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Nick Joanides comments on two rival drivers

March 26, 2009 |  2:29 pm

Nick Joanides, the winner of the season-opening NASCAR Super Late Model race at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale, had some interesting comments about two rival drivers. Travis Thirkettle of Newhall, the runner-up in the Super Late Model standings last year, struggled to a 12th-place finish in the season opener. Rip Michels of San Fernando, the winningest driver in Irwindale history, was seventh. Thirkettle and Michels were expected to have better openers. Joanides shared his thoughts on how the race unfolded.

Go to for a video interview from Joanides after the race on Saturday night.

-- Tim Haddock