AM Racing | Christian Rose Phoenix Raceway ARCA Preview

No. 32 AM Racing Team:

Driver: Christian Rose

Primary Partner(s): Department of West Virginia Tourism | Secure Testing Services

Manufacturer: Ford Mustang

Crew Chief: Ryan “Pickle” London

Spotter: Trevor Monn

Chassis Intel: AMR Chassis No. A232

Engine: Ilmor Racing Technologies

Notes of Interest:

Welcome Back: AM Racing returns to the ARCA Menards Series full-time in 2024 with sophomore Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) driver Christian Rose behind the wheel of the team’s No. 32 Ford Mustang.

The 2024 ARCA Menards Series will mark the first time that AM Racing has competed back-to-back full-time in the NASCAR-owned development series since two-time ARCA Menards Series winner drove for the organization during the 2017 – 2018 seasons respectively.

Meet Christian Rose: Rose, a former Division 1 baseball player for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore has traded the glove and bat in for a steering wheel and helmet and has set achievable goals for his second full season of stock car competition aboard the team’s flagship No. 32 Ford Mustang.

Rose returns to the Statesville, N.C.-based team on the heels of his inaugural rookie ARCA schedule in 2023, which was highlighted by two top-five, 13 top-10 finishes, and the most laps completed by any ARCA driver last season at 2,550 of 2,624 laps or 97.2% throughout the 20-race season.

His strength of two top-five and five top-10 finishes in the final five races of the season vaulted Rose to third overall in the championship standings behind series champion Jesse Love and Andrés Pérez de Lara.

The 28-year-old also made two starts in the NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series, respectively, with starts at Richmond (Va.) Raceway and the season-finale at Phoenix (Ariz.) Raceway.

He’s Back Too!: To help steer Christian Rose and the AM Racing team towards a championship in 2024, Ryan “Pickle” London will return to serve as crew chief of the No. 32 Ford Mustang this season.

London, a long-time NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series crew chief returned to AM Racing in early 2023 after spending the 2020 season with the team’s Truck Series program as the truck chief.

London has plenty of experience as a leader in the ARCA Menards Series, including guiding drivers Tom Hessert and Frank Kimmel to poles and leading Grant Enfinger to victories at Berlin (Mich.) Raceway and DuQuoin (Ill.) State Fairgrounds in 2014.

In addition to the two wins as crew chief, the winning NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series crew chief has numerous ARCA top-fives and top-10 efforts to his credit.

Partner Support: The Department of West Virginia Tourism will serve as the primary marketing partner on Rose’s No. 32 Ford Mustang in Friday night’s General Tire 150.

The Department of West Virginia Tourism promotes West Virginia as a leading four-season travel destination and top state to live, work and retire.

Known as the Mountain State, West Virginia is one of the most scenic states in the United States and home to thousands of acres of parks and public lands, including America’s newest national park and 45 state parks and forests.

In addition to its majestic mountains and rolling hills, West Virginia is full of rich historic sites, enchanting art galleries, charming towns and an immense sense of belonging found only in its heaven-like landscapes.

Secured Partnership: In addition to the Department of West Virginia Tourism, Secure Testing Services (STS) will serve as a major associate marketing partner for the second of 20 races on the 2024 ARCA Menards Series tour.

Secure Testing Services (STS) is a nationwide leader in on-site drug testing located in Richmond, Virginia, and serves clients across the US.

STS helps organizations save time and money implementing their drug testing programs by providing nationwide on-site testing. By partnering with STS, companies can eliminate costly wait times at labs and have their employees back to work quicker, thus increasing efficiency and providing total cost savings.

As a partner with most major TPAs, they make the process simple. When you want to work with the best, call STS!

Christian Rose ARCA Phoenix Raceway Stats: Friday night’s General Tire 150 will mark Rose’s third start at the 1.0-mile speedway.

In his previous two efforts, the Martinsburg, WV native has a best track finish of 23rd after starting 22nd in the 2023 edition of the General Tire 150.

Christian Rose Career ARCA National Series Stats: In 29 career ARCA National Series starts, Rose has earned three top-five and 15 top-10 finishes highlighted by a career-best third-place finish achieved at Salem (Ind.) Speedway in September 2023. Additionally, Rose has showcased 20 top-20 finishes overall since 2022.

Slingin’ That Dirt: Since Daytona, Rose has been teamed up with AM Racing’s Dirt Division and has been getting experience behind the wheel of a Dirt Modified in an effort to strengthen his driving skills.

Last week, Rose competed at Fayetteville Speedway alongside AMR teammate Austin Wayne Self.

Rose will continue to participate in select Dirt Modified events as his schedule allows this season.

AM Minute: AM Racing has a busy weekend. In addition to the ARCA Menards Series, its NASCAR Xfinity Series team is also in action at Phoenix.

Rose’s teammate Hailie Deegan heads to Phoenix following her top-15 finish with the AM Racing team last weekend at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway.

After competing last week at Fayetteville Speedway in Fayetteville, N.C., AM Racing’s Dirt Division is taking a much-needed weekend off.

Thanks For Your Support: With the start of the 2024 season underway, AM Racing and Christian Rose would like to thank their associate marketing partners for their support: AirBox Air Purifier, Flying Circle, Mobil 1, and Whitetail Smokeless.

Daytona International Speedway | Hard Rock Bet 200 Race Recap: The ARCA Menards Series kicked off its season last month at Daytona International Speedway.

In his second Daytona ARCA race with AM Racing, Rose qualified his No. 32 Department of West Virginia Tourism | Secure Testing Services Ford Mustang 19th and quickly worked inside the top-10.

Rose was later spun by another competitor. Luckily, he did not suffer any major damage with the spin in the tri-oval and returned to competition on the lead lap.

He cleverly negotiated past a last-lap wreck to earn a fourth-place finish at the checkered flag. The finish was Rose’s career-best on a superspeedway in the ARCA Menards Series.

The finish also continued Rose’s streak of top-five finishes, which dates back to the final two races of the 2023 ARCA Menards Series season at Salem (Ind.) Speedway and Toledo Speedway, respectively.

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Christian Rose Quoteboard:

On Phoenix Raceway: “With a strong start to the season, I am focused on getting to Phoenix and having a strong performance with our No. 32 Department of West Virginia Tourism | Secure Testing Services Ford Mustang.

“I know my AM Racing team is going to bring me a fast race car, and I just need to be methodical and smart, climbing through the field and putting us in contention to win the race.

“We’re off to a strong start this season and I want nothing more than to continue that on Friday night.”

On 2024 Season Outlook: “I am hoping we can pick up right where we left off from the 2023 season at Daytona this weekend. Our team worked hard throughout the season to deliver strong and competitive results. I’m confident we can continue to build on that momentum and compete for a championship in 2024.”

Race Information:

The General Tire 150 (150 laps | 150 miles) is the second of 20 races on the 2024 ARCA Menards Series schedule. Practice begins Fri., March 8, with a forty-five-minute session from 1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Group qualifying will begin a short time later at 2:30 p.m. The field will take the green flag shortly after 6:00 p.m. The event will be televised live on FOX Sports 1 (FS1) with the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM Satellite Radio (XM channel 391 | online channel 981) handling the radio waves. ARCARacing.com will also stream live timing and scoring throughout the entire weekend festivities. All times are local (MT).

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