Dippel has eight ARCA races to his credit, including two Top 5s and three Top 10s. The 18-year-old has competed in the ARCA Racing Series since 2015, including races in Charlotte, N.C.; DuQuoin, Ill.; Nashville, Tenn.; Salem, Ind.; Springfield, Ill.; and Toledo, Ohio. The Lucas Oil 200 Driven by General Tire will be Dippel’s debut at the legendary Florida superspeedway. In addition to driving the KSR-prepared car, he is also scheduled to compete in the NASCAR Truck Series race on February 15.
“I’m really excited to get the opportunity to run the ARCA race with Ken Schrader Racing,” Dippel said. “With the veteran leadership and proven car I think we can go down and contend for a win. It should be a really fun time learning the draft as well as the nuances of racing at Daytona. I can’t wait to get there!” Two of Dippel’s sponsors, D & A Concrete Contractors and TyCar Trenchless Technologies will support his ARCA run.
Veteran crew chief Donnie Richeson will be calling the race from pit road while giving Dippel some valuable pointers on racing at Daytona. Richeson’s last Daytona victory in the ARCA Racing Series came in February 2017. He then went on to lead the team to the ARCA Racing Series championship.
“Winning at Daytona is every crew chief’s dream,” Richeson said. “I always approach the season-opener with anticipation, as much preparation as possible, and an open mind. Our #52 team has been focused on giving Tyler the best car possible so that he can qualify up front and still be there at the end of the race.”
The Ken Schrader Racing team is coordinating potential programs for the entire 2019 ARCA Racing Series. Drivers and marketing partners who may be looking for select venues are welcome to call the team.
The Lucas Oil 200 Driven by General Tire will be shown LIVE on FS1 at 4:30 (Eastern) in Saturday, February 9, 2019. LIVE scoring and chat for all on-track activities at arcaracing.com. You can follow Dippel at Tyler Dippel on Facebook, Tyler Dippel on Instagram and Tyler_Dippel on Twitter.