Chicagoland: Ken Butler III race report

KBIII Finishes in Top-10 Despite Late Race Caution; Jumps to 7th in Point Standings Joliet, Ill. (September 6, 2008) -- Ken Butler, III and the No. 22 Aaron's Lucky Dog team ran in the top-10 nearly the entire 136-lap Chicagoland ARCA 200 at...

KBIII Finishes in Top-10 Despite Late Race Caution; Jumps to 7th in Point Standings

Joliet, Ill. (September 6, 2008) -- Ken Butler, III and the No. 22 Aaron's Lucky Dog team ran in the top-10 nearly the entire 136-lap Chicagoland ARCA 200 at Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday. A late-race caution put the No. 22 team a lap down to the leaders. Butler drove to a tenth-place finish. The top-10 catapulted the Georgia-native from tenth to seventh in ARCA RE/MAX Series Championship Point standings.

"We had a really fast car all day," said Butler. "My No. 22 Aaron's Lucky Dog team worked really hard today and the car was very comfortable. We were closing in and could have had a top-5 finish except that ARCA said they missed a speeding penalty in the pits and made us go a lap down instead. This hurt our finish a lot."

The No. 22 Aaron's Lucky Dog Toyota was in the process of a pit stop when the caution flag flew on lap 115. The team was able to get KBIII off of pit road ahead of the leaders to remain on the lead lap. ARCA declared that the No. 22 had sped down pit road and would be penalized a lap as a result. This costly penalty caused the No. 22 to restart in the 13th position after running in the top-10 for 120 laps.

KBIII drove the Aaron's Lucky Dog machine up to 12th when the final caution of the day brought a green-white-checkered finish. In the final two laps, KBIII hammered to tenth for his seventh top-10 of the 2008 season. This finish moved the driver of the No. 22 Toyota from tenth to seventh in the point standings with 3350 points. KBIII is only 35 points out of sixth-place and 510 out of fifth.

"I really want to thank my team and Aaron's for all their hard work and support this year," added Butler.

Next Stop: KBIII and the Aaron's Lucky Dog team head to Salem, Indiana for the Eddie Gilstrap Motors 200 by Advance Auto Parts. SIM Factory Pole Qualifying takes place on Saturday, September 13th at 3:00 p.m. Driver introductions follow at 6:45 p.m. and the green flag for the 200-lap event drops at 7:15 p.m. All times listed are EASTERN.

-credit: esr

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Series ARCA
Drivers Ken Butler III , Ken Butler