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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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Ty Gibbs Paces Lone ARCA Daytona Practice

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

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Ty Gibbs paced the field at the lone practice for the ARCA Menards Series at Daytona International Speedway Feb. 12. Gibbs’ No. 18 for Joe Gibbs Racing turned a lap of 49.323 seconds. Andy Jankowiak, who will make his ARCA debut in Saturday’s (Feb. 13) race, concluded practice second on the leaderboard. Willie Mullins, Thad …

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ARCA Preview: 2021 Lucas Oil 200 at Daytona

2020 Daytona ARCA Pack Racing (Credit: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Following the checkered flag at last year’s ARCA Menards Series season finale at Kansas Speedway, the 2021 season kicks off at Daytona International Speedway. After a 120-day offseason since Bret Holmes‘ championship celebration at Corey Heim‘s maiden victory in ARCA at Kansas, these drivers look forward to racing on the high banks of Daytona for …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Welcome to My 13th Year of Critiquing

The NASCAR Cup Series in action at Daytona, 2020 Photo Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The offseason is now over. I have no doubt that you’ve done something to pass the time over the past three months. Some of you engaged in hobbies, spent time with your families, watched movies and TV shows. A bunch of people probably got addicted to new shows such as WandaVision. Others spent time watching …

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Entry List: Lucas Oil 200 Driven by General Tire

(Photo: Kate Gardiner/ARCA Racing)

The preliminary entry list for the ARCA Menards Series race at Daytona International Speedway has been released. There are 34 cars currently entered in the 80-lap event, meaning all will qualify, barring any additions. Nick Sanchez is listed in the No. 2 car for Rev Racing. Drew Dollar, Corey Heim, Gracie Trotter and Derek Griffith …

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Here’s What Some ARCA Experts Have to Say About the 2021 Season

(Photo: Barry Cantrell/ARCA Racing)

The 2021 ARCA season will soon get underway, with the ARCA Menards Series East beginning competition for ARCA in just a few days, Feb. 8 at New Smyrna Speedway. The ARCA Menards Series follows at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 13, and the ARCA Menards Series West starts its run with a combination race with …

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2021 Drive for Diversity Driver Development Class Revealed

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The 2021 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Development class was announced by NASCAR and Rev Racing Feb. 3. The eight racers include veterans Nick Sanchez, Rajah Caruth, Isabella Robusto, Lavar Scott and Regina Sirvent, as well as newcomers Justin Campbell, Andres Perez de Lara and Jaiden Reyna. Sanchez will compete in the ARCA Menards Series …

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