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ARCA Preview: 2019 Bounty 150 at Chicagoland

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The ARCA Menards Series heads to Jolliet, Ill., for the Bounty 150 at Chicagoland Speedway on Thursday night (June 27). The race at Chicagoland marks the final stop in a seven-race string that began at Toledo Speedway last month. That span of racing has brought together one of the tightest points races in recent memory, …

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

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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 …

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

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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 …

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ARCA Preview: 2019 Day To Day Coffee 150 At Gateway

(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 …

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

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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 …

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ARCA Racing Series Breakdown: 2019 Shore Lunch 200 at Madison

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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 …

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

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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 …

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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 …

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ARCA Preview: 2019 Shore Lunch 200 at Madison International Speedway

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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 …

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

(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 …

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