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

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

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

Ty Gibbs at Gateway Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

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

2018 ARCA pack racing

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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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Pace Laps: Monday Morning Mayhem at Darlington, Cole Custer Picks Up Surprise Win

2019 Darlington pack racing NKP Xfinity

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Erik Jones Performs Under Pressure Erik Jones spent 2016 as Toyota’s hottest NASCAR prospect in the sport’s lower levels. He moved up to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2017, winning Rookie of the Year while knocking 2003 series champion Matt Kenseth out of a ride. 2018 was looked …

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ARCA Menards Series Breakdown: 2019 Southern Illinois 100

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Despite the field boasting the return of Ken Schrader, who won his 21st career ARCA Menards Series pole Saturday afternoon, Christian Eckes proved utterly dominant at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds, taking the lead from Kelly Kovski on lap 10 and leading the rest of the way, scoring his third win of the 2019 season and …

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ARCA Preview: 2019 Southern Illinois 100 at DuQuoin State Fairgrounds

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The ARCA Menards Series heads to Southern Illinois for the second and final stop on dirt, with a Labor Day classic taking place on Sunday, Aug. 31, on the dirt track of DuQuoin State Fairgrounds. As the season winds down, the championship battle gets tighter and tighter. The last time ARCA raced, Michael Self got …

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ARCA Breakdown: 2019 Allen Crowe Memorial 100 at Springfield

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

In a Nutshell: No dirt experience? No problem. Michael Self took the lead from teammate and dirt specialist Logan Seavey on lap 55 and never looked back, holding off defending Springfield race winner and title competitor Christian Eckes through a green-white-checkered finish to score his fourth win of 2019 and the seventh of his career: …

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Michael Self Wins 4th Race of 2019 in Overtime at Illinois State Fair

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

On an afternoon of dirt-track racing at the Illinois State Fairgrounds, Michael Self came out on top and edged defending race winner Christian Eckes in overtime in the Allen Crowe 100. When the yellow flag came out on lap 95 for Ty Gibbs and Joe Graf Jr. tangling, Self held the lead over Corey Heim and …

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ARCA Preview: 2019 Allen Crowe 100 at Illinois State Fairgrounds

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

The ARCA Menards Series returns to action this weekend for the Allen Crowe 100 at Illinois State Fairgrounds. The first of two dirt races on the ARCA Menards Series will have one of the best points battles on its center stage between Christian Eckes and Michael Self. Twenty other drivers will take to the Springfield, …

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