The Tricky Triangle Awaits ARCA Menards Series Competitors

For the 73rd time, the ARCA Menards Series heads to Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania, this Friday evening for the running of the General Tire Delivers 200.

BY ADAM FENWICK http://WWW.ARCARACING.COM 

The race serves as the halfway point of the 20-race ARCA Menards Series season. It is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. ET and will be available to watch live on FS1. Audio coverage of the event will be available on MRN, SiriusXM and ARCARacing.com.

ARCA’s most recent visit to Pocono took place last year with Venturini Motorsports driver Corey Heim collecting the victory. This year’s ARCA race at Pocono will kick off a busy weekend at the track that also features NASCAR’s top three national touring series.

Tickets to Friday’s General Tire Delivers 200 are available. Below is everything to know about the event.

The last two times Brandon Jones competed in the ARCA Menards Series, he visited Victory Lane.

He will look to keep that streak going as the NASCAR Xfinity Series star returns to ARCA competition this Friday for the General Tire Delivers 200 at Pocono.

Jones, who has victories at Charlotte Motor Speedway and Iowa Speedway already this year in ARCA competition, will once again pilot the No. 81 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing. Friday’s race will be his third of five scheduled ARCA starts this season.

He’ll be up against a strong field of contenders Friday evening, including ARCA Menards Series championship leader Rajah Caruth, his teammate and championship rival Nick Sanchez and GMS Racing’s Daniel Dye.

Jake Finch will make his ARCA Menards Series debut aboard the No. 55 Toyota for Venturini Motorsports. Finch has competed in the East and West Series already this season, earning a best finish of second in East Series competition at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway.

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course winner Taylor Gray will pursue his third ARCA Menards Series win of the year in the No. 17 for David Gilliland Racing. Jesse Love will once again take the reins of the No. 20 Toyota for Venturini Motorsports, and Sammy Smith will look to get back on the winning track in Kyle Busch Motorsports’ No. 18 Toyota.

Fast Track Racing heads to Pocono with a whopping five entries this week. The team will field cars for Stephanie Moyer, Jon Garrett, Bryce Haugeberg, D.L. Wilson and Ed Pompa. The No. 44 Pompa will drive is a joint effort with team owner Jeff McClure, who will serve as Pompa’s crew chief Friday.

Kris Wright, who led late in the most recent ARCA Menards Series event at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, is back for another ARCA event. This time he’ll pilot the No. 02 Chevrolet for Young’s Motorsports.

Scott Melton, who hasn’t raced since suffering injuries in a crash at Talladega Superspeedway in April, makes his return to action in the No. 69 Ford. Other notable entries include Sean Corr, Parker Chase, Connor Mosack, Andy Jankowiak and Jason Kitzmiller.

The complete entry list for Friday’s General Tire Delivers 200 is available here.

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