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5 Points to Ponder: Start & Park Out of Business? Too Little Too Late for Boris Said & ARCA Favorite?

It was truly a feel-good story. Journeyman Boris Said, the road-course tutor of over half the Sprint Cup Series field, scored his first Nationwide Series victory on Sunday in a photo finish with accomplished road ringer Max Papis.

Beyond the Cockpit: Brandon McReynolds on Stock Car Racing’s Present, Future & His Own

The son of legendary crew chief Larry McReynolds, it’s not hard to understand why Brandon McReynolds is pursuing a career as a driver, making his way up the stock car ladder. McReynolds, who made his ARCA debut earlier this season at Salem Speedway, last competed at Pocono, posting a top-five qualifying effort and a career …

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ARCA’s Road Racers Find No Solace in New Jersey

As the ARCA Racing Series left the Berlin bullring in Marne, Mich. for the 12-turn road course in Millville, N.J., attention shifted from the battle for the championship to a handful of left and right-turn specialists. But when Sunday’s 150-miler at New Jersey Motorsports Park was done, the road ringers had gone through the ringer …

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5 Points to Ponder: Mark Martin’s Misery, All Hail ARCA & the Entitlement of Joey, Kyle & Denny

Just one year ago, Mark Martin won the first race at Michigan and came within a splash of gas of at least a top-five finish in the second one. Now, after a mediocre 16th-place run in the spring race, he was running as a top 15 car again this Sunday before contact with David Reutimann put the No. 5 in the wall, causing enough damage to result in an ugly 28th-place finish that dropped the 51-year-old outside the top 12 in points.

ARCA Winner Casey Roderick Hoping for Nationwide Series Debut at Phoenix

Bill Elliott development driver Casey Roderick is hoping to make his Nationwide Series debut at Phoenix International Raceway on November 13, Frontstretch has learned. Roderick, who scored his first career ARCA victory at New Jersey Motorsports Park Sunday, said that while nothing is set in stone, he is hoping to contest the 200-miler later this …

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Tim George Jr. Dodges Calamity in 2010 Garden State 150 Practice, Pursuing 1st Career Win

New Jersey Motorsports Park has been a site of many firsts for RCR’s Tim George Jr. His first Rolex sports car win came at NJMP. His first top 5 in ARCA competition came in last year’s ARCA 150-miler at the same track. And on Saturday, George added his first front-row start to that list. Starting …

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Tom Hessert Fastest in ARCA Practice at New Jersey; Points Leader Craig Goess to Backup Car

It was an eventful first practice on a beautiful sunny day at New Jersey Motorsports Park for the ARCA Racing Series. Tom Hessert III was on the top of the charts at session’s end, three tenths ahead of Justin Marks, who won ARCA’s last road race at Palm Beach in February. Robb Brent, Chris Buescher …

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Access ARCA: Steve Arpin Ends Title Pursuit, Frank Kimmel Lurking & is Tom Hessert the New Favorite?

Ninth in points after failing to score a top-10 finish in ARCA competition since winning at Texas back in mid-April, Steve Arpin is abandoning his pursuit of the 2010 ARCA championship. Josh Richards will drive the Venturini Motorsports No. 55 at Mansfield this coming Saturday, while Arpin will drive the JR Motorsports No. 88 Chevrolet in Saturday’s Nationwide Series race at Gateway. Arpin will also miss the ARCA race at Pocono on July 31, presumably to participate in the Nationwide Series race at Iowa Speedway that same Saturday.

Beyond the Cockpit: On the Heels of a Career-First Win, Mikey Kile Moves Into the Title Chase

Back at Pocono, Mikey Kile had one of the most dominant cars ARCA racing has seen in recent memory, but still finished second when pit strategy snakebit the No. 25 team late in the going. One week later, Kile’s No. 25 team had pit strategy allow them to overcome Craig Goess‘s dominating machine at Michigan, …

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