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Friday Faceoff: Is Dominance Detrimental to ARCA?

Ty Gibbs wins back to back races at Iowa Speedway

(Photo: Mark Kristl)

Two drivers have combined to win all but one ARCA Menards Series race this season. Does this diminish the relevance of the series?  Mark Kristl: It diminishes the spotlight on other drivers, especially the other two who are full time. However, it does not diminish the series. ARCA is the NASCAR equivalent of Single A, and …

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Lawless Alan Joins Niece Motorsports

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Niece Motorsports has added Lawless Alan to its driver lineup for several races during the 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, the team announced Aug. 5. Alan will compete in at least two races, with sponsorship from AUTOParkit. He’ll first drive for Niece at Darlington Raceway on Sept. 5, followed by the season finale …

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Chase Purdy Tests Positive for COVID-19, AJ Allmendinger In at Watkins Glen

Chase Purdy in No. 23 Bama Buggies GMS Racing truck at 2021 NASCAR Truck race at Charlotte, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Chase Purdy has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss the upcoming NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Watkins Glen International, GMS Racing announced Aug. 5. AJ Allmendinger will replace Purdy in the No. 23 Chevrolet. He will have to drop from Purdy’s slated 25th starting spot to the rear of the field for …

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Giorgio Maggi Attempting Xfinity Debut at Indy Road Course

2021 NASCAR Xfinity race at Road America, #42: Timmy Hill, Motorsports Business Management, Toyota Supra American Dream Leasing & Finance, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The NASCAR Xfinity Series race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course will have an international flavor, as NASCAR Whelen Euro Series driver Giorgio Maggi will attempt to make his series debut with MBM Motorsports, the series announced Aug. 5. Maggi will drive the No. 42 Toyota alongside his Euro teammate Loris Hezemans, who will …

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ARCA Preview: 2021 Clean Harbors 100 at Watkins Glen

2021 ARCA Mid-Ohio Racing Stanton Barrett, No. 12 Fast Track Racing Toyota (Credit: Emilee/Chinn/ARCA Racing used with permission)

Photo: Emilee Chinn/ARCA Racing used with permission

You know that Ty Gibbs vs. Corey Heim rivalry? Yeah, it intensified in the most recent ARCA Menards Series race at Winchester Speedway. After racing at a short track, now these two get to duel with 28 other competitors making left and right turns at Watkins Glen International. The Clean Harbors 100 will be the …

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2-Headed Monster: Did Trackhouse Racing Get It Right Hiring Ross Chastain?

Ross Chastain at Nashville

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Ross Chastain will be driving the No. 1 Trackhouse Racing Chevrolet in 2022. The team made the announcement on Tuesday (Aug. 3) a little more than a month after announcing that the organization will purchase Chip Ganassi Racing at the end of the 2021 season. Trackhouse Racing will field two entries in 2022, the aforementioned …

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ARCA Preview: 2021 Calypso Lemonade 200 at Winchester

2020 ARCA Winchester Green Flag - Ty Gibbs, No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota (Credit: AJ Mast/ARCA Racing used with permission)

Photo: AJ Mast/ARCA Racing used with permission

After the 11th race of the ARCA Menards Series season, there’s a new driver atop the point standings. On the strength of a series-high six victories, Ty Gibbs has overtaken Corey Heim going into the 2021 Calypso Lemonade 200 at Winchester Speedway, the ½-mile short track which ARCA will visit for the 26th time in …

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Taylor Gray Healthy, Aiming for ARCA Wins

2021 Elko ARCA Taylor Gray NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After his first year of competing across all three ARCA series yielded one win (coming in the 2020 penultimate ARCA Menards Series West race), 13 top fives and 20 top 10s, Taylor Gray seemed destined to record even better results in year two. In addition to racing part-time in the ARCA Menards Series and full-time …

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Iowa Speedway Needs Another Race, More Promotion for Success

2021 ARCA Iowa Pack Racing Ty Gibbs, No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, and Taylor Gray, No. 17 David Gilliland Racing Ford (Credit: Matthew Putney/ARCA Racing used with permission)

Photo: Matthew Putney/ARCA Racing used with permission

With the NASCAR national series and the NTT IndyCar Series off during the Summer Olympics, the ARCA Menards Series is the only series that continues to race during this time. Moreover, ARCA was the only series this year to race at Iowa Speedway. The 0.875-mile short track hosted ARCA for the 15th time, and Ty …

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