Austin Theriault opened the 2017 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season with a big win at Daytona Int'l Speedway, driving the No. 52 for Ken Schrader Racing. Austin also won in his career-first ARCA Racing Series start at Michigan Int'l Speedway in 2014 after qualifying second. Austin also added his third through eighth career ARCA wins at Elko Speedway, Madison Int'l Speedway, Road America, DuQuoin State Fairgrounds, Salem Speedway, and Kentucky Speedway. Theriault is the only driver in ARCA history to win on a Superspeedway, Short Track, Dirt Track, Intermediate Track and Road Course in the same year. Austin, owner Ken Schrader, and crew have clinched the Sioux Chief Short Track Challenge Award, The General Tire Superspeedway Challenge Award, the Cometic Crew Chief of the Year Award (crew chief Donnie Richeson), the Bill France Four Crown Award, and the Racing Electronics Lightning Award for 2017. In just 22 ARCA starts going back to 2014, Theriault has 21 top-10 finishes and 19 top-five finishes.His average finish overall is 3.2. Outside of the wins, Theriault finished 2nd at Iowa and Michigan, and 4th at Nashville, Talladega, Pocono and Lucas Oil, 5th at Salem and 6th at Toledo. Overall, the Maine native has led for 280 laps. Theriault is also a veteran of the NASCAR Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series tours. His success in the ARCA ranks has a comeback flare to it. He fractured the L1 vertebrae in his lower back at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in 2015, driving for Brad Keselowski Racing. After rehabilitation, he bounced around in mediocre rides with mediocre results before aligning with Ken Schrader Racing for the full ARCA season in 2017. Austin's crew chief on the ARCA side is longtime KSR chief Donnie Richeson.
HometownFort Kent, Maine
Congratulations Austin Theriault and the Ken Schrader Racing team on earning the 2017 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards national championship. Salute!
Hometown: Fort Kent, ME
DOB: Jan 23, 1994