[media-credit name=”ARCARacing.com” align=”alignright” width=”345″][/media-credit]While everybody wants to win the overall ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards points championship, there’s also another award that every drivers wants and that’s the Bill France Four Crown Award.
The Bill France Four Crown Award is a four-race series that comprises of a superspeedway (Michigan International Speedway), a road course (New Jersey Motorsports Park), a dirt oval (Illinois State Fairgrounds) and a short track (Salem Speedway). The driver who earns the most points in those four races is crowned the Bill France Four Crown Award winner.
So far this year two races down out of the four, Roulo Brothers Racing teammates Chris Buescher and Brandon Davis lead the standings. Both teammates posted top five finishes at Michigan before finishing third and fourth at New Jersey Motorsports Park.
“It was a lot of fun,” Buescher said after New Jersey. “The Roulo Brothers did a nice job, coming home third and fourth with Brandon. It was a lot of fun racing with him. I knew he’d be really quick there. I always love coming to New Jersey. Each year, it’s something different. It’s like the dirt. We get to break it up and try something different. You know, we ran really well again. We’ve had good runs every year.”
Buescher now leads with 390 points while Davis has 365 points. Frank Kimmel sits third with 340 points while Alex Bowman is fourth with 335 points. Buescher likes his chances moving forward as he says they’ve got some good cars ready for the next two races.
“We’ve got a good piece for Iowa and Brandon is going to come run with us as well, at the first two of those,” Buescher says. “I’m looking forward to them. We’ll be really competitive at all three. I’ll take this off week and try to relax and catch up a little bit and go enjoy the Fourth of July.”
Meanwhile, Davis is riding a wave of momentum as he posted a career-high fifth-place at Michigan before posting a fourth on Sunday at New Jersey. It was a hard fought finish for Davis with how hot it was on Sunday.
“It got real hot,” he said. “My feet were burning and it was kind of hard to see straight there. These guys made a call, and it didn’t quite work out. We had too many yellows for it to work, but that’s racing and we took a shot at it. It was a good day. Obviously, we would have liked to come away with a win. It didn’t work out and we’ll move on to the next one.”
The race also meant for a late race battle with teammate Buescher as Buescher passed him with five laps to go, though Davis couldn’t find a way back by him.
“Chris was coming hard,” Davis said. “They told me he was on fresh tires and I tried to hold him off as long as I could. These cars, you just work so much and I gave everything I had left but he was able to go past me. He’s a great teammate. I’m happy for him and I know he’s got to be close to the points lead. Overall, it’s a good day.”