ARCA racer Natalie Decker featured in People Magazine; link to story inside

CONCORD, N.C. (June 12, 2017) - Just three races into her ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards career it seems everyone is taking note of 19-year-old newcomer Natalie Decker.

Recently Decker was featured in 'People Magazine' the popular weekly newsstand publication. The article, which focuses on her pursuit of an up-and-coming stock car driver chasing her NASCAR dreams, brings national attention to her story.

People Magazine, known best for its celebrity news and human-interest articles, has the country's highest readership among newsstand publications.

Decker, the most recent addition to the Venturini Motorsports team, drives the N29 Capital Partners Toyota Camry in the ARCA Racing Series.

"The recent Natalie Decker story continues to steal headlines for all the right reasons," said Venturini Motorsports' Tom Venturini. "Natalie represents hope in a male dominated sport waiting for its next female star to emerge.

"There's no denying her popularity. Natalie's introduction to the ARCA Series last month has been fueled by solid racing, self-promotion and an infectious smile, making her a fan-favorite among all ages and genders. Natalie comes to the series already having built up an impressive fan base through her grassroots, short track racing. That popularity is only going to increase as her career progresses.

"I think it's really good for the series (ARCA) and the overall popularity of the sport. She's not the first female driver and won't be the last…only time will tell how this story ends."

Throughout history, no female driver has ever won in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards or any of NASCAR's top three national touring series (Camping World Truck Series, XFINITY Series or Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series).

Danica Patrick is the only female to win a pole position in the Monster Energy Cup Series (2013 Daytona 500), and she's tied for the best finish by a woman in the premier series (sixth) in the modern era.

Shawna Robinson (1999) and Erin Crocker (2005) claimed second-place finishes in the ARCA Series, sharing ARCA's all-time record as highest finishing female drivers in series history.

Read People's article by visiting www.People.com or click link below.

http://people.com/sports/youngest-female-race-car-driver-natalie-decker-is-paving-the-road-to-success/?utm_campaign=peoplemagazine&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&xid=socialflow_twitter_peoplemag

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