There was a lot of excitement on track this weekend at Lucas Oil Raceway (LOR) with the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, the NASCAR Camping World Truck and Nationwide Series taking to the smaller Indianapolis track.
The ARCA Racing Series kicked off the weekend’s racing on Thursday, when Ty Dillon, who won the 2010 Kansas Speedway ARCA race, held off a charging Ryan Blaney to earn his sixth ARCA Series victory of the season. The 19-year old led 71 laps during the racing action at LOR and currently leads Frank Kimmel by 360 points in the standings.
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series took to LOR for the final time Friday night when Timothy Peters secured the third win of his career. Peters started 16th the farthest back a driver has ever started the event and won. The Virginia native beat James Buescher and David Starr to the finish line for the victory.
2010 O’Reilly Auto Parts 250 winner Johnny Sauter leads the truck series points by four points over Austin Dillon, who won the pole for this year’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 250 at Kansas Speedway.
When the NASCAR Nationwide Series took to the track at LOR for the final time this past weekend, STP 400 at Kansas Speedway winner Brad Keselowski earned his second Nationwide Series victory of 2011. The defending Series champion passed Ricky Stenhouse Jr. who had dominated the race, with seven laps remaining; Stenhouse was passed by James Buescher for second.
Stenhouse is currently second in the Nationwide Series point standings after his third place finish at LOR, he sits five points behind leader Reed Sorenson.
Fans will have the opportunity to watch the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards in action at Kansas Speedway in the Kansas Lottery 98.9 under the lights on October 7 and the NASCAR Nationwide Series will be in action at Kansas Speedway on October 8, along with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway on Oct. 9. Tickets for all events are on sale now by calling 866.460.RACE (7223) or by logging onto www.kansasspeedway.com.