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Dillon Earns First Career Pole

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

ROOKIES MAKE UP FRONT ROW FOR US CELLULAR 200

NEWTON, Iowa - Austin Dillon won his first NASCAR race in his first start. Now he has his first Coors Light Pole Award in start No. 2.

The 18-year-old grandson had the fastest time in Sunday afternoon's qualifying for the US Cellular 200 at Iowa Speedway. Dillon (No. 3 Garage Equipment Supply) had a lap of 23.576 seconds/133.610 mph around the 7/8-mile oval.

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Dillon Rolls With The Changes

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

ROOKIE PACES SUNDAY MORNING PRACTICE; KAHNE 16TH FASTEST 

NEWTON, Iowa – The weather change – from warm and windy to chilly – did nothing to slow down Austin Dillon.

The 18-year-old NASCAR Camping World Series rookie posted the fastest time in Sunday morning’s practice for the US Cellular 200 at Iowa Speedway, as he adjusted to the change of conditions from Saturday’s session, where he was second quick.

“The track picked up a little bit,” Dillon said. “Everybody got a little better, so we just started picking it up.”

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Haase Paces First Iowa Practice

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

TWO TEENS TOP SPEED CHARTS FOR SUNDAY'S US CELLULAR 200 

NEWTON, Iowa – Alex Haase doesn’t have fond memories of his experience at Iowa Speedway last year.

“We just struggled all week,” Haase said of last year’s NASCAR Camping World Series race at Iowa where he started 41st and finished 27th.

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Making A Father's Day

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

THOUSANDS OF MILES AWAY, CRAFTON CELEBRATES SON'S FIRST VICTORY 

NEWTON, Iowa – The most haggard person in the Iowa Speedway garage Saturday may have been Dan Crafton. Not that he’s complaining.

Crafton’s Friday night stay in Newton consisted of pacing back and forth in front of the hotel television as he watched his son Matt collect his first career NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series win at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C.

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All Paths Lead To Iowa

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

Jason Bowles grew up dreaming of Formula One racing and the Indianapolis 500. Ricky Carmichael spent the past decade establishing himself as one of the greatest motocross racers of all-time.

Their careers, however, have diverged onto similar paths as they seek success moving up the NASCAR ranks. Their decisions have led them to Iowa, where they will be among a top-notch field of short-track drivers that converge on the Hawkeye State this weekend for the US Cellular 200.

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News & Notes: Meeting In The Middle

By Official Release

Best Of The NASCAR Camping World Series Head To The Heartland

The entry list reads like a ‘who’s who’ of NASCAR short-track drivers, from NASCAR Sprint Cup Series development teams to seasoned veterans with championship resumes.

The US Cellular 200 marks the only time the NASCAR Camping World Series East and NASCAR Camping World Series West will meet in the same race with points on the line. And the event has produced an all-star roster of cars.

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News & Notes: Full House Ready For Camping Trip To Iowa Speedway

By Official Release

Fifty-five cars are already entered to race at Iowa Speedway

Dale Earnhardt Inc. was the first to sign up, with three cars. And the entries kept flooding in. The entry list currently stands at 55 cars that will attempt to qualify for the US Cellular 200 at Iowa Speedway Sunday, May 18.

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Gallegos Picking Up Momentum

By Official Release

Mike Gallegos scored his second consecutive top 10 in the NASCAR Camping World Series West on Saturday at Thunderhill Raceway in Kyle, Tex. Gallegos finished ninth in the Texas Thunder 150.

“We’ve got some momentum now,” said Gallegos. “Rob [Dixon] and the guys work hard to give me a good car every week. We’re building a solid foundation with this RTD Motorsports team.”

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Holmes Rolls To Lone Star Win

By Kevin Green, NASCAR

Holds Off BMR Teammate Cameron For Second Win 

KYLE, Texas – For a majority of the race, Eric Holmes had just one car to get around to reach victory lane in the Allstate Texas Thunder 150 at Thunder Hill Raceway. But because that one car was his teammate, Austin Cameron, Holmes knew it would take a combination of caution and aggression in securing the win in the NASCAR Camping World Series West event on Saturday, April 19.

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McAnally Influence: Holmes & Sellers Earn NCWS Coors Light Pole Awards

By Official Release

Eric Holmes and Peyton Sellers will start their respective NASCAR Camping World Series races Saturday night up front on opposite coasts.

Holmes captured his first Coors Light Pole Award of the NCWS West season. Holmes' lap of 90.976 mph in qualifying for the Allstate Texas Thunder 150 at Thunder Hill Raceway in Kyle, Texas earned him his sixth career pole. His time of 14.839 seconds was just .003 of a second off the track record of 14.839 set a year ago.

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