Fatscher, 16, ready for ARCA debut at Toledo

CONCORD, N.C. (May 16, 2018) - Sixteen-year-old rookie Eddie Fatscher will make his ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards driving debut in the Menards 200 presented by Federated Car Care Sunday, May 20 at Toledo Speedway.

Fatscher, a native of Long Island, N.Y., will make his first of three series starts driving for Venturini Motorsports (VMS) in the No. 55 Jenel Construction Toyota Camry.

"This is obviously a big moment in my career," said Fatscher. "I’ve had this weekend circled on my calendar since signing with the team back in March. I couldn’t be any more excited to take this next step with Venturini Motorsports."

Making his first start since last year's Snowball Derby, Fatscher is eager to get back behind the wheel and mix it up in the ARCA Racing Series. Fatscher tested with his teammates Monday at Toledo.

"It's been a long time since I've sat in the seat. So it was good to come up earlier in the week and test with my Venturini Motorsports team. We had a really good test. Getting back behind the wheel felt great. Knocking the rust off came easy. Adjusting and learning how to drive the bigger, heavier ARCA car took some time and was my main focus. These cars drive a lot different than a super (late model).

"These guys (Venturini Motorsports) have a lot of experience and success bringing up young drivers. I know they'll unload a solid piece. My job Sunday is to race smart and gain experience. I need to be there on lap 200."

The ARCA Racing Series has long been a development series for the top three tiers in NASCAR.

Adding his name to the series’ youth movement, Fatscher will also compete in ARCA events at Madison Int'l Speedway (June 15) and Elko Speedway (July 14).

The Menards 200 will air live on MAVTV beginning at 2 p.m. ET Sunday afternoon. ARCAracing.com will have live timing, scoring and chat for all on-track activities throughout the weekend.

For more information of Eddie Fatscher visit Facebook.com/EddieFatscher, @EddieFatscher on Twitter and @EddieFatch51 on Instagram.

ABOUT VENTURINI MOTORSPORTS:

Over the last 35-years Venturini Motorsports (VMS) has evolved into one of the most recognizable names in professional motorsports. Known for long-time dominance in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, Venturini Motorsports is held in high regard as one of the premier NASCAR driver development programs in the county. Since 2007, VMS has specialized in the career development of some of today's top racing talent including current NASCAR "Stars" - Joey Logano, Erik Jones, William Byron, Alex Bowman, Ryan Blaney, Darryl 'Bubba' Wallace Jr., Daniel Suarez, Christopher Bell, Justin Allgaier, Noah Gragson, Ben Rhoads, Ryan Reed, Brandon Jones, Matt Tifft, Brennan Poole, Dalton Sargeant, Justin Haley and Todd Gilliland. Integrity, dedication and continuous innovation paired with years of on-track success has helped define Venturini Motorsports as one of the longest tenured teams in all of modern day racing. In 2012, the Venturini racing family was recognized for their collective achievements and inducted into the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame (www.NIASHF.org) - now finding themselves enshrined with such sports icons as Joe DiMaggio, Mario Andretti, Chip Ganassi, Andy Granatelli, Vince Lombardi, Tommy Lasorda and Rocky Marciano.

Official: www.VenturiniMotorsports.com | Twitter: @VenturiniMotor | Facebook: Venturini Motorsports

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