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Sean Caisse Scores First NASCAR Busch East Series Win In 2006 Season Opener At Greenville-Pickens; Huge Crowd Cheers Return Of Grand National Division To Historic Speedway

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Sean Caisse, the 2005 Sunoco Rookie of the Year, won his first career NASCAR Grand National Division, Busch East Series race at Greenville-Pickens Speedway Saturday night. Caisse, driving for four-time champion Andy Santerre, took the lead for the final time on lap 142 of An American Revolution 150 presented by Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet. A near-capacity crowd at NASCAR’s second–oldest speedway, including racing legends David Pearson and Jack Ingram, enthusiastically enjoyed the classic short track bumping, grinding, and three-wide racing on the nearly flat half mile track where the first live NASCAR telecast on a major network took place 35 years ago.

Brian Hoar, Mike Olsen, Matt Kobyluck, and Bryon Chew completed the top five after all took a shot at victory in the hectic closing stages, along with hard-luck Ryan Moore who spun as he lost the lead to Caisse and finished 24th. Hoar, who challenged with an inside move on the final restart, was just .268 seconds behind. The most audacious bid came from Kobyluck, who waited until the final 40 laps to pit for fresh tires and restarted 13th. He fell short of catching Olsen for third by half a car length.

Mike Johnson was sixth, followed by Jeff Anton in seventh, John Salemi eighth, and Charles Lewandoski ninth, representing best career finishes for all three. Kip Stockwell completed the top ten. A dozen caution periods, mostly for minor spins, slowed the race which saw 25 of 30 starters running at the finish, with 18 on the lead lap. The only significant accident came when Doug Krpata crashed in turn one without injury.

Olsen won his ninth career Busch Pole Award, setting an automatic track record at 20.579 seconds, 86.709 miles per hour to edge Caisse for the time trial honors. Jeremy Clark, in his first series start, advanced 14 positions from start to finish to capture the POWERade Power Move of the Race Award. Brian Hoar was the Featherlite Most Improved Driver, moving up 25 spots from the final race of 2005. By leading the most laps, Caisse scored the maximum 185 points to lead Hoar and Olsen by 15 markers heading to next Friday’s TSI Harley-Davidson 150 at Stafford Motor Speedway in Stafford Springs, Conn.

NASCAR GRAND NATIONAL DIVISION, BUSCH EAST SERIES
An American Revolution 150 presented by Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet
Greenville-Pickens Speedway, Greenville, S.C., Saturday, June 10, 2006

Finish Start Car # Driver Hometown Car Laps Money Won Reason Out
1 2 44 Sean Caisse Pelham, N.H. Casella Waste Systems Chevrolet 150 $7,781
2 10 45 Brian Hoar Williston, Vt. Goss Dodge Dodge 150 $5,081
3 1 61 Mike Olsen N. Haverhill, N.H. Little Trees Chevrolet 150 $4,781
4 7 40 Matt Kobyluck Uncasville, Conn. Mohegan Sun Chevrolet 150 $3,281
5 4 99 Bryon Chew Mattituck, N.Y. Buzz Chew Chevrolet Chevrolet 150 $2,781
6 11 96 Mike Johnson Salisbury, Mass. Johnson Lumber Ford 150 $2,281
7 13 30 Jeff Anton Russell, Mass. Engineered Floors Chevrolet 150 $1,981
8 15 15 John Salemi Nashua, N.H. Waste Management Chevrolet 150 $1,956
9 16 01 Charles Lewandoski Stafford Springs, Conn. Lewandoski Construction Chevrolet 150 $1,931
10 20 16 Kip Stockwell Braintree, Vt. Stockwell Racing Chevrolet 150 $1,881
11 9 88 Jody Lavender Hartsville, S.C. Aaron's Ford 150 $1,000
12 5 31 Peyton Sellers Danville, Va. Whelen Engineering Chevrolet 150 $975
13 22 84 Dion Ciccarelli* Severn, Md. Star Sales Ford 150 $950
14 17 72 Randy MacDonald Oshawa, Ont. MacDonald Motorsports Chevrolet 150 $925
15 29 25 Jeremy Clark* Cortland, N.Y. ING Chevrolet 150 $1,900
16 12 8 Laine Chase Beverly, Mass. Hot Tubs & More Chevrolet 150 $1,656
17 28 26 Scott Bouley Thomaston, Conn. Chevrolet 150 $1,631
18 26 10 Pierre Borque Ottawa, Ont. Full Metal Minerals Chevrolet 150 $825
19 3 48 Eddie MacDonald Rowley, Mass. Chevrolet 150 $1,581
20 23 12 Ruben Pardo Mexico Family Dollar Dodge 149 $775
21 25 24 Patrick Dupree Onchiota, N.Y. Outback Steakhouse Chevrolet 148 $750
22 27 14 Joe Masessa Franklin Lakes, N.J. Skin Cancer Foundation Chevrolet 143 $1,531
23 19 1 Alex Hoag Bath, N.Y. Chevrolet 143 $750
24 6 74 Ryan Moore Scarborough, Me. R.C. Moore Chevrolet 141 $1,531
25 8 3 Joey McCarthy Randolph, N.J. STI Motorsports Chevrolet 129 $1,531
26 24 92 Doug Krpata Bethpage, N.Y. Island Trees Automotive Chevrolet 89 $750 Accident
27 14 5 John Freeman Huntersville, N.C. Freeman's Stereo Video Chevrolet 89 $750 Overheating
28 18 2 Rich Gould N. Brunswick, N.J. Nassau Painting Chevrolet 89 $750 Transmission
29 30 97 Brent Cross Cortland, N.Y. LaCross Motorsports Chevrolet 37 $750 Overheating
30 21 67 Jamie Aube Manchester, N.H. Red Line Oil Chevrolet 17 $750 Accident

Time of Race: 1 hrs., 31 mins, 56 secs
Average Speed: 48.949 mph
Margin of Victory: 0,268 seconds
Caution Flags: 12 for 79 laps.

Lap Leaders: Mike Olsen 1, Sean Caisse 2-57, Mike Olsen 58-61, Matt Kobyluck 62-87, Ryan Moore 88-136, Sean Caisse 137-140, Ryan Moore 141, Sean Caisse 142-150. 7 changes involving 4 drivers.

Busch Pole Award: Mike Olsen, Little Trees Chevrolet (20.759 seconds @ 86.709 mph)
POWERade Power Move of the Race Award: Jeremy Clark, ING Chevrolet
Featherlite Most Improved Driver Award: Brian Hoar, Goss Dodge

Top 10 Driver Points: Sean Caisse 185, Brian Hoar 170, Mike Olsen 170, Matt Kobyluck 165, Bryon Chew 155, Mike Johnson 150, Jeff Anton 146, John Salemi 142, Charles Lewandoski 138, Kip Stockwell 134

Next Race: TSI Harley Davidson 150, Stafford Motor Speedway,Stafford Springs, Conn., Fri.,June 16


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