(MARNE, Mich. - June 20, 2012) - NASCAR star Kyle Busch passed for the lead on Lap 212 and held off a late charge from ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards competitor Chase Elliott to win the Rowdy 251 at Berlin Raceway, one of the highlights of the first season of ARCA CRA Super Series racing under the new agreement between the sanctions.
Busch's win was his third in four years at the event which features his nickname, and his first in an ARCA division since winning in the 2004 ARCA Racing Series opener at Daytona, his last ARCA start. Busch also won in the ARCA Racing Series twice in 2003.
Elliott, who will next compete with the ARCA Racing Series July 1 at New Jersey Motorsports Park's Thunderbolt Raceway, finished ahead of two-time ARCA CRA Super Series champion Johnny VanDoorn, Tom Thomas, and Ross Kenseth.
The full results are available by clicking here, and more information from the Rowdy 251 is available at CRARacing.net.
The series will return to action Saturday at Winchester Speedway as part of an all-ARCA tripleheader at the Indiana half-mile. The ARCA Racing Series headlines a weekend that also features the ARCA CRA Super Series and ARCA Truck Series. The ARCA Racing Series will hold two 45-minute practices on Saturday, at 12:05 and 2:05 p.m. Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell will follow at 5, just before the Truck Series race at 6 and the Super Series event at 7.
The 200-lap, 100-mile Herr's Chase the Taste 200 - the ninth event of the ARCA Racing Series season - will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, with live timing and scoring and live audio coverage presented by the ARCA Racing Network available at ARCARacing.com.