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Brett Hudson Returns To ARCA Circuit With A Plan At Lucas Oil Raceway

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Stock Car Racing Topics:  Brett Hudson, Ansell Protective Gloves 200

Brett Hudson Returns To ARCA Circuit With A Plan At Lucas Oil Raceway

Chris Knight
Knight Motorsports Management
Brett Hudson Motorsports
July 25, 2011

Brett Hudson
CLERMONT, Indiana (July 25, 2011) - - Returning to the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule for the first time since the third race of the season at Salem (Ind.) Speedway, Owensboro, Kentucky native Brett Hudson treks to Lucas Oil Raceway (LOR) at Indianapolis looking for another top-five effort in the Ansell Protective Gloves 200.

While the finish didn’t go as planned at Salem in April, Hudson wowed the ARCA garage with an impressive fourth place finish at the intimidating 2.66-mile track of Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. Itching for a similar run at a much smaller track is feasible but not without taking risks, much like he did at Talladega.

Description: IMG_1637“First, I’m glad to be back racing in ARCA,” Hudson said. “We’ve been waiting for Lucas Oil Raceway since Salem and it’s finally here. We’ve worked hard on the No. 94 Hudson Performance Drivelines Dodge Charger since then. It will just be nice to get back to business on Thursday.”

When the garage opens on July 28, it will be the first time that ARCA has visited the .686-mile paved oval in 25 years. While much of the garage will have limited experience at the Indiana bull ring, Hudson leans on his crew chief and former NASCAR driver John Hayden for advice. From car-setup to his line around the race track, Hayden will guide his fellow Kentuckian with the intent to pull off a Cinderella story with a win in the 12th race of the season.

“John’s a racer even from a crew chief perspective,” Hudson explained. “I think we have an upper hand on some of the competition going to LOR this week because of his experience and knowledge there. We’re hoping to use that input to our advantage for sure. It’s been a while since John has been in victory lane in ARCA and I’m still trying to get my first win, so our mission is pretty clear.”

While the team will be devoured in the activity at LOR, the team’s thoughts will still be back at home in Owensboro, Kentucky where the Brett Hudson Motorsports (BHM) continues to bring awareness to a big fan of theirs, Harlie Bryant who is battling brain cancer. The youngster will receive her third round of chemotherapy on Thursday.

“We’re not only going to win for ourselves, but we’re going to win for Harlie,” sounded Hudson. “She has been incredibly brave through her treatments. Her courageous attitude should be an eye-opener for all of us. I wish she could be with us this week, but I’ll definitely be thinking about her for sure on Thursday.”

In addition to Hudson Performance Drivelines, D-N-J Auto Parts, Double H Hydraulics, G&A Trucking and Warricktubing.com join the team as associate marketing partners in the 12th of 19 ARCA races this season.

In 24 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards starts, Hudson has produced three top-fives including a career best of fourth at Salem (Ind.) Speedway in 2007 and Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway (April 2011) and 11 top-10 finishes overall. Hudson has one career ARCA pole also coming at Salem (Ind.) Speedway in 2005 driving the No. 62 Hudson Machine Shop Chevrolet Monte Carlo.

Additional sponsorship opportunities are still available for this weekend’s activities. Interested parties are encouraged to contact Lisa Hudson of Brett Hudson Motorsports at 270.929.2160 or hudson00@adelphia.net.

The Ansell Protective Gloves 200 (200 laps / 137 miles) is the 12th of 19 events on the 2011 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. The eighth ever ARCA race at Lucas Oil Raceway is a one-day show. Practice begins Thursday, July 28 with an hour and a half practice session planned from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Menards Pole by Ansell qualifying is slated for later in the day set to begin at 4:30 p.m. The event will take the green flag shortly after 7:00 p.m. The event will air live on SPEED. Additional event coverage including live timing and scoring throughout the 1,324th race for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards since it was formed in 1953 will be available through the ARCA Racing Network (ARN) online at arcaracing.com presented by ARCANation.com. All times are local.

For more on “Hope for Harlie”, please click here to visit their official Facebook page.


NAME: Chris Knight (@Knighter01)
PHONE: 704.775.2273
EMAIL: chris@chrisknightpr.com

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