Landen Lewis of Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., earned his third top-five of the season in the ARCA Menards Series West, finishing third in Friday’s Star Nursery 150 at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Lewis drove the No. 16 NAPA AUTO PARTS Chevrolet SS for Bill McAnally Racing.
The rookie driver started third out of the 26-car field and charged up to second at the start of the event. He then drove alongside the race leader on a Lap 16 restart.
The toughest challenge for second came in the final 50 laps, with Lewis slipping to third while being pinned on the outside line.
A spin required the race to go to an overtime finish – with Lewis running third. Lewis held on to third after the one-lap shootout to the checkered flag.
“BMR has been working hard and together we’re getting better every race,” Lewis said. “Putting our NAPA Chevy on the podium made for a good day.”
Start / Finish: 3 / 3
Points Standing / Total: 8th / 310 pts.
Next Race: Nov. 4, Phoenix Raceway, Avondale, AZ
How to Watch or Listen: Live on FloRacing and Tape-Delay USA Network
Bill McAnally Racing (BMR) holds the ARCA Menards Series West record with 11 championships and eclipsed the 100-win mark in 2022. The team has piled on six titles in the last eight seasons with four different drivers since 2015. Second-year driver Tanner Reif takes control of the No. 16 NAPA Auto Care Chevrolet for the 12-race campaign in 2023 and looks to improve on his runner-up finish in the 2022 drivers’ standings to build on BMR’s west coast legacy.