Chase Briscoe will start from the pole position in tonight’s Crosley Brands 150 at Kentucky Speedway. He set the new track record at 29.261 seconds for a speed of 184.546 mph.
Shane Lee will start second (29.401 seconds/183.667 mph.), Austin Cindric qualified third (29.486 seconds/183.138 mph), Dalton Sargeant qualified fourth (29.594 seconds/183.125 mph), and Bret Holmes qualified fifth (29.666 seconds/182.027 mph).
The old track record by Parker Kilgerman set in 2009 at 30.126 seconds was broken by the top-five as well as Zane Smith, Matt Tifft, Kyle Weatherman, and Gus Dean.
All the preliminary activities for the ARCA Racing Series are complete. The Crosley Brands 150 will begin at 8:00PM EST on Fox Sports 2.
Chase Briscoe dominated the ModSpace 150 at Pocono Raceway to win his fourth race in a row. John Wes Townley finished second, Dalton Sergeant, Shane Lee, and Kyle Weatherman rounded out the top-5. Briscoe is the first driver since Parker Kligerman in 2009 to win four consecutive races in a row in ARCA competition. This is the 20th consecutive different race winner at Pocono.
“Cant believe this. You know it’s awesome to get big time, four wins in a row. General Tire brings us a great tire to where we can put on good racing like we do,” said Briscoe in a post-race victory lane interview with Fox Sports 1.
Townley, who returned to competition this week after missing a couple weeks due to concussion-like symptoms, was impressed with his run at Pocono. “We, unfortunately, quite didn’t have a car for the 77. He was just really fast, but hopefully we can beat him next time.”
The caution flag flew for a grand total of four times. The first caution flew for debris from a side window from the 52 car of Matt Kurzejewski. The second caution flew for the stalled car of Josh Williams. The third caution flew for Tom Berte, who stalled at the entrance of pit road. The final caution was also brought out by a piece of debris.
The second caution of the day also featured an accident on pit road. The jack man and the tire changer for the 98 of Gus Dean were hit on pit road due to Dean’s brake failure. The tire changer was checked and released from the infield care center. However, the gas man was transported to an area hospital for further evaluation.
Chase Briscoe extends his point lead over Williams, who is 400 points behind Briscoe. Kurzejewski is third, Tom Hessert, and Weatherman round out the top-five in points.
The ARCA Racing Series returns to action on August 6 for the Berlin ARCA 200 at the Berlin Raceway in Michigan. The event will be 200 laps. Action from Berlin can be seen on the American Sports Network.