Toledo, OH – No superspeedway has appeared more on the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule over the years than Pocono Raceway. The upcoming ModSpace 150 marks the 65th ARCA race on the track’s 2.5-mile triangle since the series debuted on the big track in 1983.
The ModSpace 150 is coming Friday, July 28, serving as a show-opener for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Pocono Mountains 150 Saturday and the Monster Energy Cup Series Pennsylvania 400 Sunday.
“The ARCA series races have become staples on our schedule for the last 30 years,” said Brandon Igdalsky, President and CEO of Pocono Raceway. “The mix of seeing younger drivers clash with veterans is something Pocono race fans have truly come to enjoy.”
While ARCA’s tenure at Pocono is impressive, so too is the list of winners over the years. It includes Tim Steele, Bob Schacht, Mike Wallace, Blaise Alexander, Kerry Earnhardt, Ryan Newman, Casey Atwood, Casey Mears, Scott Riggs, Frank Kimmel, Travis Kvapil, Justin Allgaier, Joey Logano, Ty Dillon, Chase Elliott, Kyle Larson, Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne, Grant Enfinger and Riley Herbst, the winner this past June.
ARCA made its first Pocono appearance on May 30, 1969 on the now defunct three-quarter mile oval that once existed inside the present-day triangle. Bobby Watson, in a Dodge, won the 200-lap/150 mile race on the three-quarter mile track, with Benny Parsons (1968 and ’69 ARCA champion) winning the pole in his yellow No. 98 Ford Torino.
ARCA didn’t return to Pocono until 1983 when it competed for the first time on the big track – Bob Schacht the inaugural winner. Since ’83, ARCA has been a mainstay on the Pocono triangle, running two events each year since 1987.
Practice for the ModSpace 150 is Friday morning (July 28) from 9 – 10:30 a.m., with General Tire Pole Qualifying at 1:30 p.m. The ModSpace 150 is scheduled to get underway at 4, with the race airing on FS1 same afternoon at 6.
In addition to coverage on FS1, arcaracing.com will feature live timing and scoring and live chat of all on-track activities.
Tickets are now on sale at PoconoRaceway.com.
ARCA Racing Press Release. Photo Credit: ARCA Racing