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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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Jesse Love Running Part Time in ARCA No. 25

Jesse Love No. 19 Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Jesse Love will drive nine races for Venturini Motorsports in the ARCA Menards Series in 2021, the team announced Jan. 29. Love will drive the No. 25, which was raced by Michael Self last season. Gracie Trotter has also been announced for four races in the car. Love is the defending ARCA Menards Series West …

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Taylor Gray Running 7 Truck Races in 2021

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Taylor Gray will run seven NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races in 2021 for David Gilliland Racing, the team announced Jan. 21. Gray’s debut was announced as part of a larger team announcement for DGR’s lineup across the Truck and ARCA Menards series in 2021. His debut will come at Richmond Raceway in April in …

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Taylor Gray Penalized for Cell Phone Video During ARCA Daytona Test

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Taylor Gray has been fined $1,000 and placed on probation for the remainder of the 2021 season, ARCA officials announced Tuesday (Jan. 19). Gray received these penalties following his recording of himself driving via cell phone during the ARCA Menards Series preseason test at Daytona International Speedway. The David Gilliland Racing driver was found to …

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NASCAR Must Better ARCA Season Opener & Superspeedway Licenses

(Photo: Kate Gardiner/ARCA Racing)

More than 50 drivers will turn laps at the 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway this weekend in the ARCA Menards Series preseason test. Some drivers will utilize the test session as practice for their upcoming championship campaign. Others use it to turn laps to prepare for the season opener in Daytona. Four drivers are participating through …

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