Chase Cabre during the ARCA Menards Series Skips Western Outfitters 175 at New Smyrna Speedway on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020 in New Smyrna, Fla.  (Photo by Matt Stamey)
The ARCA Menards Series East is scheduled to return Saturday at Toledo Speedway. (Matt Stamey/ARCA Racing)

PIT BOX: Time To Get Back To Racing At Toledo


The ARCA Menards Series East is ready to get back on track.

The Herr’s Potato Chips 200 Presented by Federated Car Care at Toledo Speedway on Saturday will mark the first racing action for the series since February, following a length hiatus due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The event will limited to essential race personnel only and no spectators per state and local guidelines.

Fans can watch the race live and for free through Trackpass on NBC Gold.

Toledo has long been a staple of the ARCA Menards Series – hosting 47 races since 1984 — and will make its inaugural appearance on the East schedule.


HERR’S POTATO CHIPS 200 presented by FEDERATED CAR CARE

WHAT TO WATCH FOR:

The last two East races, Sam Mayer has wound up in Victory Lane.

He wrapped up the 2019 title at Dover International Speedway with a win, and opened the new era of the ARCA Menards Series East at Florida’s New Smyrna Speedway in February by taking the checkered flag.

Chasetaste 2016 Logo 3Mayer returns to Toledo, where he finished fifth last season in the ARCA Menards Series race there.

"A lot of people will think it’s a restart to the year," Mayer said. "I already have two of three races won so I like to think it’s the same year and the same me. Hopefully that’s the case."

Mayer won’t be the only driver Saturday with experience at the tricky high-banked half-mile. Ty Gibbs was second to Chandler Smith last May in a race cut short by rain.

TRACK SPOTLIGHT: Toledo Speedway

Nick Sanchez (fourth) and Chase Cabre (ninth) opened the season with top 10s for Rev Racing at New Smyrna, while Giovanni Bromante had a strong fifth-place showing in his series’ debut.

The driver with the most racing success during the time away from on-track activity has been Parker Retzlaff. The 17-year-old from Rhinelander, Wisconsin, brought home a top 10 at New Smyrna. He then swept eight iRacing events — four Grand National Tour and four NASCAR Roots’ Whelen Modified Tour — against some of the top regional and international series drivers during the stay-at-home phase of the pandemic.

Taylor Gray, the 15-year-old brother of NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series driver Tanner Gray, is slated to make his debut.

RACING REFERENCE: Previous ARCA Menards races at Toledo | 2020 ARCA Menards Series East Standings

RACE FACTS

RACE

HERR’S POTATO CHIPS 200 presented by FEDERATED CAR CARE

PLACE

Toledo Speedway

DATE

Saturday, June 13, 2020

TIME

6 p.m. ET

TELEVISION

TrackPass on NBC Gold (live), 6 p.m. CT; NBCSN, Thur., June 18, 3 p.m.

TRACK LAYOUT

half-mile paved oval

EVENT SCHEDULE

Saturday, June 13 — Garage opens: 9 a.m. ET; Practice: 2:45-3:30 p.m.; Qualifying: 4:45 p.m.; Herr’s 200 presented by Federated Car Care: 6 p.m.

TWITTER

@ToledoSpeedway, @ARCA_Racing, @NASCARRoots

HASHTAG

#Herrs200, #ARCAMenards

RACE CENTER | ENTRY LIST | RACE MEDIA GUIDE

CREW CHIEF HANDOUT: The starting field for the Herr’s 200 presented by Federated Car Care is limited to 28, including provisional positions. The first 24 drivers will secure starting positions based on qualifying for the Herr’s 200 presented by Federated Car Care. The remaining four spots will be awarded through the provisional process. This event will be run under the 2020 ARCA Menards Series East rules, procedures, regulations and specifications.

QUALIFYING: Two consecutive laps qualifying. No adjustments or repairs may be made on car after taking the green flag at Start/Finish line. All cars must make a qualifying attempt, and all drivers must practice before they can qualify.

RACE PIT STOP: No adding or moving tires to or from pit box once race has started. A maximum four (4) crew members may service car. No tires and fuel may be added outside of the break.

The Herr’s 200 presented by Federated Car Care will be 200 laps (100 miles) and is to be run in three (3) segments. The race will have two (2) breaks, the first at or near the conclusion of Lap 75 and the second at or near the conclusion of Lap 150. At the conclusion of the break, lead lap vehicles that elected to pit will line up – in the order they were running at the beginning of the break – behind the lead lap vehicles that elected not to pit in order of running.

The maximum tire allotment available for this event is as follows: Four (4) tires for practice and four (4) for qualifying and to start the race, plus an additional six (6) for a total of 14 (14) tires.