CBR visits home office; NASCAR/USAC vet Bliss assisting in Toledo test

CBR visits home office; NASCAR/USAC vet Bliss assisting in Toledo test

TOLEDO, Ohio (May 14, 2018) -- On the heels of Ken Schrader Racing, Chad Bryant Racing slid into the ARCA home office in Temperance, Michigan to take a tour and visit.

Like KSR, CBR is in town testing for this weekend's Menards 200 at Toledo Speedway, a home game for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards.

CBR, then Cunningham Motorsports, won the Menards 200 in 2016 with Myatt Snider. Parker Kligerman also won at Toledo in a Cunningham car in 2009.

Joe Graf, Jr. is at Toledo testing the No. 77 Big Tine Ford for CBR and is entered in Sunday's Menards 200, the 77th ARCA race at Toledo since 1963. Graf finished second last time out at Talladega Superspeedway, coming across the final stripe in an electronic tie with race winner Zane Smith.

NASCAR/USAC veteran racer Mike Bliss, who serves as Graf's driver coach, is also here assisting.

Pictured left to right are Bliss, crewman Kyle Moon, driver Joe Graf, Jr., shop manager/crew chief Paul Andrews, crewman Josh Tarratt-Hill and team owner Chad Bryant. The photo was taken in the Marcum Room, named after ARCA founders John and Mildred Marcum.

The rain has stopped and track conditions are much-improved. CBR, along with KSR and Venturini Motorsports, are expected to take to the track yet this afternoon.

Discounted tickets for the 77th running of the Menards 200 presented by Federated Car Care at Toledo Speedway are still on sale at six Menards stores in northwest Ohio. The tickets are on sale for the special price of $15 between now and Saturday, May 19 if purchased at Menards. The Menards stores selling the discounted tickets include Defiance, Findlay, Holland, Oregon, Sandusky and Toledo, Ohio. Children under 6 are free.

Weekend Schedule
The Menards 200 spreads out over two days with ARCA Racing Series practice scheduled from 12:30 - 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19, followed by General Tire Pole Qualifying at 4. The ARCA-sanctioned Aramark Sportsman cars will conclude the festivities Saturday with a feature event race. Pre-race ceremonies for the Menards 200 presented by Federated Car Care get under way at 1:30 Sunday afternoon, May 20. The Menards 200 is live on MAVTV at 2 p.m. Eastern Sunday afternoon.