NASCAR XFINITY Series - Mid-Ohio Challenge
August 12, 2017 - Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course-Lexington, OH
This Week's Rheem Chevrolet at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Ben Kennedy will make his first road-course start in the NASCAR XFINITY Series this weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in the No. 2 Rheem Chevrolet. Although this will be his first foray into road-course racing in the series, he has three starts at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. He finished third at the Canadian road course in 2015. This will be Kennedy's sixth start of the season for RCR.
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Kennedy will be available for autographs during the XFINITY Series autograph session at the track beginning at 10 a.m. local time on Saturday, August 12.
What are your thoughts as you head to Mid-Ohio for the first time?
"I have a few road courses under my belt in the truck series and I did fairly well in those. I never finished outside of the top 15 and even finished third in one of them. Road-course racing definitely takes most of us out of our element. If you run a full NXS season, you only race them three times a year. I'll race two of them with RCR this season. I've never been to Mid-Ohio before, but I feel confident that I can pick up the tricks of the track during our two practice sessions on Friday. This No. 2 Chevy was very fast in Watkins Glen, and I know the team will bring another fast Camaro this weekend."
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