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Transmission woes hinder finish for Kris Wright at Chad Bryant Racing at World Wide Technology Raceway

World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway | Dutch Boy 150 Recap

Team: No. 22 Chad Bryant Racing Chevrolet

Driver: Kris Wright

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Start: Eighth (Based on ARCA owner points)

Finish: 18th (109 | 120 laps completed)

Kris Wright Quote: “It’s disappointing that we had transmission issues after the first segment. I feel like we were just an adjustment or two away from allowing us to challenge for a top-five finish.

“I appreciate the support of the Chad Bryant Racing team and look forward to the next opportunity to compete in the ARCA Menards Series.”

 ARCA Menards Series Next Up: Zinsser SmartCoat 200 at Lebanon I-44 Speedway on Sat. Sept. 5, 2020, at 8:00 p.m. (CT.) live on MAVTV.

Kris Wright to make Chad Bryant Racing debut at World Wide Technology Raceway

Kris Wright to make Chad Bryant Racing debut at World Wide Technology Raceway

MOORESVILLE, N.C.: Officials from Chad Bryant Racing announced today that sports car standout Kris Wright will make his ARCA Menards Series team debut in Saturday night’s Dutch Boy 150 at the World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway.

Wright will make his second ARCA Menards Series start of the season after competing in the VizCom 200 at Michigan International Speedway earlier this month for GMS Racing.

The 25-year-old will pilot the team’s flagship No. 22 entry in the 150-lap event under the leadership of veteran crew chief Paul Andrews.

Wright is transitioning to stock cars following a successful stint in sports cars, including a second-place finish in the LMP2 class in the 2019 Rolex 24 at Daytona.

The Wexford, Pa. naïve also claimed the IMSA Prototype Challenge championship (LMP3) in 2019 after scoring the IMSA Prototype Challenge Rookie of the Year honors in 2017.

In addition to two ARCA Menards Series West starts at Utah Motorsports Campus where he finished second and third in June, he also made his NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series (NGROTS) debut two weeks ago at the Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway Road Course.

“I’m thankful for the opportunity to drive for Chad Bryant Racing this weekend at Gateway,” said Wright. “Chad (Bryant) and Paul (Andrews) are giving me an opportunity to continue to build a stock car resume with their organization.

“The team has shown over the years that not only do they have fast race cars, but they are a winning and championship-caliber team. I hope we can have a successful debut at Gateway on Saturday night.”

Bryant, a championship-winning ARCA Menards Series crew chief is looking forward to seeing Wright showcase his craft.

“Kris is eager to learn and his personality fits our mold here at Chad Bryant Racing,” offered Bryant. “He has had a successful career in and he is eager to come to ARCA and showcase his ability.

“Gateway isn’t the easiest track, but I feel it’s a place he can quickly find his groove and be a contender for the race on Saturday night.”

For more on Kris Wright, please visit, kriswrightmotorsports.com, like him on Facebook (Kris Wright Racing) and follow him on Twitter (@kriswrightraces).

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The Dutch Boy 150 (120 laps | 150 miles) is the 13th of 20 races on the 2020 ARCA Menards Series schedule. Practice begins Sat. Aug. 29, 2020 with a half-hour group practice session from 10:30 a.m. – 11: -00a.m. The race is set to take the green flag shortly after 5:00 p.m. The event will be televised live on MAVTV, while ARCARacing.com will stream live timing and scoring throughout the entire day’s festivities. All times are local (Central).

Parker Chase set for a busy double-duty weekend

Parker Chase set for a busy double-duty weekend

MOORESVILLE, N.C.: On the heels of his first career top-10 finish in the ARCA Menards Series last weekend at the Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway Road Course, Chad Bryant Racing (CBR) development driver Parker Chase will continue to enhance his learning curve with a busy doubleheader this weekend.

Chase, 19, will start the weekend with two back-to-back practice sessions in the IMSA Virginia is for Racing Lovers Grand Prix at the famed VIRginia International Raceway (VIR) on Friday and Saturday before making the trek to Hickory, N.C. where he’ll climb behind the wheel of a Chad Bryant Racing prepared-Late Model in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series (NWAAS).

Chase will drive the No. 77 Vertical Bridge car for a twin 40-lap event hoping to improve off his two prior starts at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway short track.

“It’s going to be a busy weekend, but I’m excited about it,” said. Chase. “I’m determined to be competitive in anything I drive. The IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Series and the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series are on the opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to competition – but both offer the opportunity for me to race with the best and to become a better driver.

