DuQuoin: Josh Richards preview

"Kid Rocket" Enters ARCA Southern Illinois 100 at DuQuoin The 21 year old known as "Kid Rocket", Josh Richards of Shinnston, West Virginia, has found the lure of a victory at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds too much to resist and the World of ...

"Kid Rocket" Enters ARCA Southern Illinois 100 at DuQuoin

The 21 year old known as "Kid Rocket", Josh Richards of Shinnston, West Virginia, has found the lure of a victory at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds too much to resist and the World of Outlaws Late Model star has entered the 57th Federated-Southern Illinois 100 ARCA stock car event in search of his second start and first win.

Richards first came to DuQuoin as a 19 year old in 2007 driving for friend and mentor Tony Stewart and finished third as Stewart spotted for the ARCA rookie. Last year Richards missed the ARCA dirt event on the "Magic Mile" but won six World of Outlaw Late Model events and finished second in the 2008 World of Outlaw late model chase.

Richards is entered for the 2009 Southern Illinois 100 as a teammate to Canada's Steve Arpin on the Venturini Motorsports team giving car owner Billy Venturini, formerly of Chicago, a potent combination on Labor Day.

-credit: jrPR

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Series ARCA
Drivers Tony Stewart , Billy Venturini , Steve Arpin , Josh Richards