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Holmes Hopes To Deliver Toyota A Win At Showdown In January

By Official Release

Eric Holmes became the first driver to win a NASCAR Camping World Series race in a Toyota, and the first driver to win a NASCAR Camping World Series championship in a Toyota. Now he would like to become the first driver to win the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown in a Toyota.

“I think that would be a great match to win the Toyota All-Star Showdown at Toyota Speedway in a Toyota Camry,” said Holmes. “I think there’ll be a little pressure from Toyota on us to go there and try to win the race.”

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Testing Suspended In 2009 For Camping World, National Series

By Official Release

In an effort to help teams manage costs, NASCAR is suspending testing for its three national and two regional racing series for the 2009 season.

Testing for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, the NASCAR Nationwide Series, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, as well as the NASCAR Camping World East and West Regional Touring Series at tracks hosting any of those events are included in the 2009 policy.

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Holmes Back On Center Stage

By Kevin Green, NASCAR

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Eric Holmes took home his second championship trophy in the NASCAR Camping World Series West during a special awards ceremony in the Sacramento Convention Center on Saturday.

The championship celebration culminated with 34-year-old, second-generation driver from Escalon, Calif., being presented the prestigious NASCAR championship ring by NASCAR’s Managing Director of Racing Operations, George Silbermann.

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Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad! Holmes Claims Another West Title

By Kevin Green, NASCAR

ROSEVILLE, Calif. – Eric Holmes and Jason Bowles waged a fierce battle all year in the NASCAR Camping World Series West. They closed out the season with another tough tussle in the Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150 at All American Speedway on Saturday, with Bowles coming away with the win and Holmes taking the championship.

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Qualifying: Harraka Earns 1st Pole

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

ROSEVILLE, Calif. – In just his third qualifying run in a NASCAR Camping World Series West car, Paulie Harraka captured his first career Coors Light Pole Award for Saturday night’s Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150 by Thunder Valley at All American Speedway.

Harraka, the 2008 Late Model division champion at All American, turned a fast lap of 13.630 seconds (87.953 mph) in qualifying Saturday evening and will sit start his No. 12 Drive for Diversity/ESEF Apparel Toyota on the pole for the 150-lap season finale that is set to go green at 8:45 p.m.

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Practice: Bowles Turns Fast Lap

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

ROSEVILLE, Calif. – With Saturday night’s Napa Auto Parts 150 drawing the 2008 NASCAR Camping World Series West season to a close, championship contenders Eric Holmes and Jason Bowles turned in the fastest laps in afternoon practice.

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News & Notes: West Title To Be Decided At All American Speedway

By Kevin Green, NASCAR

The 2008 championship for the NASCAR Camping World Series West will be decided in the season finale on Saturday, Oct. 25, as the circuit heads to All American Speedway in Roseville, Calif., for the Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150 presented by Thunder Valley.

Eric Holmes (No. 20 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota) is 68 points ahead of Jason Bowles (No. 22 Sunrise Ford Ford) as they prepare to return to the historic Northern California track where the West’s oldest stock car circuit kicked off its 55th season with a sold-out event back in March.

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Talent Showcase Provides Drivers With 'Life-Changing' Opportunity

By Official Release

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. – Laura Hayes had a perfect view of the Drive for Diversity in action. Driving at All American Speedway in Roseville, Calif., this past season, Hayes ran a Late Model against program participants Kristin Bumbera, Paul Harraka and Katie Hagar.

Running for her family team – with her father and uncle serving as crew – and with a car leased from Golden State Racing, she more than held her own. She had 12 top fives and a win.

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Drive For Diversity Kicks Off Two Day Combine At South Boston

By Official Release

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. – More than a dozen drivers took to the track Monday as the fifth annual Drive for Diversity Combine presented by Sunoco got underway. The two-day event, sponsored by NASCAR, is designed to showcase the sport’s top minority and female drivers in front of NASCAR car owners.

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Combine Kicks Off At SoBo

By Official Release

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. – The sun hadn't been up long when Trista Stevenson rolled off pit road Monday morning and got the 2008 NASCAR Drive For Diversity Combine presented by Sunoco started with the first laps of the two-day session.

Stevenson, from Pocahontas, Ill., was the first of 25 drivers scheduled to participate in both on-track testing and off-track media training and evaluation. The process will cover Monday and Tuesday at South Boston Speedway.

Thirteen drivers are scheduled to be on-track Monday, and the remaining 12 will run Tuesday. 

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