When Fort Kent's Austin Theriualt climbs back in his #52 Ken Schrader Racing ARCA car this weekend in Nashville, it will have been seven weeks since he last raced.

But then, the same is true for all the ARCA Series drivers. It's just the way the schedule is set up. Starting this weekend, the racing schedule gets much more consistent.

The good thing about having the seven weeks off, Theriault has the top ranked driver every day because of his win at Daytona on February 17th. A great deal of publicity has come from that finish.

The 200-lap race in Nashville is Saturday night and Theriault says he is more than ready.

2017 DRIVER POINT STANDINGS, ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards 
After Event #1, Lucas Oil Complete Engine Treatment 200 Driven by General Tire
Daytona Int'l Speedway, Daytona Beach, Florida - 2-18-17
POSNAMEPOINTSSTARTSWINSTOP-5TOP-10
1Theriault, Austin2401111
2Jones, Terry2301011
3Lee, Shane2201011
4Hessert, Tom2151011
5Sargeant, Dalton2151011
6Holmes, Bret2001001
7Sanders, Ricky1951001
8Weatherman, Kyle1901001
9King, Clint1851001
10Grala, Kaz1801001

NOTE: Listen for Austin Theriault as he talks about the layoff and the upcoming race as a guest on 'The Morning Pitch Show' from 6a-8a today on Sports Radio 92.9 The Ticket.