“I’m also thankful I’m with two really good teams like Bryan Herta Autosport and Chad Bryant Racing and look forward to capitalizing on the opportunity with strong efforts if not wins on Saturday and Sunday.”

Following the CT Dickinson Service Center-supported event Saturday night at Hickory, Chase will make the 153-mile trip east to Alton, Va. where he and teammate Spencer Brockman are looking to capitalize on their runner-up performance at Road America (Wisc.) at the beginning of the month with a victory aboard his No. 29 Bryan Herta Autosport Hyundai Veloster N TCR in Sunday’s Virginia is for Racing Lovers Grand Prix.

While continuing an aggressive schedule in the IMSA-sanctioned Michelin Pilot Challenge Series, the New Braunfels, Tex. native is hopeful for another chance to return to the ARCA Menards Series in 2020 with Chad Bryant Racing.

“We were running in the top-five last week at the Daytona Road Course but had some bad luck near the end of the race with the transmission that hindered our performance,” explained Chase.

“Despite the misfortune, I had a lot of fun and the Chad Bryant Racing team gave me a good piece.”

“I’m hoping in addition to IMSA with Bryan Herta Autosport and the Late Model with CBR, there’s an opportunity to compete in a race or two in the ARCA Series later this year.”

Team owner and ARCA championship-winning crew chief Chad Bryant says he has seen tremendous growth in Chase over the past two and a half months and only sees his finesse behind the wheel of the race car to improve even more down the road.

“Parker is a very versatile driver,” Bryant said. “It’s not easy to compete on a very demanding road course like VIR and then come to Hickory and climb behind the wheel of these heavier Late Model where you have to get up on the wheel and drive.

“He never complains. He wants to win and wants to prove to everyone that he belongs here. He has made massive strides over the last couple of months and I believe his hard work will pay off with a win or two very soon.”

In addition to Vertical Bridge, Enertech Resources and NXTLVL Marine will serve as additional partners for Chase’s double duty endeavors at VIR and Hickory.

For more on Parker Chase, please visit parkerchase.com, like him on Facebook (Parker Chase), Instagram (@parkerchase) and follow him on Twitter (@parker_chase19).

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Late race transmission woes hinder better finish for Parker Chase and Chad Bryant Racing at Daytona Road Course

Daytona International Speedway Road Course | General Tire 100 Race Recap

Team: No. 22 VerticalBridge | Enertech Resources Ford Fusion

Driver: Parker Chase

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Start: Eighth (Based on ARCA owner points)

Finish: 10th (28 | 28 laps completed)

Parker Chase Quote: “Our race didn’t go as we had hoped. I thought we were in a good position at the end of the first segment, but it turns out that that was the best part of our race.

“On the restart for the second segment, a couple of cars got together and I had to get into the grass to avoid them and lost a lot of time to the others ahead. Then, we were plagued by the transmission getting stuck in second gear which really spoiled our night.

“Still, I’m thankful for the opportunity of my ARCA Menards Series debut with Chad Bryant Racing and to represent VerticalBridge, Enertech Resources and all of our partners. I look forward to the next chance.”

ARCA Menards Series Next Up: ARCA Menards Series 150 at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway on Sat. Aug. 29, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. (CT.) live on MAVTV.

Parker Chase set to make ARCA Menards Series debut at Daytona Road Course

Parker Chase, No. 22 Vertical Bridge Ford Fusion Layout

Parker Chase set to make ARCA Menards Series debut at Daytona Road Course

MOORESVILLE, N.C.: Chad Bryant Racing (CBR) announced today that development driver Parker Chase will drive the team’s No. 22 Ford Fusion in his ARCA Menards Series debut in this Friday’s General Tire 100 at the Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway Road Course.

Chase, 19, will look to put on a show in his series debut as the New Braunfels, Tex. native is an experienced road course veteran and hopes to display his talent of turning lefts and rights in the 29-lap event.

Veteran crew chief Paul Andrews will oversee the effort for Chase’s ARCA debut.

“I’m really excited about my ARCA debut at the Daytona Road Couse this week,” said Chase. “When this race was added to the schedule, we knew we had to put the components in place to go out there and compete.

“I’m thrilled that we’ve been able to put the program together for this race and the relentless effort from the Chad Bryant Racing team should give us great direction in the series’ debut at the Daytona Road Course.”

