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Love Extends Points Lead with Podium Finish in Portland

Jesse Love ARCA West Portland 2021 NAPA AUTO PARTS 16

Jesse Love earned a third-place finish in ARCA Menards Series West competition on Saturday afternoon on the 1.967-mile Portland International Raceway road course. The driver of the Bill McAnally Racing No. 16 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry extended his points lead, with three races remaining.

Jesse Love ARCA West Portland 2021 NAPA AUTO PARTS 16

Love – the 16-year-old defending series champion – and his BMR teammate Cole Moore were running second and third, respectively, when a late-race caution set up a one-lap dash to the finish.

Jesse Love ARCA West Portland 2021 NAPA AUTO PARTS 16

Both drivers got shuffled back on the restart, with drivers cutting the first corner chicane. Love battled back for the third-place finish. Moore struggled to the finish with a broken left front spindle, crossing the line in 12th. It was a wild finish to what had been a wild race, in which both BMR drivers led laps and were in contention for the win.

Jesse Love ARCA West Portland 2021 NAPA AUTO PARTS 16

Start / Finish: 7 / 3
Points Standing / Total: 1st / 293 pts.

Next Race: Sept. 23, Star Nursery 150, The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, Nev.
How to Watch or Listen: Live on TrackPass and tape-delay on NBCSN

Jesse Love: @jesselovejr1
NAPA Racing: @NAPARacing
Bill McAnally Racing: @BMR_NASCAR

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Based in Roseville, California, Bill McAnally Racing fields multiple teams in the ACRA Menards Series (formally NASCAR K&N Pro Series), including the No. 16 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota driven by Gio Scelzi. The team has amassed a record 99 wins and nine championships, with four of those titles earned in the last five years.

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