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Entry List: 2021 ARCA Menards Series Dutch Boy 150 at Kansas Speedway

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)

The ARCA Menards Series returns to action for the second consecutive week as it makes its first of two trips in 2021 to Kansas Speedway for Saturday’s (May 1) Dutch Boy 150. This weekend’s 100-lap event will feature 19 drivers, meaning all will automatically qualify. It’s the smallest field of the year thus far after …

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Derrick Lancaster Still in Hospital, Critical But Stable

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

Following his horrific crash into the wall in the ARCA Menards Series race Saturday (April 24) at Talladega Superspeedway, Derrick Lancaster remains at UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Ala. He is in critical but stable condition Sunday, The Pit Lane tweeted, after Lancaster’s wife Beth provided an update. “There are, in fact, a couple of slight …

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Corey Heim Sweeps ARCA Superspeedways, Wins at Talladega

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

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Venturini Motorsports knows how to win at superspeedways. It swept the superspeedways last year at Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway. This year, it swept both as Corey Heim won at Daytona and on Saturday (April 24), he won the General Tire 200 at Talladega. It is Heim’s second win this year and his third …

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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

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

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

2021 Las Vegas Trucks David Gilliland truck NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

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?

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

Parker Kligerman stands next to his truck at 2021 Daytona I race Photo NKP

(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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