Kyle Larson ran down Mason Mitchell to win Pocono ARCA 200 on Saturday before Larson raced in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series race at Pocono. Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the Cup Series Pocono 400 on Sunday. Larson took the lead with 10 laps to go holding one for the win. Larson said it was a nervous win.
"I was nervous for a while there," Larson said after winning his first ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards race. "He was real aggressive and got the lead, then started to pull away."
He became the fifth different winner in seven ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards races on the season. Mason Mitchell finished second for the fourth time in his ARCA career. John Wes Townley was third, Will Kimmel fourth and Justin Allison had a career best finish at fifth.
The ARCA Racing Series has a short week as the next track on the schedule is at Michigan. Thomas Praytor says that his No. 2 DK-LOK Ford team is ready to build on a solid showing at Pocono where the team finished 13th. The team will be racing the mile and a half car which is nicknamed "Batman."
"We've used the word solid a lot this weekend and that's the kind of race we had, our DK-LOK Ford, our Roush-Yates power plant, our crew all solid all weekend," Praytor said. "Having an opportunity to test was important and we appreciate Pocono and ARCA making that happen. We'll get Batman turned around this week and ready for Michigan on Friday."
The ARCA Michigan 200 from Michigan International Speedway is Friday at 4:15 CST with live race coverage on Fox Sports 1 and live timing and scoring on arcaracing.com.