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Ty Dillon wins at Talladega in ARCA Series competition (photo courtesy of www.arcaring.com).TALLADEGA, AL (April 16, 2011) -- To say Ty Dillon has made a splash in the ARCA Series would be a bit of an understatement. The young driver used a last-lap pass of series veteran Frank Kimmel to capture his third career win in only his fifth ARCA Series start. 

Dillon started from the pole and led 50 of 94 laps in the 3 Amigos 250 race at Talladega Superspeedway. The race, which was scheduled for Friday afternoon, was moved to 8:00 a.m. Saturday due to inclement weather. 

Thirty-nine drivers posted times in qualifying with rookie Ty Dillon posting the fastest time around the 2.66-mile speed plant. Dillon's time was 52.134 seconds (183.681 mph). Kyle Fowler was second with a time of 52.163 seconds (183.578 mph).

During the race, the quickest lap times were posted by drivers lining up nose-to-tail (rather than in pairs) around the longest track on the ARCA Series schedule.

The race featured 11 leaders among four different drivers. Leaders included; Ty Dillon 1-16, 23-51, 66-69, 94 (50 laps), Grant Enfinger 17-19, 82-86 (8 laps), Dakoda Armstrong 20-22, 70 (4 laps), Frank Kimmel 52-65, 71-81, 87-93 (32 laps).

Ty Dillon (photo courtesy of www.arcaring.com)Dillon, driving the #41 Ixinergy Chevrolet, passed nine-time series champion Frank Kimmel on the final lap to capture the win. Kimmel, who started 22nd, was trying to break a 45-race winless streak.

Dillon finished just .038 seconds ahead of Kimmel at the finish line.

Kimmel was followed by Pennsylvania's Bobby Gerhart in third place. 

Brett Hudson finished fourth followed by Chris Buescher to round out the top five.

Twenty four of the 39 starters finished on the lead lap. The race had six cautions for a total of 32 laps. 

After his season-opening win at Daytona and third place finish at Talladega Bobby Gerhart remains atop the ARCA Series standing with 450 points. Ty Dillon is in second with 440 points.

Up next on the ARCA Series schedule is the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200 at Salem (IN) Speedway on May 1st.

Hoosier Racing Tire Corp. is proud to be in its 17th consecutive season as the exclusive tire provider to the ARCA Series.

Members of the Hoosier track service team at Talladega included; David Wroblewski, Rick Tostevin, Mike Haenes, Kevin Perkins, Luke Morris and Waylon Haynes.

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