Jesse Love will drive nine races for Venturini Motorsports in the ARCA Menards Series in 2021, the team announced Jan. 29.
Love will drive the No. 25, which was raced by Michael Self last season. Gracie Trotter has also been announced for four races in the car.
Love is the defending ARCA Menards Series West champion, winning three races and scoring nine top fives and 10 top 10s for Bill McAnally Racing in 2020. He’s returning to the series with BMR for a full schedule in 2021 as well.
He also drove four ARCA races last year, three for McAnally and one for Venturini, with two top fives and two top 10s.
“Stepping up a level and running more races in the ARCA Menards Series gives me a great chance to gain more experience and continue improving my skills,” Love said in a team release. “I’ve been very fortunate at a young age to race with some great teams. Running the full West schedule and coming back over to Venturini Motorsports means a lot. I feel when you have great people behind you it shortens the learning curve and helps the progression of my development. I’m thankful to TRD and Mobil 1 for giving me this opportunity.”
Love’s ARCA schedule includes races at Toledo Speedway, Elko Speedway, Berlin Raceway, Iowa Speedway, Illinois State Fairgrounds, the Milwaukee Mile, DuQuoin State Fairgrounds, Bristol Motor Speedway and Salem Speedway.
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