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Leilani Munter and Natalie Decker Turn Fastest Laps in Daytona ARCA Test

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

It was all about the girls during the first ARCA test session of 2019 at Daytona International Speedway. Leilani Munter turned the fastest lap during Friday’s sessions while last year’s pole sitter, Natalie Decker, was quickest on Saturday. Along with women leading the way, both drivers piloted Toyotas, giving the manufacturer bragging rights heading into the …

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Bret Holmes Set to Return to ARCA Full-Time in 2019

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Bret Holmes will return to the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards full-time in 2019. Holmes has 41 career starts in the ARCA Racing Series earning with six top-five and 26 top-10 finishes, with a career-best finish of third at Salem in 2016. He has one full-time season under his belt, coming in 2017 where he …

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Christmas Day Fire Destroys ARCA Racing Series Owner/Driver Brian Kaltreider’s Race Shop

(Photo: Anthony Lumbis Sr.)

A Christmas Day fire in Pennsylvania has left the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards owner/driver Brian Kaltreider without any of his racing equipment for the 2019 season. Per the ARCA release, the fire destroyed two cars along with other tools and equipment that was stored in the building. One of those care had just been …

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ARCA Racing Series Breakdown: 2018 Kansas ARCA 150

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

On a lap 92 restart, Sheldon Creed rode off into the sunset of the 2018 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season, scoring a picture perfect restart to drive away from Harrison Burton and Michael Self to win his fourth race of the year. Creed, who clinched the 2018 title after qualifying for Friday’s race, …

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ARCA Racing Series Breakdown: Shore Lunch 200 at IRP

(Photo: ARCA Photo)

Rain delayed the start of the already-rescheduled Shore Lunch 200 for hours, but once the race finally went green on Saturday night, it was a largely uneventful affair, with polesitter Christian Eckes leading 171 of the 200 laps en route to his third ARCA win of the season. Points leader Sheldon Creed finished second and …

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NASCAR Announces Changes To ARCA And K&N Pro Series In 2020

Changes are coming in 2020 for three of NASCAR’s development series: ARCA, K&N Pro East and K&N Pro West. NASCAR’s purchase of ARCA, completed earlier this year will change the division into the ARCA Racing Elite Series. The division will consist of 20 races, half of which will be at tracks measuring a mile or …

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Pace Laps: The NASCAR Horseshoe Goes To… Brad Keselowski

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: A New Horseshoe In Town 24 races into the NASCAR season, Brad Keselowski sat winless. Team Penske was an afterthought in the championship race, winning just once at Talladega with Joey Logano. It was Stewart-Haas Racing, not their three-car operation, that had superior speed at Ford. I’ll tell you the …

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ARCA Racing Series Breakdown: Fall Classic 200 at Salem

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

After dominating the spring race only to cut a tire battling for the lead on the final lap, Chandler Smith laid waste to the field in his return to Salem Speedway, taking the lead from polesitter Zane Smith on Lap 1 and leading 199 of 200 circuits to take the Fall Classic, his second career …

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Pace Laps: Screw the Rain in Indianapolis

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Rain On Indy’s Parade Moving NASCAR’s Indianapolis race to early September was designed to shake up the schedule. Its new spot as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular-season finale increased its importance. A race that drivers still consider a crown jewel was pushing hard to put fans back in …

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ARCA Racing Series Breakdown: General Tire Grabber 100 at DuQuoin

(Photo: Anthony Lumbis Sr.)

Just like Springfield, a dirt ringer in the Venturini Motorsports camp used a late race restart to take control for good en route to the checkered flag. This Monday, USAC standout Logan Seavey stormed to the front and weathered several late restarts, including one that saw Will Kimmel actually jump the start before yielding the …

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