CONCORD, N.C. – Venturini Motorsports officials announced Wednesday that Drew Dollar has joined the team to compete full-time in the ARCA Menards Series.
Dollar will be joined by veteran crew chief Shannon Rursch on the No. 15 Toyota Camry as he makes a bid for the 2020 championship.
“With the addition of Drew Dollar to our driver development program in the ARCA Menards Series, the 2020 season looks to be picking up right where last season left off, ” said Venturini Motorsports owner Billy Venturini. “Drew is an incredibly talented young racer and I believe pairing him with Shannon (Rursch) and our No. 15 Toyota Camry team will create a true force to be reckoned with each and every week.”
Hailing from Atlanta, Ga., Dollar’s interest in racing didn’t start until he was 15-years old, when he had the chance to test a Legends car. By 2018, he had won 20-races across the country and was crowned the INEX Legends Semi-Pro division national champion.
Following his title, Dollar graduated to a mixed schedule of NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, ARCA Menards Series and Cars Late Model Stock Tour competition with DGR-Crosley.
The 19-year old didn’t back down from the challenge, earning top-five and top-10 finishes in only a handful of starts in each division.
“I am excited about becoming a part of the Venturini Motorsports family for the 2020 ARCA Menards Series season. They were the class of the field throughout the 2019 season and I look forward to piloting the No. 15 Toyota Camry full-time,” said Dollar. “Billy (Venturini) has created one of the most hands-on driver development programs in the country and coupled with the continued support of Toyota and TRD, I am excited for this next step in my racing career.”
Rursch, a veteran crew chief in both ARCA and multiple NASCAR divisions, has been tabbed to call the shots atop the pit box. He previously served as Michael Self’s crew chief in 2019, guiding Self to four wins, four poles, 14 top-five and 26 top-10 finishes en route to a second-place run in the championship.
While the duo will be working together for the first time, they already have their sights set on putting their No. 15 Toyota Camry in victory lane.
“I am really looking forward to working with Drew next season and seeing what our team can accomplish,” noted Rursch. “He has proven himself in a short period of time, across multiple racing series and platforms and I am excited to get down to Daytona (Int’l Speedway) and get back to racing.”