|Drew Dollar celebrates in Victory Lane|
|Adam Glanzman/ARCA Racing|
TALLADEGA, Ala. — Drew Dollar had the best view of the battle between race leaders Riley Herbst and Michael Self. And when Self began to go around in a spin on the Talladega Superspeedway backstretch with two laps remaining, it was Dollar who was perfectly positioned.
The 19-year-old from Atlanta took the high lane, avoided the wreck, and drove the No. 15 Lynx Capital-Dollar Concrete his first career ARCA Menards Series victory Saturday in the General Tire 200 at Talladega.
"I definitely needed this one," said Dollar. "The Venturini guys gave me the best car out here today. Had the best team, had the best spotter in the stands, Joe White. He guided me through. We lost a family member over the break, so it’s definitely an emotional one. And this ones for him, I know he’s watching up above."
Dollar edged Ryan Repko at the line by .115 seconds, as the Venturini Motorsports teammates held off third-place Bret Holmes on the final lap. Herbst finished fourth.
"In just his 5th race, Drew Dollar will be an #ARCAMenards Series winner!"
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— ARCA Menards Series (@ARCA_Racing) June 20, 2020
Dollar, who had a career-best finish of third at Daytona International Speedway in February, was making his fifth career series start. He also had a pair of fourth-place runs over nine races in the East and West series last year.
<p">Dollar started second after the field was set per the rule book, as the series opted to forgo qualifying in the first race back. He led the first 37 laps before Herbst got by on the restart following the Lap 38 halfway break and led nearly to the end.
The race finished under green in large part to Self’s ability to get his car pointed in the right direction out of the spin. The championship points leader, Self took advantage of the large lead the front five cars had built up in drafting to hang on to a fifth-place finish.
Thad Moffitt finished sixth, followed by Hailie Deegan, Jason Kitzmiller, Sean Corr and Ed Pompa.
|Fin||St||#||Driver||Sponsor / Owner||Car||Laps||Status|
|1||2||15||Drew Dollar||Lynx Capital / Dollar Concrete(Bill Venturini)||Toyota||76||running|
|2||1||20||Ryan Repko||Venturini Motorsports(Billy Venturini)||Toyota||76||running|
|3||6||23||Bret Holmes||Holmes II Excavation, Inc(Stacy Holmes)||Chevrolet||76||running|
|4||4||18||Riley Herbst||Monster / Terrible Herbst / ORCA(Coy Gibbs)||Toyota||76||running|
|5||5||25||Michael Self||Sinclair Lubricants(Cathy Venturini)||Toyota||76||running|
|6||21||46||Thad Moffitt||Richard Petty's Performance Plus(Bo LeMastus)||Ford||76||running|
|7||3||4||Hailie Deegan||DGR Crosley(David Gilliland)||Ford||76||running|
|8||20||97||Jason Kitzmiller||All Construction(Codie Rohrbaugh)||Chevrolet||75||running|
|9||19||8||Sean Corr||Empire Racing(John Corr)||Chevrolet||74||running|
|10||7||12||Ed Pompa||Green Renewable Inc / Double H Ranch(Michelle Hillenburg)||Toyota||74||running|
|11||10||69||Scott Melton||Melton McFadden Insurance Agency(Bill Kimmel)||Ford||74||running|
|12||11||10||Ryan Huff||Land & Coates Outdoor Power Equip(Andy Hillenburg)||Toyota||74||running|
|13||8||17||Tanner Gray||Ford Performance(David Gilliland)||Ford||74||running|
|14||17||7||Eric Caudell||Caudell Consulting & Marketing(Eric Caudell)||Ford||73||running|
|15||16||22||Brandon Lynn||Carolina Excavation & Grading(Chad Bryant)||Ford||69||running|
|16||15||32||Gus Dean||MASHONIT Apparel Company(Kevin Cywinski)||Chevrolet||58||electrical|
|17||9||06||Tim Richmond||GreatRailing.com(Wayne Peterson)||Toyota||34||engine|
|18||12||11||Willie Mullins||Crow Wing Recycling / Bugsy's Repair(Andy Hillenburg)||Toyota||24||oil pressure|
|19||13||01||Tommy Vigh, Jr.||Fast Track High Performance Driving(Michelle Hillenburg)||Toyota||7||vibration|
|20||14||48||Brad Smith||BradSmithMotorsports.com(Brad Smith)||Chevrolet||4||carburetor|
|21||18||0||Con Nicolopoulos||GreatRailing.com(Wayne Peterson)||Chevrolet||0||engine|