Kentucky II: Justin Lofton preview

Lofton eyes return to victory lane, heads to familiar Kentucky track Clear contender Justin Lofton enters the Click It or Ticket Buckle-Up Kentucky 150 this weekend at Kentucky Speedway second in the series point standings. Lofton, driver of the...

Lofton eyes return to victory lane, heads to familiar Kentucky track

Clear contender Justin Lofton enters the Click It or Ticket Buckle-Up Kentucky 150 this weekend at Kentucky Speedway second in the series point standings. Lofton, driver of the No. 6 Eddie Sharp Racing Toyota also has an impressive compilation of stats at Kentucky.

Last July, Lofton finished 10th in the 150-mile race and earlier this season during the first visit for the ARCA RE/MAX Series on the 1.5-mile track, he narrowly missed a trip to victory lane, finishing second.

"I like Kentucky. It's a good track with different lanes and plenty of room to pass," Lofton said. "I put in a few laps here a few weeks ago and I'm ready for this race. It's time for us to get another win. We've been running really well lately and I know another one is right around the corner."

Prior to heading to Iowa Speedway last week, Lofton was on hand for a test session at Kentucky. The elder statesman at Eddie Sharp Racing, Lofton gave his rookie teammates Tim George Jr. and Craig Goess, Jr. a few pointers around the track as well as putting in a few laps of his own behind the wheel of George's machine.

"It was a different perspective and I learned a few things for this week's race," Lofton said of the test. "Of course, with the Camping World Truck Series running before us, we can't predict what type of changes that might make to the track itself. But, my crew chief Mark Rette and all of the guys are on top of their game and I'm sure we'll have another good run there."

The California native Lofton enters the 100-lap race at Kentucky, which marks the halfway mark of the ARCA schedule, with eight top-10 finishes, with four of them being runner-up showings, in addition to a win at Talladega Superspeedway. He also has five pole awards in just his second season of competition.

The Click It or Ticket Buckle-Up Kentucky 150 is set for Saturday, July 18th and can be seen on SPEED at 9:30 PM EST.

-credit: esr

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Series ARCA
Drivers Justin Lofton , Tim George Jr. , Craig Goess