(TOLEDO, Ohio - July 24, 2012) - Tonight, "Inside ARCA" listeners are in for one of the biggest shows to date, with drivers, crew chiefs, a race sponsor, and free Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis tickets all in order.
"Inside ARCA" has often featured three guests and once featured four, but tonight, the show promises five interviews with a wide range of opinions and perspectives on the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards. The program will air at 7 p.m. on ARCARacing.com.
Listeners are in for an additional highlight, as host Charlie Krall - with help from Friday's ARCA CRA Super Series race sponsor Fatheadz - will offer several pairs of race tickets to lucky race fans.
Kevin Swindell, last Friday's race winner at Chicagoland Speedway, will discuss his first career win. Swindell led all 100 laps at Chicagoland and held off Brennan Poole at the finish to win from the pole in his 11th series start.
Darrell Basham, an ARCA competitor since 1972, will be on the show to talk about his career and the celebration this weekend at Lucas Oil Raceway of his 300th start.
Two crew chiefs near the top of the series point standings will be on to give their outlooks from atop the pit boxes. Paul Andrews (side photo, left) currently leads the Cometic Crew Chief of the Year standings as the head man for Alex Bowman and the No. 22 Cunningham Motorsports Dodge, and Kevin Reed (right) is a past winner of the award who now leads Chad Hackenbracht and the No. 58 CGH Motorsports Chevrolet.
Tonight's show even features a dash of business, as Messina Wildlife Management vice president James Messina will talk about his company's involvement in ARCA, which includes sponsorship of the Team Messina Rookie Challenge as well as Friday's Messina Wildlife Animal Stopper 200 at Lucas Oil Raceway.
Here's the fun part, race fans: Listen to the show to hear host Charlie Krall give the "phrase that pays." He'll do that randomly three times tonight, and it's up to you to write down the phrase. From there, you'll take to Twitter and look for Tweets from @ARCA_Racing - the official Twitter home of the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards - asking for the first, second, or third "phrase that pays."
If you're one of the first two to respond to @ARCA_Racing with the correct phrase and the hashtag #ARCAIndy, you'll receive a pair of tickets and more, available to you upon arrival at Lucas Oil Raceway. That's two tickets per person, two people per phrase, and three phrases in the show. In all, 12 tickets are up for grabs. (Neither lodging not transportation will be included. Winners will be responsible for their own arrival at Lucas Oil Raceway, and will retrieve tickets on site.)
Krall hosts "Inside ARCA" every Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET, unless scheduled otherwise. The show previews upcoming action, reviews recent races, and covers the latest in the ARCA Racing Series and related properties with drivers, crew chiefs, officials, and more - the movers and shakers that have kept the stock car series running through the end of its sixth decade.
(Update: Tonight's show is archived in the player below, with past episodes linked below that.)
"Inside ARCA" - Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - Guests: Alex Bowman, Clay Rogers, Cathy Venturini, Steve York
"Inside ARCA" - Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - Guests: Tom Hessert, Kenzie Ruston, Don Radebaugh
"Inside ARCA" - Wednesday, July 4, 2012 - Guests: Nelson Canache, Danny Jackson, Tim Clagg
"Inside ARCA" - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - Guests: Spencer Gallagher, Johnny VanDoorn, Harold Fair Jr.
"Inside ARCA" - Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - Guests: Chris Buescher, Alex Bowman, Kirk Daugherty
"Inside ARCA" - Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - Guests: Bill Venturini, Chad Hackenbracht, Jared Marks
"Inside ARCA" - Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - Guests: Brennan Poole, Matt Lofton, Frank Kimmel
"Inside ARCA" - Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - Guests: Chris Buescher, Alex Bowman, Ron Drager