(MOORESVILLE, N.C. - July 18, 2012) - ARCA's 12th visit to Chicagoland Speedway will have Buster Graham making his 12th career start in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards. He'll do so in the car which he drove to his first top-10 finish in the series last month at Michigan International Speedway.
Graham, who started 33rd after trouble in qualifying but finished 10th in that race at Michigan, will bring the same car - chassis No. 306 (pictured) - to Chicagoland for this weekend's Ansell ActivArmr 150, which will air live on SPEED at 5 p.m. ET Saturday.
"This is my first time racing at Chicagoland Speedway and it will definitely be a great experience," said Graham, whose No. 88 Batter's Dream/RoushYatesParts.com Ford is prepared by Team BCR Racing. "We had a very strong car at the test. This is the car that we had at our top-10 finish in Michigan. I would like to thank my marketing partners: Batter's Dream, Roush Yates Performance Parts, Roush Yates Engines, and Ford Racing, along with the entire crew at Team BCR."
Batter's Dream is an automated ball feeding system, or pitching machine, that allows baseball and softball players to maximize time in the batting cage by getting more quality cuts without having to fix a tee. The major benefit of the Batter's Dream batting machines is that it allows batters the freedom to focus on rhythm, stance, timing, and swing speed without the need for a second person.
"We have prepared chassis No. 306, which was our primary car from MIS," said crew chief Jim Pearce. "Buster really likes this car and has had strong finishes with it. The crew at Team BCR has put a lot of effort into getting this car into the best position it can be in."
Said team manager Howard Bixman: "Buster got the chance to test at Chicagoland earlier this season after finishing in the top 10 at MIS. He has favored the intermediate tracks. Having that opportunity to test, he received valuable seat time and feels pretty comfortable. The test definitely gives him a greater advantage."
The Ansell ActivArmr 150 will air live on SPEED at 5 p.m. Saturday; on-track activity starts with practice at 7 Friday night. Times listed are Eastern, one hour ahead of Chicagoland Speedway and Central Daylight Time.
From Team Release