Nascar

Travis Braden wins in ARCA Racing Series debut, pulling away at Lucas Oil Raceway

Travis Braden won the ARCA Racing Series on Friday night at Lucas Oil Raceway in his series debut, pulling away from fellow newcomer William Byron.

The 21-year-old Braden, from Wheeling, West Virginia, took advantage of strategic four-tire change to catch and pass Byron late in the 200-lap race on the 0.686-mile oval. Braden drove his own Travis Braden Motorsports' No. 01 Chevrolet

The 17-year-old Byron, from Charlotte, North Carolina, finished second after leading 119 laps in Venturini Motorsports' No. 55 Toyota. He raced to his fourth NASCAR K&N Pro Series East victory last week at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Tom Hessert was third, followed by JJ Haley, Brandon Jones, Josh Williams, pole-winner Kyle Weatherman and points leader Grant Enfinger.

Earlier, John Hunter Nemechek won the ARCA/CRA Super Series race. Nemechek, the 18-year-old son of NASCAR driver Joe Nemechek, edged Jake Crum in the 100-lap race.