Hannah Newhouse Finished 2nd at Meridian

Hannah Newhouse who drives for the Thompson Motorsports team in the CarbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge Series and the ASA Pro Truck Series is coming off a strong showing this past weekend in the annual Diamond Cup at Meridian (ID) Speedway. The 16-year old scored a fifth place finish on Friday and backed that up with a second place performance on Saturday to close the gap in the truck point standings. Newhouse current sits in second place six-points out of the top stop.

“It was a fun weekend at Meridian,” Newhouse said. “The racing was crazy but we had a really good weekend. We were so close in the second race. I really wanted to win that one.”

The next race for Newhouse will be a 100-lap RMCS event Friday, June 14 at Magic Valley Speedway and she is also set to compete in the Southern Idaho 200 on Saturday which is drawing competitors from all across the West.

From NASCAR Media:
There have been seven previous East-West combination races at Iowa Speedway – one each year from 2007-2011 and two in 2012.
* Iowa Speedway is located about 30 miles east of Des Moines. It was designed by NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Rusty Wallace. The track opened in September of 2006.
* The seven East-West combination events have resulted in seven different winners – Joey Logano (2007), Brian Ickler (2008), Kyle Busch (2009), Max Gresham (2010), Brett Moffitt (2011), Chase Elliott (May 2012) and Corey LaJoie (Aug. 2012).
* The seven events have also produced seven different Coors Light Pole winners – Kevin Harvick (2007), Austin Dillon (2008), Kyle Busch (2009), David Mayhew (2010), Matt DiBenedetto (2011), Brett Moffitt (May 2012) and Cale Conley (Aug. 2012).
* Kyle Busch was the only driver to win the E-W race at Iowa from the pole. Chase Elliott started the furthest back and won, coming from 15th on the grid last May.
* David Mayhew and Brett Moffitt have the most overall top-five finishes in E-W action at Iowa, with three each.
* Eddie MacDonald and Brett Moffitt have the most overall top 10 finishes in the Iowa combination races, with four each.
* With an average of 5.33, Chase Elliott and Jesus Hernandez have the best average finish among drivers with at least three starts in E-W competition at Iowa.
* Brett Moffitt has led the most laps of competition in E-W action at Iowa, leading the way for 339 circuits.
* David Mayhew and Eric Holmes are the only drivers to start all seven E-W combination races at Iowa.
* Two of the seven East-West combination races at Iowa were extended by a late-race caution for a green-white-checkered finish.
* Toyota and Chevrolet have each gone to Victory Lane in three E-W events, while Ford has one win.
* 140 different drivers have competed in the seven E-W combination events at Iowa.

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