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Chris Buescher and crew celebrate after winning at Madison International Speedway Sunday (photo courtesy of www.arcaracing.com)MADISON, WI (August 26, 2012) -- Nineteen-year-old Chris Buescher was just 15 points ahead of veteran Frank Kimmel entering Sunday's contest at Madison International Speedway.

When the race was over, the young driver had notched his fourth win of the year and stretched his lead in the driver standings to 60 points with just three races remaining in the 2012 season.

Persistent rains throughout southern Wisconsin delayed the start of the Herr's Live Life with Flavor 200 by more than three hours. 

But when the skies finally cleared and the track was dry, the fans who waited it out were treated to an exciting race that featured 10 race leaders.

Drivers leading during the scheduled 200-lap race included; Alex Bowman 1-54 (54 laps), Brennan Poole 55-66 (12 laps), Chad Hackenbracht 67-80 (14 laps), Erik Jones 81-85 (5 laps), Chris Buescher 86-133, 145-172, 175-208 (110 laps), Nelson Canache 134-138 (5 laps), Clint King 139-144 (6 laps) and Frank Kimmel 173-174 (2 laps).

In qualifying, Alex Bowman was the fastest qualifier among the 29 cars on hand. Bowman circled the 1/2-mile oval in 18.093 seconds (99.486 mph). Brennan Poole was second in qualifying with a time of 18.117 seconds (99.354 mph).

The event was extended an additional eight laps after a late-race caution. All told, there were seven cautions for a total of 39 laps.

Chris Buescher, who had started seventh, led a total of 101 laps including the final 34 circuits en route to claiming his fourth win of the season.

Alex Bowman finished in second place .700 seconds behind the race winner. 

Chad Hackenbracht finished in third followed by Erik Jones and Clint King to round out the list of top five finishers.

With the win, Chris Buescher (4210) extends his lead in the driver standings to 60 points with just three races to go before the close of the 2012 season.

Frank Kimmel (4150) remains in second place after finishing ninth in Sunday's race.

Kimmel is followed by Brennan Poole (4075), Alex Bowman (4020) and Chad Hackenbracht (3875) in the driver rankings.

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

Hoosier's trackside support was provided by; Rick Tostevin, David Wroblewski, Kevin Wroblewski, Kevin Perkins and Mike Walsh.

The ARCA Series will be back in action Monday, September 3rd, at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds. 

For more details about the ARCA Series visit www.arcaracing.com


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