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Josh Williams, Mario Gosselin, Danny Johnson Teaming Up to Help Develop Talent

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In the current landscape of racing, there’s a significant middle gap. Josh Williams, Mario Gosselin and Danny Johnson are looking to fill that gap. Williams cut his teeth racing at the grassroots level. Between 2010 and 2018, he made 102 starts for his family-operated ARCA Menards Series team, JW Motorsports (which also fields Legends cars …

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Chandler Smith to Run 13 ARCA Races, Ryan Repko to Run 5

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Venturini Motorsports announced Chandler Smith will compete in 13 ARCA Menards Series races in 2020, and Ryan Repko will compete in five ARCA races for the organization. Repko will make his first start in the No. 20 at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, Feb. 8. Smith will continue to drive the No. 20 Toyota, competing …

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Josh White Returning to Racing With Vizion Motorsports in 2020

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Josh White hasn’t been behind the wheel of a racecar since 2016, but that will change in 2020. White, 28, has 19 career ARCA Menard Series starts, finishing 12th in the 2015 championship standings. In 2016, he competed in his first Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway for Beaver Motorsports, finishing …

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Drew Dollar to Race Full Time in ARCA for Venturini

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Drew Dollar will drive the No. 15 Venturini Motorsports Toyota full-time in the ARCA Menards Series in 2020, the team announced Tuesday, Dec. 18. “Drew is an incredibly talented young racer and I believe pairing him with Shannon (Rursch) and our No. 15 Toyota Camry team will create a true force to be reckoned with …

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Taylor Gray Running Full ARCA Schedule for DGR-Crosley

Taylor Gray is rejoining DGR-Crosley for the upcoming 2020 ARCA Menards Series season, the team announced Wednesday (Dec. 18). Gray will drive the No. 17 car full-time in the ARCA Sioux Chief Showdown Series and the ARCA Menards Series East after his 15th birthday in March. He’s already familiar with the team, as he competed …

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Hailie Deegan Is Ford’s New Development Driver, Will Drive Full ARCA Season

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Hailie Deegan has joined Ford’s development driver program, the maker announced at a press conference Tuesday, Dec. 17. In addition, DGR-Crosley announced it has signed Deegan to the full 20-race ARCA Menards Series schedule in its No. 4 Ford Fusion. Deegan raced two full-time seasons in the ARCA Menards Series West, as well as some …

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NASCAR Announces 2020 Drive for Diversity Class

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The 2020 NASCAR Drive for Diversity class is set with an announcement made on Wednesday (Nov. 20). Just a handful of changes were made to the 2019 roster as the team looks to build on its success from this year. Returnees Chase Cabre, Nick Sanchez and Gracie Trotter will join newcomers Rajah Caruth, Isabella Robusto and  …

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Reviewing the 2019 ARCA Season

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The 2019 ARCA Menards Series season has come to an end, and Christian Eckes became the 36th different champion in its 67th season. The season saw seven different drivers capture victories over the 20 races. Venturini Motorsports won the owners’ championship, and the organization won 14 races this season. Eckes and teammate Michael Self finished …

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