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ARCA Racing Series Returns to Pocono

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The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards returns to the Pocono Raceway for the second and final time of the 2017 Season. The last time the series raced at Pocono, Riley Herbst was able to secure his first career victory with Joe Gibbs Racing. Chase Briscoe won last year’s edition of the race but will not return to defend his race victory.

Former race winners at Pocono have gone on to race in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with names including Michael McDowell, Mike Wallace, Casey Mears, Justin Allgaier, Casey Atwood, Ty Dillon, Chase Elliott, Joey Logano, Ryan Newman, Brennan Poole, Scott Riggs, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., and a few others.

One driver who is at the top of the list of up and coming stars is Dalton Sargeant, who will drive the same No. 77 Ford Fusion that Briscoe piloted to victory lane last year. Sargeant is coming off of the fourth victory of his career last weekend at IRP and is in hot pursuit of points leader, Austin Theriault. There is a 130 point gap between the two.

Speaking of Herbst, he’s coming off of a disappointing 13th place finish last week. As noted above, Herbst did win here earlier this year and he’s had the consistency to land JGR back in victory lane this season with a best finish of third at Madison and, like Sargeant, he’s in hot pursuit of Theriault, but he has a little more work to do sitting third in the standings with a 430 point gap between himself and the points leader.

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has wide representation in the ARCA race this weekend with Kaz Grala leading the charge by winning the pole for Saturday’s race. Justin Haley, Noah Gragson, Bryan Dauzat, Mike Senica, and Justin Fontaine are all drivers who are pulling double duty with racing in today’s race and tomorrow’s NCWTS race.

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An Ooltewah, TN native, Christian has been writing since July of 2015. In 2017, Christian transitioned from his own blog to a few different websites, joining OnPitRoad in February. In 2005 Christian attended his first race as a fan at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. He’s been around racing his entire life and enjoys being at the track more than anything. He made his media debut at Bristol in 2015. His favorite tracks are Iowa Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway and Phoenix. He enjoys talking about racing with just about anyone and makes occasional appearances on numerous radio shows across the country. In his time attending races he’s attended almost ninety races among the six racing series. Along with NASCAR, He loves Minor and Major League Baseball. He’s a Minnesota Twins and Chattanooga Lookouts. He also enjoys watching Iowa State Cyclones college football.