Justin Bonsignore To Run ARCA Menards Series Event At Daytona With Rette Jones Racing

(Press release from Souza Media)

Justin Bonsignore (Photo: Jim DuPont/RaceDayCT)

Three-Time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Champion To Make First ARCA Menards Series Start

Justin Bonsignore is heading for the high-banks of Daytona International Speedway. 

The three-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion has secured a ride with Rette Jones Racing to compete in the ARCA Menards Series event at Daytona on Saturday, February 17, driving the No. 30 machine.

Bonsignore will make his first ARCA Menards Series start fresh off the pre-season test he completed last month as part of the “Road to Daytona” program, driving for Fast Track Racing Enterprises. 

The opportunity opened additional doors for Bonsignore to chase competing in the ARCA 200 in February. A deal with Rette-Jones Racing will provide Bonsignore a prime opportunity to contend on the biggest stage.

“I knew it was something I was going to enjoy when we went down for the test and we made some phone calls early on trying to get something worked out,” Bonsignore said. “This is a great opportunity to work with a proven team that knows how to win. They bring fast race cars to the track and I’m excited to get to work with them. I can’t thank Andy Hilenburg, NASCAR and ARCA enough for giving me the opportunity to run the test last month… it opened up the doors for us to be able to do this. I’m really looking forward to getting down to Florida for a busy Speedweeks.”

Bonsignore will compete in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour opener to begin the quest for his fourth championship on Saturday, February 10 at New Smyrna Speedway, driving the No. 51 Phoenix Communications Inc. machine for Ken Massa Motorsports. Then, he will compete in the ARCA event at Daytona the same day the NASCAR Xfinity Series opens their season. On Sunday, February 18, the Daytona 500 officially opens the NASCAR Cup Series season.

For more on Rette Jones Racing, please visit RetteJonesRacing.com, like them on Facebook (Rette Jones Racing), or follow them on Instagram (@RetteJones30) and X | Twitter (@RetteJones30). For more information on three-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Justin Bonsignore, visit JustinBonsignore.com and follow him on social media.


  1. Suitcase Jake says

    Excellent Opportunity for Justin…. Trucks put on a good show at Daytona…I wish him well , lots of drafting so get online and practice practice practice, Maybe give Ryan Preece a call for some Truck handling characteristics to help lessen the huge learning curve, they punch a big hole in the air with higher body heights and large spoilers…. not sleek like mods. Good Luck …
    anytime one of our guys gets a start at Daytona it helps draw in viewers from the Northeast….adds a little more interest in a race for Mod Fans…

  2. About damn time he got a look!!!!

    Make the most of it!!!!

  3. Suitcase;
    Maybe I misunderstood the article. Isn’t the ARCA series cars?
    Did Justin also get a truck ride somewhere that I missed?

  4. Thought he got to test because Silk turned it down, a little luck doesn’t hurt

  5. Just Saying says

    He’s overrated he’s the new poster boy for the Whelan modified tour

  6. Suitcase Jake says

    LOL … Sorry guys… Reading to many articles & got wires crossed… ARCA car it is….GO JUSTIN ….

  7. Just Saying says

    Justin could only run open wheel cars and he’s terrible in traffic. He’s only good if he starts up front, in a full body car he’s only going to rip the fenders off if they had big car counts like the old days on the modified tour he’d be a nobody

  8. Do you really thing Bonsignor is a rare talent? Seems like he’s more like Solomito that just got luckier.
    Moderately successful at Riverhead Massa plucks him out and puts him in a premier NWMT ride. It’s just absolutely one of the best rides anyone has in the series and has been for a long time. Bonsignor is laser focused on it. Raced briefly for Paige in the 00 with no wins and a lot of mediocre finishes. So he turned back to making the 51 his only focus and the Tour. Step out of the NWMT for the Thompson 300 Islip 300 and nothing special there either.
    The 51 plays with house money. Starts at or near the front all the time and the only thing that distinguishes it is bringing out the brass knuckles from time to time. Knocking Beatty or Hirschman out of the way for a win or the epic battles with Coby or Hirschman or Silk last year at the front of the field dueling for the win.
    Do you really think there’s something special about Bonsignor that makes him destined for bigger things? He likes what he has now and religiously stays in his lane. He’s not going to risk everything like Preece did hungry for bigger opportunities and risking everything to get them? He’s basically taking a joy ride, loving it but he’s not stupid. He’s too old to start at the bottom and it’s too late to make his way up the food chain nor does he have the money. He’ll always be a Riverhead short tracker devoted to the guy that gives him virtually everything he could want year after year, be the big fish in a small pond, have his day job living the good life.

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