Daniel Dye, a 17-year-old driver from Deland, Florida, and the son of a former Franklin resident, started on the pole and won Saturday night's ARCA Menards Series race at Berlin Raceway (Michigan) in just his second series start. He won the race handily, beating Ty Gibbs - the grandson of NFL Hall-of-Fame coach and NASCAR Hall-of-Fame owner Joe Gibbs - who has won five ARCA Menards Series races this year alone.
The race at Berlin Raceway was the second of an eight-race deal for Dye to drive the No. 21 Race to Stop Suicide Chevrolet SS for GMS Racing to wrap up the ARCA Menards Series season. GMS Racing is also a perennial championship contender in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.