June 5, 2010
Goess Gains ARCA Win in Pocono
LONG POND, Pa. - June 5, 2010) - Craig Goess assumed the lead from Mikey Kile on a series of late pit stops in the Messina Wildlife Animal Stopper 200, and held the point on the race's final restart to grab his first victory in the ARCA Racing Series Presented by RE/MAX and Menards. The win for the No. 81 Greenville Toyota of N.C. Toyota was the second consecutive at Pocono Raceway for Eddie Sharp Racing.
Kile had dominated for most of the race in the No. 25 Sears Auto Center/DieHard Toyota, losing the lead only when the 80-lap event slowed for each of its two cautions. Kile led the first 36 laps after winning the Menards Pole Award Presented by Ansell, and then led 31 laps until Goess stole the advantage away for the final nine.
"We ran pretty well the second time we came up here last year," Goess said. "We brought a different car, and it was the first time I had driven it. We knew we had a good car right off the bat in practice."