On Monday, Feb. 4, Ken Schrader Racing announced that driver Chad Boat will pilot the No 52 Chevrolet for the ARCA Racing Series season-opener at Daytona International Speedway. Boat, who captured a prelim feature victory at the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals just last month, will drive the Curb Records Chevrolet in the 50th running of the Lucas Oil 200 in Daytona Beach, Fla. on Saturday, Feb. 16.
“It’s a great opportunity to drive for Ken Schrader Racing at Daytona,” Boat stated. “The team always builds great cars for speedway racing and coming off a successful test at Talladega last week, I feel we’re ready to challenge for the win at Daytona.”
The 20-year-old, Arizona-native began his 2013 racing season with a win in the Friday night portion of the prestigious Chili Bowl Midget Nationals, which is open wheel racing’s largest Midget race of the year with over 270 entries and drivers from all forms of racing; including NASCAR drivers Tony Stewart and Kasey Kahne.
“The win at the Chili Bowl was great,” Boat said. “Even though we had a flat tire in the final race, it’s always a good feeling to stand in Victory Lane. I’m really looking forward to racing at Daytona and thankful to have the support of Mike Curb and Curb Records. Mike has a long history in racing, and it would be great to add some ARCA history to his name. My focus is to build on the experience I gained in the ARCA Series last year and continue the momentum for future races this season.”
Follow Chad Boat on Twitter for updates as the driver of the No. 52 Curb Records Chevrolet competes in the ARCA Racing Series Lucas Oil 200 at Daytona International Speedway.
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