MOORESVILLE, N.C. – official team release — Ken Schrader Racing photo —
Ross Kenseth climbs back into the No. 52 Federated Auto Parts car this week at Kentucky Speedway for his second ARCA Racing Series start of 2015.
Friday’s Crosley Brands 150 marks Kenseth’s first ARCA start since winning the June race at Michigan Int’l Speedway earlier this season, and only the fourth series start of his young career.
Kenseth will team with Ken Schrader Racing for the third time in the ARCA Racing Series and once again with sponsorship support from Boyne Machine Company of Jenison, Mich.
“Schrader Racing is a great team and we had a lot of fun at Michigan together,” said Kenseth. “I’ve tested before at Kentucky so hopefully that can help give us a jumpstart this week. I’m excited to get back to a mile-and-a-half speedway. It’ll be cool having Boyne and Federated back on the car as we’ve enjoyed some success with them this year. Hopefully we can continue that and have a good run at Kentucky.”
Friday’s race marks Kenseth’s fourth career start on a high-banked 1.5- to two-mile oval and third this season. He led a race-high 51 laps en route to his first career ARCA victory in June at Michigan. A week later, he turned in an impressive NASCAR XFINITY Series debut at Chicagoland Speedway, where he qualified second and finished sixth, while recording a race-high 48 quality passes (passes inside the top 15 under green flag conditions).
This will not be Kenseth’s first time at Kentucky Speedway as he tested an ARCA car there last year and participated in yesterday’s ARCA test as well.
“Ross did a great job for us in the Federated car at Michigan,” said Schrader. “He’s proved that he can get the job done and we’re looking forward to going to the track with him this weekend.”
CREDIT: Ken Schrader Racing