ARCA: Brandon Jones Wins Menards Pole Award at Lucas Oil Raceway

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BROWNSBURG, Ind. – official release – ARCA photo — The front row for tonight’s SCOTT Get Geared Up 200 presented by Federated Car Care will look a lot like the front row at the end of the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards race at Winchester Speedway earlier this month.

Brandon Jones, who said his Turner Scott Motorsports car was a little tight for much of the day, was the fastest car in both practices and set a track record during Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell with a lap of 22.268 seconds, or 110.904 mph, to grab the Menards Pole Award over current series points leader Mason Mitchell.

“I think it might tighten up some tonight,” Jones said. “But, we were fast all day and I think we’ll be fast tonight.”

“It’s going to be exciting, that’s for sure,” Mitchell added.

Mitchell, in the No. 98 Musselman’s-Wildlife Foundation of Florida-TTS Ford, will start second next to Jones. It was Jones who passed Mitchell on the final turn at Winchester to win his ARCA debut.

“You just have to be patient,” said Mitchell. “200 laps is a long time and you have to be there at the end to win.”

By finishing second in qualifying, Mitchell picked up 10 bonus points and now has a 35-point lead in the ARCA Racing Series driver point standings heading into tonight’s 200-lap race. Ken Schrader will start third in the No. 52 Federated Auto Parts Chevrolet, Tom Hessert fourth in the Dodge and Justin Allison fifth in the No. 88 Ford.

There are 32 cars entered in the race.

Jones is making just his second ARCA start and now has at least a win and a pole in the No. 4 Turner Scott Motorsports Chevrolet. Turner Scott now has three poles for the ARCA season – Dylan Kwasniewski at Daytona, Kyle Larson at Pocono Raceway and now Jones.

The SCOTT Get Geared Up 200 presented by Federated Car Care will be live on Fox Sports 1 with announcers Rick Allen and Phil Parsons in the booth and Wendy Venturini and Jim Tretow on pit road. The live broadcast begins at 9 p.m.

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