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6-5-12 HUTCHISON HITS JACKPOT AT LAS VEGAS WITH CAREER BEST FINISH

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA 17 year-old NASCAR K&N Pro Series, West rookie Dylan Hutchison scored his second consecutive series top-ten, bringing home the #5 Johnnie Walker Performance Chevrolet to an eighth place finish in Saturday's "Star Nursery 200" at the Las Vegas Bullring. The eighth place finish is Hutchison's career best in seven series starts dating back to last October. The Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender drives for Jack Sellers Racing with additional sponsorship from Bay Bio Diesel. Hutchison utilized his previous Baby Grand experience on the 3/8ths mile paved short track to run second quickest in the final practice on Saturday afternoon. Despite 120 degree temperatures, Hutchison managed to qualify 12th with a 15.545 second lap around the speedway. The John Krebs-led crew gave Hutchison a strong race setup, however, and he quickly moved to the front of the pack in the marathon 200 lap contest. By lap 67, Hutchison found himself in the eighth position trailing Brainerd race winner Michael Self in a busy pack of cars. The Del Campo High School student maintained eighth place to the halfway break at lap 100. Coming out of the break, Hutchison slipped back to tenth before driving back through the field and battling with NASCAR K&N Pro Series, West champion Eric Holmes for eighth. After some attrition, Hutchison found himself sitting seventh with 50 laps to go in the race. The final stoppage of the race was a red flag on lap 186 and Hutchison had navigated his way to fifth place in the running order. A wild final restart shuffled Hutchison back to the eighth position where he would finish the 200 lapper. "Man the car was just awesome on long runs but wasn't the best after a restart," Hutchison said. "I really saved my tires and equipment for the last 50 laps. The last restart I just drove it a little harder than the car could handle and ended up with a really good eighth place finish." Hutchison will now get a break in the series with the next race scheduled at Sonoma on June 22 and 23. The "Pick-N-Pull 200" takes place on the 1.99 mile road course during the NASCAR Sprint Cup weekend there and will be a good opportunity for the 17 year-old to show what he's made of.

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