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DILLON NIPS GRESHAM IN MICHIGAN ARCA RACE

6-22-2011

Ty Dillon nips Max Gresham at the finish line. (photo courtesy of www.arcaracing.com)BROOKLYN, MI (June 17, 2011) -- Ty Dillon won his fourth race of the season Friday at Michigan International Speedway. Dillon once again found himself in the right place at the right time at the end of the RainEater Wiper Blades 200. The young driver made an exciting last-lap pass around Max Gresham to capture the 100-lap race before an appreciative crowd.   

As exciting as the finish was, the story of the race was young Cale Gale who won the pole with an average speed of 189.623 mph which was actually faster than the pole for the Cup race which was 188.699 mph. 

Gale went on to dominate the race, leading 64 of 95 laps, before disaster struck when he suffered a flat right front tire with just five laps to go.

From there Max Gresham took over the lead. Gresham led the next four laps and looked to be in position to capture the win. 

Unfortunately for Gresham, Ty Dillon had another outcome in mind. Dillon, and his #41 Chevy, passed Gresham on the race's final lap to capture his fourth win of the season. Amazingly, it was Dillon's sixth win in only 11 series starts. 

Gresham settled for second place followed by previous race winner Tim George, Jr. in third. 

Chad Hackenbracht finished in fourth followed by Chris Buescher in fifth.

The event had eight leaders among five different drivers. Leaders during the event included; Cale Gale 1-31, 53-66, 77-95 (64 laps), Ty Dillon 32-52, 100 (22 laps), Bryan Silas 67-72 (6 laps), Joey Coulter 73-76 (4 laps) and Max Gresham 96-99 (4 laps).

The race was slowed 7 times for cautions for a total of 39 laps. 

With the win, Ty Dillon extends his lead in the driver standings to 210 points over Frank Kimmel heading into the next event.

The ARCA Racing Series is back in action this Saturday, June 25, at Winchester Speedway.

For more information about the Michigan race or the ARCA Racing Series visit www.arcaracing.com

Hoosier is proud to have been selected as the exclusive tire supplier of the ARCA Racing Series. 

      

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