By 2019, it became evident to Holmes and his crew that they had finally turned a corner.
Holmes and new crew chief Shane Huffman clicked, and the results spoke for themselves on race day. Holmes piled up eight top-fives and and 18 top-10 finishes en route to a third-place finish in the points, leaving Holmes feeling good about his career trajectory.
Holmes planned on racing ARCA part-time in 2020 and making his Truck Series debut, but the coronavirus pandemic created a backlog on the equipment he needed to race trucks so the team stuck with ARCA. The change of plans has proven worthwhile, as Holmes has been one of the cars to beat almost every race.