NASCAR GRAND NATIONAL DIVISION, WEST SERIES POST-RACE NOTES - BAKERSFIELD LUCAS OIL 150, APRIL 9 * Number seven for Lynch . Scott Lynch (No. 08 Mr. Gas Dodge) won the Lucas Oil 150 at Mesa Marin Raceway in Bakersfield, Calif., on ...
NASCAR GRAND NATIONAL DIVISION, WEST SERIES
POST-RACE NOTES - BAKERSFIELD
LUCAS OIL 150, APRIL 9
* Number seven for Lynch . Scott Lynch (No. 08 Mr. Gas Dodge) won the Lucas Oil 150 at Mesa Marin Raceway in Bakersfield, Calif., on Saturday night. It marked the seventh career victory for the 2003 series champion from Burley, Idaho.
* Dialed in . Mike Duncan (No. 9 Lucas Oil Chevrolet) won the Bud Pole Award, his fourth consecutive at the high-banked half-mile track. Duncan turned in a fast time of 93.502 mph to win his 10th career Bud Pole Award overall.
* Series debut . Two drivers made their series debut at Bakersfield. Burney Lamar (No. 33 HPS/Groeniger Chevrolet) of West Sacramento, Calif., led more than 100 laps and finished sixth in the Kevin Harvick Inc., entry. Eighteen-year-old Charles Price (No. 3 Veron Coating Systems Chevrolet) of Redlands, Calif., ran on the lead lap before being sidelined with overheating problems.
* Strong rookie showing . Several members of the freshman class competing for this year's Sunoco Rookie of the Year Award had career-best top 10 finishes at Mesa Marin. Rick Ruzbarsky (No. 51 Pentair Pool Products/Crystal Pools Chevrolet) of Tracy, Calif., was the highest finishing rookie in eighth. He was followed by 18-year-old Andrew Lewis (No. 18 Checkers Express Deli Chevrolet) of Corona, Calif., and David Cardey (No. 15 Empire Plumbing Pontiac) of Riverside, Calif.
* Featherlite Most Improved . Ruzbarsky captured the Featherlite Most Improved Driver Award. His eighth-place finish compared to a 27th-place finish in the season opener. Featherlite presents the award at each event to the driver who improves the most finishing positions from the previous event.
* POWERade Power Move . Jack Sellers (No. 75 Aramark Pontiac) won the POWERade Power Move of the Race Award. The long-time series veteran started 21st and charged to an 11th-place finish on the lead lap. At each Grand National Division event, POWERade presents the award to the driver who advances the most positions.