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Rain in Midwest Forces Change to Monday’s Schedule at DuQuoin

DuQuoin State Fair(TOLEDO, Ohio) – As a result of heavy rain stemming from Hurricane Isaac’s progression through the Midwestern United States, ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards officials have changed the schedule for Monday’s Southern Illinois 100 presented by Federated Car Care at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds.

All activity will be moved back three hours, allowing the mile-long dirt oval more time to dry before Monday afternoon, when warm and sunny conditions are expected.

The ARCA Racing Series garage will open at 8:30 a.m., with the driver, crew chief, and spotter meeting following at 11 a.m. On-track activity will begin with practice at noon and last for one hour.

Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell will start at 2:15 p.m., and the 100-lap, 100-mile race is expected to go green at 4:30 p.m. All times are Central.

ARCARacing.com will feature live timing and scoring coverage throughout the day, and ARCA Racing Network hosts Charlie Krall and Tim Clagg will deliver a live audio call for the race on the site.

2012 is the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards’ 60th Anniversary Season, featuring 20 races at 18 tracks. The complete 2012 event schedule is available at ARCARacing.com.

The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards has crowned an ARCA national champion each year since its inaugural season in 1953, and has toured over 200 race tracks in 26 states since its inception. The series has tested the abilities of drivers and race teams over the most diverse schedule of stock car racing events in the world, visiting tracks ranging from 0.375 mile to 2.66 miles in length, on both paved and dirt surfaces as well as a left- and right-turn road course in its most recent season. This year, the series visited Alabama’s Mobile International Speedway and Minnesota’s Elko Speedway for the first time.

Founded by John and Mildred Marcum in 1953 in Toledo, Ohio, the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is recognized among the leading sanctioning bodies in the country. Closing in on completing its sixth decade after hundreds of thousands of miles of racing, ARCA administers over 100 race events each season in three professional touring series and local weekly events.

Griffin Hickman, ARCA
(419) 574-2685 (mobile)

Don Radebaugh, ARCA
(419) 450-0611 (mobile)

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