Logan Bearden Focused on Delivering More Success at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park
BROWNSBURG, Ind: Fresh off an impressive top-five finish in his Super Late Model debut in the Greg Hubler Automotive Group Redbud 400 presented by Mitch Smith Auto Service and Perfecto, Rookie NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Logan Bearden looks to deliver more of the same in Saturday night’s Fireball Whisky Circle City 100 at the legendary Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park.
Bearden enters the ARCA CRA Super Series event looking to deliver his third straight top-five aboard his No. 66 Bearden Automotive | Parker Electric Ford Mustang after producing a competitive fourth-place finish in the CRA Super Series event at Jennerstown (Pa.) Speedway in June followed by a fifth at the famed Anderson (Ind.) Speedway earlier this month.
Excited to get back behind the wheel of his Bearden Motorsports No. 66 Ford Mustang, The Leander, Texas native hopes his inaugural event at the famed Midwest race track will allow him to continue to showcase his driving talent while delivering his team and supporters another satisfying finish.
“I am super stoked about getting to race on Saturday night at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park,” said Bearden. “We really have some great momentum rolling with our Bearden Motorsports team and I’d love nothing more than delivering our team another top-five finish or better this weekend.”
With his AM Racing doing work at the famed 0.686-mile oval track in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on Friday night, Bearden plans to study the track in his own way before getting his opportunity to tackle the facility for himself the following morning on July 30.
“I know that Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park can be a challenging track, especially when it comes to track position but it is important for our team to continue to fight through any adversity that we may face during practice and qualifying and focus on doing what we came to Indianapolis to do and that is to win.
“My focus on Friday is with my AM Racing guys and helping (driver) Austin (Wayne Self) deliver a strong finish. I plan to talk to him about the track conditions and take advantage of any opportunity to build a notebook for myself for Saturday.
“Certain things from Friday could apply and who knows maybe some of that will help with the overall bigger picture for the race.
Bearden credits the recent success of his family-owned team to the leadership and guidance of new crew chief Marc Metz who took over the top responsibilities of the race team in the spring.
“I cannot say enough about Marc and what he has brought to the table,” added Bearden. “In a short amount of time, we have been able to work together well and produce positive and productive results.
“Of course, we are not 100 percent satisfied unless we are bringing back that checkered flag or trophy, but I am genuinely satisfied with the direction of our race team and believe we will continue to vault forward this weekend at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park.”
Pits will open on Saturday, July 30th at 11:00 a.m. Practice will begin at 2:15 p.m. with the ARCA | CRA Super Series having two 45-minute practice sessions with the one-day format of the event.
Qualifying will begin at 6:00 p.m., followed by the race program beginning at 7:30 p.m.
More information on the Fireball Whisky Circle City Twin 200’s event at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park, including advanced ticket sales is available at raceirp.com.