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Venturini Motorsports Kansas Speedway Pre-Race Fast Facts

October 14, 2020

Series: ARCA Menards Series 

Track: Kansas Speedway

Date: 10/16/2020 

Race: Speediatrics 150 presented by The NASCAR Foundation

Duration: 100 laps / 150 miles

Segments: Segment one – at or near lap-30. Segment two – at or near lap-60. 

TV/Radio: 8:30PM EST FS1 and MRN Radio

 

·      FINALE TIME: Friday evening’s race marks the 20th and final race of the 2020 ARCA Menards Series schedule.

·      DRIVER REPORT: This week’s VMS driver lineup:

o   Drew Dollar – No. 15 Sunbelt Rentals Toyota Camry

o   Chandler Smith - No. 20 JBL Toyota Camry

o   Michael Self – No. 25 Sinclair Oil, Champion Power Equipment Toyota Camry

o   Corey Heim – No. 10 Craftsman, Cometic Gasket Toyota Camry

·      CHASING A TITLE: Heading into the race, Michael Self and team find themselves second in the overall points standings by eight points. Self has one previous win at the 1.5-mile speedway, coming back in 2017.

·      STARTING LINEUP: There will be no qualifying for the Speediatrics 150, and the field will be set by 2020 car owner points. Self will roll off third, followed by Smith in fourth, Dollar in seventh and Heim in ninth. 

·      VMS KANSAS HISTORY: VMS has two wins at the Kansas City, KS facility. The first one coming with NASCAR Cup Series driver Alex Bowman in 2011 then followed up in 2019 when Christian Eckes captured the victory and championship. 

·      SCHEDULE: AMS officials will hold a 30-minute practice session from 3:15-3:45PM CT. 

·      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 

 

QUOTES:

 

Corey Heim – No. 10 Craftsman, Cometic Gasket Toyota Camry

 

“Ready for another run at Kansas Speedway this weekend. We had great speed there the first time earlier this year and I’m excited to go back and see what we’ve got for them this time. I’m confident my Venturini Motorsports guys are bringing me a fast Toyota Camry.”

 

Drew Dollar – No. 15 Sunbelt Rentals Toyota Camry

 

 “Excited to get to Kansas Speedway this Friday in my Sunbelt Rentals Camry. I have a good feeling about this race and look to build on my past experience there. I think we’ll have a fast car, so we should be able to race up front and compete for a win.”   

 

Chandler Smith – No. 20 JBL Toyota Camry

 

 “Looking forward to getting back behind my Venturini Motorsports Toyota Camry and getting the chance to make another intermediate start. Excited to try and take our JBL team to victory lane come Friday night.”

 

Michael Self – No. 25 Sinclair Oil, Champion Power Equipment Toyota Camry

 

“Despite our struggles at Kansas (Speedway) a few months ago, it’s still one of my favorite tracks and racing in Kansas City this time of year is always enjoyable. We feel like we have a good idea of why we struggled at this track over the summer and we’ve looked at the notes from our teammates who ran well that night and we’re confident that we can build on their top-three finishes. Our goal is to go in and lead laps and win. We have nothing to lose from the championship perspective, so we’ll be giving it all we’ve got.”