Poole Makes Triumphant ARCA Return


“The car was just really good today,” Poole said. “We struggled in traffic behind Justin. I knew I was better than him. I got up underneath him at his door and I just got a little bit loose. We didn’t touch. When he started going around I thought we were over with at that point.”

Boston, who recovered to finish fourth, had no ill-will for his teammate following the spin.

“We were bad fast today. It is unfortunate we had that mishap at the end. I thought we were going to have a good one today,” Boston said. “We were smooth sailing there then Brennan started running us down and I started getting loose off the corners. He got down under me and I just got lose and lost it. Thankfully we saved the car and still rebounded to fourth. I’ll take it.”

Blaney’s second-place finish was his best in three ARCA starts.

“I learned a lot today. Definitely learned how to race the track changes throughout the race,” Blaney said. “We had a dominant car all day and we were just riding out front. We came in early to short pit hoping it would cycle out because it was pretty strung out at the time.

“I burned my stuff up running them down again at the end after that last caution. Aero was so huge here.”

Kimmel ended up third, followed by Boston and Enfinger. Mason Mingus, Will Kimmel and Roger Carter were the only other drivers to finish on the lead lap. Buster Graham and Thomas Praytor completed the top 10.