ARCA Menards Series at Toledo Speedway: Shore Lunch 200 Presented by CGS Imaging Post-race Notes


  • Jesse Love started from the pole and led 89 laps on his way to second, but he left Toledo Speedway with the 2023 ARCA Menards Series championship. Love, who clinched the title with his dominant win at Salem Speedway, ended the season with ten wins in 20 starts, 17 total top-five finishes, 18 top-ten finishes, and seven General Tire Pole Awards. His final gap in the ARCA Menards Series championship standings over runner-up Andres Perez was 141 points.  
  • William Sawalich won the Shore Lunch 200 Presented by CGS Imaging, his fourth ARCA Menards Series win in 13 starts in 2023. Sawalich, the 2023 ARCA Menards Series East champion, led a race-high 111 laps on his way to victory. His average finish, 3.62, was nearly half a position better than champion Jesse Love, whose average finish in all 20 races was 4.05.  
  • Sean Hingorani finished third to earn his fifth top-five finish in nine 2023 ARCA Menards Series starts. Hingorani has four wins and leads the ARCA Menards Series West standings by 37 points over Trevor Huddleston with three races remaining, including Friday night’s Star Nursery 150 at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.  
  • Andres Perez finished fourth, his tenth top-five finish to close his rookie season in the ARCA Menards Series. Perez is also fourth in the NASCAR Mexico Series, just 14 points out of the lead with two races remaining.  
  • Christian Rose finished fifth to notch his second consecutive top-five finish after finishing third last Saturday night at Salem Speedway. Rose completed more laps than any other driver in 2023, 2550 out of 2624, and finished third in the final series standings.  
  • Mason Ludwig finished sixth in his ARCA Menards Series debut driving the Jeff Spraker-prepared No. 63 Chevrolet owned by Paris Wixon.  
  • Andy Jankowiak rebounded from a spin into the foam blocks in turn three on lap 146 to finish seventh his seventh top-ten finish in ten starts. Jankowiak made several pit stops for repairs to the rear of the car, losing only three laps in the process. 
  • After a tough stretch starting after his fifth-place finish at Michigan International Speedway in August, Frankie Muniz closed the season with back-to-back top-ten finishes. He finished tenth at Salem Speedway last Saturday night despite throttle issues and ended his 2023 season with an eighth-place finish at Toledo Speedway. Muniz, who played with his band Kingsfoil in Toledo ten years ago, finished fourth in the series standings.  
  • Mamba Smith finished ninth after an incident with Andy Jankowiak and further contact from Jon Garrett left him with damage. Smith had contended for a position in the top five prior to the incident. He has finished ninth in both of his two career ARCA Menards Series starts, including his previous start in 2022 at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park.  
  • Stephanie Moyer earned her first career ARCA Menards Series top-ten finish in tenth. She is the 28th female driver to score a top-ten finish in series history.  
  • Love is the 40th different driver to win an ARCA Menards Series championship in the series’ 71-year history.  
  • Love continues a 10-year streak of no repeat champions in the ARCA Menards Series. The last driver to win multiple championships was Frank Kimmel, who earned his record tenth title in 2013.  
  • Billy Venturini earned his second owners championship, beating the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18 team to take the title by ten points. Venturini’s first owners championship came in 2019.  


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