Series: ARCA Menards Series
Track: Talladega Superspeedway
Race: General Tire 200 at Talladega
Duration: 76 laps / 202 miles
Date / TV: 4/22/2023 – 11:30 a.m. CT / 12:30 p.m. ET on FS1
Previous Success at Talladega: Venturini Motorsports returns to Talladega Superspeedway this season with a record of success at the track. VMS has captured the victory twice before at the iconic superspeedway.
- Drew Dollar, 2020
- Croey Heim, 2021
Recent Triumph for VMS: Venturini Motorsports procured a win at their second west race of the season at Irwindale Speedway with rookie Sean Hingorani. This victory served as a significant milestone in the team’s historic first season running in the West Series.
Bill Venturini Talladega Record: In 1987, team founder Bill Venturini broke the ARCA 500 qualifying record capturing pole position at 205.432 mph.
VMS to Pursue Three Different Titles: The VMS 2023 season will mark the first in ARCA history that a team is in contention for all three of the Championship titles. VMS will be challenging for the East and West Series Championships with Sean Hingorani on top of their traditional ARCA Menards Series season run.
Double Header for VMS: With a packed race calendar for the 2023 season, taking on all three series, this weekend marks the first double header for the team. This Saturday Venturini Motorsports will have a lineup of four cars racing at Talladega Superspeedway while over 2,000 miles away, Hingorani and VMS will be racing at Kern.
Amber Balcaen’s Second Outing With VMS: Balcaen will be joining VMS for the second time this season at Talladega. She joined the team for the ARCA Menards Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway where she was able to pull off her highest career finish, ending the day in P6. She will once again be carrying the support of her sponsor ICON Direct.
Love in Pursuit of Another Title: 18 year old Jesse Love, a two time ARCA Menards Series West Champion, will be taking on his third race of the 2023 season. Battling for the main series championship this season, Love looks to make headway in the drivers championship standings.
Gus Dean’s Sixth Start with VMS: Talladega will mark Dean’s sixth start with the team and second at the aforementioned track. Of his previous races, four of the five were top-five finishes. On his previous outing at the superspeedway, Dean managed to go from p22 all the way up to p5.
Toni Briedinger Back on Track with Rootly: This weekend the number 55 Toyota Camry of Briedinger will feature the iconic blue and green Rootly paint scheme which made its debut this year at Phoenix Raceway.
Jesse Love – No. 20 Yahoo Toyota Camry
Regarding the Talladega Race: I learned a lot at Daytona so I feel really confident going into this race. My approach for this track is to be aggressive and control every aspect of the race that I can. If we do our job we should be able to achieve a great result in the No. 20 Yahoo Toyota Camry.
Gus Dean – No. 25 Dean Custom Air Toyota Camry
Regarding the Talladega Race: Talladega is the perfect opportunity for us to rebound and not only contend for my third win but continue an impressive superspeedway trend for Venturini Motorsports.