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PaHud becomes first-time winner in NASCAR West Series


            ROSEVILLE, Calif. (Oct. 13, 2014) – Christian PaHud joined the likes of Parnelli Jones, Dan Gurney and Kevin Harvick when he won the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150 at All American Speedway.

            Many of stock car racing’s most illustrious figures won races in the venerable West Series and PaHud joined that list.

            PaHud is a West Series rookie but the tires he raced on at Roseville were the latest in the long line of Goodyear tires that have carried drivers to NASCAR victory. Goodyear is the exclusive tire provider for both the K&N Pro Series West and Pro Series East. The bias-ply tires Goodyear supplies the two K&N programs are manufactured in Goodyear’s Innovation Center in Akron, Ohio.

            PaHud started on the pole and led twice for a total of 59 laps during the 150-lap chase around the 1/3-mile oval. He averaged 53.327 mph for the race distance.

            James Bickford finished second, .485 of a second behind the winner. Brandon McReynolds was third, followed by championship leader Greg Pursley and David Mayhew. There were six lead changes.

            The starting field included drivers from seven American states and France.

            Pursley, the 2011 champion, leads the title hunt with 500 points. Dylan Lupton, who finished ninth in the race, is second in the standings with 479 points. There is one race remaining in the 2014 season.

            Goodyear employs about 69,000 people at manufacturing plants and facilities in 22 nations. Based in Akron, Ohio, Goodyear is among the largest tiremakers in the world and is the worldwide leader in race tire innovation.