Salem, IN — The ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS has released the entry form for the prestigious 53rd Annual Redbud 400 Presented by State Farm Agent Mesha McCarty, which will take place on Monday, July 15th at Anderson Speedway. The event will continue its Monday evening format after the Kentucky Speedway NASCAR Weekend.
Past CRA winners of the prestigious Redbud race include Raphael Lessard in 2018, Steve Wallace in 2017, Dalton Armstrong in 2016, Erik Jones in 2015, Daniel Hemric in 2014, Johnny VanDoorn in 2013, Ross Kenseth in 2012, Steve Dorer in 2011, Scott Hantz in 2010 and Kyle Busch in 2009. Lessard put on a show in last year’s event driving for Kyle Busch Motorsports, using the high lane to pass cars and gain positions after starting the event in the 12th position.
The racing action could be even fiercer for the 2019 event as the Redbud 400 winner’s purse will continue to pay $15,000 to win.
The Redbud 400 will be 400 laps counting yellows. It will also feature Controlled Cautions, which were used with great success the last two Redbud 400’s. When a yellow comes out teams will have three laps to service their race car without losing laps or positions on pit road. Those cars will then line up behind the cars that did not pit at that yellow. Teams not getting out of the pits in the three laps will have to fall to the tail of the field and will risk losing laps.
As was previously announced Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year Candidate Daniel Hemric will be back at Anderson Speedway racing in the Redbud 400 on July 15th. Hemric is a former winner of the Redbud 400. In 2014 he came to Anderson Speedway in his first start and qualified on the pole. He took the lead with 23 laps remaining when he was able to get around Bubba Pollard. Hemric took four tires at the halfway break compared to Pollard’s two tires. In his two Redbud 400 starts at Anderson Speedway, Hemric has one win, one pole, and two top 5 finishes. Hemric was the 2012 JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance Champion.
Additional track and Redbud 400 Presented by State Farm Agent Mesha McCarty event information can be found at www.andersonspeedway.com.
Redbud 400 Entry Forms, Schedule of Events and ARCA/CRA Super Series rules and regulations can be found at www.cra-racing.com.
-CRA Racing Press Release
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