ANTELOPE, California — The No. 20 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota team with driver Eric Holmes made history at Evergreen Speedway. By winning the NAPA AUTO PARTS “150” presented by Gene Price Motorsports, Bill McAnally now has 50 wins as a team owner and is second only to Jack McCoy whose team has the record for the most wins at 54. Holmes is now tied with two-time series champion Bill Sedgwick with 17 series wins.
"BMR Records 50th Win in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Series"
The track nicknamed "The Superspeedway of the West”, Evergreen Speedway hosted the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West for its 52nd time, dating back to 1964. Over 500 customer, store owners and employees from NAPA AUTO PARTS Seattle were on hand to cheer their favorite team to victory.
First practice had the No. 20 in the top-five on the timing charts and in the top-three during the final session. Holmes qualified on the second row narrowly off the top spot by only a little over a tenth of a second.
Lap 38 was when Holmes made the pass to take the lead for the first time. He would move into second at lap 82 as driver Michael Self was able to use lapped traffic to take the lead. Holmes would take the position back after a restart at lap 131 and never looked back.
“I love it when the NAPA Toyota drives great and we can run up front,” said Holmes during the race. “We did it! Thank you NAPA, Toyota and Bill McAnally Racing. I’ve got to thank crew chief Ty Joiner and all the NAPA crew for a job well done!”
“We’ve had a lot of bad luck this year but I think we got that changed tonight by getting the No. 20 NAPA Toyota back into Victory Lane. The NAPA Toyota was really consistent all night long. The No.21 car gave me a great run for the fans and it was a lot of fun. Thank you Evergreen Speedway for having us.”
Holmes is fifth in the 2012 NASCAR K&N West Series Championship chase with six races left of the season.
The NAPA AUTO PARTS “150” presented by Gene Price will be televised on July 26th on SPEED Channel at noon PST. Please check your local listings.
NAPA AUTO PARTS joins forces with Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and the familiar blue and gold No. 20 NAPA Toyota Camry was sporting a black-n-white paint scheme to honor this worthy cause. The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund serves United States military personnel wounded or injured in service to our nation, and their families.
The fund begun in 2000 under the auspices of the Intrepid Museum Foundation and established as an independent not-for-profit organization in 2003, the Fund has provided close to $120 million in support for the families of military personnel lost in service to our nation, and for severely wounded military personnel and veterans. These efforts are funded entirely with donations from the public, and hundreds of thousands of individuals have contributed to the Fund. To donate to the fund and for more information, please visit their website at www.fallenheroesfund.org.
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