ARCA Menards Series Race Advance: Elko Speedway

David Gilliland Racing

Saturday, July 10

Track: Elko Speedway, 3/8-mile oval
Race: 9 of 20
Event: Menards 250 (250 laps, 94 miles)


Practice: 4:30 p.m. ET
Qualifying: 6:30 p.m. ET
Race: 10:00 p.m. ET (MAVTV)

Taylor Gray, No. 17 Ford Performance Fusion

  • After being sidelined from competition for 13 weeks, Gray will make his second ARCA Menards Series start of the season on Saturday night at Elko (Minn.) Speedway. His last race with the national series was at Phoenix (Ariz.) Raceway in March where he finished ninth.
  • The Ford Performance driver also has a pair of third-place finishes with the ARCA East series in February at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway and Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola.
  • The Menards 250 will be the first ever start at the 3/8-mile oval for both Gray and crew chief Chad Johnston.
  • Saturday will begin a stretch of five straight weeks of racing for the 16 year old. He will follow the ARCA Menards Series schedule through Watkins Glen, where he intends to do double duty with ARCA and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
Taylor Gray ARCA Racing

Thad Moffitt, No. 46 Clean Harbors Ford Fusion

  • Moffitt enters his ninth race of the 2021 ARCA Menards Series season on Saturday evening at Elko (Minn.) Speedway.
  • The North Carolina native collected his fourth top-five of the season two weeks at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway with a fifth-place effort.
  • Moffitt’s streak of top-10 finishes stands at seven heading into this weekend. With four top-fives and seven top-10s, the No. 46 Fusion remains in third in the series standings for the ARCA Menards Series and the Sioux Chief Showdown.
  • Similar to teammate Taylor Gray and his crew chief, Moffitt and Derek Smith will be making their first appearances at Elko as well.
Thad Moffitt