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May 31, 2017

        

 

 

Bret Holmes, No. 23 Holmes II Excavation Chevrolet

ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards

Shore Lunch 250

Elko Speedway (June 3, 2017)

Race: 6 of 20 (250 laps / 94 miles)

 

Team Information:

Crew Chief: Bryan Berry

Primary Sponsor(s): Holmes II Excavation / Southern States Bank

Manufacturer: Chevrolet

Engine: ARCA Ilmor 396

2017 Driver Points: 5th (1040 pts.)

2017 Owners Points: 9th (1040 pts.)

2017 SCOTT Rookie Challenge 2nd (120 pts.)

 

Sound Clip – Bret Holmes:

Holmes on Shore Lunch 250 at Elko Speedway:

“This is my first time at Elko, and I am very excited to see what it has in store for us. We are going to hopefully turn a corner this weekend and start building some momentum. The past few weeks have been very frustrating for us, but this team is grinding it out, and we think we will finally have a good weekend in Minnesota.”

Holmes on early season slump:

“It has definitely been a frustrating start to the 2017 ARCA season. I feel like we finally have our cars handling well on the track, but we need to get some luck going our way. If you think about it, we have had some great runs going, and then something bad happens. We were wrecked at Salem and Talladega, and then we had two engines blow in Toledo. Growing pains are a thing with new teams, and we are no different. All we can do is continue to grind it out, and hopefully, some better finishes will come our way.”

 

The Highlight Reel:

• Another new track for Holmes -- This will be the first time Holmes has raced at Elko Speedway. The Minnesota short-track is known for its action-packed racing and will be an interesting twist on anything the Munford, AL native has seen in the past. The 3/8-mile asphalt track was opened in 1965 and has hosted the ARCA Racing Series since 2012. Elko is the shortest track the series currently races on.

• Shore Lunch 250 Info -- Practice will be Saturday, June 3 from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. General Tire Pole Qualifying is at 5:00 p.m. The race is set to take the green flag shortly after 8. The event will be Live on MAVTV beginning at 8:00 p.m., while arcaracing.com will stream live timing and scoring and chat throughout the day’s activities. All times are local (CT).

 

Bret Holmes 2017 ARCA Season Stats:

 

  • Starts: 3 (3 of 20)
  • Wins: 0 (0.0%)
  • Top-5 Finishes: 0 (0.0%)
  • Top-10 Finishes: 2 (40.0%)
  • Best Start: 5th (Nashville)
  • Best Finish: 6th (Daytona)
  • Laps Completed: 625 of 757 (82.6%)
  • Laps Led: 0
  • Average Start: 12.0
  • Average Finish: 14.4
  • DNF: 2

 

 

About Bret Holmes Racing: Bret Holmes Racing is an Alabama-based ARCA racing team that operates out of Munford, AL and Statesville, N.C. while still holding true to its traditional southern roots. Founded by Stacy Holmes, of Holmes II Excavation in Munford, the team sticks to its good nature and solid values to put the best product on and off the track with its driver Bret Holmes.

 

*If you would like more information about Bret Holmes Racing, please contact Microsoft Office User at 334-868-9431 or email at jkatz@stu.jsu.edu.*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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