Atlas 150 at Iowa Speedway

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No. 18 Starkey/SoundGear Toyota Camry News and Notes:

  • SAWALICH AT IOWA: William Sawalich has one ARCA Menards Series (AMS) start at Iowa Speedway. The driver of the No. 18 earned the pole and led 154 of 156 laps of the race. A caution came out late in the race, forcing a restart. Sawalich finished second in the race.
  • LAST TIME OUT: Sawalich raced in last weekend’s ARCA Menards Series West race at Sonoma Raceway for his second career start at the road course. The No. 18 started second, but gained the lead on lap five. Sawalich led the next 20 laps before losing the lead after getting off course. Sawalich suffered damage on a later restart, but salvaged a fourth-place finish.
  • 2023 ARCA EAST CHAMPION: Sawalich claimed the 2023 ARCA Menards Series East (AMSE) championship at Bristol Motor Speedway. He ended the AMSE season with four wins and finished in the top-five in all eight races on the AMSE schedule. He became the second AMSE champion for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) and the first Minnesotan to win the series championship.
  • JGR AT IOWA: JGR has seven AMS starts at Iowa with two wins, two poles, four top-five finishes, and 453 laps led. Current JGR Cup Series driver, Ty Gibbs won both races and one pole of the team while Sawalich won the second pole during last year’s event.
  • FOLLOW ALONG: Follow along for updates and a behind-the-scenes look at Sawalich’s 2024 season.

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  • RACE INFO: The Atlas 150 at Iowa will take place at 8:00 PM ET on Friday, June 14th. Coverage of the race will be on Fox Sports 1, MRN Radio, and available to stream on the FOX Sports app.

From the Driver’s Seat:

William Sawalich: “I am looking forward to racing in Iowa again this year. We were so close last year so I really want to be one spot better this year. I’ll be interested to see how the track changes with the repave, but I feel confident that we can adapt to whatever changes the track gives to us.”

Sawalich’s Career ARCA Menards Series Stats at Iowa Speedway:

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
101111561.02.0

Sawalich’s 2024 ARCA Menards Series East Stats:

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
413322911.85.5

Sawalich’s Career ARCA Menards Series East Stats:

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
1251111710491.63.2

Sawalich’s Career ARCA Menards Series Stats:

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
155121386841.94.3

Sawalich’s 2024 ARCA Menards Series Stats:

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
211121331.09.0

Sawalich’s 2024 ARCA Menards Series West Stats:

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
736633052.94.1

About Starkey:

Starkey is a privately held, global hearing technology company headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Founded by Bill Austin in 1967, Starkey is known for its innovative design, development, and distribution of comprehensive digital hearing systems. Led today by President and CEO Brandon Sawalich, Starkey is the only American-owned provider of hearing technologies. The company has more than 5,000 employees, operates 29 facilities and does business in more than 100 markets worldwide. Learn more at starkey.com

About SoundGear:
Founded in 2010, SoundGear represents the latest advancements in hearing protection. SoundGear hearing protection and enhancement products are ideal for hunting, competitive shooting, law enforcement, construction, heavy industry, concerts and events, garages, motorsports, and much more. SoundGear engineers products that provide 100% digital sound enhancement to deliver superior environmental awareness, while still protecting your hearing. SoundGear products are manufactured by Starkey, a global leader in hearing technology and premier provider in hearing health care headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

About Joe Gibbs Racing:

Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) is one of the premier organizations in NASCAR with four NASCAR Cup Series teams, four NASCAR Xfinity Series teams, an ARCA Series team, and a driver development program. JGR is based in Huntersville, N.C., and owned by 2020 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Joe Gibbs, who also earned his place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and was named as one of the NFL’s top 10 coaches of all-time with a winning career that included three Super Bowl Championships as head coach of the Washington franchise. JGR has competed in NASCAR since 1992, capturing more than 400 wins over that span. No team has more combined wins across the sport’s three national series in the history of NASCAR. In addition, JGR has won five Cup Series championships along with four Xfinity Series driver championships and six Xfinity Series owner’s championships. The organization also has captured four Daytona 500 titles, considered to be NASCAR’s premier event each season.

-JGR-

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