Chicagoland: Craig Goess preview

Craig Goess and the No. 81 Greenville Toyota of N.C. Eddie Sharp Racing Toyota return to Chicagoland Speedway on Friday, August 27. Coming off an eighth-place finish at the road course at New Jersey Motorsports Park and an 11th-place finish on the...

Craig Goess and the No. 81 Greenville Toyota of N.C. Eddie Sharp Racing Toyota return to Chicagoland Speedway on Friday, August 27. Coming off an eighth-place finish at the road course at New Jersey Motorsports Park and an 11th-place finish on the dirt track at the Illinois State Fairgrounds, the No. 81 team looks to get back to the paved oval in Joliet, Ill.

Quick Test: Goess and ESR traveled to Chicagoland Speedway last week to take part in the ARCA Racing Series open test at the track. Goess showed speed all day, ending the test on the top of the leaderboard with a lap of 30.807 seconds (175.285 mph). The team looks to capitalize on the successful test at the Ansell Protective Gloves 150 this weekend.

In the Points: Goess moved down one position to third place behind Frank Kimmel and Tom Hessert in the ARCA Racing Series championship points standings. The top three are separated by a mere 10 points with five races left in the ARCA Racing Series schedule.

Goess on running at Chicagoland Speedway

"I'm really looking forward to getting back to Chicagoland. We had such a great test there this weekend, and coming off the road course and dirt track races, I'm thrilled to get back to the paved oval. At the test last week, I was not able to make any mock qualifying runs. I feel like we have even more speed for this weekend."

-source: esr

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Series ARCA
Drivers Tom Hessert , Craig Goess