Sunday, June 4, 2023

Landen Lewis Earns First 2023 Win

Landen Lewis Earns First 2023 #Win

Holds Off Xfinity Regular Cole Custer

Landen Lewis Earns First 2023 Win #ARCA


Heading into Friday’s Portland 112, Landen Lewis had finished second in every ARCA Menards Series West race this season.


Ending that streak for Lewis came down to an intense duel with NASCAR Xfinity Series regular Cole Custer on a two-lap sprint to the finish. The two traded the lead multiple times over the last two laps until a mistake from Custer enabled Lewis to pull away with the victory at Portland International Raceway.


Lewis needed a late-race caution to erase the sizable lead Custer had built over the rest of the field. When the final green flag was displayed, Lewis knew he needed to be perfect against a NASCAR Cup Series winner.


“I was running the restart through my head trying to picture what was going to happen,” Lewis said. “I had really good starts all day long, so I wasn’t doubting myself that I could get a good start, but I was thinking about good [Custer] would be. Getting into Turn 1 [on the last lap], I messed up and gave him an opportunity.


“It was a dogfight, but also hard racing.”


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A replay of the Portland 112 at Portland International Raceway can be seen on June 11 at 12:30 p.m. ET on CNBC.


The ARCA Menards Series West competitors do not have much time to rest, as they will be back on track next Friday at Sonoma Raceway for the General Tire 200. The green flag will fly at 6:30 p.m. ET with FloRacing providing the coverage.


NOTE: Cole Custer finished off his Race Weekend successfully the next day with a win in the Xfinity Series event.



source: ARCA Racing Media

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