Travis Braden wins in ARCA Racing Series debut, pulling away at Lucas Oil Raceway



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    BROWNSBURG, Indiana — Travis Braden won the ARCA Racing Series on Friday night at Lucas Oil Raceway in his series debut, pulling away from fellow newcomer William Byron.

    The 21-year-old Braden, from Wheeling, West Virginia, took advantage of strategic four-tire change to catch and pass Byron late in the 200-lap race on the 0.686-mile oval. Braden drove his own Travis Braden Motorsports' No. 01 Chevrolet

    The 17-year-old Byron, from Charlotte, North Carolina, finished second after leading 119 laps in Venturini Motorsports' No. 55 Toyota. He raced to his fourth NASCAR K&N Pro Series East victory last week at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

    Tom Hessert was third, followed by JJ Haley, Brandon Jones, Josh Williams, pole-winner Kyle Weatherman and points leader Grant Enfinger.

    Earlier, John Hunter Nemechek won the ARCA/CRA Super Series race. Nemechek, the 18-year-old son of NASCAR driver Joe Nemechek, edged Jake Crum in the 100-lap race.

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