TOLEDO, Ohio – The pursuit of the Hoosier Tire Superspeedway Challenge Award will feature eight races in 2013, up from seven in 2012, following yesterday’s announcement of an ARCA Racing Series event at Kentucky Speedway.
In addition to the Kentucky race – the 20th for ARCA at the 1.5-mile track but the first since 2009 – seven other speedway events are confirmed for the 2013 season.
ARCA’s 61st season will open at the 2.5-mile Daytona Int’l Speedway on Saturday, February 16; the race will be ARCA’s 50th at Daytona, continuing a tradition that dates back to 1964.
The 2.66-mile Talladega Superspeedway will host an ARCA race for the 51st time on May 3. 2.5-mile Pocono Raceway will host ARCA twice for the 27th consecutive year and its 55th and 56th ARCA events, on its traditional race weekends in early June and early August.
Michigan Int’l Speedway’s two-mile oval will be the host for ARCA’s fourth speedway event of the year – and 31st at the track – on June 14. On July 21, Chicagoland Speedway will welcome ARCA on a Sunday for the first time in 13 races at the 1.5-mile oval.
After the second Pocono event and the Kentucky race in September, the speedway schedule will conclude in ARCA’s season finale on Oct. 4 at Kansas Speedway. Chris Buescher completed his first ARCA championship season at the 1.5-mile oval last month, as the track hosted ARCA’s final race for the first time in 12 years.