Race Weekend Central

Harrison Burton Holds Off Todd Gilliland for ARCA Daytona Victory

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

During the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season opener last season at New Smyrna, Todd Gilliland was able to hold off Harrison Burton for the victory. The performance the two put on was one that has been discussed multiple times over the course of the last year. On Saturday night (Feb. 9), the two drivers …

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Menards Now Title Sponsor of 2019 ARCA Menards Series

Saturday’s ARCA race at Daytona will mark the first race of the 2019 ARCA Menards Series. Menards, the Midwest-based hardware chain that has long been a presenting sponsor of the series since 2010, announced Saturday (Feb. 9) they have now become the title sponsor of ARCA’s premier racing tour. Financial terms were not announced, but …

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Christian Eckes Kicks Off First Full-Time ARCA Season With Daytona Pole

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Christian Eckes will lead the field to green to start the 2019 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season. Eckes secured the pole on Friday (Feb. 8) with a 183.00 mph lap around Daytona International Speedway. Eckes is embarking on his first full-time effort in the series and is making his first-ever start at Daytona. …

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2019 NASCAR TV Preview: It’s Time to Get Ready for NASCAR On FOX

(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

Welcome back to yet another full season of TV opinion, my 11th year of critiquing NASCAR broadcasts.  Jeepers. We’re on the verge of the first major race weekend of the season.  The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series has Daytona 500 qualifying and the Advance Auto Parts Clash on tap.  Meanwhile, the ARCA Racing Series presented …

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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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