Tanner Gray returns to the ARCA Menards Series this Friday for a triple-duty weekend at Kansas Speedway. He will compete in both the ARCA and NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series races on Friday night, followed up by another Truck Series race on Saturday afternoon. Gray hopes the experience he gains in the ARCA race will parlay into success in the Truck Series race on Saturday.
This will be Gray’s sixth ARCA start of the season, and his second at Kansas Speedway. He competed in the series’ season finale at Kansas last fall and finished sixth. In five starts this year, he has one top-five and two top-10 finishes. The DGR-Crosley team will be taking the same Ford Fusion which Gray finished ninth with at Kentucky Speedway two weeks ago.
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The Dawn 150 will be live on FS1 at 10 p.m. ET on Friday. The race will be 100 laps and 150 miles. There will be scheduled competition breaks at, or around laps 30 and 60.
Gray on Kansas: “When the season started I had only planned on running four ARCA races this year, but we keep adding more since the extra seat time is such a huge help for me. Without having practice, or qualifying in the Truck Series, the ARCA races have really helped me gain experience. I ran at Kansas last fall and it was a fun track. The more I can race the better off I am. Being able to run 234 laps Friday night between the two races will be a huge help for Saturday and the other intermediate tracks.
“I’m also happy to have Pneumatech on board with us for the ARCA race. This is the first time they have sponsored me and I hope we can give them a lot of exposure with a really good run Friday night.”