KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Open-wheel standout Chris Windom will finish the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season the same way he started it; behind the wheel of a Win-Tron Racing entry.
Win-Tron Racing announced Windom, who competes in the USAC National Sprint Car Series, will look to finish what he started at Daytona (Fla.) Int’l Speedway on Friday night behind the wheel of the No. 32 Red Line Oil Chevrolet.
Windom, in his restrictor-plate debut, stood within one lap of potentially securing his inaugural ARCA Racing Series victory, but ran out of gas with leader Brandon McReynolds as the car screamed out of turn four towards the finish line.
On Friday, ARCA will close the curtain on an unprecedented 60th season of competition, but the 21-year-old Windom, looks at the race as an opportunity.
“I’m excited about the opportunity to once again return to ARCA and compete for Win-Tron Racing,” said Windom. “Eight months feels like forever, but I’m ready to take on the challenge of my Kansas Speedway debut with a strong finish to end the year for the team.”
Windom, set to make his fourth career ARCA start.
“I tested at Kansas a couple weeks ago and it really helped me get a feel for the track,” Windom added. “It’s been repaved, so everyone’s on an equal level as far as I’m concerned. I think with what we learned from the test and the changes the guys have made back at the shop, we should be in great shape once the green flag falls on Friday night.”
Nate Thiesse, co-car owner of Win-Tron Racing expressed his thoughts about having Windom return to the seat of their veteran team.
“It’s always a pleasure to have Chris behind the wheel of one of our cars,” he said. “He has come a long way in a stock car in a short period of time and I feel he’ll only continue to accelerate his learning curve this weekend. Much like Daytona, this will be another new style of racing that he’s never experienced, but we’re confident he’ll find his comfort level quickly and we can put ourselves in contention for another strong run. It’s been a good year with Chris and Mason (Mingus) behind the wheel and we’re looking forward to what next year holds for our race team.”