Buescher Keeps Rolling Along In ARCA
OREGON, Wis. — ARCA Racing Series point leader Chris Buescher withstood a series of challenges from Frank Kimmel and Alex Bowman and eight extra laps of racing to take a series-leading fourth victory of the season in Sunday’s rain-delayed Herr’s 200 at Madison Int’l Speedway.
Buescher (No. 17 Roulo Brothers Racing Ford) led 110 of 208 laps, including the final 34, to win the Herr’s Live Life with Flavor 200 and become the 40th driver in ARCA history with nine or more wins.
The 19-year-old extended his points lead over Kimmel, who took the lead from Buescher on lap 173 but slipped up two laps later to give back the advantage. From there, Buescher survived challenges on three restarts and won by 0.7 second.
Bowman (No. 22 St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Dodge) finished second, falling one spot short of doubling his victory total at the southern Wisconsin track. Bowman had to come back from one lap down after driving off of the jack early on a pit stop in the first half of the race. Chad Hackenbracht (No. 58 CGH Motorsports Chevrolet) was third over Erik Jones, Clint King and Tom Hessert.
Kimmel was running second until contact from Hackenbracht on lap 204 sent him spinning and back into 10th place. He recovered to finish ninth and kept second place in the standings.