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July 2014

  • Brennan Poole returns with Venturini Motorsports for four races: Sidelined for most of the last two seasons due to sponsorship woes, 5-time ARCA winner Brennan Poole is set to make his ARCA Racing Series return on August 1st at Pocono Raceway. Poole, a native of The Woodlands, Texas, will make his first series start since 2013 driving the Venturini Motorsports prepared No. 66 The Identical Movie Toyota in Friday’s ARCA ModSpace 150. In addition the team announced today that Poole will drive at Madison International Speedway on August 24th and both ARCA dirt races at Illinois State Fairgrounds (Springfield) (8/17) and DuQuoin State Fairgrounds (9/1). “I can't thank Venturini Motorsports, So Good! Entertainment and everybody on The Identical project enough. I'm truly blessed to have this opportunity,” said Poole. “Our team has ran very well at all four tracks and we are determined to build upon those successes. We want to bring home four trophies for the mantle.” (In part from Venturini Motorsports PR) (07-30-14)
  • Grant Enfinger to drive for GMS Racing at Lucas Oil OFFICIAL: Ray Dunlap is reporting that Grant Enfinger will drive for a different ARCA Racing Series team at Lucas Oil Raceway on July 25th. Enfinger has been driving for Team BCR Racing, which continues to search for primary sponsorship for the remainder of the season. Dunlap subtlety mentioned that GMS Racing is the team that Enfinger would join. (Ray Dunlap Twitter) (07-20-14)
    OFFICIAL: Grant Enfinger will close out the final nine races of the ARCA Racing Series season in the No. 90 Motor Honey/Casite, Allegiant Travel Chevrolet for GMS Racing. Enfinger will make his GMS Racing debut when the team fields an entry for the ARCA Racing Series event at the Lucas Oil Raceway on July 25. “I would like to thank Howard (Bixman) and Team BCR Racing for getting me to this point in my career,” Enfinger said, who has raced for Team BCR Racing much of this season for team owner Howard Bixman. “I am thankful to Howard for allowing me this opportunity with GMS Racing. This alliance will provide me the opportunity to move to the next level in my career. We started the year off strong, and I look forward to finishing the season with GMS Racing as strong as I started.” Teammate Spencer Gallagher will continue to race in the ARCA Racing Series on a limited schedule, along with his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule. (In part from GMS Racing PR) (07-24-14)
  • Buster Graham joins Team Stange Racing for Chicagoland: Buster Graham has joined Team Stange Racing for the Ansell ActivArmr 150 at Chicagoland Speedway on July 19th. Graham will drive the No. 47 Rope, Soap 'N Dope Ford in the event. Rope, Soap 'N Dope provides industrial, safety, and janitorial supplies to business and is located in Broussard, Louisiana. Graham last competed at Talladega in May with Roulo Brothers Racing. (07-14-14) 
  • Mike Affarano returning at Chicagoland: Mike Affarano has filed an entry for the Ansell ActivArmr 150 at Chicagoland Speedway on July 19th. Affarano will drive the No. 03 Chevrolet with sponsorship from WON n DONE Automotive Car Products. The Shorewood, IL driver last competed in the series in 2012, making five starts. (07-12-14)
  • Leilani Münter finds primary sponsorship; to race at Chicagoland: Leilani Münter will bring her renewable energy message to diverse communities across seven states, policy makers in Washington, DC, and to race fans at Chicagoland Speedway. Münter will begin an electric road trip from her home in Charlotte, N.C. to Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday, June 13. On Saturday, July 19, Münter will slip behind the wheel of her other machine to race at Chicagoland with PrairieGold Solar as the primary sponsor on her No. 66 Venturini Motorsports ARCA Racing Series entry. PrairieGold Solar is an innovative company focused on developing, owning, and operating solar projects across North and South America. (In part from Venturini Motorsports PR) (07-12-14)
  • Brandon Jones; Turner Scott fined and penalized after Winchester win: Based on post-race technical inspection following Winchester Speedway, the Turner Scott Motorsports No. 4 team has been penalized for violating 2014 ARCA Rulebook Page 32, 21B, which states in part “the upper and lower coil spring mounts must support the front coil springs for a minimum of 270 degrees of each coil spring mount”. Team owner Steve Turner has been fined $3000, and he and driver Brandon Jones have penalized with the loss of 100 championship points as a result of the violation. (In part from ARCARacing.com) (07-12-14)
  • GMS Racing; Spencer Gallagher not racing at Winchester: GMS Racing and Spencer Gallagher have elected to not compete in this weekend's race at Winchester Speedway. The team will focus on its NASCAR Camping World Truck Series effort instead. While the team has stated that it will not release the remainder of its ARCA schedule, GMS Racing is planning on fielding a car at Chicagoland Speedway on July 19th. (07-03-14)
  • Carter 2 Motorsports co-owner an absconder from probation: Dana Royal (alias Dana Carter) was convicted in July 2013 and placed on probation for 30 months for her involvement in an RV rental scam. The RV rental scam was the same crime that Roger Carter II was convicted of, which sent him to prison in November 2013. The North Carolina Department of Public Safety's website lists Royal as an absconder from probation. It encourages anyone that has information on Royal's whereabouts to contact the adult corrections division at 1-888-646-0024. (NC DPS Offender Public Information) (07-01-14)
  • Shannon McIntosh to drive for Cunningham at Lucas Oil Raceway: Shannon McIntosh has been waiting a long time for her ARCA Racing Series debut. That day will come when she joins her Cunningham Motorsports team at Lucas Oil Raceway on July 25th. Originally planned for April at Salem Speedway, McIntosh’s debut had to be pushed back to July, due to sponsorship woes. The delay has only intensified her resolve to make the most of her opportunity, as she said, “I can’t wait to get back to Indianapolis, especially during the Brickyard 400 weekend. The opportunity to race for Cunningham Motorsports is absolutely huge for me and I intend to give the team the results we are capable of getting in July.” (In part from Cunningham Motorsports PR) (07-01-14)
  • Brian Rose accused of $15 million Ponzi scheme: Brian Rose, whose father, David Rose, served about four years in prison for swindling investors out of millions of dollars, has been now been indicted himself for allegedly running his own $15 million Ponzi scheme. The younger Rose, 34, is accused of borrowing from his father's playbook to mastermind a scam that ripped off 164 investors in four states who thought they were investing in coal mines. Rose, who was arrested June 17 in Tennessee and indicted with eight co-defendants on charges of fraud and money laundering, is accused of using the money to buy thoroughbred racehorses and race cars and to pay for living expenses and gambling junkets to Las Vegas. Rose, whose father was released from federal prison last year, is being held without bail after a federal magistrate judge found that he posed a danger to others and was a flight risk because the government has yet to account for $10 million of the money invested in the alleged conspiracy. Rose — who the indictment says operated under the name John Hankins — has pleaded not guilty. His lawyer, Jerry W. Laughlin, of Greeneville, Tenn., said he had just been appointed and that it was too early for him to comment on the case. (In part from Courier-Journal.com) (07-01-14)