Concord, North Carolina (June 7, 2017) – NASCAR Next alumnus Spencer Davis returns to the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards driving for Venturini Motorsports (VMS) in this Friday’s General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 at Pocono Raceway.
Making his first appearance since earning a podium finish during his series debut last month at Talladega Superspeedway, Davis will pilot the No.15 Parts City Auto Parts Toyota Camry.
“I’m excited to be back in the race car and make my first start at Pocono,” said Davis. “There’s a lot to look forward to the next couple of weeks – our 15-team showed a lot of speed the last time out and I expect we’ll see more of the same this weekend.”
Davis, an 18 year-old from Dawsonville, GA, is one of the newest members of VMS’ strong stable of young Toyota drivers.
“We’re off to a strong start – the guys in the shop have worked long hours getting my car ready for this week. I’m looking forward to taking it out early and running laps some laps during the test.”
“Pocono is like no other track in the world. It’s unique. It will definitely be a learning curve for me at first but like everything else, I’ll adapt. I’ve got great team backing with tons of experience and success at Pocono. Preparing I’ve run some laps on the simulator. But still nothing will compare to seeing it first-hand. Heck, before Talladega the biggest track I ran was one-mile – In my first two ARCA races I’ve seen Talladega and now getting ready for Pocono – it’s a racers dream to compete at these tracks,” added Davis.
On Wednesday, Davis will take to the track participation in ARCA’s open test session at Pocono Raceway in preparation for his first-ever visit to the 2.5 mile track known as the ‘Tricky Triangle’.
Pocono marks the second of seven scheduled ARCA Series races with VMS this season for Davis.
The highly touted development driver will also compete Father’s Day Weekend at Michigan Int’l Speedway in addition to future races at Iowa Speedway (July 8), Lucas Oil Raceway (July 21), Kentucky Speedway (September 22) and in the series’ finale at Kansas Speedway (October 20) .
Pocono Raceway Schedule
Practice for the General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 is raceday, Friday morning from 9:30 – 10:55 a.m. with General Tire Pole Qualifying at 2 p.m. The General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 is live on FOX SPORTS 1 Friday afternoon at 5:45 p.m.
Pocono Raceway Media Coverage
In addition to live coverage on FOX Sports 1, arcaracing.com will feature live timing and scoring and live chat of all on-track activities.
ABOUT VENTURINI MOTORSPORTS:
Venturini Motorsports (VMS), fielding cars for over 30-years in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, is one of the premier NASCAR driver development programs in the country. Multiple team championships and consistent on-track success, VMS has evolved into one of the most recognizable names in motorsports. Since 2007, VMS has assisted in the career development of notable NASCAR drivers such as Joey Logano, Erik Jones, William Byron, Justin Allgaier, Alex Bowman, Ryan Blaney, Brennan Poole, Daniel Suarez, and Brandon Jones. Over the years the Venturini name has become synonymous with modern-day racing in America. In 2012, the Venturini family was inducted into the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame and now find themselves enshrined with such sports icons as Joe DiMaggio, Mario Andretti, Vince Lombardi, Tommy Lasorda and Rocky Marciano.