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TC Daily Pit Stop: Corey Heim Penalized Post-Phoenix; Tanner Gray Returning to TRICON in 2024; Poole Signs with Alpha Prime; 2024 ARCA Schedule Released
TC Daily Pit Stop: Friday, November 10th, 2023
Following last weekend’s NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season-finale at Phoenix Raceway, Corey Heim has been penalized - to the tune of $12,500 and 25 driver points - after an incident late in the race with Carson Hocevar.
The 25-point penalty dropped Heim from third to fourth place in NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series point standings, placing him last of the Championship 4 drivers, behind Ben Rhodes, Grant Enfinger, and now Carson Hocevar.
For Heim, the penalty comes as a result of an on-track incident with three laps remaining in Friday’s NASCAR Truck Series event, when the Marietta, Georgia-native drove up the racetrack, putting both himself and Hocevar into the outside wall.
Brennan Poole is set to announce his 2024 driving plans at the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Thursday afternoon, and Poole confirmed to TobyChristie.com that he will be moving to Alpha Prime Racing, where he will drive the No. 44 entry full-time next season.
Finance Pro Plus will serve as a 20-race primary sponsorship partner for Poole, while Macc Door Systems will serve as the primary sponsor in 10 races.
“We decided next year that we wanted to go all in with Brennan, and that we really enjoyed the experience, and being around NASCAR,” Josh Felts CEO of Finance Pro Plus said. “And then also Brennan has become like a best friend to us as well. So I’m excited to see what this does for him next year.”
Tanner Gray, a four-year veteran of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, will retain his position as the full-time driver of the No. 15 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro for TRICON Garage in 2024, the organization officially announced on Thursday.
Gray, a native of Artesia, New Mexico, is the grandson of Johnny Gray, a prominent businessman and partial owner of TRICON Garage — alongside David Gilliland and industry veteran Kevin Ray.
“I am grateful to be back at TRICON for another year in 2024 with my guys on the No. 15 truck,” said Gray. “I really feel like going into next year we will be better, more prepared and have a greater understanding of what we need to do to execute. My biggest focus is on making sure I am getting better every day, and I am excited for what lies ahead.”
ARCA Menards Series Releases 2024 Schedule, Features Dover Motor Speedway, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
The 2024 schedule for the ARCA Menards Series has been released - and it will include 20 races at 19 different tracks. With the new schedule, comes a couple of changes, including the addition of Dover Motor Speedway and the removal of Pocono Raceway.
The summer months also feature a shuffle, with a few races moving dates. The series returns to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on June 21st. Questions were up in the air if they would return after the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series announced they wouldn’t be back to the track.
Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park moves up in the running order to July 19th, set to be part of the NASCAR Series weekend in Indianapolis. The race will be part of a double-header with the Truck Series, with a second double-header at the Milwaukee Mile.
One of the biggest changes is to Salem Speedway. After having hosted the penultimate race for the series, now will be the 11th race of the season on July 27th. The race at Elko Speedway also now moves to later in the year on August 3rd.
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