Add more teenagers...Joe Gibbs Racing's Riley Herbst enters Nashville

TOLEDO, Ohio (March 17, 2017) -- Joe Gibbs Racing's Riley Herbst is the latest entry to be received here at the ARCA home office for the upcoming Music City 200 presented by Azure Foundation at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville.

Herbst was not able to race at Daytona because of age restrictions. However, the Las Vegas rookie turned 18 in late February and is now eligible to race at the next superspeedway event at Talladega based on his successful test at Daytona in January. He is entered at Nashville in the No. 18 NOS Energy-Terrible Herbst Toyota. 

Herbst is a product of the NASCAR K&N Pro East and West Series where he earned seven top-five and 13 top-10 finishes in 17 starts in 2016. Herbst also won the track championship at California Speedway in the Irwindale Speed Trucks in 2015. Herbst is expected to compete in the 19 remaining ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards events in 2017.

Port Orange, Florida's Michael Lira, 19, has also filed an entry for Nashville in the No. 6 JWMotorsports Chevrolet. Entries have also been received from Hixson Motorsports teammates Eric Caudell and Mike Senica bringing the current total to 20. Several more entries are expected ahead of the race, including Cunningham Motorsports teammates Shane Lee and Dalton Sargeant.


ARCA CRA Super Series combo race. Last year, CRA got added to the Super Late Model mix to create the North-South shootout. The field saw a jump to 35 cars featuring some of the best short track racers in the country, with Donnie Wilson winning the top prize over Steven Wallace. 

Super Late Models have a practice session Friday night, April 7 from 4-7 p.m. Then on Saturday, April 8, North-South Shootout practice will begin at 12 noon, with North-South Shootout qualifying at 3. General Tire Pole Qualifying for the ARCA Racing Series is at 4:15, with racing action following at 5:45 with the North-South Shootout presented by Team Construction 100. Race fans will be treated to the ARCA Racing Series Music City 200 grand finale at 8. The Music City 200 will be aired on MAVTV.

Discounted presale tickets for the event are available for $25, a $5 discount off raceday ticket prices. They are available by calling the event promoters Track Enterprises at 615-470-5214 or 217-764-3200.