TRE 200: Talladega headlines
By Dominic Aragon
April 27, 2018
TALLADEGA Ala.—Let’s catch you up on the headlines from Talladega Superspeedway Friday.
ARCA JOINS NASCAR
NASCAR announced Friday the sanctioning body acquired the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, a midwest-based stock car racing series that has been around since 1953.
The two racing series have held companion events over the years and the ARCA Racing Series will continue to operate “under its current structure” through 2019.
BAYNE BREAKS SILENCE
After the formal announcement Wednesday of Matt Kenseth returning to Roush Fenway Racing this season to split seat time with Trevor Bayne, the latter driver had remained quiet on the issue—until today.
Bayne spoke to the media Friday, telling reporters he is “as fit physically, mentally and spiritually as I have ever been to do my job well.”
He has requested the media to respect his privacy at this time as he is focused on trying to secure his first Cup Series win since 2011.
MCMURRAY FLIPS, NASCAR REACTS
Jamie McMurray made contact with Ryan Newman during final practice and flipped multiple times down the backstretch. McMurray escaped without injury.
NASCAR later announced a restrictor plate reduction of one-sixty-fourth (1/64) inches to fifty-five-sixty-fourth (55/64) inches, effective immediately.
The TRE 200 is a look at the day/week’s racing news in about 200 words.