Concord, North Carolina (May 04, 2017) – Dawsonville, Georgia native Spencer Davis will make his ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards debut driving for Venturini Motorsports in Friday’s General Tire 200 at Talladega Superspeedway.
“I’ve had this weekend circled on my calendar for a long time – hard to put in words how excited I am to race at Talladega. This is a big moment for me and big step in the advancement of my career,” says Spencer Davis.
A current member of the NASCAR Next class, Davis will strap into his VMS prepared No.15 Driven Toyota for the first time with veteran crew chief Jeff McClure atop the pit box.
“Coming to a place like Talladega with an experienced team like Venturini and having a crew chief like Jeff McClure takes a lot of weight off a driver’s shoulders.”
“This team is capable of winning on any given weekend – just knowing they’re going to roll out a car with raw speed – one capable of driving up through the field puts my mind at ease. It allows me to focus on what I’ve got to do behind the wheel. It’s not just about having a fast car. Of course a fast car is important but the driver still has to do his job – it’s a big week for me and there’s still a lot to learn. The biggest track I’ve been on is a mile – but I’m confident in myself and this team. I’m ready to have some fun and go out and do everything I can to compete for a win,” added Davis.
Davis, who joined VMS at ARCA’s pre-season testing at Daytona International Speedway in preparation for Talladega set the second fastest overall speed (189.092) among 63 drivers to post time during the two day event.
This will be Davis’ first of seven scheduled events racing under the VMS banner in 2017. The 18-year old will also appear at Pocono Raceway (June), Michigan International Speedway, Iowa Speedway, Lucas Oil Raceway, Kentucky Speedway and in the series’ finale at Kansas Speedway on October 20.
For more information on Spencer Davis visit Spencer Davis Racing on Facebook and follow him at Twitter @SpencerDavis_29.
Venturini Motorsports enters Talladega recipients of the General Tire Pole Award the last two seasons. However, the team competing in its 35th year of ARCA competition is still looking for their first Alabama victory. Team patriarch and 2-time ARCA Series champion Bill Venturini holds the all-time track speed record with a 1987 pole qualifying speed of 205.432 mph.
The General Tire 200 from Talladega Superspeedway will air live on FOX SPORTS 1 on Friday, May 5 at 5:00 PM local time. Follow ARCARACING.com for more race news and @VenturiniMotor on Twitter for race updates.
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, Brian Scott, 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.