Concord, NC (August 10, 2012) — Two-time Venezuelan driving champion Nelson Canache is starting to click in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards. Entering the 2012 ARCA season Canache had virtually no oval track experience and relied heavily on his driving instinct to navigate around his new surroundings.
During a rookie season of highs and lows Canache is on an upward swing as of late, which is evident during his last few series starts for Venturini Motorsports claiming career highs in both qualifying and race finishes. In 14 career series starts Canache is averaging a 19th place finish in competition. However, in just his last three races he has improved his average to a 10th place finishing spot.
Canache’s improvement can easily be associated with becoming more familiar with his team and getting more seat time, but a lot of his recent success can be attributed to the guidance he’s receiving off the track from former NASCAR Nationwide and Venturini team driver, Sean Caisse.
“I’m not surprised with his improvement – the more laps he runs the better he’s going to get. Nelson is a true student of his trade and his work ethic on and off the track is starting to pay dividends. Running ARCA is a huge transition for him and I think early in the season he put a lot of pressure on himself to succeed. He obviously has tremendous talent or he wouldn’t be here. Nelson and I have built a strong relationship and foundation which is so important for him trusting my judgement. Finishing races and seat time will continue to strengthen his confidence which is a baseline necessity in any competitive sport. I am more than confident Nelson Canache will be contender to win races in the near future” says Sean Caisse.
Canache’s career best ARCA performance was turned in last month at Chicagoland Speedway as he qualified third in his No.66 Venezuelan Tourism car and finished the race in seventh after running up front the entire day.
Canache’s road continues this weekend when the series returns to short track racing Saturday night in the ARCA 200 presented by the Hanz Group at Berlin Raceway just outside Grand Rapids, Michigan.
The Berlin ARCA 200 presented by Hantz Group will start at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 11, with live timing and scoring and live audio coverage available at ARCARacing.com. Practice for the 200-lap race will take place that afternoon from 2-2:45 and 3:15-4, with Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell following at 5 p.m. ARCA Racing Series drivers will participate in an autograph session – open to all fans – at 6:15. The race will be the 15th of 20 this season.
About Venturini Motorsports
Venturini Motorsports (VMS), fielding cars in the ARCA Racing Series, is one of the premier NASCAR driver development programs in the country. The 2012 season marks the team’s 30th Anniversary of competition in the ARCA Series. Multiple team championships and consistent on-track success, VMS has evolved into one of the most recognizable names in motorsports.
Since 2007, VMS has assisted in the career development of notable NASCAR drivers such as Joey Logano, Justin Allgaier, Steve Arpin, Brian Scott, Max Gresham, Miguel Paludo, Josh Richards, Ryan Blaney, and Scott Lagasse, Jr.
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