Race Weekend Central

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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Access ARCA: Contenders Craig Goess & Joey Coulter Have Eventful Days at Pocono

The stories of Joey Coulter and Craig Goess are awfully parallel. Both in their second year of full-time competition in the ARCA Racing Series, the two entered this past weekend’s event at Pocono in similar situations; down in the lower part of the top 10 in the standings, but far from removed from title contention. …

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Craig Goess Steals 2010 Messina Wildlife Stopper 200 Win at Pocono

Speaking to Frontstretch before Saturday’s Messina Wildlife Stopper 200 at Pocono, Craig Goess remarked that he thought “he had a great chance” of breaking through and scoring his first career win. His gut was right. Despite a dominant performance by polesitter Mikey Kile that saw the Venturini Motorsports driver lead 67 of the 80 laps …

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Toledo Aftermath Leaves No Favorite Unscathed in 2010 ARCA Title Chase

It didn’t used to be this way in ARCA. It used to be a foregone conclusion. A challenger would rise, a challenger would fall, and Frank Kimmel would ride off into the sunset with another ARCA championship. This past Sunday at Toledo, Kimmel finished fourth, yet another top five at a track that has been …

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5 Points to Ponder: Move the All-Star Race, Same Old Kyle & Sponsafy Waltrip?

Yes, Charlotte is the home of NASCAR. It’s in the backyard of 90% of the teams that compete in the All-Star Race and has hosted the event for over two decades. But as Saturday night showed once again, short of the 10-lap trophy dash, the racing is leaving a lot to be desired at Charlotte Motor Speedway these days.

Chris Buescher Wins ARCA Pole at Toledo; Ken Schrader Starts 3rd

Despite a field full of veterans, youth trumped age and treachery in qualifying for the Menards 200 at Toledo Speedway Saturday afternoon. Chris Buescher, a 17-year-old Roush Fenway Racing development prospect, was the only driver to eclipse the 16-second barrier at Toledo, scoring his second career ARCA Racing Series pole after also setting the fastest …

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For Steve Arpin, a Welcome Homecoming at Toledo

Steve Arpin spent much of the last month living a dream… driving for one of the strongest organizations in NASCAR, for the company that Dale Earnhardt Jr. built. Though this weekend, with NASCAR’s all-stars taking center stage in Charlotte, Arpin was a long ways away on the Toledo Speedway bullring in Ohio. And he’s loving …

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