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Ty Gibbs Paces ARCA Practice at Phoenix

2020 Memphis ARCA Ty Gibbs Victory Lane NKP

(Photo: Barry Cantrell/ARCA Racing)

Ty Gibbs is fast once again. The 18-year-old posted the fast lap in Friday’s (March 12) practice session for the General Tire 150 at Phoenix Raceway, which is a combination race between the ARCA Menards Series and the ARCA Menards Series West. Gibbs’ No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry clocked in with a best …

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ARCA Preview: 2021 General Tire 150 at Phoenix

2020 ARCA Phoenix Pack Racing - Tanner Gray, No. 17 David Gilliland Racing Ford (Credit: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After a nearly month-long wait since the season opener at Daytona International Speedway, the ARCA Menards Series heads to Phoenix Raceway for Friday night’s (March 12) General Tire 150. Following Corey Heim‘s dominant win at Daytona, the 18-year-old Marietta, Georgia native and his competitors race over to Avondale, Arizona for 150 laps around this 1-mile …

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Bridget Burgess on Finding Her Path to NASCAR Through the ARCA Menards West Series

Bridget Burgess prepares for an ARCA race in 2020

(Photo: Luis Torres/ThePodiumFinish.net)

At the young age of 19, Bridget Burgess has been making a name for herself while continuing her family’s legacy in motorsports. Unlike her mother Sarah, a racer who made her presence known in the off-road circuits, the younger Burgess has her sights set on becoming a full-time NASCAR competitor. Making her maiden journey on …

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Meet ARCA Newcomer Nick Sanchez

2021 ARCA Daytona Ty Gibbs, No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, and Nick Sanchez, No. 2 Rev Racing Chevrolet (Credit: NKP)

Credit: NKP

Corey Heim won the 2020 ARCA Menards Series season finale and the 2021 ARCA season opener. Ty Gibbs won a season-high six ARCA races last year. Then, in his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut on Saturday (February 20), Gibbs won at the Daytona International Speedway road course. But there’s a third full-time ARCA driver this year, …

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An ARCA Championship Battle Already Between Corey Heim, Ty Gibbs & Nick Sanchez

2021 ARCA Daytona Ty Gibbs, No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, and Nick Sanchez, No. 2 Rev Racing Chevrolet (Credit: NKP)

Credit: NKP

While the three NASCAR national touring series utilize a playoff system, the ARCA Menards Series still uses a season-long points system. The past two years, the championship battle has not been settled until the season finale at Kansas Speedway. Even though only one race has been completed thus far this season, five percent (1 out …

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Ty Gibbs Speaks Out About Lackluster Daytona ARCA Finish

2021 ARCA Daytona Practice Ty Gibbs car (Credit: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Ty Gibbs enters the 2021 ARCA Menards Series season as one of the favorites to win the championship. Driving the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, he raced competitively against the speedy Venturini Motorsports armada at Daytona International Speedway. He just couldn’t get his car to the front. After Gracie Trotter pitted after suffering damage …

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Corey Heim Wins Lucas Oil 200 for Venturini’s 4th Straight Daytona Win

2021 ARCA Daytona Corey Heim, No. 20 Venturini Motorsports Toyota (Credit: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Saturday (Feb. 13) the green flag waved on the 2021 ARCA Menards Series season after a wet Daytona International Speedway morning. But for Corey Heim and Venturini Motorsports, it was like 2020 never ended. Heim and Venturini won their second straight race, taking home the trophy in the Lucas Oil 200. Venturini as an organization …

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