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DUNCAN WINS NASCAR WEST RACE AT CALIFORNIA SPEEDWAY FONTANA, Calif. (Sept. 2, 2006) -- Mike Duncan used tire strategy to win the NASCAR Grand National Division, AutoZone West Series Relocate Here 200 at California ...

DUNCAN WINS NASCAR WEST RACE AT CALIFORNIA SPEEDWAY

FONTANA, Calif. (Sept. 2, 2006) -- Mike Duncan used tire strategy to win the NASCAR Grand National Division, AutoZone West Series Relocate Here 200 at California Speedway. The race was part of the NASCAR Nextel Cup weekend at the two-mile oval.

Goodyear is the exclusive tire provider for the Grand National Division. The Grand National Division includes the Busch East Series and both circuits use the same line of Goodyear bias-ply racing tires.

Duncan stopped once early in the race, then made a two-tire stop near the end. He averaged 94.687 mph. The reliability of Goodyear's tires made possible a number of different plans for tire use during the race.

Jim Inglebright finished second after starting 18th. The margin of victory was .856 of a second. Eric Holmes was third, followed by Nick Lynch and Brett Thompson. There were a dozen lead changes.

Auggie Vidovich won the Bud Pole Award with a lap averaging 172.232 mph around the two-mile oval. The field included 33 starters and there were a dozen lead changes.

Holmes now leads the championship standings with 1,539 points. Mike David is second with 1,512.

More information on Goodyear Racing is available at www.racegoodyear.com. More information on the Grand National Division is available at www.nascar.com.

-credit: goodyear

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Jim Inglebright , Brett Thompson , Mike David , Eric Holmes , Auggie Vidovich