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Harrison Burton Wins the #AnywhereIsPossible 200 at Pocono
Harrison Burton Wins the #AnywhereIsPossible 200 at Pocono

ARCA Racing Series rookie Harrison Burton looked more like a veteran in his first career superspeedway start, handily winning the General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 at Pocono Raceway.

The driver of the No. 12 DEX Imaging Toyota drove away from his MDM Motorsports teammates over the final 10 laps to earn his second career ARCA victory in just his fifth series start.

"That was awesome," said Burton. "It's my first superspeedway race, but it doesn't matter to us. I have the best team behind me. This win is for John Andretti. Their family is going through a lot right now. He's the toughest guy on the planet. If anyone can do it, he can."

Burton took the lead for good on lap 72 of the 80-lap race and went on to win by a margin of four seconds over his teammates Sheldon Creed and Zane Smith, who finished second and third respectively.

Burton's victory marked the 25th consecutive different ARCA winner at Pocono, dating back to June 2006.

It was the second-consecutive victory for the No. 12 team, having won the General Tire 150 at Charlotte Motor Speedway the week before with driver Brandon Jones. The race marked the return of ARCA Racing Series to Charlotte after a 14-year absence. The win for Jones was his fifth career ARCA victory.

"Every time I get in an ARCA car I have so much fun," Jones said. "When the car got too tight, we'd go up to the top to try and free it up. We were all out… as hard as we could go. That three-wide racing got a little hairy, but that's how it should be, racing three-wide for the win."

Burton is scheduled to compete in select ARCA Racing Series events throughout the remainder of the 2018 season.


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