Coming off a successful 2020 season in the ARCA Menards Series, highlighted by his first career victory at Talladega Superspeedway and a fourth-place finish in the series’ championship driver point standings, Drew Dollar returns to Venturini Motorsports to pilot the No.15 Toyota Camry for a limited, 13-race schedule in 2021.
Poised for more success in the new year, Dollar will continue his development in the ARCA Menards Series under the watchful eye of VMS’ General Manager, Billy Venturini, who will take over the crew chief responsibilities for the Atlanta, Georgia, native in 2021.
Dollar, a Toyota Development Driver, will begin his 2021 schedule in the ARCA Menards Series’ season-opener at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, Feb. 13. He also will compete in ARCA Menards Series events at Phoenix (March 12), Talladega (April 24), Kansas (May 1), Charlotte (May 29), Mid-Ohio (June 4), Pocono (June 25), Watkins Glen (Aug. 6), Michigan (Aug. 20), Bristol (Sept. 16) and the season finale at Kansas (Oct. 23).
In addition to running 11 races in ARCA’s premier series, Dollar and VMS will combine in the ARCA Menards Series East at Dover (May 14) and the ARCA Menards Series West race at Phoenix (Nov. 6).
“Returning to the ARCA Series with Venturini Motorsports is such a huge opportunity for me at this stage in my career,” said Dollar. “Last season was my second year running stock cars, and the experience I gained was exactly what I needed to progress. I’m excited for another opportunity to continue and contribute to the overall success of such a great team.”
Completing a challenging season marred by schedule changes due to COVID-19, Dollar walked away with a fourth-place series trophy after posting solid results in his 20-starts, including one victory, four top fives and 14 top 10s.
“We had some success last year and I learned so much from my crew chief Shannon Rursch,” said Dollar. “This year I’m really looking forward to working with Billy Venturini; pairing with him on the pit box gives me the added confidence going into this season.
“Billy and I developed a great relationship away from the track, and his passion and knowledge of the sport will help me become a better race car driver.”
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