Dover International Speedway
The Sunoco 150
Friday, September 25th - 4:45 PM

Eddie Second in CWES Points Standings with a 9th

Truex Claims Camping World East Crown at Dover
 as fellow rookie Moffitt wins season finale

NASCAR Official Release
September 26, 2009

DOVER, Del. - A pair of rookies took center stage Friday at Dover International Speedway: Brett Moffitt came away with the Sunoco 150 checkered flag and Ryan Truex earned the 2009 NASCAR Camping World Series East championship.

Truex, a 17-year-old development driver for Michael Waltrip Racing, finished eighth on Friday but it was the performance throughout the 11-race season that put him in the championship Winner’s Circle following the Sunoco 150. Truex finished his first season in NASCAR’s top development series with three wins and eight top 10s.

“We didn’t have the best car today, but I think we showed why we are champions,” Truex said. “We can adjust on a car and make it better.

“I just can’t say how much I appreciate everyone at Michael Waltrip Racing, everyone on my team, my parents and my brother. I’m really fortunate, and I can’t explain how much it means.”

The main championship contender for Truex – Eddie MacDonald – finished one position behind Truex in the race and wound up 34 points out of the championship (1,719 – 1,685).

“We based our race strategy on racing the 71 car [MacDonald],” said Mike Greci, crew chief of the No. 00 NAPA Toyota driven by Truex. “We were able to come out of here with a pretty good finish. We knew we had to come out here and race the 71, and they’ve been a first class team all year long, so we’re pretty fortunate.”

Eddie Shooting for the Championship at Dover Sunoco 150
NASCAR RELEASE - DOVER, Del. – Continuing a season-long trend, first-year NASCAR Camping World Series East driver Matt DiBenedetto took little time to adapt to a new track.

The Joe Gibbs Racing development driver clocked a fast lap of 23.963 seconds (150.232 mph) in final practice Thursday in his first appearance at Dover (Del.) International Speedway. He was also second-fastest in the first practice session earlier in the day at 24.436 (147.324).

Kevin Swindell was the second-fastest driver in Thursday’s sessions with a lap of 24.320 seconds (148.026 mph) during final practice and rookie Brett Moffitt was third-fastest on the day at 24.350 (147.844), also in final practice.

Matt Kobyluck led the way during the first practice at 24.347 seconds (147.826 mph) and Jeff Anton was third behind DiBenedetto at 24.499 (146.945).

Friday’s Sunoco 150 will decide the 2009 NASCAR Camping World Series East championship. Ryan Truex enters with a 30-point lead on Eddie MacDonald while Jody Lavender is 102 points out of first place. Truex was 10th fastest in the first practice and 13th in the final session while MacDonald finished sixth and ninth, respectively, on the speed charts. Lavender was 23rd fastest in both practices.

Qualifying for the Sunoco 150 is set for Friday at 12:40 p.m. and green flag on the season finale will drop at 4:45 p.m. A live audio stream of the Sunoco 150 action will be available on
nascarhometracks.com, starting just prior to the green-flag.

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