Editor’s Note: Our interview with Bret Holmes is rescheduled according to the rescheduling of the Five Flags Speedway ARCA East race.
ARCA Menards Series driver Bret Holmes is coming off a great season finishing third in the series point standings last year. This year he’s taking Bret Holmes Racing in a new direction with a new look. And it’s all about winning in 2020.
The organization currently plans on running 14 events this season with new blue and white color scheme representing the No. 23 team. What’s not changing this year is that crew chief Shane Huffman is at the top of the pit box for every race. Last season the duo of Holmes and Huffman worked together garnering eight top-five and 18 top-ten finishes in 20 starts.
The battle for the ARCA Menards Series championship moves from the quick half-mile of Toledo Speedway to the sweeping, ultra-fast high banks of Charlotte Motor Speedway in Thursday night’s General Tire 150. The race, the seventh race of the season, will be the second race in five days for the ARCA Menards Series teams and the second race of a seven-races-in-six-weeks stretch that carries the tour into the summer.
Brandon Jones talks in the Chicagoland Speedway Media Center after winning the ARCA Racing Series Pole Award for tonight’s Scott’s 15. Photo – Jeff Coddington/The Rowdy Maglite Show
Coming off the hauler, Brandon Jones didn’t think his car was that good, they were fighting it free most of the day. By the end of the ARCA Racing Series practice, that all changed when he and his crew chief hit on something that made a big difference for his No. 33 MDM Motorsports team.
“Shane Huffman has been my crew chief for a couple of years now, and we’ve cycled back into things since, I’m at MDM this year, said Jones after winning the pole award. “He kind of knows what I’m looking for’ he knows my feel (for the car) and we hit on something with about ten minutes to go in practice.
“All-in-all qualifying on the pole I think is going to be really good. It’s not a bad place to start from and hopefully, everything in the race will go the way we need it to go.”
Practice and qualifying during the day can mean a difference from racing in the evening when the sun starts setting. But, Jones knows what to expect from the track at Chicagoland Speedway in the ARCA Racing Series’ Scott’s 150.
“Usually, here at night it frees up a little bit,” continued Jones. “And I think we’ve got the car tightened up just enough to be pretty good for tonight. That’s what we’re expecting anyway. We’ll have to see what happens by the first pit stop and make the call after that.”
The ARCA Racing Series’ Scott’s 150 starts at 8 pm ET tonight at Chicagoland Speedway with coverage on FOX Sports 1.
In five NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts, Brett Moffitt had never led a lap.
But in Saturday’s Careers for Veterans 200 at Michigan International Speedway, Moffitt picked the perfect time to take the point for the first time.
Powering around Red Horse Racing teammate Timothy Peters and five-time series winner William Byron off the second corner of the final lap at the two-mile track, Moffitt held off Peters by 0.098 seconds to win a NASCAR national series race for the first time. Continue reading →