Series: ARCA Menards Series
Track: Kentucky Speedway
Race: General Tire 150
Duration: 100 laps / 150 miles
Segments: Break one – at or near lap 30 and break two – at or near lap 60
TV/Radio: 2:30PM EDT FS1
· HELLO OLD FRIEND: Saturday’s stop in the Bluegrass State will mark the first time the series has visited the 1.5-mile track since the 2017 season. VMS has one (1) victory at the Sparta, KY facility, in 2014 with Brennan Poole.
· DRIVER REPORT: This week’s VMS driver lineup:
o Drew Dollar – No. 15 Lynx Capital, Dollar Concrete Toyota Camry
o Ryan Repko – No. 20 Craftsman, Tork Toyota Camry
o Michael Self – No. 25 Sinclair Oil, Champion Power Equipment Toyota Camry
· STARTS: Michael Self will be among the few to have ever turn a competitive lap at Kentucky Speedway come Saturday afternoon’s race. Albeit, his only start came in 2015, in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.
· NEW RECORD: With Chandler Smith’s victory at Lucas Oil Raceway last week, Toyota broke the record with 13 consecutive wins by a manufacturer in the ARCA Menards Series. The win also marked the 70th for Venturini Motorsports in the Series.
· SCHEDULE: The General Tire 150 will have a limited practice session from 12:15-1:00PM on Saturday.
· TORK…THINK AHEAD: VMS is proud to welcome Tork back as an official partner for the 2020 season. They will have an expanded presence on the No. 20 driven by Ryan Repko in Kentucky. From paper towels in hospitals to napkin dispensers in restaurant dining rooms, Tork delivers a great experience for the user and a convenient experience for the buyer.
· STARTING LINEUP: The starting field for the General Tire 150 will be set by 2020 Owners Points. By virtue of points, Michael Self will roll off first, followed by Repko in second and Dollar in fourth.
· LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION: Tune in live on FS1 Saturday, July 11 at 2:30PM ET and be sure to look for the Michael Self with the Sinclair Oil in-car camera as well as Ryan Repko with the Richmond in-car camera.
· SOCIAL: Fans can interact with VMS and their drivers on social media utilizing the different outlets:
o Facebook: VenturiniMotorsports
o Twitter: @VenturiniMotor
o Instagram: VenturiniMotorsports
o Hashtags: #FlyTheV #TeamToyota #DINOracing #PoweringChampions
Drew Dollar – No. 15 Lynx Capital, Dollar Concrete Construction Company Toyota Camry
“I am definitely excited to get to Kentucky Speedway this weekend. This is a track I’ve always wanted to race on, so I am pumped that ARCA was able to get this race added to the schedule. It’ll be good to finally get back to an intermediate track and will only be the second race on a track that size for me. But I am looking forward to it all and getting my Venturini Motorsports Toyota Camry upfront.”
Ryan Repko – No. 20 Craftsman, Tork Toyota Camry
“I’m looking forward to my first intermediate track start this weekend at Kentucky Speedway. We had a great run at Talladega Superspeedway and I hope to try to improve that by one spot this weekend. Making my first 1.5-mile start is definitely something I’ve had circled on my calendar and I can’t wait to hit the track in my Craftsman, Tork Toyota Camry.”
Michael Self – No. 25 Sinclair Oil, Champion Power Equipment Toyota Camry
“To say I am excited about going intermediate track racing would be an understatement. These are always the tracks that I look forward to driving at, whether its Kansas, or Chicagoland, or Charlotte or even now Kentucky. Kentucky Speedway is a challenging place. I haven’t driven there since 2015 in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, but I remember that it was super-fast and very line sensitive. I’m doing a lot of homework before we get on track Saturday, so hopefully we can pick things up quick and put together a strong race.”
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!