship by 83 points over Mike David (No. 2 Bennett Lane Winery Ford). It marked the first NASCAR Regional title for Holmes, who missed the championship by one point this year in the NASCAR AutoZone Elite Division, Southwest Series.

Talented freshman field vie for Sunoco Rookie Award -- Peyton Sellers (No. 16 NAPA Auto Parts/NAPA Belts & Hose Chevrolet) topped a talented freshman field who challenged for the Sunoco Rookie of the Year Award this season. He was followed by Brian Ickler (No. 20 NAPAFILTERS.COM/McMillin Homes Chevrolet), Justin Lofton (No. 66 Bob Lofton Cattle Feeding Investments Chevrolet) and Eric Hardin (No. 18 Hardin Buick-Pontiac-GMC-DSNTV Chevrolet).

Gaylord: Second, again -- Series veteran Scott Gaylord (No. 00 Oliver Gravity Separators/Denver Seminar Chevrolet) matched his career-best finish by coming home second at Altamont. It marked the fourth time in his career he has finished in the runner-up spot, including once at Altamont in 1996.

Gaylord doubles up -- Gaylord gathered two special awards at Altamont. He won the POWERade Power Move of the Race Award, based on his charge from 14th on the grid to finish second. At each Grand National Division event, POWERade presents the award to the driver who advances the most positions. He also garnered the Featherlite Most Improved Driver Award, with his second-place finish following a 14th-place finish in Texas. Featherlite presents the award at each event to the driver who improves the most finishing positions from the previous event.

First top-10 -- Andrew Phipps (No. 04 Spenser Communications Ford) registered a top-10 finish in only his third race in the series, finishing ninth at Altamont.

-credit: nascar

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Scott Gaylord , Mike David , Eric Holmes , Austin Cameron , Justin Lofton , Brian Ickler