Corr, Holmes featured in Q&A in media center at Talladega

Corr, Holmes featured in Q&A in media center at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. (May 6, 2017) -- On the heels of the Valvoline extension announcement, ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards drivers Sean Corr and Bret Holmes were featured in the Media Center at Talladega Superspeedway prior to this afternoon's 55th running of the General Tire 200, live on FS2.

Corr was the fastest in practice Friday while Holmes is a local favorite from nearby Munford, Ala.

This field is lined up by car owner points because General Tire Pole Qualifying was rained out Friday.

"Car always races good and we proved it yesterday," said Corr. "The way the air was coming off the cars in front of us, my car just wants to suck up. My car's great in the pack…I'm looking forward to the traffic. We'll just look for a fast pack and keep the nose clean."

Corr drives for his own Empire Racing Group team, a development team for Richard Petty Motorsports.

Holmes, the local favorite, will make his second Talladega start today. He finished 10th in last year's race.

"This is so big…being here," said Holmes. "I've raced a ton across the road on the dirt track, but this is a way different deal. I remember getting nervous for the dirt races. My dad would tell me to not be nervous…save that for Daytona and Talladega, and here we are. I've got so many friends and family here today, so just another reason to do well."

Holmes starts 13th.

"We'll just see what holes we can find. We were 10th here last year…came to Daytona this year and finished sixth. We've done well, but I expect more. Everyone wants to win, but at the same time we're a new team. I have really high standards for our team. We've got all new guys this year…I would consider it a good statement to be competing up front, especially here."

Last year, Holmes worked with ARCA champion Grant Enfinger as his crew chief. This year, veteran chief Bryan Berry is calling the shots for Holmes.

"It's all about the crew chief knowing what the driver is looking for. We're hitting it off really well…excited to see how today goes, and Toledo in two weeks. It's all about getting comfortable with each other. We've got something to live up to and goals to reach."

The General Tire 200 marks the last race for the ARCA steel body cars to compete at Talladega and Daytona.

"This is the last time running with this car," Corr said. "My strategy is to race smarter rather than aggressive. Last time with this car…I'd love to retire it in one piece."

Don Radebaugh
dradebaugh@arcaracing.com

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