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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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Practice: Jefferson Tops At Monroe

By Official Release

MONROE, Wash. - Northwest native Jeff Jefferson led the way in practice for the NASCAR Camping World's 50th race at Evergreen Speedway.

Jefferson (No. 42 MJ2 Racing/Gran Prix Imports Chevrolet) ran a lap of 23.592 seconds/98.576 mph around the historic .646-mile oval.

Point leader Eric Holmes (No. 20 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota) was second at 23.643/98.363. Jason Bowles (No. 22 Sunrise Ford Ford) was third at 23.708/98.093.

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News & Notes: Washington 500 Commemorates 50th Visit To Monroe

By Kevin Green, NASCAR

The annual Washington 500 at Evergreen Speedway is a major motorsports event, but this year’s competition holds special significance as it marks the 50th visit by the NASCAR Camping World Series West to the historic Evergreen State Fairgrounds track in Monroe, Wash.
 
The first of those visits was on April 19, 1964, a race that was won by Dick Bown. Since then, 29 different drivers have etched their name in series history with a win at Evergreen Speedway.
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Fireworks For The Fourth

By Kevin Green, NASCAR

Point leader Holmes Storms To Win No. 4 At Douglas 

ROSEBURG, Ore. – There were fireworks in the air and fireworks on the track at Douglas County Speedway on Friday night as Eric Holmes rebounded from a flat tire to battle past Jason Bowles with seven laps left to take the victory in the Toyota/Bi-Mart Firecracker 150.

Although Holmes had the dominant car, he had to make a late charge through the field to secure the win – his fourth of the season in the NASCAR Camping World Series West.

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Holmes Stays On Point

By Kevin Green, NASCAR

Earns Fourth Coors Light Pole Award Of The Season 

ROSEBURG, Ore. - Eric Holmes captured his fourth Coors Light Pole Award at Douglas County Speedway on Friday to lead the Bill McAnally Racing team to a 1-2-3 sweep of the top three spots in qualifying for the Toyota Bi-Mart Firecracker 150 by NAPA.

Holmes will lead the field to the green for Friday night's event, flanked by teammate Austin Cameron - with the third BMR driver, Moses Smith, starting from the third spot on the grid.

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