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Kyle Benjamin is all smiles after winning at Madison Int'l Speedway (photo courtesy of www.arcaracing.com)OREGON, WI (August 25, 2013) -- History was made Sunday afternoon at Madison International Speedway when 15-year-old Kyle Benjamin captured the Herr's Live Life With Flavor 200.

Benjamin, who does not turn 16 until November, dominated the second half of the event leading the final 131 laps of the 200-lap event. 

Ross Kenseth, son of NASCAR's Matt Kenseth, won the pole for the event with a new track record in qualifying.

Kenseth circled the famed "Wisconsin's Fastest Half Mile" in 18.217 seconds (98.809 mph).

Justin Boston was second (18.238 seconds) and Kyle Benjamin was third (18.306 seconds) in qualifying.

The race featured four leaders among four different drivers.

Leaders during the event included; Ross Kenseth 1-51 (51 laps), Justin Boston 52-59 (8 laps), Frank Kimmel 60-69 (10 laps) and Kyle Benjamin 70-200 (131 laps). 

The key moment of the race came on lap 50 when Benjamin pitted for two fresh Hoosiers during the race's first caution. 

From there, Benjamin stated, "The car came to life." 

By lap 70, Benjamin had taken the lead and would go on to lead the remainder of the event winning by 7.090 seconds over Justin Boston.

Boston was followed by Frank Kimmel, Spencer Gallagher and Mason Mingus in third through fifth, respectively.

The race had just two cautions for a total of 15 laps.

With the win, Benjamin becomes the ARCA Racing Series' youngest race winner.

James Buescher, who was just two days shy of 16, had been the youngest winner when he captured victory back in 2007 at USA International in Lakeland, FL.

The race will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network at midnight (12:00 AM, ET) on Thursday, August 29th.

Hoosier is proud to be the exclusive tire provider to the ARCA Racing Series.

Members of Hoosier's track service team providing tire support at the Wisconsin event included; David Wroblewski, Kevin Wroblewski, Chad Wright and Mike Haenes, with engineering support provided by Rick Tostevin.

To learn more about the ARCA Racing Series visit www.arcaracing.com.   


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