The ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards heads to Indianapolis Indiana for the Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200 at famed Lucas Oil Raceway. Hixson Motorsports (HMS), of Soddy Daisy Tennessee, will field two cars in the event tonight which will be broadcast on FX1 with coverage starting at 9:00pm ET. The team hopes to improve over last year’s race at the track which ended early.
Eric Caudell – No. 2 Hixson Construction Chevy
Eric Caudell, driver of the No. 2 Hixson Construction Chevy, currently sits 11th in points in the ARCA standings, and hopes to move up into the top-ten with a solid run.
“I am looking forward to the second half of the season with Hixson Motorsports,” Caudell said. “We have had a tough time first half with some issues but everyone has been fighting to get back on track.
“We have a new No. 2 car out in Indy. Jay Shaffer and Ron Cox have worked hard on the new car while Crystal Bates has focused on the main cars. We needed this couple weeks to regroup and get ready again.”
Mike Senica – No. 3 Bell Plantation Chevy
Bates also said the organization was happy to have driver Mike Senica behind the wheel of the No. 3 Bell Plantation Chevy for the race weekend. Senica has driven the car several times and returns are turning laps in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
“I am very happy to be climbing back into the #3 at the famed Lucas Oil Raceway. I have been concentrating on the NASCAR Truck Series but, when Wayne and I spoke back in Pocono last month we agreed to out some more races on my schedule for 2017 in the ARCA Racing Series. I’m excited to be representing Bell Plantation – and learning all I can on the car set-up with Hixson Motorsports.
Senica, of Doylestown Pennsylvania, started the season in Daytona with a solid run during the Lucas Oil 200 where he finished in the top-25. Senica also drove for HMS when the ARCA Series visited Nashville earlier in the season.
Race Day Info:
- Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200
- Lucas Oil Raceway
- 9:00 PM ET
- TV: FS1
- LIVE Chat, Timing & Scoring ARCAracing.com
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