by: Willie Whitewall


Drew Herring paced the final practice session for Saturday’s running of the Sears Auto Center 150 at The Milwaukee Mile. The rookie, driving the No. 22s Black’s Tire & Auto Service Ford, toured the flat, mile-long track in 30.280 seconds at 118.890 mph to pace the 48 drivers that took times.

Herring, driver of the No. 22s Black’s Tire & Auto Service Ford, came up 1.12 seconds short of his first Hooters Pro Cup win, but second place was still his best finish in his first four starts.

“This is the run we needed,” said Herring, who pocketed an extra $1,000 for being the Miller Lite Rookie of the Race. “We definitely would have liked one more position, but we needed a nice solid finish today, and we got that. This is a great confidence builder, and hopefully we can carry this into the next few races.”

Drew Herring is currently 11th in the 2008 Southern Division Standings, the highest ranking Rookie.

Drew has now actually moved up to 5th in the points race.  See above link for complete details.  He is currently the top rookie in the standings and only 5 points behind the fourth place driver.

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