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ARCA Announces 2021 Sioux Chief Showdown Schedule

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For the second season in a row, the ARCA Menards Series will contest the Sioux Chief Showdown, a 10-race championship-within-a-championship featuring drivers from the ARCA Menards Series West and East in addition to drivers from the main series. The schedule, announced Jan. 11, kicks off May 22 at Toledo Speedway. Its final event will be …

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ARCA 2020 Year in Review

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Bret Holmes, driver of the #23 Golden Eagle Syrup Chevrolet wins 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)

For the 13th straight year, the ARCA Menards Series crowned a different champion. 23-year-old Bret Holmes took the honors, winning his first career race en route to eventually becoming the champion. Michael Self, Rookie of the Year Hailie Deegan, rookie Drew Dollar and Ty Gibbs finished second through fifth, respectively, in the championship standings. In its …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Makes Some History With Jamie Little

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Photo: Danny Peters

With the offseason underway for most (but not all) series, we’re starting to hear about a number of driver changes and teams moving around. TV is not immune to that type of action. Monday saw FOX Sports announce that Jamie Little will serve as the play-by-play announcer for the ARCA Menards Series races that will air …

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4 Burning Questions: 2020 Season Awards

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Who is the driver of the year? While Chase Elliott is the champion, undoubtedly the best overall driver this season was Kevin Harvick. Harvick’s average finish of 7.333 tied with 2007 Jeff Gordon’s average finish of 7.333 for best in that category since 1999. Ironically, both drivers failed to win championships, with Gordon losing out …

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Charles Krall Wraps Up 2020 ARCA Season, Talks 2021

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

This year marked the first year the ARCA Menards Series was managed by NASCAR. In addition to that first, which included rebranding the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West into the ARCA Menards East Series and West series, ARCA dealt with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. ARCA President Ron Drager and his staff …

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Michael Self Falls Short of ARCA Title

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Entering the ARCA Menards Series season finale at Kansas Speedway, Michael Self was in a similar situation as 2019: He entered with a shot to win the championship. This year, though, Self entered the Speediatrics 150 eight points behind Bret Holmes in the championship standings with a realistic shot of hoisting the season-long trophy. When …

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Corey Heim Wins Kansas, Bret Holmes Completes Dream Season to Claim 2020 ARCA Championship

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(Photo: Jay Alley/ARCA Racing)

In what was one of the closest championship battles in recent memory, the final race of the 2020 ARCA Menards Series did not disappoint. Separated by just eight championship points entering the valedictory race at Kansas Speedway, combatants Bret Holmes and Michael Self had one goal in mind: win the Speediatrics 150. The race victory …

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