Series notebook 2008-07-14

ARCA RE/MAX Series Headed to Kentucky Speedway The ARCA RE/MAX Series is headed to the Bluegrass State for the Kentucky ARCA 150 on Friday evening, July 18th, 2008. The race marks the series' 17th appearance to Kentucky Speedway and the eleventh...

ARCA RE/MAX Series Headed to Kentucky Speedway

The ARCA RE/MAX Series is headed to the Bluegrass State for the Kentucky ARCA 150 on Friday evening, July 18th, 2008. The race marks the series' 17th appearance to Kentucky Speedway and the eleventh of 21 events on the 2008 ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule. The race also marks the official halfway point of the '08 season.

Midway into the '08 season there have been two repeat winners, including Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. (Kentucky Speedway in May and Pocono Raceway in June) and Justin Allgaier (Salem Speedway in April and Cayuga Motor Speedway in June). Other 2008 series winners include Michael Annett (Daytona), Matt Hawkins (Iowa), Scott Speed (Kansas), Joey Logano (Rockingham), Matt Carter (Toledo) and Justin Lofton (Michigan).

Impressive ARCA RE/MAX Series Winner's List at Kentucky In May, Roush Fenway Racing's Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., the current ARCA RE/MAX Series points leader, took advantage of a late-race restart to pull away from the 41-car field and earn his career-first ARCA RE/MAX Series victory. Stenhouse was able to earn the victory by 0.374 seconds over Scott Speed, Ryan Fischer, Ken Butler, III and John Wes Townley, all of whom have entered the July edition of the Kentucky ARCA 150.

Stenhouse's victory allowed him to join an impressive list of former series winners at the 1.5-mile track, including fellow Roush Fenway driver Erik Darnell, who found victory lane at Kentucky in 2006, and current NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Michal McDowell, Ryan Newman and Kyle Busch. Other ARCA RE/MAX Series winners at Kentucky include nine-time and defending series champion Frank Kimmel, who leads the series at Kentucky with four victories, two-time winners Chad Blount and Ryan Hemphill. Brad Coleman, Tim Steele and Steve Wallace have one win each.

Defending Kentucky Speedway Winner Stenhouse Leads Point Standings

Defending Kentucky Speedway race winner Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. currently leads the ARCA RE/MAX Series point standings by 130 points over former Formula One driver Scott Speed. Stenhouse and Speed are two of six SunTrust Rookie of the Year contenders currently in the top-10 in the ARCA RE/MAX Series point standings. Other SunTrust Rookies in the top-10 include Matt Carter (currently third), John Wes Townley (currently fifth), Tom Hessert, III (currently seventh) and Tayler Malsam (currently eighth).

Top Ten Points After the Cayuga ARCA RE/MAX 250 at Cayuga Motor Speedway (6-29-08); 1) Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., 2490; 2) Scott Speed, 2360, 3) Matt Carter, 2340; 4) Frank Kimmel, 2315; 5) John Wes Townley, 2200; 6) Justin Allgaier, 2160; 7) Tom Hessert, III, 2120; 8) Tayler Malsam, 2085; 9) Patrick Sheltra, 2070; 10) Dexter Bean, 2045.

Uphill Climb in Point Standings for Dexter Bean

Dexter Bean, driver of the No. 37 GLOCK Chevrolet fielded by Spraker Racing Enterprises, has earned top-10 finishes in each of the last four consecutive races, allowing him to break into the top-10 in the ARCA RE/MAX Series Point Standings. Bean's streak of top-10 finishes began on May 18th at Toledo Speedway, where he led 37 laps and finished a season-high third. Following Toledo, Bean finished seventh at Pocono Raceway (June 7th), ninth at Michigan Int'l Speedway (June 14th) and fourth at Cayuga Motor Speedway (June 29th) for an average finish of 5.75 and 100 percent laps completed over the last four events. Prior to Toledo, Bean had an average finish of just 28th and 78.5 percent laps completed.

ARCA on the Air: SPEED to Broadcast Kentucky ARCA 150 Qualifying, Race

SPEED will broadcast ARCA qualifying live from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Friday, July 18th at Kentucky Speedway. The Kentucky ARCA 150 is live on SPEED beginning at 8 p.m. Eastern, with a re-air scheduled for 1:30 a.m.

In addition, live timing and scoring of all ARCA RE/MAX Series on-track sessions, including practice (11:30-1:45 p.m.), SIM Factory Pole Qualifying (4:30 p.m.) and the Kentucky ARCA 150 (8 p.m.) will available on arcaracing.com.

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Series ARCA
Drivers Ryan Newman , Frank Kimmel , Chad Blount , Tim Steele , Scott Speed , Ryan Hemphill , Tom Hessert , Brad Coleman , Justin Allgaier , Erik Darnell , Dexter Bean , Justin Lofton , Joey Logano , Patrick Sheltra , Tayler Malsam , John Wes Townley , Ryan Fischer , Steve Wallace , Ken Butler , Kyle Busch
Teams Roush Fenway Racing