INDIANAPOLIS — It’s time to get rowdy during the all-ARCA doubleheader Friday night, July 25 at Lucas Oil Raceway, because NASCAR star Kyle “Rowdy’’ Busch will race in the 100-lap CRA Super Series race before the SCOTT Get Geared up 200 presented by Federated Car Care.
Busch, the polesitter for the Sprint Cup Race in New Hampshire this weekend, already has a total of 135 NASCAR wins, and he will drive his CRA stock car on the 0.686-mile oval before the ARCA cars take over for the 200-lapper in prime time.
NASCAR/ARCA veteran Ken Schrader, 10-time ARCA Racing Series champion Frank Kimmel, ARCA point leader Grant Enfinger and red-hot Mason Mitchell highlight the ARCA Racing Series entries. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver David Ragan is also entered in the ARCA CRA Super Series event.
Tickets, for $20 – which is $10 off the gate price – are now on sale at Menards stores in Anderson, Avon, Bloomington, Camby, Carmel, Columbus, Fishers, Fort Wayne East, Fort Wayne South, Fort Wayne West, Greenwood, Indy East, Indy South, Kokomo, Lafayette South, Lebanon, Muncie, Richmond, Terre Haute and West Lafayette. Tickets for anyone 11 and under will be $10 at the gate.
The ARCA Racing Series last ran at Lucas Oil Raceway in 2012, with Kimmel taking the checkered flag. The 2014 race will be the 10th ARCA Racing Series race at the track since 1971.The return to the Indianapolis area by the series is important for the series presenting sponsor, Menards. Indianapolis is the fifth-largest market for Menards, which has 287 stores in 14 Midwestern states.
There are several events taking place in the Indianapolis area to coincide with the ARCA race.
On Thursday, July 24, show cars for the Menards-sponsored No. 27 NASCAR Sprint Cup and No. 88 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series cars will be at the Indy South Menards from noon to 8 p.m. Drivers Paul Menard and Matt Crafton will appear at the store from 7 to 8 p.m.
Kimmel and the ARCA No. 44 Ansell-Menards Toyota will be at the Camby Menards from 4 to 5:30 p.m. that same day plus at the Avon Menards from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The No. 27 and No. 88 show cars will be at Lucas Oil Raceway from noon to 9 p.m. on race day, Friday, July 25.
ARCA Racing Series Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell begins at 5:30 p.m. with the ARCA CRA Super Series 100-lap race following at 7. The SCOTT Get Geared Up 200 is scheduled for a 9 p.m. start, and is live on FOX Sports 1. ARCAracing.com will feature live timing and scoring of all ARCA Racing Series on-track activities, starting with the first of two practice sessions at 1:35. All times listed are Eastern.
For more ticket information, visit Trackenterprises.com and LucasOilRaceway.com.
(NOTE: All times listed are Eastern time.)