Kentucky ARCA Race Preview

Friday, Sep 20 1897

Tonight will be the first time the ARCA Racing Series will take on Kentucky Speedway since 2009 at the 1.5-mile oval located in Sparta, Kentucky. Entry list currently features 32 unique drivers who will do all they can to win this weekend. It will mark the 12th annual Z-Loop 150. Parker Kligerman is the defending race winner.

The entry list features many different drivers including, Bobby Gerhart, Chase Elliott, Erik Jones, Corey LaJoie, Will Kimmel, Justin Boston, Christopher Brown, Mark Meunier, Taylor Ferns, Mason Mitchell, and Steven Mathews.

Storylines heading into tonight.

Frank Kimmel will be one of the huge threats going into tonight’s race at his favorite track. Kimmel has had a lot of success with three wins at Kentucky. He currently goes into this weekend with the points lead over Mason Mingus by 305 with only two races remaining of the 2013 season.

After nearly winning the ARCA race at the Chicagoland Speedway back in late July, rookie Justin Boston looks to have a great run tonight at the Kentucky Speedway. His primary sponsor, Z-Loop, will also be the title sponsor of the event, so he hopes to put the No. 25 in victory lane. In 19 starts, he has captured seven top-fives and 14 top-10s this season.

Corey LaJoie is one of the favorites tonight as he has two wins in only three starts this season. LaJoie goes into this weekend with lots of momentum after coming home with a 4th place finish in his last start at the Iowa Speedway. His two wins this season which came at Chicago and Pocono earlier this year.

You can catch the Z-Loop 150 tonight at 8:00 p.m. Et. live on Fox Sports 1. You can follow live timing and scoring of the event on arcaracing.com. See below for the weekend schedule. No radio coverage will be available.

1:00-3:00 p.m. ARCA RACING PRACTICE NO TV
5:15 p.m. MENARDS POLE QUALIFYING NO TV
8:00 p.m. Z-LOOP 150 RACE LIVE ON FS1

Brett Winningham

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