ARCA Menards Series at Kansas Speedway – Tide 150 Post-Race Notes

  • Connor Mosack won Saturday’s Tide 150 ARCA Menards Series race at Kansas Speedway. It was his second career ARCA Menards Series win and his second consecutive series victory at Kansas Speedway; he also won the last time the series raced at the 1.5-mile tri-oval in September.
  • Mosack won at Kansas Speedway last fall driving for Joe Gibbs Racing, and the car he beat was the No. 28 Pinnacle Racing Group Chevrolet driven by Carson Kvapil. Mosack won the Tide 150 driving for Pinnacle Racing Group, and the car he beat was the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota driven by Tanner Gray, the car he drove to victory last fall.
  • Mosack’s victory was the second consecutive ARCA Menards Series victory for Pinnacle Racing Group; the team – led by 2020 ARCA Menards Series championship-winning crew chief Shane Huffman – also won at Dover Motor Speedway last week with 17-year-old phenom Connor Zilisch driving.
  • With wins at Dover Motor Speedway and Kansas Speedway, Chevrolet has won two consecutive ARCA Menards Series races for the first time since Nick Sanchez won at Talladega Superspeedway and Kansas in 2022 driving for Rev Racing. Prior to Dover, Toyota had won 14 consecutive ARCA Menards Series races. Chevrolet’s last victory came at Iowa Speedway when Luke Fenhaus won driving for Pinnacle Racing Group.
  • General Tire Pole Qualifying was scrubbed due to a wet track surface after early morning rain showers; series officials instead gave teams 40 minutes of practice. Per the rule book, the starting line-up was set by practice speeds with Tanner Gray earning his second career General Tire Pole Award and his first since 2019 at Kansas.
  • Gray led 86 of the race’s 100 laps and Mosack led the other 14. Mosack took the lead for the first time on the race’s final restart at lap 83; Gray retook the lead at lap 84 and led the next three laps before Mosack retook the lead for the final time with a dozen laps remaining.
  • Driving for Venturini Motorsports, Dean Thompson finished third in his first ARCA Menards Series start of 2024. Each of the top-three finishers did double duty on Saturday by racing in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race that evening. Tanner Gray finished seventh in the Truck race with Thompson in eighth; Lawless Alan, who finished eleventh in the Tide 150, was 26th while race winner Connor Mosack finished 30th.
  • Venturini Motorsports had three drivers in the top five finishers: Dean Thompson, fourth-place finisher Kris Wright, and Talladega winner Jake Finch in fifth. Amber Balcaen finished eighth and Toni Breidinger was tenth to put all five of the team’s entries in the top ten.
  • With his seventh-place finish, Andres Perez maintains the ARCA Menards Series championship points lead. He has a six-point advantage over Greg Van Alst, who finished 12th.
  • Marco Andretti finished ninth to score his first career series top-ten finish. Andretti will turn his attention to making his 19th career start in the Indianapolis 500 before returning to the ARCA Menards Series platform for two road course races with the ARCA Menards Series West at Portland International Raceway and Sonoma Raceway.
  • Tenth-place finisher Toni Breidinger made her 50th career ARCA Menards Series start in the Tide 150. She will tie Gabi DiCarlo for second on the series’ all-time most starts by a female driver list at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Christi Passmore leads all female drivers with 66 career ARCA Menards Series starts.
  • The next race for the ARCA Menards Series is the General Tire 150 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday, May 24. The race will be televised live on FS1 at 6 pm ET and will be broadcast on select affiliates of the MRN Radio network nationwide.


Spread the love