JOLIET, Ill. (Sept. 14, 2016) – A star-studded 34-car field is steering for Chicagoland Speedway for Thursday night’s SCOTT 150, the 16th consecutive ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards race on the Joliet, Illinois mile-and-a-half track.
Four ARCA drivers are making special appearances Thursday afternoon ahead of the race. Matt Kurzejewski, Sarah Cornett-Ching, Austin Cindric and championship leader Chase Briscoe will be on hand in the SCOTT/Menards Display area in the Champion’s Village.
Kurzejewski, driver of the No. 52 Ansell-Menards Toyota, and Cornett-Ching, driver of the No. 2 Dickies Chevrolet, are appearing together for a Q&A from 2:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Cindric, driver of the No. 99 Pirtek Ford, and Briscoe, driver of the No. 77 Big Tine Ford, will follow in the Q&A line-up from 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Considering the one-day show, the aforementioned drivers will have their hands full with practice from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. and Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell at 4:10. At any rate, the drivers should have plenty to discuss during the Q&As.
Thursday night’s SCOTT 150 is live on FS1. All times local Central.
This year’s SCOTT® 150 at Chicagoland will set the stage for an exciting weekend of NASCAR racing action including Sprint Cup, Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series races. The weekend also kicks off NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup, the playoff system used to crown the 2016 Sprint Cup champion.
No Repeat ARCA Winners at Chicagoland
In 15 consecutive ARCA races at Chicagoland, there have been no repeat race winners among drivers. Former ARCA Chicagoland winners are Ed Berrier (2001), Chad Blount (2002), Frank Kimmel (2003), Kyle Krisiloff (2004), Dawayne Bryan (2005), Steve Wallace (2006), Michael McDowell (2007), Scott Lagasse, Jr. (2008), Justin Lofton (2009), Patrick Sheltra (2010), Ty Dillon (2011), Kevin Swindell (2012), Corey LaJoie (2013), Mason Mitchell (2014) and Ryan Reed (2015).
No Repeat ARCA Pole Winners at Chicagoland
In addition to no repeat victories among drivers, there have been no repeat Menards Pole presented by Ansell winners either. Chad Blount (2002), Frank Kimmel (2003), Steve Wallace (2006), Michael McDowell (2007), and Kevin Swindell (2012) won the race from the pole. Other pole winners at Chicagoland include Tim Steele (2001), Stuart Kirby (2004), Joey Miller (2005), Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. (2008), Brian Ickler (2009), Craig Goess (2010), Josh Richards (2011), Ryan Blaney (2013), John Wes Townley (2014) and Cody Coughlin (2015. The ARCA one-lap track record was set in 2008 by Stenhouse with an average speed of 180.030 mph.
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