Amber Balcaen, who last competed full-time in the ARCA Menards Series back in 2022, will return to run the full 2024 schedule for Venturini Motorsports. Balcaen and Venturini Motorsports dropped the news in a video post on X, formerly Twitter, on Tuesday.
According to the video, Balcaen’s long-time primary sponsorship partner IconDirect.com will serve as the primary sponsor for the program in 2024.
“This year, the goal is to win races, and win a championship,” Balcaen says in the 18-second video clip. “Let’s make 2024 the best one yet.”
— Amber Balcaen (@amberbalcaen10) January 9, 2024
While the 31-year-old Canadian racer is still seeking her first-career ARCA Menards Series win, she does have six top-10 finishes in 23 career starts. Balcaen’s career-best finish in the ARCA Menards Series was a sixth-place effort in the season-opening race a year ago at Daytona International Speedway.
Balcaen will be teammates with Kris Wright, who was announced as a full-time competitor for Venturini Motorsports back in November. Jake Finch was also announced as a part-time driver for Venturini on Monday.
In her 2022 full-time campaign with Rette Jones Racing, Balcaen finished seventh in the ARCA Menards Series championship standings.
Balcaen has also contested four races in the ARCA Menards Series East, and four races in the ARCA Menards Series West in her career. She also made her NASCAR Canada Series debut in 2023 as she finished 17th at Delaware Speedway driving for DJ Kennington’s team.