The ARCA series kicked off at Talladega on Saturday with a tame race by superspeedway standards. Drew Dollar took home the win while favorites like Hailie Deegan and Thad Moffitt brought home solid top tens.
Drew Dollar led the majority of the race coming off of a great run at Daytona two races ago of 3rd. Dollar doesn’t have the name recognition of some of the other young drivers, but his talent is outshining his other competitors early on in the ARCA schedule. Dollar had to out battle Joe Gibbs Racing development driver Riley Herbst in order to get the win. Outrunning Herbst helps show that he’s ready for a development contract sooner rather than later.
Thad Moffit brought home a 6th place finish just in front of Deegan who finished 7th. Deegan continues to show promise in stock cars at any type of track, this being her third top ten of the season in ARCA as the NASCAR community anxiously awaits her first truck start.
Moffitt who hasn’t been showing as much promise as die hard Petty family supporters would like, is at least showing he can get the job done on Superspeedway’s with this 6th place finish being his second top ten of the year.
The best moment from the race came from one of the most underrated drivers in all of motorsports (just my opinion) Michael Self. This man somehow saved his car after it was completely sideways at Talladega and managed to wheel it to a 5th place finish.
With these smaller series’ starting to get back into swing, we can finally see our favortie drivers of tomorrow get some seat time. Next up will be Pocono on June 26th for the General Tire #ANYWHEREISPOSSIBLE 200.