Kris Wright will make three ARCA Menards Series East starts for Rette Jones Racing.
Kris Wright will make three ARCA Menards Series East starts for Rette Jones Racing.

Wright Lands Three ARCA East Races With Rette Jones Racing

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Officials from Rette Jones Racing announced Thursday that sports car standout Kris Wright will drive the team’s No. 30 Ford Fusion for three ARCA Menards Series this season starting this weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

America’s Auto Auction, which offers a full spectrum of dealers services necessary to successfully complete the remarketing needs for both buyers and sellers, will serve as the primary marketing partner for Wright’s seventh career ARCA race.

In addition to Friday’s Dawn 150, Wright will also compete at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway on June 25 and at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) Int’l on Aug. 6.

Wright is utilizing this weekend’s ARCA race at Mid-Ohio for extra track time as he prepares to make his third NASCAR Xfinity Series start of the season in Saturday’s BL Transport 170 for Sam Hunt Racing.

“I am excited to return to the ARCA Menards Series this weekend with Rette Jones Racing,” said Wright. “These additional races on my 2021 schedule will undoubtedly help as I work to get more experience in these heavier vehicles and the NASCAR footprint.

“I became familiar with Rette Jones Racing when I competed in ARCA last year and to see what that team has done since then – especially getting back to victory lane in February – gives me great confidence that I can do the same thing on Friday evening.”

Wright, 26, began his transition to stock cars last season following a successful stint in Sports Cars, including a second-place finish in the LMP2 class in the 2019 Rolex 24 at Daytona.

The Wexford, Pa. native also claimed the IMSA Prototype Challenge championship (LMP3) in 2019 after scoring the IMSA Prototype Challenge Rookie of the Year honors in 2017.

Last June, Wright also competed in two ARCA Menards Series West races on the road course of Utah Motorsports Campus where he finished second and third, respectively.

“It always helps to go to a track where you have experience,” added Wright. “Even though I don’t have laps around Mid-Ohio in an ARCA or Xfinity car – I believe my previous race experience in Sports Cars at Mid-Ohio will pay dividends and put me in a position to contend for the win in both series.

“I have three opportunities with Rette Jones Racing and I certainly want to make the most of the opportunity for the team, myself and especially our marketing partners.”

“Rette Jones Racing is excited to have a road racing driver of Kris Wright’s caliber on our side not only for this weekend at Mid-Ohio, but at Pocono and Watkins Glen too,” offered Rette Jones Racing co-owner Mark Rette.

“His experience and general input and dialogue for road racing will prove to be instrumental for our team as we look for ways to enhance all areas of our team. Certainly, Kris can assist with our road course program in a monumental way. I’m looking forward to Friday.”

In his previous six ARCA Menards Series races, Wright has three career top-10 finishes, including a career-high seventh twice at Lebanon I-44 Speedway and his most recent ARCA race at Kansas Speedway in October 2020.

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