Chase joined the Mooresville, N.C.-based Chad Bryant Racing team earlier this summer and has competed in select Late Model Stock races in the N.C.-region where he has impressed with speed and finishes inside the top-10.

With limited practice and no qualifying for the competitors, Chase may have a familiar advantage on his competition as the teenager ran in the 2018 and 2019 editions of the Rolex 24 at Daytona in IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship in the GTD Series.

He also participated in a Global Rallycross Lites event at Daytona in 2016.

While the ARCA 14-turn road course is slightly different from his experience in the Rolex 24 at Daytona, Chase still hopes his two years of experience in the coveted race will prove to be an advantage.

“It’s a very short race, so you don’t have a lot of time to make your moves,” added Chase. “You really have to be on your game from Lap 1 and even though we’ll be starting mid-pack, I think we can make some quick gains on the competition and put ourselves in a position to win the race.”

The Texan also rides the momentum of success in his first IMSA podium in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Series at Road America (Wisc.)

VerticalBridge, Enertech Resources, NXTLVL Marine and Tige Boats will serve as the partners on Chase’s No. 22 Ford Fusion in the 12th race of the season.

Team owner Chad Bryant is upbeat about his rookie driver opportunity to earn the team their first ARCA win of the season on Friday afternoon.

“Parker is going to climb into the No. 22 VerticalBridge | Enertech Resources Ford Fusion and leave nothing on the table,” explained Bryant. “While he is still adjusting to these heavier cars, I think he can overcome the learning curve and carry our Chad Bryant Racing team to the front.

“We’re hungry to put ourselves in contention for a win and it would be awesome to be the inaugural winner of the ARCA Daytona Road Course race.”

For more on Parker Chase, please visit parkerchase.com, like him on Facebook (Parker Chase), Instagram (@parkerchase) and follow him on Twitter (@parker_chase19).

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The General Tire 100 (29 laps | 103 miles) is the 12th of 20 races on the 2020 ARCA Menards Series schedule. Practice begins Fri. Aug. 14, 2020 with an hour group practice session from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. The race is set to take the green flag shortly after 5:00 p.m. The event will be televised live on MAVTV, while ARCARacing.com will stream live timing and scoring throughout the entire day’s festivities. All times are local (Eastern).

Derek Griffith races to ARCA Menards Series career-best fifth-place finish in rain-shortened Menards 200

Toledo Speedway | Menards 200 presented by Crosley Brands Race Recap

Team: No. 22 Original Gourmet™ Food Company Ford Fusion

Driver: Derek Griffith

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Start: Sixth (Based on Friday Lap 2 qualifying)

Finish: Fifth (127| 127 laps completed | rain-shortened event)

Derek Griffith Quote: “Mother Nature, unfortunately, didn’t want us to complete all 200 laps on Sunday. But we made a good change midway with our No. 22 Original Gourmet™ Food Company Ford Fusion and the car woke up.

“We fought back up after being hung on the outside lane on one of the restarts and got to fifth before the rain came. I thought if we went back to green, we could have gotten a few spots, but it is what it is.

“I appreciate all the hard work of the Chad Bryant Racing team during a long weekend of racing. Look forward to the next opportunity.”

 ARCA Menards Series Next Up: VizCom 200 at Michigan International Speedway on Sun. Aug. 9, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. (ET.) live on FOX Sports 1.

Derek Griffith matches career-best ARCA Menards Series with Chad Bryant Racing at Toledo Speedway

Toledo Speedway | Menards.com 200 presented by SPxE Race Recap

Team: No. 22 Original Gourmet™ Food Company Ford Fusion

Driver: Derek Griffith

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Start: Seventh

Finish: Seventh (200 | 200 laps completed)

Derek Griffith Quote: “We fought hard tonight. We just could not get the balance that we needed on our No. 22 Original Gourmet™ Food Company Ford Fusion to run in the top-five and contend for the win.

“We made some gains though, especially following the second segment. I know that Paul (Andrews, crew chief) and Chad (Bryant, team owner) are going to talk and bounce ideas off each other and we’ll make some adjustments ahead of Saturday’s race and hope to be a lot more competitive and leave Toledo with a top-five finish.”

 ARCA Menards Series Next Up: Menards 200 presented by Crosley Brands at Toledo Speedway on Sat. Aug. 1, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. (ET.) live on MAVTV and | or NBC Sports Track Pass Gold.