Pocono: Justin Marks preview

Justin Marks, Win-Tron Racing Pocono Raceway Advance Long Pond, PA (July 28, 2010)- Back on track after a one week hiatus, Justin Marks and the No. 32 Win-Tron Racing Team travel to Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania this weekend for the...

Justin Marks, Win-Tron Racing Pocono Raceway Advance

Long Pond, PA (July 28, 2010)- Back on track after a one week hiatus, Justin Marks and the No. 32 Win-Tron Racing Team travel to Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania this weekend for the running of the Weis Markets 125.

Striving for the best finishes possible in all situations, Marks scored his fourth consecutive top-10 finish last weekend at Mansfield despite suffering from a cut right front tire on two separate occasions. After starting in the seventh position, Justin remained well within reach of the race leaders before an incident on lap 36 with Mikey Kile cut down his right front tire and forced him to pit and lose one lap. Though he continued to run lap times as fast, if not faster, than the leaders all night, another right front tire issue hindered him from gaining his laps back, relegating him to 10th place at the drop of the checkered flag.

Switching back to a Toyota Camry this weekend after utilizing the Dodge Charger at Mansfield Motorsports Park, Justin Marks holds a 50-point lead over second place Craig Goess in the ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX and Menards championship point standings. Nine-time ARCA Racing Series Champion Frank Kimmel lingers in third place, just 85 markers behind the Rocklin, California native.

The last outing proved to be a challenge for the Minnesota-based team, as they searched for the right setup in their Toyota Camry and mustered up a seventh place finish at the end of the day. Taking what they learned from previous runs, along with data from testing since the last event, the Mike Chaffee-lead team believes they'll have a car to contend with this Saturday afternoon. In 2009, Win-Tron posted two top-fives with the No. 32 machine, including a second place finish with driver Matt Merrell behind the controls.

Justin will also be making off-track appearances near the Tricky Triangle this weekend, including an autograph session at PNC Field in Moosic, PA prior to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees game against the Norfolk Tides on Friday, beginning at 6:00 PM.

-source: win-tron racing

Justin Marks on Pocono Raceway

I like Pocono, it's an enjoyable track for me. We weren't really that great the first time around this year but we've worked a lot on the cars and I think we've made some progress during the testing we've done, so we're just going to hope for the best. Pocono is a track that I'm comfortable at and I think I race well there, so if we have a good car we'll be in good shape. The 81 (Craig Goess) is the defending winner of that race, and the 25 (Mikey Kile) is going to be up there too- they had everyone covered last time. It's going to be a hard fought championship and we just have to keep doing the best we can week in and week out.

Co-Owner Nate Thiesse on Pocono Raceway

We definitely have our work cut out for us at Pocono this weekend; we worked hard to find the right setup last month but we're going to apply some of the things we learned then to the setup this weekend. Heading into this weekend we're looking to bounce back from the bad luck we had at Mansfield two weeks ago. Justin drove a very tough race last weekend at Mansfield, and we know he'll give it 110 percent from here on out, no matter what track we travel to and what challenges lay ahead.

Event Schedule at Pocono

Friday, July 30, 2010 (All times Eastern)

5:30 AM- ARCA Racing Series Garage Opens

10:15-11:55 AM- ARCA Racing Series Practice

1:40 PM- Menards Pole Qualifying Presented by Ansell (All Positions / 1 lap)

6:00-6:40 PM- ARCA Racing Series Driver Autograph Session at PNC Field, Moosic, PA

Saturday, July 31, 2010

8:30 AM- ARCA Racing Series Garage Opens

11:00 AM- ARCA Racing Series Tweet-up in the FanZone

2:30 PM- ARCA Racing Series Driver Introductions

3:00 PM- Start of the Weis Markets 125 (50 laps/125 miles)

Justin Marks, Win-Tron Racing Stats

- Eight top-10 finishes in ten starts this season

- Marks won his first career ARCA Racing Series event in the second race of the year at Palm Beach Speedway

- In 51 career starts, Marks has finished in the top 10 a total of 21 times and has two career pole positions

- Marks has two top-10 finishes in five starts at Pocono Raceway, finishing seventh most recently in June.

- Win-Tron Racing claimed two top-five finishes last year including a runner-up finish in July with driver Matt Merrell at the 2.5-mile triangle-shaped oval.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Frank Kimmel , Justin Marks , Mikey Kile , Craig Goess , Matt Merrell