(MOORESVILLE, N.C. – July 17, 2013) – Josh Williams will
pilot the No. 02 Allegiant Travel Ford Fusion this weekend at Chicagoland
Speedway, representing a new partnership between his family-owned team and
“I am really looking forward to hitting the banks of
Chicagoland (Speedway) and really showcasing the No. 02 Allegiant Travel Ford
Fusion this weekend,” said ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards driver
The Ansell ActivArmr 150 at Chicagoland Speedway is at 5
p.m. CT. The race is live on SPEED.
Williams, from Port Charlotte, Fla., enters the race sixth
in the driver point standings. He ran most of the season in his family-owned
Josh Williams Motorsports Ford but ran at Elko Speedway for the Roulo Brothers,
at Road America for Kimmel Racing and for Gallagher Motorsports at Winchester
Speedway. He has four top-10s and two sixth-place finishes to his credit this
Subbing for an injured Spencer Gallagher at Winchester
Speedway, Williams clicked with the Gallagher Motorsports crew. Having made a
full recovery and returning to the seat of the No. 23 this weekend, Gallagher
and the crew reached out to Williams shortly after the race with the
possibility of a new partnership.
Continuing to use his own Ford Fusions, Williams brought his
cars to the Mooresville, N.C., shop early last week and will run under the
Gallagher Motorsports banner. Chassis No. 242, a Roush Fenway Racing custom
built car, will be Williams’ hotrod at the 1.5-mile paved tri-oval on Sunday.
He last ran the car at Michigan International Speedway, where he battled to a
top-10 finish after starting 14th.
In connection with the team’s partnership, Allegiant Travel
will also dawn their likeness over the No. 02 in a one-race sponsorship.
Gallagher and Williams will both sport the custom Allegiant Travel design,
along with the iconic swooping plane down the side.
“I am truly thankful for all of the opportunities Gallagher
Motorsports and Allegiant Travel have given me,” Williams said. “I was honored
to get the call a few weeks back to fill in for Spencer (Gallagher) and to now
have this new partnership in place is amazing.”
The Ansell ActivArmr 150 will follow the same-day NASCAR Nationwide Series STP 300 on Sunday, July 21 at 5:00 p.m. local central time, live on SPEED. Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell will accompany raceday activities at noon. Practice for the Ansell ActivArmr 150 will take place on Saturday from 4:10 through 6.
ARCAracing.com will also feature live timing and scoring of all ARCA Racing Series on-track activity.