MOORESVILLE, N.C. — official team release — ARCA photo —
Mason Mitchell Motorsports (MMM) has tabbed Canadian racer Cole Powell to drive the No. 78 Chevrolet for the team in next weekend’s ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season-opener, the Lucas Oil 200 at Daytona International Speedway (DIS).
Powell will receive support from longtime supporters Tricar and Copps Buildall.
“I’m thrilled we could get this deal done with MMM,” Powell said. “Even though I have raced Daytona in the past, every time we race here it’s like seeing the place for the very first time all over again. I am just in shock that I am fortunate enough to be able to come race on such a famous track and race door to door with 40 other drivers.”
“A win at Daytona would honestly be the best thing that could happen to me as a driver. A victory at Daytona might open more doors for myself to compete in more races and maybe even land a full time ride which would be a dream come true.”
Powell will look to make his third Daytona ARCA start and his fourth start at a restrictor plate track in the 80 lap event. Powell’s best finish came last season at Talladega, where he earned a podium finish by coming home in third.
MMM had a successful test session last month at Daytona, capturing the top-four positions overall, which gives the team confidence as they look to notch a similar performance in race conditions.
“I am really glad that we were able to sign Cole for our Daytona driver lineup,” team owner Mason Mitchell added. “Cole and I have talked in the past about him driving for us. He has a solid background on restrictor plate tracks and almost won Talladega last spring.”
“We have prepared two solid racecars for both of our drivers and from our test results I see no reason why we can’t finish 1-2 in the race.”
CREDIT: Mason Mitchell Motorsports