POND, PA (June 8, 2013) -- Chase Elliott came from 32nd to win the Pocono
ARCA 200 at Pocono Raceway on Saturday.
son of NASCAR great Bill Elliott also became the ARCA Racing Series' youngest
superspeedway winner (17 years 6 months) eclipsing Shelby Howard for the honor. Howard
won at Kansas Speedway in 2003 at the age of 17 years and 11 months.
hard to tell who had the bigger smile after the race, the winner or the
winner's father who won five times in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at the
famous 2.5-mile track.
lined up according to owner points for the 80-lap race after rain cancelled
The race featured five
different leaders including; Frank Kimmel 1-22 (22 laps), Erik Jones 23-42 (20
laps), Mason Mingus 43-44 (2 laps), Tom Hessert 45-59 (15 laps) and Chase
Elliott 60-80 (21 laps).
In the end,
Elliott was able to lead the final 21 laps en route to the record win.
closing in on Elliott at the finish, Erik Jones settled for a second place
finish .676 seconds behind the race winner.
Kimmel will have to wait at least another week to tie Iggy Katona's record 79
ARCA Series wins.
Kimmel finished a
solid third while increasing his lead in the driver standings.
Hessert finished fourth followed by Mason Mitchell in fifth.
race had just four cautions for a total of 21 laps.
Elliott was not eligible to drive in the race at Pocono until Wednesday when he
and other 17-year-olds participated in testing which earned him a chance to
compete in Friday's race.
and service was provided by Hoosier's track service team comprised of Dave
Wroblewski, Mike Haenes, Ryan Craft, Cameron McMichael and Pedro Oliva.
Engineering support was provided by Hoosier's Rick Tostevin and Steve
The ARCA Racing Series travel
to Michigan International Speedway this Friday, June 14, for 32nd annual Michigan
ARCA 200 which will be LIVE on SPEED at 5:00 PM (ET).
more information about the race visit www.arcaracing.com.