Concord, North Carolina (June 12, 2018) – 15-year old Chandler Smith will dial it up again on the short track looking for his first ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards victory in his return to the driver’s seat Friday, June 15 during the Herr’s Potato Chips 200 at Madison International Speedway. Smith, a rookie, will make his fourth series start driving the No.15 Craftsman Toyota Camry. Since making his ARCA debut back in April driving for Venturini Motorsports, Smith has set a torrid pace in limited action. During his first three-career series starts the talented Talking Rock, GA teen has etched his name into the record books earning the General Tire Pole Award in as many consecutive starts (Nashville, Salem and Toledo). Topping all series drivers, Smith has led an impressive 265-laps despite only competing in three of ARCA’s first eight events on the season. With a pair of top-5 finishes and a 10th place finish after cutting a tire challenging teammate Christian Eckes for the win on the final lap at Salem, Smith is biding his time until driving to victory lane. “Our day is coming,” said the short track ace when asked about his chances at Madison. “I’m blessed with the success we’ve had but I don’t take it for granted. Each week is a battle. Madison will be no different.” “This is a tough series with lots of talented drivers. I’ve been fortunate and have adapted well to these ARCA cars. But give Venturini Motorsports some credit - they bring strong Toyotas to the race track every week.” The Herr's Potato Chips 200 is scheduled for Friday June 15 at Madison International Speedway, located just outside Madison, Wisconsin. Practice is scheduled for 2:15 pm ET (1:15 pm local), with General Tire Pole Qualifying is set for 6 pm ET (5 pm local), with the green flag slated for 8 pm ET (7 pm local). Live timing and scoring of all on-track sessions will be available at ARCARacing.com, and the race will be televised live on MAVTV. For more information on Chandler Smith visit www.ChandlerSmithRacing.com or follow @CSmithRacing26 on Twitter, @CSmithRacing26 on Instagram and MSC Motorsports of Chandler Smith on Facebook.
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