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News & Notes: Cameron Looks To Add To Win Total At Toyota Speedway

By Kevin Green, NASCAR

Toyota Speedway at Irwindale is a track that really suits Austin Cameron (No. 18 NAPA AutoCare Toyota). And he has the trophies to prove it.

Cameron has more victories at the Southern California facility than any other driver in the NASCAR Camping World Series West, with five wins in 15 starts. In addition, he won the prestigious NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown there in its inaugural season in 2003.

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Smith Crew Chief Suspended One Race

By Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR has penalized Duane Knorr, crew chief of the No. 16 team that competes in the NASCAR Camping World Series West, as a result of rules infractions found Saturday, Aug. 2 at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah.

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West Finale Moved To All American

By Official Release

NASCAR announced today the final race of the 2008 NASCAR Camping World Series West season will be Saturday, Oct. 25 at All American Speedway in Roseville, Calif.

The race was originally scheduled for Oct. 18 at Kern County in Bakersfield, Calif.

All American hosted a sell-out crowd for the NASCAR Camping World Series West opener March 29.

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Souza Wins Wild West Shootout

By Kevin Green, NASCAR

TOOELE, Utah – Todd Souza won a wild scramble to the finish on the road course at Miller Motorsports Park on Saturday to capture his first career victory in the NASCAR Camping World Series West.

Souza dashed into the lead on the final lap, as race leader Jim Inglebright suddenly ran out of fuel and slowed going around the back portion of the 3.06-mile course.

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Qualifying: Bowles Collects Third Pole

By Kevin Green, NASCAR

TOOELE, Utah - Jason Bowles set a track record in NASCAR Camping World Series West qualifying at Miller Motorsports Park on Saturday morning, lapping the 3.06-mile road course at an average speed of 94.888 mph.

It marks the third Coors Light Pole Award of the season for Bowles, who captured his first career win in this event a year ago.

The 25-year-old driver from Ontario, Calif., has dominated road course competition since that first victory - winning two of three road races last season and the first of two road races this year.

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Practice: Mayhew Leads At Miller

By Kevin Green, NASCAR

TOOELE, Utah – David Mayhew jumped to the top of the speed chart in the second and final round of practice for the NASCAR Camping World Series West at Miller Motorsports Park on Friday.

Mayhew, driving the No. 21 BayBioDiesel/RCR Chevrolet, lapped the 3.06-mile road course at an average speed of 93.747 mph. The Atascadero, Calif., competitor had been third quickest in Friday’s earlier practice session.

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News & Notes: Smith Looks Forward To Road-Course Challenges At Miller

By Kevin Green, NASCAR

The 3.06-mile road course at Miller Motorsports Park is the longest track on the NASCAR Camping World Series West schedule. It features a combination of challenging corners that vary in size, and a long frontstretch that allows drivers to unleash the full horsepower of their stock cars.
 
The spacious layout is one that many drivers find very accommodating to the big stock cars of the NASCAR Camping World Series West, according to Moses Smith (No. 16 HASA Pools/White Flyer Toyota).
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Future Stars: Barkshire working way up with low funds, high goals

By Raygan Swan, NASCAR.com

Racer drives trucks at night to pay for his racing career

Jeff Barkshire has had the opportunity to do a variety of things in life, but racing in NASCAR didn't appear to be one of them.

Sure he had lots of experience as a young boy racing Quarter Midgets and dreamed the proverbial I-want- to-be-a-racecar-driver dream. But at 15 years old, cars were in his rear-view mirror.

"We just didn't know where to go after Midgets. My family has never been a big racing family or anything," said the now 25-year-old Barkshire.

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Barkshire Enjoys Home Cooking

By Kevin Green, NASCAR

MONROE, Wash. – Rookie Jeff Barkshire thrilled family and friends at his home track by capturing his first career win Saturday night in the Toyota/Concept Race Cars & Parts 150 at Evergreen Speedway.

Eric Holmes has been the driver to beat this season in NASCAR Camping World Series West competition and that is exactly what Barkshire did, battling the former series champion for the win from start to finish.

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Record Run Earns Holmes Pole

By Kevin Green, NASCAR

MONROE, Wash. - Eric Holmes set a new track record in capturing his fifth Coors Light Pole Award of the season in NASCAR Camping World Series West qualifying at Evergreen Speedway on Saturday afternoon.

Holmes, whose No. 20 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota, lapped the historic fairgrounds track at 100.280 mph, will lead the field to the green flag for Saturday night's Toyota/Concept Race Cars & Parts 150.

It marked the 10th career pole award for Holmes, who leads the championship standings heading into tonight's competition.

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