Kansas Speedway PreviewOctober 17, 2019
No. 23 Holmes ll Excavation Chevrolet SS
Event/Date: ARCA Kansas 150 – October 18, 2019
Venue: Kansas Speedway – Kansas City, Kan.
This Week’s Holmes ll Excavation Chevrolet at Kansas Speedway … Bret Holmes will pilot Chassis No. 206 this week at Kansas Speedway for the ARCA Menards Series season finale. This Bret Holmes Racing-prepared Chevrolet has seen track action on three separate occasions this season, where Holmes collected two top-five and three top-10 finishes.
Kansas City Details … Holmes has two previous starts at the Kansas City, Kan., -based track. In those two appearances, Holmes has garnered one top-10 finish.
To the Point … As Holmes heads into the final race of the 2019 ARCA Menards Series season, he is currently third in the driver championship point standings. The 22-year-old driver trails the leader by 135 points heading into this week’s race at Kansas Speedway.
Season Update … With one race remaining in the ARCA Menards Series season, Holmes has finished 10th or better in every race except for two events, Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway. The Munford. Ala., native earned his best finish so far this season at Michigan International Speedway, Chicagoland Speedway and Illinois State Fairgrounds when he finished third. As Holmes heads to Kansas Speedway, he rides the momentum of seven top-five and 17 top-10 finishes.
Meet the Driver … Fans will have two opportunities to meet Holmes this week at Kansas Speedway. The ARCA Menards Series garage will be open for fans on Saturday, October 18, beginning at 2:30 p.m. Local Time. Holmes will be staged behind the No. 23 transporter to greet fans. The veteran driver will also be signing autographs at the General Tire display in the Kansas Speedway midway area on Saturday, beginning at 5:45 p.m.
Review Mirror: Lucas Oil Raceway … Holmes started the scheduled 200-lap affair from the 20th position but quickly found his rhythm. The Auburn University student broke into the top 10 of the running order within the first 10 laps of the race. The first caution of the night waved on lap 54. Crew chief Shane Huffman called Holmes to pit road for four tires, fuel and a small chassis adjustment. Holmes restarted sixth on lap 60 with the threat of rain looming over the Brownsburg, Ind., area. As the race closed in on 40 laps to go, rain blanketed the area and forced ARCA Menards officials to call the race complete on lap 168, relegating Holmes to an eighth-place result.
Tune In Alert … Coverage of this week’s 100-lap affair will be televised live on Friday, October 18, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time on FOX Sports 2. Live timing and scoring will also be available at ARCARacing.com.
BRET HOLMES QUOTE:
How do you feel about your mile-and-a-half package heading into the final race of the season?
“I feel really good about our intermediate track program. Normally, I’d say the last couple of years, I considered myself a short-track racer. That’s all I really raced, and I’ve been better at. But his year, most of our best finishes have come on intermediate tracks. I didn’t expect that from me, but it goes back to how strong this team has become. They’ve really helped bring us to the next level.”