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Taylor Gray Racing Part Time Trucks, ARCA in 2022

2021 ARCA Elko Taylor Gray, No. 17 David Gilliland Racing Ford (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

After recently returning from an off-track injury, Taylor Gray has big plans for both his ARCA and NASCAR future with David Gilliland Racing. The teenager will once again run a part-time schedule in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series next season. Gray will also compete part-time in ARCA and full-time in the ARCA Menards Series …

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Hendrick’s Nos. 9, 48 Teams Penalized After New Hampshire

Alan Gustafson on Chase Elliott's pit box during the EchoPark Texas Grand Prix, 5/23/2021 (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

NASCAR levied L1 penalties against two Hendrick Motorsports NASCAR Cup Series teams July 24. The Nos. 9 and 48 teams were found to be in violation of Section 20.6.1.e in the NASCAR rule book, which covers engine assembly. The penalty report notes, “When the long block is sealed, the engine must be used in the …

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ARCA Preview: 2021 Shore Lunch 150 at Iowa

Ty Gibbs, driver of the #18 Monster Energy-Terrible Herbst-ORCA Toyota wins the Shore Lunch 150 for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards at Iowa Speedway on Saturday, July 18, 2020. (Barry Cantrell/ARCA Racing)

Can history be made in the 2021 Shore Lunch 150 at Iowa Speedway, the first combination race for the ARCA Menards Series and ARCA Menards Series East? There has never been either a two-time or back-to-back winner in ARCA history at the short track. Ty Gibbs enters the 150-lap race as the defending race winner …

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Entry List: 2021 Shore Lunch 150

Ty Gibbs, driver of the #18 Monster Energy-Terrible Herbst-ORCA Toyota wins the Shore Lunch 150 for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards at Iowa Speedway on Saturday, July 18, 2020. (Barry Cantrell/ARCA Racing)

For the first time this year, the ARCA Menards Series and ARCA Menards Series East will have a combination race, the first of three. Twenty-four drivers will compete in the 2021 Shore Lunch 150 at Iowa Speedway, and all will qualify, barring any entry list changes. Full-time East drivers Sammy Smith, Mason Diaz, Joey Iest, …

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Ty Gibbs Fastest in ARCA Practice at Berlin

2021 ARCA Berlin Practice Ty Gibbs, No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota (Credit: Mark Kristl)

Photo: Mark Kristl

Ahead of the 2021 Zinsser SmartCoat 200 at Berlin Raceway, Ty Gibbs was fastest in the lone 45-minute practice session Saturday (July 17). Gibbs is currently second in the point standings, but this is his first ARCA start at Berlin. GMS Racing driver Daniel Dye was the second-quickest in this session. Back-to-back race winner Corey …

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Matt DiBenedetto on Free Agency: ‘I Was Just at a Loss for Words’

Matt DiBenedetto smiling at 2021 NASCAR Cup Series race at Circuit of the Americas NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The news finally broke this morning: Matt DiBenedetto is indeed a free agent. DiBenedetto will not return to Wood Brothers Racing’s No. 21 in 2022, with Harrison Burton driving the car in the NASCAR Cup Series after this season. His original replacement, Austin Cindric, will move to Team Penske’s No. 2. After the news came …

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ARCA Preview: 2021 Zinsser SmartCoat 200 at Berlin

2021 ARCA Elko Side-by-side Racing Corey Heim, No. 20 Venturini Motorsports Toyota, and Ty Gibbs, No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota (Credit: David Berding/ARCA Racing used with permission)

Photo: David Berding/ARCA Racing used with permission

The Zinsser SmartCoat 200 marks the halfway point in the 2021 ARCA Menards Series season. For the 21st time, Berlin Raceway will host the main ARCA series, but the first time since 2018 when Joe Graf Jr. infamously aggressively drove his way to his lone main ARCA series victory. The 0.438-mile short track in Marne, …

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