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Analyzing What We Know About ARCA’s Silly Season

2021 ARCA Bristol Ty Gibbs, No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, and Sammy Smith, No. 81 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, Burnouts (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

SALEM, Ind. — With only one race left in this ARCA Menards Series season, drivers and teams are looking ahead to 2022. In ARCA silly season, there are a few known pairings, still many questions, and those hopeful of running a full-time schedule. Ty Gibbs essentially has won the ARCA championship this year, and he …

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ARCA Preview: 2021 Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200 at Salem

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(Photo: Jay Alley)

One championship down, two to go for Joe Gibbs Racing in 2021 ARCA competition. Sammy Smith won the ARCA Menards East Series championship at Bristol Motor Speedway over Daniel Dye two weeks ago. All that’s left for the Gibbs organization to do is to win the Sioux Chief Showdown this weekend at Salem Speedway and …

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ARCA Preview: 2021 Bush Bean’s 200 at Bristol

2020 ARCA Bristol Pack Racing Sam Mayer, No. 21 GMS Racing Chevrolet, and Ty Gibbs, No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

The ARCA Menards Series begins the four-race weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway with the Bush’s Beans 200 on Thursday (Sept. 16), and this race ought to be an exciting one. As the final combination race for ARCA and the ARCA Menards Series East, the East series champion will be decided. Also, there are only three …

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Landen Lewis Leads Every Lap, Wins ARCA Race at DuQuoin

2021 ARCA DuQuoin Landen Lewis, No. 2 Rev Racing Chevrolet (Credit: ARCA Racing used with permission)

Photo: ARCA Racing used with permission

In his second career ARCA Menards Series start, Landen Lewis was perfect. The 15-year-old won the pole, then led every lap Sunday (Sept. 5) en route to winning the Southern Illinois 100 at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds. After he finished eighth in his series debut at the other dirt track, the Illinois State Fairgrounds, Lewis …

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ARCA Preview: 2021 Southern Illinois 100 at DuQuoin

2019 ARCA DuQuoin Pack Racing - Travis Braden, No. 27 RFMS Racing Ford (Credit: Jay Alley/ARCA Racing used with permission)

Photo: Jay Alley/ARCA Racing used with permission

With only four races left this season, Ty Gibbs has his largest points lead of the season at 11 points. This weekend’s Southern Illinois 100 is the second and final ARCA Menards Series race on a dirt track this year. For Gibbs’ championship competitor Corey Heim, the race at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds feels like …

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ARCA Preview: 2021 Sprecher 150 at Milwaukee Mile

2021 ARCA Michigan Ty Gibbs Burnout (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

Dead even. With five races left in the 2021 ARCA Menards Series season, Ty Gibbs and Corey Heim are tied for the points lead. After 15 races this season, the two Toyota drivers have won every series race except for one, giving both of them at least a 201-point lead over third-place driver Thad Moffitt. This year’s ARCA …

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Corey Heim Rebounds From Crash, Wins ARCA Race at Springfield

2021 ARCA Watkins Glen Corey Heim Victory Lane (Credit: Zach Sturniolo)

(Photo: Zach Sturniolo)

The ARCA Menards Series visited the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield on Sunday (Aug. 22) for the Allen Crowe 100, where Corey Heim and Ty Gibbs, so often neck-and-neck during the 2021 season, once again finished 1-2 for the sixth time this year. This time, though, Heim came out on top, even while driving a …

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ARCA Preview: 2021 Michigan, Illinois State Fairgrounds Races

2020 ARCA Michigan Pack Racing Riley Herbst, No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, and Ryan Repko, No. 20 Venturini Motorsports Toyota (Credit: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In two days, the ARCA Menards Series drivers will complete a combined 200 laps at two different racetracks. Of those 200 laps, 100 laps will be completed at Michigan International Speedway on Friday (Aug. 20) in the Henry Ford Health Systems 200. Two days later,  the series will travel about 400 miles to the Illinois …

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Ty Gibbs Bested by Corey Heim in Another Heated Battle

2021 ARCA Watkins Glen Ty Gibbs (Credit: NKP0

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Ty Gibbs and Corey Heim have created the rivalry to watch this year in the ARCA Menards Series. The dueling duo went head to head yet again on Friday (Aug. 6) at Watkins Glen International while going for the lead. Unlike last week at Winchester Speedway where Gibbs dumped Heim for the top spot, Friday’s …

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