Benjamin Going for Second ARCA Victory of the Season
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (September 13, 2017) – CRC Industries, Inc., manufacturer of industry-leading specialty chemicals for automotive service technicians and do-it-yourselfers, will exhibit its CRC Brakleen® Brake Parts Cleaner on the No. 41 MDM Motorsports ARCA Racing Series entry this week with driver Kyle Benjamin. Benjamin, who drove full-time for MDM Motorsports last season in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and is a current member of Joe Gibbs Racing’s development program in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, will pilot the No. 41 CRC BRAKLEEN Toyota Camry in Thursday night’s Scott 150 at Chicagoland Speedway.
Thursday’s primetime event is the third race this season that CRC will have a prominent role on a Benjamin-driven race car with the previous two starts resulting in victories at Greenville-Pickens Raceway in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series and Winchester Speedway in the ARCA Racing Series.
“I’ve been very fortunate this season with the opportunities I’ve had to drive top-notch equipment and we’re making the most of each start whether it’s Xfinity, ARCA or K&N,” said Benjamin, who will make his 23rd career ARCA Racing Series start in Thursday’s 100-lap race. “We’ve already taken CRC to Victory Lane twice this season and I know Mardy and the crew will have another fast Toyota Camry this week at Chicago to add to that total. I can’t wait to get back to track and pick up where we left off last month at Winchester.”
MDM Motorsports has tallied four wins so far this season in ARCA Racing Series competition and 11 total victories across the three series in which the organization competes (NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, ARCA Racing Series and NASCAR K&N Pro Series). Veteran crew chief Mardy Lindley will once again be paired with Benjamin as the duo captured the checkered flag last month at Winchester Speedway and scored three wins and a runner-up points finish in the 2016 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season. Benjamin also has four starts in NASCAR Xfinity competition this season with Joe Gibbs Racing with all four starts resulting in top-two qualifying efforts and a runner-up finish at Iowa Speedway in July.
The ARCA Racing Series SCOTT 150 will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1 from Chicagoland Speedway on Thursday, September 14, with race coverage beginning at 8:00 p.m. EDT. General Tire Pole Qualifying will accompany raceday activities at 5:35 p.m. EDT, and ARCAracing.com will provide live timing and scoring and live chat of all on-track activities.
Additional information about MDM Motorsports is available at: www.MDMmotorsports.com, find us on Facebook and follow the team on Twitter @MDMmotorsports. Follow Kyle Benjamin on Twitter @KyleBenjamin.