AM Racing | Christian Rose Talladega Superspeedway 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. A613

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 continuing with this weekend’s General Tire 200 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.

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 three-time ARCA Menards Series winner Gus Dean 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 as the truck chief with the team’s Truck Series program.

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 Saturday’s General Tire 200.

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 third 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!

Squeaky Blue Clean: In between Phoenix and Talladega, AM Racing and Christian Rose proudly announced the addition of Blue Wolf as a partner to the team’s ARCA Menards Series platform for the remaining 18 races in 2024.

Originally created by a West Virginia coal miner and a chemist to clean and degrease mining equipment, Blue Wolf quickly became trusted as a proven product for getting the job done.

As miners began taking the product home, they soon discovered that Blue Wolf worked great on everything from removing grease and coal dust from carpets and work clothes to pressure washing houses.

Today, Blue Wolf offers a full line of cleaners and degreasers for household, automotive, and industrial use.

Blue Wolf will serve in an associate role for Saturday afternoon’s race.

Christian Rose ARCA Talladega Superspeedway Stats: Saturday’s General Tire 200 will mark Rose’s second start at the 2.66-mile superspeedway, the largest oval on the 2024 ARCA Menards Series schedule.

In his previous effort, the Martinsburg, WV native has a best track finish of 17th after starting 24h in the 2023 edition of the General Tire 200.

Christian Rose Career ARCA National Series Stats: In 30 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 21 top-20 finishes overall since 2022.

To The Point(s): Entering Talladega, Rose is second in the ARCA Menards Series championship standings, five markers behind championship leader Greg Van Alst with 18 races remaining.

Rose is tied for the runner-up position with Rev Racing driver Andrés Pérez de Lara.

Rose sits four points ahead of fourth-place competitor Amber Balcaen.

Rose is tied for third in the number of laps completed so far in 2024, with 199 of 199 laps completed with a 100 percent lap completion percentage.

AM Racing stands a respectable fifth in the ARCA Menards Series championship owner standings.

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 to strengthen his driving skills.

Last week, Rose competed at Virginia Motor 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 Talladega Superspeedway.

Rose’s teammate Hailie Deegan heads to Talladega following her respectable 23rd-place finish with the AM Racing team last weekend at Texas 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 10 percent of the 2024 ARCA Menards Series season complete, 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.

Phoenix (Ariz.) Raceway | General Tire 150 Race Recap: After a brief winter sabbatical, the ARCA Menards Series returned to action at Phoenix (Ariz.) Raceway in early March.

In his second Phoenix ARCA race with AM Racing, Rose qualified his No. 32 Department of West Virginia Tourism | Secure Testing Services Ford Mustang 12th and steadily hovered inside the top 15.

The team was robbed of its second top-10 finish of the season when inclement weather arrived shortly after a pit stop for adjustments. The Statesville, N.C.-based team finished 16th, 35 laps shy of the intended 150-lap distance.

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Christian Rose Quoteboard:

On Talladega Superspeedway: “With the strength of our superspeedway ARCA Menards Series program, I’m very upbeat about going to Talladega this weekend. I know we’re going to have a fast No. 32 Department of West Virginia Tourism | Secure Testing Services Ford Mustang.

“Our goal is the same as Daytona’s. We plan to bide our time and hopefully avoid trouble while putting ourselves in a position to win when the checkered flag nears.

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

On 2024 Season Outlook: “We are off to a strong start to the 2024 ARCA Menards Series season and I’d love nothing more than to continue to build confidence ahead of the heart of the season this summer and be a serious contender for the championship.”

Race Information:

The General Tire 200 (76 laps | 202 miles) is the third of 20 races on the 2024 ARCA Menards Series schedule. Group practice is set for Fri., April 19, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. The race is set for the following morning on Saturday, April 20 to take the green flag shortly after 11:30 a.m. (12:30 p.m. ET). 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. will also stream live timing and scoring throughout the entire weekend festivities.

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