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ALEX BOWMAN WINS IN ARCA DEBUT

8-29-2011

Alex Bowman wins in his ARCA debut at Madison, WI. (photo courtesy of www.arcaracing.com)OREGON, WI (August 26, 2011) -- On Friday, the ARCA Racing Series visited Madison International Speedway for the first time since 1973. When the Herr's Live Life With Flavor! 200 was over, Arizona's Alex Bowman led the final 59 laps to capture the win in his ARCA Series debut.  

The day of excitement began in qualifying when Clint King won the pole on his 16th birthday--the youngest a driver can be to compete in the ARCA Series. King also became the youngest driver to ever compete in the series.

Thirty-two cars posted times in qualifying. King's time was 18.205 seconds (98.874 mph) around the 1/2-mile oval. King was followed by Chris Buescher, Ty Dillon, Alex Bowman and Joey Miller on the speed chart.

The 200-lap race saw five different leaders including; Chris Buescher 1-90 (90 laps), Chad McCumbee 91-103 (13 laps), Clint King 104-107 (4 laps), Tim George, Jr. 108-141 (34 laps) and Alex Bowman 142-200 (59 laps). 

The short track race saw its share of cautions with 13 caution flags flown for a total of 73 laps.

Alex Bowman appeared to be well on his way to the win when the final caution came out with less than 10 laps to go.

With the track cleared, the green flag waved for the final time on lap 198 with Bowman clinging to the top spot. Bowman was followed by Chris Buescher Clint King, Ty Dillon and Tom Hessert in second through fifth, respectively. 

The drivers battled it out during the final two circuits and, despite several attempts to improve their positions, there was no change in the final finishing order. 

Alex Bowman captured the win in his first ARCA Series start driving the Venturini Motorsports #55 Toyota. 

Bowman was followed to the line by Chris Buescher in second place. 

Pole-sitter Clint King, also driving for Venturini Motorsports, finished his ARCA debut a respectable third.

Current series points leader Ty Dillon finished fourth followed by New Jersey's Tom Hessert in fifth. 

With just four events remaining on the 2011 schedule, Ty Dillon continues to dominate the driver standings leading by 410 points over Chris Buescher. Frank Kimmel is in third place after finishing 6th at Wisconsin.

The ARCA Series returns to dirt track racing on Labor Day, September 5, at the DuQuoin (IL) State Fairgrounds.   

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

Trackside sales and service was provided by Hoosier's David Wroblewski, Rick Tostevin, Kevin Wroblewski, Fred Awald, Tyler Hartle and Jim Bartholomew.

For more information about the Herr's Live Life With Flavor! 200 or the ARCA Racing Series visit www.arcaracing.com.

      

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