Bret Holmes Racing News and Notes: Madison International Speedway

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No. 23 Holmes ll Excavation Chevrolet SS
Bret Holmes

Event: Shore Lunch 200
Date: June 14, 2019
Venue: Madison International Speedway – Oregon, Wisc.

This Week’s Holmes ll Excavation Chevrolet at Madison International Speedway … Bret Holmes will pilot Chassis No. 202 in the Shore Lunch 200 at Madison International Speedway. So far this season, this Bret Holmes Racing-prepared Chevrolet SS has seen track action on four previous occasions and garnered one top-five and four top-10 finishes.

Wisconsin Details … Holmes has two previous starts at the half-mile oval. In both of his appearances at the track, Holmes has recorded a seventh-place finish and an average starting position of 11th.

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 60 points heading into this week’s race at Madison International Speedway.

Sioux Chief Short Track Challenge … This week’s 200-lap event marks the fifth race of the 11-race Sioux Chief Short Track Challenge. Holmes is tied for fourth in the point standings.

Review Mirror: Michigan International Speedway … Holmes and company started the 100-lap event from the seventh position. In the early stages of the race, Holmes reported to the No. 23 team of a tight-handling condition. Crew chief Shane Huffman called Holmes to pit road during the first caution of the night for four tires, fuel and a chassis adjustment. Holmes returned to racing action and battled his way into the top five of the running order. The 22-year-old driver informed his crew the adjustments were positive as he set his sights on the fourth-place car. With less than 10 laps remaining, Holmes maneuvered his red Chevrolet into the third position, capturing his third top-five finish of the season.

Tune In Alert … Coverage of this week’s Shore Lunch 200 at Madison International Speedway will be televised live on Friday, June 14, beginning at 9 p.m. Eastern Time on MAVTV. Live timing and scoring will also be available at

You’ve been speedway racing now for a few weeks. What’s it going to be like to get back on a short track?
“Madison (International Speedway) is a tough track. It’s almost like a banked Martinsville Speedway. The corners are really tight, you use a lot of brakes and the front tires wear quickly. I think that’s the difference maker there. You don’t want to get your front tires too hot. On long green-flag runs, that’s where you’ll beat everyone. I’m excited to get back on a short track after these few weeks at speedways. I think our intermediate track program is a little better than our short track, but we’re working on some things at the shop that we’re going to test out to see how they work. We’ve had solid top-five runs here lately, and we’re looking to continue that in Madison this week.”