Inaugural Journey: Pinnacle Racing Group (PRG), a new Motorsports team, continues its inaugural journey with this weekend’s Sprecher 150 at The Milwaukee Mile (Wisc.).
PRG has built a solid foundation to compete in the ARCA Menards Series East in its first season of competition. The team has named Luke Fenhaus as the driver and veteran crew chief Shane Huffman to lead the No. 28 Chevrolet team.
The team will compete for the 2023 ARCA Menards Series East championship and participate in select premier ARCA Menards Series events throughout the year.
The PRG Brand: Headquartered in Mooresville, N.C., Pinnacle Racing Group (PRG) is a professional multifaceted Motorsports team specializing in providing productive and fulfilling careers for team members while also being a leader in on-track performance and driver development primarily in the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series (NAAPWS) and the ARCA Menards Series (AMS).
Meet Luke: With a long line of racing history, it’s no surprise he found success at a young age. Now, at 18, Fenhaus’ name is among the elite young, up-and-coming talents on the short tracks of America with eyes set solely on success both on the track and off.
Fenhaus, a Chevrolet development driver and under the tutelage of respected Motorsports scout Lorin Ranier has quickly gained notoriety for his on-track performance, which includes the 2021 ARCA Midwest Tour Rookie of the Year, pole sitter and winner of the 2021 historic Supply Zone Slinger Nationals at Slinger (Wisc.) Speedway and the 2021 Kulwicki Driver Development Program champion.
And his success doesn’t stop there.
Fenhaus¸19, received a “Golden Ticket” to compete in the nationally-televised Superstar Racing Experience (SRX Series) after his triumph at Slinger Speedway. He capitalized on the opportunity, finishing second behind IndyCar winner Marco Andretti but finished ahead of Motorsports icons Tony Stewart, Bobby Labonte, Greg Biffle, Bill Elliott, Helio Castroneves, Paul Tracy and Michael Waltrip.
Most recently, Fenhaus added to his racing resume with his second career ARCA Menards Series East and ARCA Menards Series victory at Iowa Speedway in the Calypso 150 in July. Fenhaus again took advantage of a late-race ARCA overtime restart to take the lead on the final lap and collect his second career ARCA East win in his fifth series start.
Earlier this year, Fenhaus stormed to his inaugural ARCA Menards Series East victory at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway in the Music City 200. Fenhaus took advantage of an ARCA overtime restart to take the lead on the final lap for his first career ARCA East win in just his third series start.
Combination Race at The Milwaukee Mile On Sunday afternoon, and for the third time this year, the stars and cars of the ARCA Menards Series and the ARCA Menards Series East will unite for the third of four combination races on the 2023 schedule.
The Sprecher 150 at The Milwaukee Mile (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET on FS1 and FloRacing) marks the 15th race of the 2023 ARCA Menards Series season and the seventh race of the East Series season.
The team is bringing Pinnacle Racing Group chassis No. 410. It is the same Chevrolet SS that Fenhaus steered to victory lane at Iowa Speedway on July 15, 2023.
To The Point(s): Entering The Milwaukee Mile, Fenhaus sits second in the championship standings.
Just nine points separate him from first in the championship standings currently held by William Sawalich, with two races remaining this season.
Pinnacle Racing Group’s No. 28 team also secures second in the ARCA Menards Series East owner standings.
100 Percent Attendance: Invading The Badger State, Fenhaus is just one of two ARCA East drivers to complete every lap this season.
Championship rival William Sawalich joins him in the same category, with both drivers having completed all 1,038 laps run in 2023. Fenhaus looks to extend that number to 1,188 Sunday night.
PRG Minute: In addition to their full-time ARCA Menards Series program, PRG is also fielding an entry in the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series at Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway for teenager Landon S. Huffman.
Huffman recently added another top-five finish to his 2023 NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series season on Saturday, August 5.
Sponsor Intel: Chevrolet will serve as the primary marketing partner on Fenhaus’s No. 28 Chevrolet this weekend at The Milwaukee Mile.
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, available in 79 countries with more than 3.2 million cars and trucks sold in 2020.
More information on Chevrolet models can be found at chevrolet.com.
Calling The Shots: Guiding Fenhaus as crew chief of the No. 28 Pinnacle Racing Group Chevrolet is veteran Shane Huffman.
Huffman joined Pinnacle Racing Group at the end of the 2022 racing season after an instrumental tenure at Bret Holmes Racing.
With over 98 combined starts as crew chief in the NASCAR CRAFTSMAN® Truck Series and Xfinity Series, Huffman has two wins, 24 top-five and 44 top-10 finishes, including a third-place finish most recently at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway with Bret Holmes in October 2022.
In addition to NASCAR, Huffman is the 2020 premier ARCA Menards Series championship crew chief.
The Milwaukee Mile will officially mark Huffman’s 13th career race under the ARCA East banner.
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Luke Fenhaus Quoteboard:
On The Milwaukee Mile: “I’m excited to go to Milwaukee, obviously home race track for me and my family and friends. It’s been a race track; we’ve had some excellent success at.
“But I’m treating it like no different than any other. Our task is still the same, to go there with my team, work hard Saturday and Sunday and hopefully end up in Victory Lane!”
On 2023 Season: “There are just two races left in our inaugural Pinnacle Racing Group season. I feel like we have achieved all our goals except winning the championship.
“We are still within reach of that. The Milwaukee Mile is a big race, but I remain focused. I don’t need to do anything different besides what I’ve been doing behind the wheel and what my team has been doing on pit road and in the garage.
“I feel confident we can have an excellent weekend at The Milwaukee Mile, and it will set us up to end the year on a high note at Bristol Motor Speedway next month.”
The Sprecher 150 (100 laps | 100 miles) is the seventh of eight races on the 2023 ARCA Menards Series East schedule. Practice begins Saturday, August 26 from 3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. General Tire pole qualifying in a timed session will begin a short time later at 4:00 p.m. The race is set to take the green flag the next afternoon, Sunday, August 27 shortly after 1:00 p.m. ET. The event will be televised live on FOX Sports 1 (FS1), while also streaming on FloRacing. The Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM Satellite Radio (XM channel 391 | online channel 981) will handle the radio waves. ARCARacing.com will also stream live timing and scoring throughout the entire weekend festivities.
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