ARCA: Chad Hackenbracht Looks to Rebound from Daytona at Talladega

Ashley McCubbinAnalyst IApril 13, 2011

For Chad Hackenbracht, the first race of the season at Daytona ended in a wreck, which makes this Friday's 3 Amigos 250 at Talladega SuperSpeedway more important to him.

“I’m ready to get back behind the wheel of a race car,” Hackenbracht said. “I cannot tell you the hard work that we’ve put into our superspeedway program over the last two months or so. We’re hoping that with the input of Rob and Kevin, we’ll find ourselves in contention for a good finish Friday afternoon.”

Following the wreck at Daytona, CGH Motorsports isn't sure about their approach to Talladega as they know they may need to be conservative.

“We haven’t really decided on an attack plan for Friday yet,” Hackenbracht said. “We know that we have to finish well to gain some ground in the point standings. There’s a lot that can happen in the race, but we can’t worry about that. We just need to go out there run our race and hope in the end everything falls into place.”

The New Philadelphia, Ohio native thinks he has a good shot, despite missing the test last month.

“We wanted to go and test, but we thought it over and just decided it wasn’t in our best interest,” he explained. “We’re not worried, our car should be fast and we’re looking good for the upcoming races, I just want to go out there and run well.”

The 19-year-old is riding on previous experience at Talladega as last year, he started 41st, stayed out of trouble, and finished 21st.

“I did a lot of learning last year,” Hackenbracht said. “We didn’t have the best piece, but we had a car that I was able to get in the group and draft; learn and finish the race. This year, we’ve stepped up our superspeedway program, so I’m looking forward to putting our CGH Motorsports machine in the lead pack and earning a top-10 finish.”

CGH Motorsports is actively seeking additional marketing partners for the full 2011 ARCA Racing Series schedule. Single, multi and full-season placements are available on the team’s No. 58 entries. Interested parties are urged to contact Jordan Dahl at 570.234.5449 or

The 3 Amigos 250 (94 laps / 250 miles) is the second of 19 events on the 2011 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. The 49th ever ARCA race at Talladega Superspeedway is a two-day show. The event will take the green flag this Friday afternoon shortly after 4:00 p.m. The race will be televised live on SPEED with additional live broadcasting available through the ARCA Racing Network (ARN) online at in collaboration with Alabama’s local WTDR Thunder 92.7 FM. All times are local (Central).

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