(Mooresville, NC – June 3, 2014) Justin Allison is set to make his Pocono Raceway debut this weekend piloting the No. 88 HaVACo Ford Fusion in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards. In preparation for his debut, he’ll be testing at the Tricky Triangle on Wednesday, June 4.
Season Recap: Allison will make his fourth start of the 2014 ARCA Racing Series season at Pocono Raceway. His first two starts being at Daytona and Talladega. Allison then earned his career best finish at Toledo Speedway two weeks ago, finishing in 7th.
Family History at the Tricky Triangle: Justin’s Great Uncle, Bobby Allison holds the most consecutive Pocono wins in NASCAR to this day. He won both Pocono races in 1982, then the spring race in 1983.
Marketing Partners: Allison will drive the No. 88 HaVACo Ford Fusion with Associate Marketing Partners, Rush Racing Products, Tornado Alley Car Wash and Casite.
Meet Justin: Justin will be signing autographs on Saturday morning with other ARCA Racing Series drivers from 9:45-10:15am in the autograph area outside the track. He’ll also be signing at the Realtree Trailer throughout the weekend. Go to Justin’s Fan Facebook Page for updates throughout the weekend!
Team Manager / Crew Chief, Howard Bixman: “I’m impressed with how well Justin has adjusted to these cars, he did a great job at Toledo two weeks ago. He gave us great feedback all weekend and finished in the top-10 for his first ARCA short track race. We will be testing on Wednesday before the race and there’s a lot for Justin to learn at this difficult track. We’ve been working hard in the shop to get the No. 88 Ford ready and I’m expecting to have a strong outing.”
Q & A with Justin Allison
How are you preparing for the Tricky Triangle considering you’ve never been there and there’s so many different corners to learn?
“There really is no way to prepare myself for this type of track other than figuring it out myself. I’ve heard how fun and exciting it can be, but I also know there’s a lot to learn to be competitive. I don’t do any sort of simulator racing or watch videos like some drivers may. I think it’s best to just feel the track out myself. Howard and the team will give me a great car and the open test day will give me extra laps throughout the week.”
Being that your family has an extensive history at Pocono, with Bobby winning three races but also ending his career at the track, do you feel this factors into how you will perform?
“I don’t think the Allison history will have any factor into how we’ll perform at Pocono. Every track you to go to, there’s a risk you’re taking. It’s always helpful to know someone else who has the experience at the particular track, but it doesn’t mean I’m going to perform just like that. We’re in totally different equipment and with a winning team.”
Tune into the Race: The Pocono ARCA 200 will be broadcasted live on Fox Sports 1 on Saturday, June 7 at 1pm ET. Practice for the race will take place on Friday, June 7 from 10-11:50am. Menards Pole Qualifying will begin on Friday at 2:30pm ET.
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Team BCR: Team BCR Racing and Development Team, located in Mooresville, NC, is headed by veteran ARCA and NASCAR Crew Chief, Howard Bixman. Team BCR is a winning organization and 2014 Daytona Champions, that has poised itself as a first rate driver development team, seeking out talented drivers and providing them with quality winning equipment and development, with the goal of furthering their careers into a successful entry into NASCAR.