Series: ARCA Menards Series
Track: Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park
Race: Reese’s 200 at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park
Duration: 200 laps / 137.2 miles
Date / TV: 8/11/2023 – 6 pm ET on FS1 and FloRacing
Previous Success at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park:
- 2018, Christian Eckes
- 2019, Chandler Smith
- 2020, Chandler Smith
- 2022, Chandler Smith
Jesse Love Dominating the ARCA Championship: Jesse Love is currently leading the 2023 ARCA Menards Series Season in impressive fashion, holding a commanding 82-point lead in the drivers’ championship standings. His outstanding performance includes securing six victories and achieving top five finishes in 9 out of the 11 races he has participated in this season. Notably, he has also earned three General Tire Pole Awards.
No. 20 Team Leading the Owner’s Championship: The No. 20 team has been a force in this season’s competition. Holding a 9-point advantage in the owners’ championship standings and securing 7 wins across both the main and east series, the team aims to further extend their lead in the upcoming races.
Success for Sean Hingorani in the West Series: Sean Hingorani is making his return to the main series after a series of victories in the west series. Notably, Hingorani clinched his third ARCA win at Shasta Speedway, alongside crew chief Kevin Reed Jr. This triumph significantly reduced the gap in points to the drivers’ ARCA West championship leader, with only a 7-point difference separating Hingorani from the top position.
Conner Jones Pulling Double Duty: Conner Jones is taking on a challenge this weekend making his debut at Lucas Oil Raceway while also set to compete in the NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series event at the same venue.
Toni Breidinger Gaining Momentum: Toni Breidinger has made remarkable progress in the current season. Notably, she achieved her best-ever finish in the ARCA series at Berlin, and her success continued with three consecutive top ten finishes. She matched her career-best performance at Iowa as well.
Upcoming Triple-Header for VMS: VMS is embracing the ambitious task of competing in three series this season. This endeavor involves a packed race calendar with quick turnarounds. As the team prepares for the upcoming Lucas Oil Raceway event, they are also focusing on the subsequent weekend, during which they will compete in three races across three different states. This includes two main series races at Watkins Glen (August 18) and Springfield (August 20), in addition to the West series race at Evergreen (August 19).
Extending Their Record: Venturini Motorsports has held the record of winningest team in the history of the series since Corey Heim’s victory at the at the opening race of the 2022 season at Daytona International Speedway. 13 wins later, the team’s record has been extended their series win tally to an impressive 93.
- Kevin Reed Jr. – No. 15
- Shannon Rursch – No. 20
- Cayden Lapcevich – No. 25
- Monon Rahman – No. 55
Jesse Love – No. 20 JBL Toyota Camry
Regarding the Lucas Oil Race: I look forward to going to IRP. I think it’s a similar package to Berlin. With that comes confidence for our team. It’s a great opportunity for me as well since we are racing in front of truck teams.
Conner Jones – No. 25 Jones Utilities Toyota Camry
Regarding the Lucas Oil Race: I’m really looking forward to this race. It’s at a track I’ve never been to before, and it looks like a lot of fun. I’m grateful for the chance to compete in both the ARCA car and the truck, it adds an extra layer of excitement.