Bret Holmes Racing News and Notes: Chicagoland Speedway

Bret Holmes Racing

Bret Holmes
No. 23 Techworks Trailer Sales Chevrolet SS
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Event: Bounty 150
Date: June 27, 2019
Venue: Chicagoland Speedway – Joliet, Ill.

This Week’s Techworks Trailer Sales Chevrolet at Chicagoland Speedway … Bret Holmes will pilot Chassis No. 206 in the Bounty 150 at Chicagoland Speedway. This Bret Holmes Racing-prepared Chevrolet has seen track action on two previous occasions so far this season. Holmes raced this machine at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May where he started sixth and finished eighth. He also raced this Chevrolet at Michigan International Speedway a few weeks ago and collected a third-place result.

Windy City Details … Holmes has one previous appearance at the Joliet, Ill., -based track where he started 18th and finished 10th.

To the Point … Holmes is currently second in the ARCA Menards Series driver championship point standings. The 22-year-old driver trails the leader by 30 points heading into this week’s race at Chicagoland Speedway.

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Season Update … With 11 races complete on the ARCA Menards Series schedule, Holmes has finished 10th or better in every race except for two events, Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway. The Munford. Ala., native earned his best finish so far this season at Michigan International Speedway when he finished third. As Holmes heads to Chicagoland Speedway, he rides the momentum of four top-five and nine top-10 finishes.

Review Mirror: World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway … With inclement weather in the area on Saturday afternoon, ARCA Menards Series official were forced to cancel qualifying and base the starting lineup off practice speeds, granting Holmes the fifth spot. As Holmes was rounding turn two on lap 11, he lost control and spun but was able to prevent damage. Crew chief Shane Huffman called Holmes to the attention of the No. 23 pit crew for four tires and fuel. Holmes returned to the racing surface in the 15th position on lap 27. As he was racing for the 13th spot on lap 68, he spun and made contact with the outside wall. With minimal damage, Holmes returned to racing action and battled his way back to a 10th-place result.

Tune In Alert … Coverage of this week’s Bounty 150 at Chicagoland Speedway will be televised live on Thursday, June 27, beginning at 7 p.m. Eastern Time on FOX Sports 1. Live timing and scoring will also be available at

You had a good run at Charlotte Motor Speedway last month. Is there anything that you can take from racing there to this week’s race at Chicagoland Speedway?

“Yeah, for sure. I think your baseline build for all of your speedway cars is pretty typically for just about all of the intermediate tracks that we go to, minus Pocono (Raceway). Our intermediate program is strong this year. We didn’t race at Chicago last year, so I’m not as comfortable with the track. That’s more on my end, though. I think Chicago is a little bit easier of a track to get ahold of, so that makes me feel better about heading into the race there. The difference in cars from this season to the last few years is pretty big as far as what we’re doing set up wise. I’m working on getting to the point where I’m pushing the limits of the car earlier. I feel like our game plan for this week’s race is very similar to what we did at Charlotte. If we can do that, we’ll be up front contending for the win.”

You have a new sponsor this week, can you tell us a little bit about them?
“I’m really excited to welcome Techworks Trailer Sales to the team for this week’s race at Chicagoland Speedway. Techworks started in Elkhart, Ind., and have been family owned ever since. It’s pretty cool to be able to partner with another family-owned business. I can’t wait for Mr. Barnes and everyone at Techworks Trailer Sales to see the car and experience the ARCA Menards Series race at Chicago.”