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ARCA Preview: General Tire 200 At Talladega

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Following a month reprieve since the second round of the ARCA Menards Series season at Phoenix Raceway, drivers and teams are gearing up for Saturday’s (April 24) General Tire 200 at Talladega Superspeedway. While Ty Gibbs enjoyed his victory at Phoenix, the 18-year-old makes his first start at the 2.66-mile superspeedway alongside 28 other competitors. …

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Entry List: 2021 General Tire 200

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After a month-long break, the ARCA Menards Series will join the NASCAR Xfinity and Cup series for its annual rotation at Talladega Superspeedway in the General Tire 200. The 200-mile event is the third race of the 2021 ARCA Menards Season and is the first since Phoenix Raceway in March. The 76-lap race will feature …

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Can ARCA Keep Its Car Counts on the Rise?

2021 ARCA Phoenix Tim Richmond, No. 27 Richmond Clubb Motorsports Chevrolet, and Taylor Gray, No. 17 David Gilliland Racing Ford (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

Already this year, the ARCA Menards Series is seeing a positive change. After a tough season in 2020 in which only one race featured more than 30 competitors and 11 races where less than 20 competed, at least 30 drivers have competed in the first two races of 2021. Additionally, car counts appear to be …

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Taylor Gray Hospitalized After Car Accident

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Taylor Gray was involved in a single-car accident last night in Statesville, N.C., David Gilliland Racing announced April 8. Gray was transported to a local hospital and remains in stable condition. After initially not specifying any possible injuries, the team announced he underwent surgery for a fractured L4 vertebra. In a couple of days, Gray …

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What Success Do ARCA Champions Find in NASCAR?

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Bret Holmes, driver of the #23 Golden Eagle Syrup Chevrolet celebrates winning the 2020 series championship during the Speediatrics 150 for the ARCA Menards Series at Kansas Speedway on Friday, October 16, 2020. (Barry Cantrell/ARCA Racing)

Entering the NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway on April 10, there has not yet been a two-time winner in the series this year. Parity also exists in the ARCA Menards Series, which completed two races before St. Patrick’s Day. There also has not been a back-to-back champion in the main ARCA series since …

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ARCA Archives, Vol. 1: Parker Kligerman Recalls 2009 Title Run Against Justin Lofton

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In 2009, 19-year-old Parker Kligerman was in the midst of one of the most memorable ARCA Menards Series championship battles. While race fans may recall the Stamford, Connecticut native’s mind-boggling consistency, Kligerman’s 2009 championship run seemed like a story from a Hollywood film. Racing for Cunningham Motorsports’ No. 77 Dodge entry, Kligerman and his team …

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Which ARCA Drivers Can Become First-Time Winners This Season?

2021 ARCA Phoenix Pack Racing - Corey Heim, No. 20 Venturini Motorsports Toyota and Ty Gibbs, No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota (Credit: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Five races, including one combination race, have been completed across all three ARCA divisions this year. While the main series is on more than a month-long break until its return at Talladega Superspeedway, there have not been any repeat winners in ARCA this year. Corey Heim began this ARCA Menards Series season with a victory …

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Kyle Sieg Earns Career-Best ARCA Finish with 4th at Phoenix

2021 ARCA Phoenix Kyle Sieg, No. 28 RSS Racing Chevrolet (Credit: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Kyle Sieg began the ARCA Menards Series season with a then-career-best fifth-place finish at Daytona International Speedway. On Friday night (March 12), Sieg bested his career-best finish with a fourth-place finish in the General Tire 150 at Phoenix Raceway. Sieg made three ARCA starts last year, scoring his best finish of 10th in the race …

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Ty Gibbs Gets Redemption in ARCA Phoenix Race

2021 ARCA Phoenix Ty Gibbs, No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, Victory Lane (Credit: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Last year, Ty Gibbs led a race-high amount of laps in the inaugural ARCA Menards Series race at Phoenix Raceway but ultimately came up short. This time, Gibbs dominated the 2021 General Tire 150 on Friday night (March 12), leading 124 of the 150 laps, en route to his first ARCA win of this season. …

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ARCA Phoenix Qualifying Canceled, Ty Gibbs on Pole

2021 ARCA Phoenix Ty Gibbs, No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, Pole (Credit: NKP)

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Inclement weather forced ARCA Menards Series officials to cancel qualifying for the General Tire 150 at Phoenix Raceway on Friday evening (March 12). As a result, the lineup was set via the rule book, so Ty Gibbs will start first. Gibbs gets the pole after posting the fastest time in the lone practice session earlier …

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