Series: ARCA Menards Series
Track: Pocono Raceway
Race: Sunset Hill Shooting Range 150
Duration: 60 laps / 150 miles
Date / TV: 7/21/2023 – 6 p.m. ET on FS1
Previous Success at Pocono Raceway: Venturini Motorsports has secured the victory at Pocono four times.
- Joey Logano – 2009
- Bennan Poole – 2012
- Christian Eckes – 2019
- Corey Heim – 2021
A Packed Five Car Lineup: This year VMS will be arriving at Pocono with a full and talented roster of drivers. Jake Finch in the No. 1 Phoenix Toyota Camry, Dean Thompson in the No. 15 Thompson Pipe Group Toyota Camry, Jesse Love in the No. 20 JBL Toyota Camry, Conner Jones in the No. 25 Jones Utilities Toyota Camry, and Toni Breidinger in the No. 55 Raising Canes/Victoria’s Secret Toyota Camry.
Bill and Cathy Venturini’s Wedding Anniversary: This weekend the couple celebrates 50 years of marriage. After 41 years racing in the ARCA Menards Series, they will be celebrating their special day at the race track.
Jesse Love Leading the ARCA Championship: Jesse Love goes into the Pocono race weekend with a strong 49 point lead in the ARCA Menards Series Drivers Championship standings. Love has collected 4 wins so far this season as well as 3 pole positions.
Jake Finch Returns to the Lineup: Jake Finch will be racing with VMS this weekend for the first time since his maiden win at Dover Motor Speedway. He brings with him a new car number piloting the No. 1 Phoenix Toyota Camry.
Double Duty for Dean Thompson: Dean Thompson will be taking on both the ARCA Menards Series race as well as the NASCAR Craftsman Series race at Pocono this weekend. Thompson achieved his career best ARCA finish with the team on his VMS debut at Kansas Speedway and matched the result at Talladega Speedway, making two top five finishes out of his three races with the team so far.
Toni Breidinger Matches Best Finish: Toni picked up another top–five finish this past weekend at Iowa Speedway. She will be looking to carry the momentum into this weekend in her No. 55 Toyota Camry.
VMS Collects Their 90th ARCA Win: The 2023 season has seen great success for Venturini Motorsports. Most recently the team picked up a first place trophy at Elko Speedway. This victory marks the 7th of the season for the team. The Elko victory also extends the VMS record of the most wins in the history of the series to a monumental 90 race wins.
Looking Ahead to 100: With a monumental 90th victory under their belt, the team is already looking to reach an unprecedented century of race wins. VMS is now halfway into the 2023 season with a collection of seven wins to show for their efforts.
- Jerry Pitts – No. 1
- Monon Rahman – No. 15
- Shannon Rursch – No. 20
- Cayden Lapcevich – No. 25
- Kevin Reed Jr. – No. 55
Toni Breidinger – No. 55 Raising Canes – Victoria’s Secret Toyota Camry
Regarding the Pocono Race: I’m excited to be back at Pocono. We’re hoping to build on the momentum we have from last weekend’s top-five finish.