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ARCA Preview: 2021 Bush Bean’s 200 at Bristol

2020 ARCA Bristol Pack Racing Sam Mayer, No. 21 GMS Racing Chevrolet, and Ty Gibbs, No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

The ARCA Menards Series begins the four-race weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway with the Bush’s Beans 200 on Thursday (Sept. 16), and this race ought to be an exciting one. As the final combination race for ARCA and the ARCA Menards Series East, the East series champion will be decided. Also, there are only three …

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Entry List: 2021 Bush’s Beans 200

2020 ARCA Bristol Pack Racing Sam Mayer, No. 21 GMS Racing Chevrolet, and Ty Gibbs, No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

Only three events are left on the 2021 ARCA Menards Series’ calendar as the close championship battle heads to Bristol Motor Speedway this Thursday night (Sept. 16) for its annual visit to the Worlds Fastest Half-Mile. A total of 30 teams are entered for the the 200-lap race, meaning all participants are automatically qualified while …

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Do ARCA Drivers Want Live Pit Stops, Preset Breaks?

2021 ARCA Berlin Pit Daniel Dye, No. 21 GMS Racing Chevrolet (Credit: Mark Kristl)

Photo: Mark Kristl

As the ARCA Menards Series competitors dredged through a messy Southern Illinois 100 at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds on Sunday night (Sept. 5), only six cars finished the race with only four on the lead lap. To add insult to injury, excluding any contingencies, race winner Landen Lewis only won a base purse of $6,000. …

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Landen Lewis Leads Every Lap, Wins ARCA Race at DuQuoin

2021 ARCA DuQuoin Landen Lewis, No. 2 Rev Racing Chevrolet (Credit: ARCA Racing used with permission)

Photo: ARCA Racing used with permission

In his second career ARCA Menards Series start, Landen Lewis was perfect. The 15-year-old won the pole, then led every lap Sunday (Sept. 5) en route to winning the Southern Illinois 100 at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds. After he finished eighth in his series debut at the other dirt track, the Illinois State Fairgrounds, Lewis …

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Landen Lewis Wins ARCA Pole at DuQuoin

2021 ARCA Springfield Landen Lewis (Credit: Jeff Curry/ARCA Racing used with permission)

Photo: Jeff Curry/ARCA Racing used with permission

Ahead of his second career ARCA Menards Series start, Landen Lewis won the pole for tonight’s (Sept. 5) Southern Illinois 100 at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds. It’s his first career pole. Lewis finished seventh in his series debut this year at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. Lewis was 0.113 seconds faster than Ryan Unzicker. Unzicker will …

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ARCA Preview: 2021 Southern Illinois 100 at DuQuoin

2019 ARCA DuQuoin Pack Racing - Travis Braden, No. 27 RFMS Racing Ford (Credit: Jay Alley/ARCA Racing used with permission)

Photo: Jay Alley/ARCA Racing used with permission

With only four races left this season, Ty Gibbs has his largest points lead of the season at 11 points. This weekend’s Southern Illinois 100 is the second and final ARCA Menards Series race on a dirt track this year. For Gibbs’ championship competitor Corey Heim, the race at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds feels like …

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Entry List: Southern Illinois 100 presented by Lucas Oil

2019 ARCA DuQuoin Pack Racing - Travis Braden, No. 27 RFMS Racing Ford (Credit: Jay Alley/ARCA Racing used with permission)

Photo: Jay Alley/ARCA Racing used with permission

The ARCA Menards Series heads to the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds in Illinois this weekend after a year off. Sixteen drivers will take on the 1-mile dirt track, meaning all will qualify. Landen Lewis will make his second start of the year in the No. 2 of Rev Racing; he earned a seventh-place at the Illinois …

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Teenage Jesse Love Learning in His ARCA Races

2021 ARCA Toledo Jesse Love (Credit: Nic Anaya/ARCA Racing used with permission)

Photo: Nic Anaya/ARCA Racing used with permission

Before he earned his driver’s license, Jesse Love became the champion of a NASCAR-owned series. As a 15-year-old, Love won the 2020 ARCA Menards Series West title on the strength of three wins. He also debuted in the ARCA Menards Series, scoring two top fives and two top 10s in his four starts. This year, …

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Nick Sanchez, Rajah Caruth Running Full ARCA Schedule in 2022

2021 ARCA Phoenix Nick Sanchez, No. 2 Rev Racing Chevrolet (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

On the heels of a part-time announcement for Rajah Caruth competing next year in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, he will also compete full time in the ARCA Menards Series next year too — as will his Rev Racing teammate Nick Sanchez, Rev Racing confirmed to Frontstretch Aug. 30. Both drivers will compete for Rev in 2022, …

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Sammy Smith Leaves Milwaukee Wanting More

2021 ARCA Milwaukee Sammy Smith, No. 81 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota (Credit: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The 2021 Sprecher 150 was the second combination race for the ARCA Menards Series and the ARCA Menards Series East. In the first combination race earlier this season at Iowa Speedway, East series points leader Sammy Smith crashed out to a DNF in 18th place. At the Milwaukee Mile on Sunday (August 29), he piloted a fast No. 81 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota.

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