Five drivers to watch in Friday’s ARCA Racing Series Kansas Lottery 98.9 event at Kansas Speedway:
Corey LaJoie, No. 17 Ford
LaJoie, son of two-time NASCAR Nationwide Series champion Randy LaJoie, has won three times this season -- at Chicago, Pocono and Kentucky -- in just four starts in the ARCA series. LaJoie, 22, a Richard Petty Motorsports Development Driver, finished fourth at Iowa in his only other start of the season.
Justin Boston, No. 25 Toyota
Boston, 24, is third in the standings and leader in the Rookie of the Year standings. He has 12 top-10 finishes and won poles, but is still looking for his first win. His career best was a second-place in August at Madison, Ill.
Justin Allison, No. 88 Ford
Allison, grandson of NASCAR legend Donnie Allison and great nephew of NASCAR champion and Hall of Famer Bobby Allison, tested at Nashville Superspeedway on Monday and was approved to make his ARCA debut in the Kansas Lottery 98.9.race.
Grant Enfinger, No. 90 Ford
Enfinger, 28, has made eight starts in the ARCA series this year and has won two races, at Mobile and Iowa, plus he has three top-10s. He finished third last year in the race at Kansas Speedway and has three top-fives in four starts at Kansas. Enfinger finished fourth in the ARCA standings in 2011.
James Hylton, No. 48 Ford
Hylton, 79, will be making the final start of his 50-year career. Hylton, the 1966 NASCAR Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year, made 602 Sprint Cup starts and won two races in his career, at Richmond in 1970 and Talladega in 1972. Through the help of some anonymous ARCA team members, Hylton has a new car with a retro paint scheme prepared for Kansas Speedway.