Texas up next for Freedom Car

The American Legion/David Law Firm 76 Freedom Car finished 22nd in last Sunday's Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA 200 at the Salem Speedway in Indiana, the first stop on a busy stretch for driver Jerick Johnson and Team Johnson Motorsports.

Johnson started the race in 22nd place and completed 132 of 200 laps before steering problems sidelined the car.

Next up, the 76 Freedom Car team commutes cross-country via North Carolina to Texas Motor Speedway between Fort Worth and Denton to compete in Friday's 100-lap Rattlesnake 150. The race is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. Practice and qualification on the 1.5-mile tri-oval is April 15 at 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., respectively.

Following the Texas race, the team motors east to Alabama to compete in the Talladega ARCA 250. The 94-lap, 250-mile race on the 2.66-mile tri-oval is scheduled to start April 23 at 4 p.m. ARCA Series Practice April 22 at 10 a.m., followed by qualification runs at 5:05 p.m.

"We will be racing on very different tracks," Johnson said. "Texas requires finesse and strategy. And Talladega is flat out pedal-to-the-metal speed. That's why racing is so fun."

The Texas and Talladega races will be televised on SPEED Network.