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Nick Joanides moves into first place in NASCAR Late Model standings at Irwindale

June 2, 2010 |  9:08 am

Nick Joanides, a driver from Woodland Hills, won one of two NASCAR Late Model races at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale on Saturday night and moved into first place in the Late Model standings at the track.

It was the second Late Model win of the season for Joanides, the reigning Late Model champ at Irwindale.

Four drivers are tied for second place, 10 points behind Joanides, in the Late Model standings.

R.J. Johnson of Canyon Country, winner of two Late Model races, struggled in both races and lost his lead in the Late Model standings. He was 21st in the first race and followed with an eighth-place finish in the second race.

Christian Copley of Santa Ynez, Chris Holloway of Bakersfield and Travis Irving of Norco are also tied for second place in the Late Model standings.

Mike Johnson of Covina won the second Late Model race at Irwindale.

Go to Haddock in the Paddock for recaps of all the races at Toyota Speedway.

-- Tim Haddock