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Which ARCA Drivers Are Ready for a Promotion?

2021 Kansas II ARCA Ty Gibbs championship burnout NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

When Nick Sanchez took the checkered flag to win the Reese’s 150 at Kansas Speedway on Saturday (Oct. 23), he concluded the ARCA Menards Series season. Ty Gibbs won the title on the strength of 10 wins while Corey Heim notched six victories en route to second place. Sanchez, Thad Moffitt and Brad Smith rounded out …

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Nick Sanchez Gets 1st ARCA Win, Ty Gibbs Wins Championship

2021 Kansas II ARCA Ty Gibbs championship Nick Sanchez win NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Nick Sanchez went to victory lane for the first time in his ARCA Menards Series career on Saturday night (Oct. 23). Sanchez passed Ty Gibbs on a green-white-checkered restart to win the Reese’s 150 at Kansas Speedway. “Aero, I just tried to have a great restart,” Sanchez told MAVTV on how he won. “Winning is …

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ARCA Preview: 2021 Reese’s 150 at Kansas Speedway

2021 ARCA Kansas Pack Racing - Kyle Sieg, No. 28 RSS Racing Chevrolet

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

One more race remains for Ty Gibbs to clinch the 2021 ARCA Menards Series championship. All Gibbs must do to win it is start the Reese’s 150 at Kansas Speedway. So what storylines are there other than Gibbs’ inevitable title in the season finale? Gibbs has won 10 times this season, accrued the most laps …

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Nick Sanchez to Race Limited 2022 Xfinity Schedule with BJ McLeod Motorsports

2021 ARCA Phoenix Nick Sanchez, No. 2 Rev Racing Chevrolet (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

Nick Sanchez will join BJ McLeod Motorsports in the NASCAR Xfinity Series next year for a part-time schedule, the team announced Tuesday, Oct. 19. The ARCA Menards Series driver and NASCAR Drive for Diversity prospect will be making his debut in the top three NASCAR national series with his new partnership with the six-year-old Xfinity …

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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 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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Do ARCA Drivers Want Live Pit Stops, Preset Breaks?

2021 ARCA Berlin Pit Daniel Dye, No. 21 GMS Racing Chevrolet (Credit: Mark Kristl)

Photo: Mark Kristl

As the ARCA Menards Series competitors dredged through a messy Southern Illinois 100 at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds on Sunday night (Sept. 5), only six cars finished the race with only four on the lead lap. To add insult to injury, excluding any contingencies, race winner Landen Lewis only won a base purse of $6,000. …

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Nick Sanchez, Rajah Caruth Running Full ARCA Schedule in 2022

2021 ARCA Phoenix Nick Sanchez, No. 2 Rev Racing Chevrolet (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

On the heels of a part-time announcement for Rajah Caruth competing next year in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, he will also compete full time in the ARCA Menards Series next year too — as will his Rev Racing teammate Nick Sanchez, Rev Racing confirmed to Frontstretch Aug. 30. Both drivers will compete for Rev in 2022, …

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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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ARCA Preview: 2021 Clean Harbors 100 at Watkins Glen

2021 ARCA Mid-Ohio Racing Stanton Barrett, No. 12 Fast Track Racing Toyota (Credit: Emilee/Chinn/ARCA Racing used with permission)

Photo: Emilee Chinn/ARCA Racing used with permission

You know that Ty Gibbs vs. Corey Heim rivalry? Yeah, it intensified in the most recent ARCA Menards Series race at Winchester Speedway. After racing at a short track, now these two get to duel with 28 other competitors making left and right turns at Watkins Glen International. The Clean Harbors 100 will be the …

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