Apr 10 ARCA Racing Series Review: Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (April 10, 2017) – The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, returned to action over the weekend at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville (Tenn.) with the running of the Music City 200 presented by Azure Foundation. MDM Motorsports fielded two Toyota Camry’s for drivers Sheldon Creed and Vinnie Miller.
Creed made a return to the site where he posted a career-best ARCA Racing Series finish of seventh in 2016 – a finish that he bested on Saturday. Creed’s impressive sixth-place finish came on the night he was debuting a throwback Davey Allison paint scheme.
Miller made his ARCA Racing Series debut at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville. He started off the evening with a strong qualifying effort, and ran near the Top-10 for most of the race. However, a late-race incident stripped him of a deserving finish and ultimately led him to a 25th place finish.
Sheldon Creed, driver of the AM Ortega Construction No. 28… Creed, driving a Davey Allison No. 28 throwback paint scheme, qualified 12th and battled inside the Top-10 for the entire race. He came away with a sixth-place finish – one position better than his finish in the Music City 200 a year ago. Creed will return to NKNPSE competition on April 22, at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, driving the No. 40 AM Ortega Construction Toyota Camry.
Sheldon Creed on Nashville: “It was a good night of racing, we had lots of fun battles and I loved running inside the top-10 all race long. My MDM Motorsports team gave me a great car. I couldn’t do this without the help of great sponsors, Driven, RTL Equipment, AM Ortega, and United Rentals. I’m really looking forward to Bristol in a few weeks!”
Vinnie Miller, driver of the Master Mfg. Inc., No. 8… Miller made his ARCA Racing Series debut in Saturday’s Music City 200 at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville. After earning an impressive 9th place starting spot, the 19-year-old driver from Michigan, ran near the top-10 the entire race. A loose wheel forced him to restart at the back of the field late in the race. While racing his way back to the front, a mechanical failure and contact with another car caused damage to the No. 8 Master Mfg. Inc., Toyota Camry. He was unable to continue and finished 25th. Like his teammate, Miller will return to NKNPSE competition on April 22, at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Vinnie Miller on Nashville: “The Master Mfg., Inc Camry was a little loose early in the race. Jamie (Jones) made some adjustments on first pit stop, which helped a lot for the next run. When came back down pit road the MDM Motorsports pit crew put four fresh General Tires on the car; we actually gained three spots on that stop. The tires helped tightened the car up. A loose wheel, unfortunately, put us outside the top 10 late in the race. We were battling back and were up to ninth when a mechanically issue caused my car to lose power. We got caught up in an incident that ended our race early. These guys did a great job all weekend. I’m really looking forward to my next ARCA race in Toledo and am ready to be back in the No. 41 NKNPSE car in Bristol in just a few weeks.”