Where the heck has driver Brennan Poole been for the last couple of racing seasons? You can stop wondering as the five time winner in the ARCA Racing Series is set to return to the track this weekend as NASCAR and ARCA make the return trip to Pocono.
Poole, from Texas, will jump behind the wheel for his first start since 2013 in the Venturini Motorsports prepared No.66 The Identical Movie Toyota. It's a track where he's captured the pole and set a record while doing it. NASCAR driver Bill Elliott holds the record for most consecutive poles at Pocono with three; fall 1984 and both races in 1985.
A Long Wait
It’s been almost two years since Poole hit the track in one of the two major stock car racing series and he’s pretty excited that the long wait, due to sponsorship woes, is almost over. Poole will drive in the ARCA ModSpace 125 as well as several more races during the season.
“I can’t thank Venturini Motorsports, So Good! Entertainment and everybody on The Identical project enough,” Poole stated.
The the other tracks Poole is talking about are some of the classic tracks on the ARCA Racing Schedule such as a short track “rubbin’s racing” style event at Madison Int’l Speedway in August as well as racing for the ARCA title of “King of the Dirt” when ARCA returns to the dirt at Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Illinois and at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds in September.
Here’s one great reason for Venturini Motorsports to have Poole back behind the wheel starting with the Friday ARCA race at Pocono during the NASCAR / ARCA weekend. The driver holds one heck of a record there! Poole holds the qualifying record at Pocono at 173.554 mph set in 2012.
That says a lot about a driver that can capture the pole at Pocono which is known as the Tricky Triangle due to its triangle design, Superspeedway speeds and wildly different turns. Poole says that Pocono, and the others, are all tracks that he’s ran well on.
“Our team has ran very well at all four tracks,” Poole said. “And we are determined to build upon those successes. We want to bring home four trophies for the mantle.”
The Identical on the Hood
One reason that Poole has been away from the garage area when the ARCA and NASCAR haulers hit the track is a familiar story to several teams and drivers over the last several seasons. The issue has been due much in part to the economy of racing and sponsorship woes.
Poole has been turning laps in a variety of series and on tracks across the stock car world but says a return to one of the premier series in the sport is welcomed. Poole says that the upcoming movie titled The Identical has made these races possible.
“I’m truly blessed to have this opportunity,” Poole said while thanking Venturini Motorsports and So Good! Entertainment.
Earlier in the month, City of Peace Films and So Good! Entertainment teamed up with Venturini Motorsports in order to promote the upcoming September 5 nationwide release of the film. The Identical, starring Ashley Judd, Seth Green, Ray Liotta, Joe Pantoliano and lead singer Blake Rayne.
According to VMS the multi-tiered marketing plan utilizes one of the strengths of the Venturini stable of talent. The film can be promoted across several of the team cars and drivers including the cars of John Wes Townley, who’s been carrying The Identical movie graphics on both his ARCA and NASCAR Nationwide Zaxby’s cars since Chicagoland Speedway.