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ARCA Underdogs Brad Smith, Tony Cosentino, Andy Hillenburg Soldier On

2021 ARCA Mid-Ohio Brad Smith (Credit: Emilee Chinn/ARCA Racing used with permission)

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Ty Gibbs and Corey Heim have combined to win 16 of the 19 races this ARCA Menards Series season but there are storylines besides them in the ARCA garage. Brad Smith will finish a career-best fifth in the point standings and Andy Hillenburg has fielded four full-time entries, with three of those in the top …

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Gibbs, Roush, Kaulig Teams Penalized After Charlotte

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Joe Gibbs Racing crew chief Ben Beshore has been suspended one race and fined $20,000 after Kyle Busch‘s No. 18 Toyota had two loose lug nuts after the most recent NASCAR Cup Series race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL, NASCAR announced Oct. 12 in its post-race penalty report. Busch’s group was one of three …

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Big Machine Racing Team Partnering With RCR in 2022

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Big Machine Racing Team will have an enhanced partnership with Richard Childress Racing when it returns to the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2022, the team announced Oct. 7. The organization had previously been known to be returning in 2022 with its full-time driver from 2021, Jade Buford. RCR will provide Big Machine with chassis and …

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Analyzing What We Know About ARCA’s Silly Season

2021 ARCA Bristol Ty Gibbs, No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, and Sammy Smith, No. 81 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, Burnouts (Credit: NKP)

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SALEM, Ind. — With only one race left in this ARCA Menards Series season, drivers and teams are looking ahead to 2022. In ARCA silly season, there are a few known pairings, still many questions, and those hopeful of running a full-time schedule. Ty Gibbs essentially has won the ARCA championship this year, and he …

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Surprise, Surprise: Ty Gibbs Wins 2021 Sioux Chief PowerPex 200 ARCA Pole at Salem

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For the 10th time in the 2021 season, Ty Gibbs will start from the pole for an ARCA Menards Series race, topping a field of 18 cars at the Salem Speedway in Indiana for Saturday night’s Sioux Chief PowerPex 200. Gibbs will share the front row with Taylor Gray. Current series runner-up Corey Heim, the …

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Qatar Joins F1 Schedule for November, 10 Years Starting In 2023

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Formula 1 will travel to Qatar for the first time this year, where its drivers will compete at the Losail International Circuit on November 19-21, series organizers announced Sept. 30. The series season will end with three straight Middle Eastern trips, at Qatar, then the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix on Dec. 3-5, with the season …

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Staying With JTG in 2022

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will remain the driver of the No. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet in 2022 in the NASCAR Cup Series, it was announced Sept. 30. According to The Athletic, it is a one-year deal. Stenhouse is in his second year driving for JTG. He has four top fives, six top 10s and one …

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Miami Grand Prix Announced for May

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Formula E Races the Streets of Miami, but F1 will have to wait (credit: FIA Images)

Formula 1 is adding a new race to their schedule next season, doubling their footprint in the United States. The inaugural Miami Grand Prix will take place on May 8, 2022, F1 officials announced Thursday (Sept. 23) as the sport welcomes a second date to pair with Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Tex. The …

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Nikita Mazepin, Mick Schumacher Returning to Haas in 2022

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RED BULL RING, AUSTRIA - JULY 04: Nikita Mazepin, Haas VF-21 during the Austrian GP at Red Bull Ring on Sunday July 04, 2021 in Spielberg, Austria. (Photo by Andy Hone / LAT Images)

Uralkali Haas F1 team will have the same two drivers, Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin, next year in Formula 1, the team announced Thursday (Sept. 23). Both are currently finishing up their rookie seasons in F1. “We knew we wanted continuity behind the wheel in 2022 and I’m happy to confirm exactly that with Mick …

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Are ARCA Penalties Too Harsh or Too Lenient?

2021 ARCA Winchester Wreck Nick Sanchez, No. 2 Rev Racing Chevrolet (Credit: Emilee Chinn/ARCA Racing used with permission)

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While Ty Gibbs and Corey Heim have been the class of the field this ARCA Menards Series season, there have been some shenanigans behind them, both on and off the track. They began with preseason testing at Daytona International Speedway and reared their head in the most recent ARCA race at Bristol Motor Speedway. However, …

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