Sixteen-year-old Jesse Love earned a second-place finish in the NAPA AUTO PARTS 150 at Colorado National Speedway on Saturday night, leading the most laps and taking over the points lead driving for Bill McAnally Racing.
Love started fourth in the No. 16 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry after the practice/qualifying session was cancelled due to weather conditions. His BMR teammate Cole Moore started third and used the outside line to the take the lead after an early restart with Love following up for second. Love took advantage of another restart to take command and pace the field until late in the race.
With his second-place finish, Love moved to first in the standings. Moore also gained ground, moving from third to second in the overall standings – two points behind Love. Moore also took the lead in the chase for the rookie title.
Start / Finish: 4 / 2
Points Earned: 44
Points Standing / Total: 1st / 154 pts.
Next Race: Aug. 21, 2021, Irwindale Speedway, Irwindale, Calif.
How to Watch or Listen: Live on TrackPass and tape-delay on NBCSN
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.