Milwaukee: Ergon Racing preview

Mitchell Sees a Familiar Face in The Milwaukee Mile Ergon Driver Competed in Busch Series Race at the Historic Track This weekend, Marc Mitchell and the ...

Mitchell Sees a Familiar Face in The Milwaukee Mile
Ergon Driver Competed in Busch Series Race at the Historic Track

This weekend, Marc Mitchell and the #4 Ergon Dodge team will head to The Milwaukee (Wis.) Mile for Sunday's Governor's Cup 200 event for the ARCA RE/MAX Series. The Milwaukee Mile is the oldest continuously-operated motorsports facility in the world.

This will be Mitchell's second start at Milwaukee this season. The 23-year-old finished in a very respectable 20th place in the NASCAR Busch Series event that was held at the historic one-mile oval in June.

Mitchell is in the middle of a three race stretch with Cunningham Motorsports and the Dodge driver development program. Their last race together was two weeks ago at the Nashville Superspeedway. Mitchell had a car to contend for the win, but was involved in a wreck that was not his fault.

For the season, Mitchell has made eight ARCA RE/MAX Series starts. He has garnered two top-fives and three top-ten finishes in his partial campaign.

The Governor's Cup 200 will be shown live on the Speed Channel beginning at 1:00 pm EDT.

Comments from Mitchell as he prepares for Sunday's Governor's Cup 200:

"After our race at Nashville, I could not be happier to see that Milwaukee was coming up. We had a really strong car last time out. I feel like we could have grabbed a top-five finish at least. But we can only control what the #4 Ergon Dodge does. We have no control over the other cars in the field and, unfortunately, we got taken out by one. But that is racing. That stuff happens to everyone. We are intensely focused on Milwaukee and the rest is in our rear view mirror."

"I learned a lot about Milwaukee from the Busch race. It takes some laps around that place before you have it figured out. You think you know how to get around it, but you can really use some help your first time there. I was fortunate enough to have Jason Keller show me the ropes and I finished 20th thanks to a lot of what I learned from him. Now that I don't have to concentrate so much on learning the line, I can put more focus on getting this Ergon Dodge to victory lane. This team has been so close this year and Milwaukee sounds like as good a place as any for us to break through."

"Places like The Milwaukee Mile don't exist much anymore. There is so much history at that track that you almost stop and feel it when you first walk in. You name a racecar driver and he has probably raced there. It's "old school" because it sits at the fairgrounds like many of the tracks used to, but that makes it so cool. The pavement is showing some wear so you are slipping and sliding a lot. It is just a blast to go up there and race."

-credit: er

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