MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Chad Bryant Racing announced 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 Daytona Int’l Speedway.
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 left and right on the historic Daytona road course
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 sponsorship together and the relentless effort from the Chad Bryant Racing team should give us an upper hand 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 an upper hand on his competition as the teenager ran in the 2018 and 2019 Rolex 24 Hours 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 a 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,” said 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.”