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August 28, 2017 Theriault Clinches Bill France 4 Crown

Austin Theriault's driver statistics are getting more impressive by the moment. His win at Road America Sunday was his fifth ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards victory in 17 career starts, and fourth this year. That means that the Fort Kent, Maine driver has won roughly 30% of the all the ARCA races he has entered. Further, he's never finished outside the top-10 and only finished outside the top-five three times, giving him an average finish of 3.4.

Theriault secures Bill France 4 Crown

His win in the Road America 100 not only padded his championship points lead, it secured the Bill France 4 Crown championship. A championship within a championship, the Bill France 4 Crown provides a link to the series’ roots by featuring a diverse combination of tracks in any given season. This year's Bill France championship included the Nashville Fairgrounds paved short-track, the Pocono Raceway triangular superspeedway, the Illinois State Fairgrounds mile dirt and the Road America road course. Theriault finished fourth at Nashville, ninth at Pocono, second at Springfield and first at Road America

A win at DuQuoin would put Theriault in unique category

His win at Road America potentially puts him in an elite category of drivers who have won on all of ARCA's track types and disciplines to include a short track, a superspeedway, a dirt track and a road course. Currently, just eight drivers fit into the aforementioned category over 65 consecutive years of ARCA competition: Nelson Stacy, Curtis Turner, Jack Bowsher, Bob Schacht, Ken Schrader, Chris Buescher, Justin Allgaier and Parker Kligerman. A win this Monday at DuQuoin would add Theriault to that list. It's worth noting that Theriault finished second in his first dirt track start at Springfield Aug. 20.

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