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Fort Kent driver still seeking new ride, return to NASCAR, after winning ARCA title

Fort Kent native Austin Theriault had a memorable 2017 season for Ken Schrader Racing in the ARCA Racing Series and he is hoping to build on that momentum in a more prominent series this season.

He has not yet landed a ride.

Last season, Theriault cruised to the ARCA championship, winning by 300 points over runner-up Dalton Sargeant. He registered a series-leading seven victories among his 16 top-five finishes in 20 races. He had 12 top-threes including seven in a row before his car blew a tire in the final race and he finished 25th.

He became the first driver in 65 years of ARCA to win on all of the series’ track types and disciplines in a single season.

“We accomplished a lot last year. We blew our own expectations out of the water,” said Theriault.=

“But it’s time for me to move up and create an opportunity back in NASCAR. Ultimately, that’s where I want to be,” added Theriault, referring to the Sprint Cup, Xfinity or Camping World Truck Series.

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