Jake Finch, who competed in six ARCA Menards Series races during the 2023 season, four with Venturini Motorsports, will return to the Venturini team for a six-race slate in 2024.
Finch’s 2024 ARCA Menards Series campaign will begin in the season-opening race at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, February 17th.
Following the event at Daytona, Finch will pilot a Toyota Camry for Venturini Motorsports at Talladega Superspeedway in April, Kansas Speedway in May, Salem Speedway in July, Michigan International Speedway in August, and Watkins Glen International in September.
Finch is also scheduled to compete in three ARCA Menards Series West events for Venturini Motorsports in 2024. He’ll run at Irwindale Speedway in March, Portland International Raceway in May, and the ARCA Menards Series West season-finale at Phoenix Raceway in November.
Finch scored a best finish of fourth in the ARCA Menards Series at Bristol Motor Speedway last season, and he also recorded his first-career ARCA Menards Series East win in the race at Dover Motor Speedway, a race where he led 89 of 127 laps.
“I am super excited to be back at Venturini Motorsports in 2024 and to be able to work with Shannon (Rursch), Kevin (Reed Jr.) and the rest of the Venturini Motorsports group again,” said Finch. “We had some strong performances last year, and being able to win at Dover Motor Speedway was a huge step for me, but I have a lot to learn and things to get better at. With the support of my team though, I am eager to continue to learn and deliver more results this year.”
While Finch is eager to get more races under his belt in Venturini equipment, the team is also excited to continue fielding cars for him.
“Jake is a wonderful kid,” said team co-owner and team principal Billy Venturini. “I love him. He comes from a storied family and background. James Finch came to us and we knew it was a great fit. I have a lot of respect for James, and for him to trust us with the development of his son was an honor.
“I feel like Venturini Motorsports is where Jake is most at home, and he fits with the program. We expect good things for him this season.”
The 18-year-old racer has a career average finish of 8.7 through nine ARCA Menards Series starts, 5.9 through 10 ARCA Menards Series East starts, and 7.5 through two ARCA Menards Series West events.