ARCA Menards Series at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park – Reese’s 200 Pre-race Notes


  • The Reese’s 200 will open the second half of the 2022 ARCA Menards Series season. It will be the eleventh race of the year, and the 17th time the series has visited Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park. 
  • Rajah Caruth leads the ARCA Menards Series championship standings heading into the Reese’s 200. He has a three-point advantage over his Rev Racing teammate Nick Sanchez and a nine-point advantage over third-place Daniel Dye. 
  • Caruth is still looking for his first career series victory, while Sanchez, a three-time winner, has already won twice in 2022. Dye scored his first career series win in 2021 at Berlin Raceway, but he’s looking for his first win of 2022. 
  • Reigning series champion Ty Gibbs set the qualifying record at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park in 2019 with a lap of 21.820 seconds/113.181 miles per hour. 
  • Brandon Jones holds the 200-lap track record at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park, set in 2014. He covered the race distance in 93 minutes, 12 seconds at an average speed of 88.326 miles per hour. 
  • Former General Tire Pole Award winners at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park include Ramo Stott, Larry Moore, Lee Raymond, Brett Bodine, Bob Schacht, Ty Dillon, Matt Crafton, Brandon Jones, Kyle Weatherman, Parker Kligerman, Austin Cindric, Christian Eckes, and Ty Gibbs. Gibbs is the only two-time pole winner. 
  • Former ARCA Menards Series race winners at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park include Ramo Stott, Ralph Latham, Bruce Gould, Marvin Smith, Bob Schacht, Davey Allison, Frank Kimmel, Brandon Jones, Travis Braden, Chase Briscoe, Dalton Sargeant, Christian Eckes, and Chandler Smith. Schacht, in 1984 and 1985, and Smith, in 2019 and 2020, are the only two-time winners. 
  • Allison’s 1985 victory came in a combined race with what is now the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The ARCA Menards Series cars were considerably heavier and therefore slower. Allison was the highest finishing ARCA driver in the race, but per event rules, credited with an ARCA victory. Jimmy Hensley took the checkered flag first in his NASCAR Xfinity Series ride. 
  • The Reese’s 200 is also the sixth round of the 2022 Sioux Chief Showdown. Defending ARCA Menards Series East champion Sammy Smith, with wins in two of the last three Showdown races at Berlin Raceway and Elko Speedway, leads the standings by 18 points over Taylor Gray. Jesse Love, the two-time defending ARCA Menards Series West champion, is third just one point behind Gray. 
  • Three drivers will be making their ARCA Menards Series debuts in the Reese’s 200: Dylan Smith, Mandy Chick, and Dylan Fetcho. 
  • Many ARCA Menards Series drivers, along with drivers from the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the USAC Silver Crown division, will start the race event weekend by participating in the Reese’s Celebrity Pro-Am Go-Kart Challenge at Speedway Indoor Karting, located at 1067 N. Main Street in Speedway, Indiana. Proceeds from the night will benefit Paws and Think, a local dog training charity. The event, on Thursday night, runs from 8 – 10 pm ET. 
  • The Reese’s 200 will be televised live on FS1 at 6 pm ET on Friday, July 29. The race will also be broadcast live on select affiliates of the MRN Radio network nationwide. 


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