Briscoe wins ARCA championship at Kansas Speedway

Chase Briscoe won the ARCA Kansas 150 race Friday night at the Kansas Speedway, and with it, the ARCA championship.

It’s the first championship for Briscoe and his team, from Mitchell, Ind. He was driving the No. 77 Ford.

Qualifying was canceled because of the misty weather and wet track conditions earlier. Briscoe started on the pole and led throughout the race.

The red flag came out in the 51st minute, with several drivers in a wreck.

ARCA awarded the Rookie of the Year on Friday to Dalton Sargent.

Also on Friday, Matt Kenseth won the pole for Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 Sprint Cup race. Kyle Busch will be on the front row for the race at 1:15 p.m. Sunday.

At the NASCAR Xfinity Series practices on Friday, Blake Koch turned in the best time at the first practice, while Kyle Larson won the second practice. The Kansas Lottery 300 race is at 2 p.m. Saturday.

For ticket information, call 866-460-7223 or visit www.KansasSpeedway.com, or go to Gate B on the day of the race.

Racing action from Friday night’s ARCA Kansas 150 race at the Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kan. (Fan photo)
Racing action from Friday night’s ARCA Kansas 150 race at the Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kan. (Fan photo)

Racing action from Friday night’s ARCA Kansas 150 race at the Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kan. (Fan photo)
Racing action from Friday night’s ARCA Kansas 150 race at the Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kan. (Fan photo)

Racing action from Friday night’s ARCA Kansas 150 race at the Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kan. (Fan photo)
Racing action from Friday night’s ARCA Kansas 150 race at the Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kan. (Fan photo)

Racing action from Friday night’s ARCA Kansas 150 race at the Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kan. (Fan photo)
Racing action from Friday night’s ARCA Kansas 150 race at the Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kan. (Fan photo)

Racing action from Friday night’s ARCA Kansas 150 race at the Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kan. (Fan photo)
Racing action from Friday night’s ARCA Kansas 150 race at the Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kan. (Fan photo)

Racing action from Friday night’s ARCA Kansas 150 race at the Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kan. (Fan photo)
Racing action from Friday night’s ARCA Kansas 150 race at the Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kan. (Fan photo)

Racing action from Friday night’s ARCA Kansas 150 race at the Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kan. (Fan photo)
Racing action from Friday night’s ARCA Kansas 150 race at the Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kan. (Fan photo)

Racing action from Friday night’s ARCA Kansas 150 race at the Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kan. (Fan photo)
Racing action from Friday night’s ARCA Kansas 150 race at the Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kan. (Fan photo)

Racing action from Friday night’s ARCA Kansas 150 race at the Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kan. (Fan photo)
Racing action from Friday night’s ARCA Kansas 150 race at the Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kan. (Fan photo)

Racing action from Friday night’s ARCA Kansas 150 race at the Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kan. (Fan photo)
Racing action from Friday night’s ARCA Kansas 150 race at the Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kan. (Fan photo)

Racing action from Friday night’s ARCA Kansas 150 race at the Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kan. (Fan photo)
Racing action from Friday night’s ARCA Kansas 150 race at the Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kan. (Fan photo)

More photos from ARCA racing tonight at Kansas Speedway

There was racing under the lights tonight in the ARCA Racing Series Kansas 150 night race presented by Menards in Kansas City, Kan. The Kansas Lottery 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race will be at 2:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15. The Sprint Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 will be at 1:15 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16. For more information, visit www.kansaspseedway.com. (Fan photo)
There was racing under the lights tonight in the ARCA Racing Series Kansas 150 night race presented by Menards in Kansas City, Kan. The Kansas Lottery 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race will be at 2:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15. The Sprint Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 will be at 1:15 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16. For more information, visit www.kansaspseedway.com. (Fan photo)

Grand marshal, honorary starter named for Kansas Lottery 300 race

Kansas Speedway announced today that 2016 Olympic medalist Nico Hernandez has been named grand marshal for the Kansas Lottery 300 on Oct. 15.

Lottery industry veteran Geneva McCaffrey, who currently serves as Kansas Lottery account director, has been named as the honorary starter for the race.

Hernandez, who is from Wichita, Kan., won the bronze medal in the light flyweight division in Rio earlier this year. He is the first person from Wichita to win an Olympic medal since 1984. Previous winners were Lynnette Woodard – basketball; and Marc Waldie – volleyball.

He is the first person from Wichita to win an individual medal since 1968, with Jim Ryun the previous medal winner.

Hernandez is an eight-time consecutive Ringside World National Champion, a six-time consecutive Silver Gloves National Champion and a two-time consecutive Junior Olympic National Champion. In addition, he is the first boxer from Wichita to make the U.S. Olympic team.

McCaffrey has almost three decades of lottery industry experience, including over 10 years with the Florida Lottery and more than 17 years with Scientific Games. She has worked with many U.S. lotteries as the account manager, most recently for the Arizona, Kansas, Texas and Wisconsin lotteries. McCaffrey has knowledge and experience in areas of marketing analysis and planning, customer service, lottery sales, prize structure, and industry trends.

Tickets are currently on sale for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 on Oct. 16. The Kansas Lottery 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race will take center stage on Oct. 15, while the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards championship race will run on Oct. 14. Tickets can be purchased online at www.kansasspeedway.com or by calling 866.460.7223.

General parking is free at Kansas Speedway and fans can bring in one 14x14x14-inch soft-sided cooler with their favorite food and beverages.