IRWINDALE, California — Jason Bowles won the pole, led the most laps and conquered the NASCAR Camping World Series King Taco 200 at Irwindale Speedway. It’s the third time Bowles has won a West Series race at the Southern California half-mile track.
Bowles led the first 18 laps before giving way to Jeff Barkshire, but when Bowles went back ahead to lead lap 87 it was the final lead change of the 200-lap race.
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Barkshire finished second to Bowles at Irwindale, just .450 of a second behind the winner. Paulie Harraka was third, followed by Patrick Long and Greg Pursley. Bowles’ pole-winning lap in time trials averaged 96.185 mph and he averaged 75.204 mph over the 200-lap race.
Bowles leads the race to the championship as well. He has 1,364 tallies while defending series champ Eric Holmes is second with 1,340.
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