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NASCAR Reveals 2020 ARCA Menards Series, ARCA Showdown Schedules

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A mixture of historic venues and new circuits will great ARCA Menards Series competitors in 2020. Per a Oct. 10 release, the 2020 ARCA Menards season will be contested in 20 events at 20 different venues from February to October next year. Additionally, the ARCA Showdown schedule consists of 10 events on the schedule, running …

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Pace Laps: Kyle Larson & Cole Custer Capitalize on Playoff Wins at Dover

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Larson Perseveres to Win Biggest Race of His Career It was a tale of two halves for Sunday’s (Oct. 6) Drydene 400 at Dover International Speedway. In a race that saw Miles the Monster munch on playoff cars’ mechanics, Kyle Larson raced without issues to capture his first victory of …

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Sam Mayer to Run in ARCA & Trucks in 2020

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Fresh off winning the 2019 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship, Sam Mayer revealed his 2020 plans to Frontstretch at Lucas Oil Raceway. Mayer will defend his title in the newly re-branded ARCA Menards Series East next season. Mayer noted that division is of foremost importance to him and his GMS Racing team. In addition …

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ARCA Racing Series Breakdown: 2019 Herr’s Potato Chips 200 at IRP

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After losing a seemingly certain win at Salem Speedway earlier this season after pitting just before rain ended the spring race early, Chandler Smith didn’t make the same mistake twice. Racing hard with his championship-contending teammate Christian Eckes, Smith made a clean pass on the backstretch on lap 161, mere laps before rain ended the …

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Chandler Smith Benefits from Rain, Wins Herr’s Potato Chips 200

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Call it luck. Call it being in the right place at the right time. Call it racing well this season, winning half of the races he has been entered in this ARCA Menards Series. Regardless of description, Chandler Smith won the Herr’s Potato Chips 200 at Lucas Oil Raceway for his fifth career ARCA win. …

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Pace Laps: Lady Luck Takes Over at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Truex Keeps On Trucking Martin Truex Jr. had been lost in the shuffle of title contenders as NASCAR descended upon the gambling capital of North America. Las Vegas Motor Speedway seemed a better fit instead for Team Penske’s two stars, Brad Keselowski and reigning Cup champion Joey Logano. They were …

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ARCA Racing Series Breakdown: 2019 Kentuckiana Ford Dealers Fall Classic at Salem

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After leading ARCA practice and winning the pole for Saturday’s race, Ty Gibbs rocketed away on the initial restart Saturday (Sept. 14) at Salem Speedway. He led by a half second almost immediately. It was a metaphor for the entire evening. Gibbs was absolutely dominant on the Salem high banks Saturday, leading 196 of 200 …

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ARCA Preview: 2019 Kentuckiana Ford Dealers Fall Classic 200

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The ARCA Menards Series returns to action this weekend at Salem Speedway in Salem, Ind., the second trip to the track in 2019. The points battle between Michael Self and Christian Eckes is heating up as the duo is now separated by just 70 points with three races remaining on the schedule. The battle comes …

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