Race Weekend Central

Pace Laps: A Sonoma Snoozer, While Ross Chastain Takes NASCAR by Storm

44dc7c9d3da607861defe670e084bfcc 1

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: New Track, Same Sonoma Story Sonoma Raceway added its famed Carousel for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. But the new 2.52-mile course led to an unexpected challenge, not for the drivers but the fans. A caution-free race, except for stage breaks, became dominated by Kyle Busch and Martin Truex …

Read more

ARCA Racing Series Breakdown: 2019 Day to Day Coffee 150 at Gateway

0eecd067c828b606cede65ff4c8ccd31 1

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a Nutshell: Sam Mayer did a masterful job holding the race lead on old tires until turn 3 of the last lap when a slight bobble (or possible indecision) opened enough of a door for Ty Gibbs to sneak past for his first career ARCA Menard’s Series win. Gibbs, who did make contact with …

Read more

ARCA Preview: 2019 Day To Day Coffee 150 At Gateway

race2 0267

(Photo: Kevin Thoele)

The second half of the ARCA Menards Series season begins this weekend at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. The first half of the season has seen everything from Venturini Motorsports and Toyota’s domination in spring to Ty Majeski and Chad Bryant Racing going back-to-back to kick off the summer at Charlotte Motor Speedway and …

Read more

Pace Laps: Christopher Bell Puts on a Clinic, Truck Series Drama Unfolds In Iowa

2019 Iowa I NXS Christopher Bell NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Xfinity Series: Christopher Bell Show in Iowa  Heading into Sunday’s CircuitCity.com 250 at Iowa Speedway, Christopher Bell was the favorite. The No. 20 team lived up to expectations in the race, leading 186 laps en route to its fourth victory of the season. The victory is Bell’s second in four starts at the 7/8-mile short …

Read more

ARCA Racing Series Breakdown: 2019 Shore Lunch 200 at Madison

Chandler Smith MC2009

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Just like last year, Chandler Smith won the pole at Madison International Speedway. Just like last year, Smith dominated the race at Madison. Just like last year, Smith won the Shore Lunch 200 at Madison, scoring his second win of 2019 and fourth career ARCA Menard’s Series win in the process. Chandler Smith wins from …

Read more

Michael Self Upbeat After Runner-Up Finish in ARCA Race at Madison

Michael Self MC200

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Michael Self entered the 10th race of the ARCA Menards Series season as the series points leader, despite a penalty following his victory at Michigan International Speedway. The 28-year-old driver had never competed at Madison International Speedway before, so the Shore Lunch 200 definitely was a learning experience for him. Self learned how to drive …

Read more

Chandler Smith Holds Off Challengers for ARCA Win at Madison

Credit: ARCA Menards Series

Chandler Smith, ARCA Menards Series driver of the No. 20 Venturini Motorsports Toyota, celebrates after winning the 2019 Shore Lunch 200 at Madison International Speedway in Oregon, WI (Photo: ARCA Menards Series)

Chandler Smith dominated the Shore Lunch 200 early, but he faced numerous challengers throughout the race, ultimately holding off teammate Michael Self to win at Madison International Speedway. Smith broke the track record in ARCA Menards Series qualifying, and he dominated the first half of the race. On lap 91, he put his teammate and …

Read more

ARCA Preview: 2019 Shore Lunch 200 at Madison International Speedway

xlarge

(Photo: ARCA Menards Series)

It’s a “Friday Night Special” this weekend for the ARCA Menards Series. After a thrilling finish at Michigan International Speedway, the series heads to Madison International Speedway for the Shore Lunch 200. Last weekend, championship points leader Michael Self passed Ty Majeski on the last lap to secure his sixth career win. After a few …

Read more

ARCA Points Leader Michael Self Docked 50 Championship Points After Michigan Victory

IMG 9178

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Venturini Motorsports driver Michael Self and the team were handed a 50-point penalty following their ARCA Menards Series victory at Michigan International Speedway last weekend. The car was found to violate page 31, #3, Body, Composite, which means the team made an illegal modification/alteration to the body of the car itself. Self would have entered …

Read more

Pace Laps: Michigan Monsoon Makes For Monday NASCAR Racing

NASCAR officiating under a rain delay at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Monday Race At Michigan Michigan International Speedway faced Mother Nature’s wrath a second straight year. Sunday’s (June 9) 2019 FireKeepers Casino 400 was postponed by rain and rescheduled for Monday at 5 p.m. ET. All the action will be covered live after Women’s World Cup Soccer action on FOX Sports …

Read more

Sign up for the Frontstretch Newsletter

A daily email update (Monday through Friday) providing racing news, commentary, features, and information from Frontstretch.com

Frontstretch