Mingus, fresh off his runner-up finish in the 2013 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menard season, will race in the Lucas Oil 150 Friday night with the race on Fox Sports 1.
t will be the first race at Phoenix for Mingus.
I take new challenges in stride,” Mingus said. “I endured that a lot in the ARCA Racing Series this year and we made the best of the situation several times. In fact, some of our best performances came at a track which I had never seen before.”
ingus will be racing in a Win-Tron Racing truck with crew chief Mark Rette. The Brentwood, Tenn. driver was at Talladega Superspeedway last month but his day ended after only a few laps.
e’s back in the No. 35 Call 811 Before You Dig / Mark-It! Madness Chevrolet Silverado at the 1-mile oval at Phoenix.
e tested at Gresham (Ga.) Motorsports Park recently in preparation for Phoenix. He also tested at Nashville for the final NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Homestead, which he also plans to enter.
We had the opportunity to test our Phoenix truck at Gresham a few weeks back and I was extremely pleased with what we accomplished,” said Mingus. “We spent the day making changes and I literally could feel and understand the changes. I feel I will reap the benefits from the test at Phoenix.
This past week, I also had the opportunity to test our Homestead truck at Nashville (Tenn.) Superspeedway so I have felt a truck on a short track and an intermediate track and I felt very comfortable in the truck at both places. Having that seat time, I fully believe will help my learning curve for sure. I would love to come out of the race this weekend with a top-10.”
in-Tron officials are excited about the final two truck races.
We’re looking forward to Phoenix this weekend not only to redeem ourselves from Talladega, but the opportunity for us to showcase the talent of Mason (Mingus),” said Nate Thiesse, co-car owner at Win-Tron Racing. “The test at Gresham went better than we expected. We feel that Mason will be able to quickly adapt to the track (Phoenix) and deliver us a strong finish to close out the season at Homestead next weekend.”