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HOLMES WINS NASCAR WEST CHAMPIONSHIP AT ALL AMERICAN ROSEVILLE, Calif. (Oct. 28, 2008) -- Eric Holmes secured his second NASCAR Camping World Series West championship in three seasons when he finished fifth in the ...

HOLMES WINS NASCAR WEST CHAMPIONSHIP AT ALL AMERICAN

ROSEVILLE, Calif. (Oct. 28, 2008) -- Eric Holmes secured his second NASCAR Camping World Series West championship in three seasons when he finished fifth in the Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150 at All American Speedway.

Holmes and Jason Bowles were the only drivers with a shot at the championship, since the race was the last of the 2008 season for the series, and Bowles won the race. But Holmes gathered enough points to win the title by a 2,098-2,050 margin.

Goodyear is the exclusive tire provider for the Camping World Series East and West divisions. The same line of Goodyear Eagle bias-ply racing slicks is supplied for both series. That means that when the two series come together for the all-star event at Irwindale Speedway in January, every driver in the event will have experience with the tire combination selected for the event.

Bowles started on the outside of the front row and Holmes started third. Together with pole sitter Paulie Harraka, they managed to exchange the lead 10 times during the 150-lap chase around the .333-mile oval. Bowles and Holmes made contact on the 148th lap of the race, knocking Holmes out of the lead and giving the win to Bowles. But Holmes recovered in time to claim the title.

It marked the fourth time a Bill McAnally-owned car has won the title.

Mike David finished second, .371 of a second behind the winner. Moses Smith was third, followed by Todd Souza and Holmes.

The winner averaged 49.634 mph. Harraka's pole-winning lap was clocked at 87.953 mph.

More information on Goodyear Racing is available at www.racegoodyear.com. More information on the NASCAR Camping World Series West circuit is available at www.nascar.com.

-credit: goodyear racing

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Paulie Harraka , Moses Smith , Mike David , Eric Holmes , Todd Souza , Jason Bowles