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On the heels of his top-ten finish at Daytona International Speedway in the ARCA Racing Series, BJ McLeod Motorsports driver, Clint King was looking forward to racing in the NASCAR XFINITY Series on Saturday. King raced in three events for the team last season, and will join the organization again this season for select races.
“We had a really good run at Daytona last weekend,” said King.
“I learned a lot. We didn’t necessarily have a lot of single car speed, but we had a good car in the draft.”
“We had to run the ARCA race to get approval for the XFINITY race and we were able to do that,” explained King.
Although King had high hopes that his ARCA experience at Daytona could be put to good use on Saturday in his XFINITY Series race, he was caught up in a lap 22 accident that shortened his day, finishing 38th in points.
Climbing through the ranks of racing in textbook style, King has competed at almost every level of stock car racing, winning races and championships. Before competing in the XFINITY Series his highest level of racing came at the ARCA Racing Series where he earned two poles, four top-five and eight top-ten finishes in ten starts driving for the potent Venturini Motorsports between 2011-2013
Team owner BJ McLeod says he’s thankful to have King in his organization for the 2017 season.
“We’re glad to start our second season of XFINITY Series competition with Clint King behind the wheel of one of our B.J. McLeod Motorsports machines,” said McLeod. “I watched him during the ARCA race last Saturday and he was able to come from the back to the front and finish there. That experience in the draft and feeling how the air moves around is priceless.”
Expect to see King back behind the wheel of a BJ McLeod Motorsports car this season.