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Alex Bowman after winning the Ford Delaers 200 at Salem (IN) Speedway. (photo courtesy of www.arcaracing.com.)SALEM, IN (April 29, 2012) -- Arizona's Alex Bowman led 146 of 200 laps en route to winning the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200 at Salem Speedway Sunday afternoon. 

It was Bowman's third win in the ARCA Series which has enjoyed three different winners in its first three races of the 2012 season.  

A total of 34 cars were on hand for qualifying at the .555-mile oval. Chris Buescher, who has yet to visit victory lane this season, won the pole for the event driving the #17 Roulo Brothers Racing Ford.

Buescher posted a time of 17.060 seconds for an average speed of 117.116 mph. Alex Bowman was second with a time of 17.142 seconds (116.556 mph).

The 200-lap race featured six leaders among four different drivers. Chris Buescher led the race's first 39 laps before giving way to Alex Bowman for the first of his three turns out front. 

Bowman led a total of 149 laps yielding only to Clint King (81-90) and Mason Mingus (136-140) throughout the 200-lap race.

At one point, Bowman had nearly a 12-second lead during his impressive performance before finally capturing the win by 1.276 seconds over nine-time series and nine-time Salem winner champion Frank Kimmel. 

Brennan Poole finished in third place followed by Chase Elliott and Erik Jones. 

The race was slowed six times for cautions for a total of 45 laps. 

With his third place finish, Brennan Poole takes over the lead in the point standings with 605 points followed by Alex Bowman with 560 points.

The ARCA Series will be back in action this Friday, May 4, at Talladega Superspeedway.

Hoosier Racing Tire Corp. is proud to be in its 18th season as the ARCA Series' exclusive tire provider.

All the competitors at Salem Speedway used Hoosier's highly successful 11.0/28.0R-15 short track radial tires introduced in 2008.

Hoosier's track service team at Salem included; David Wroblewski, Rick Tostevin, John Reynolds, Kevin Wroblewski, Chad Wright and Mike Haenes.

For more information about the race at Salem Speedway or the ARCA Series visit www.arcaracing.com


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