After a slow start in 2018, Travis Braden is back on track, finishing 9th at Talladega, 8th at Toledo, 11th at Charlotte and a season-best 4th at Pocono in his first attempt on "Tricky Triangle." Braden heads to Michigan (ZOMONGO 200) this week 4th in national points.
Travis Braden, a two-time ARCA/CRA Super Series champion, made headlines at Lucas Oil Racceway on July 24, 2015 where the Wheeling, West Virginia driver, in his career-first ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards start, won the Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200, leading the final 21 laps. As Braden continued to work his way up, he landed a full-time ride with RFMS Racing in the No. 27 MatrixCare-Consonus Healthcare-LIberty Village Ford for the full 2018 season. After a slow start in 2018, Braden responded with back-to-back top-10 runs at Talladega (9th) and Toledo (8th). Braden also finished a solid 11th in his first start at Charlotte in late May, and then finished a season-best 4th at Pocono in his first attempt on the "Tricky Triangle." Braden has 5 top-5 and 10 top-10 finishes overall. Braden subbed for AJ Fike in the 27 car for the first time at Winchester Speedway in 2017, finishing an impressive 4th. In 2015, Braden also finished second to Ryan Reed in his career-first superspeedway race at Kentucky Speedway in late September, 2015. He also finished the 2015 season with a 6th-place run at Kansas Speedway. Braden first participated in ARCA's Road to Daytona program, getting the opportunity to test at Daytona Int'l Speedway as a result of his ARCA/CRA Super Series titles. Braden also won the prestigious Winchester 400 in 2016. Braden is also a graduate of West Virginia University with a dual major in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. Braden's Crew Chief on the RFMS Racing 27 car is veteran ARCA Crew Chief Dan Glauz.