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Sam Mayer Earns First Career ARCA Victory at Toledo; First for GMS Racing Since 2015

In 15 previous starts, Sam Mayer‘s career-best finish was second. Mayer had wins in both the ARCA Menards East & West Series, and on Friday night (July 31), he finally tallied that first career victory in the ARCA Menards Series. Mayer had to hold off the No. 18 of Ty …

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ARCA Showdown Rundown: Where We Stand After Iowa

It’s Ty Gibbs‘ world, we’re just living in it. Gibbs absolutely dominated Saturday’s (July 18) race at Iowa Speedway and inched closer to Chandler Smith for the lead in the ARCA Menards Series’ Sioux Chief Showdown. Gibbs moved up a position to third in the SCS standings, just 13 points …

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Ty Gibbs Goes Back-to-Back in ARCA Menards Series with Dominating Iowa Victory

It was all Ty Gibbs Saturday afternoon (July 18) at Iowa Speedway as the No. 18 dominated the Shore Lunch 150. Gibbs earned his second straight ARCA Menards Series victory in dominating fashion, leading 140 of 150 laps. Gibbs took the lead from pole sitter Chandler Smith on lap 11 …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Four Drivers Poised to Win this Season

Sheldon Creed‘s victory in the rain-shortened Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway was his first win in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series. He joined Brandon Jones, who won at Pocono Raceway, as the two first-time winners this Truck Series season. After seven races in …

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Chandler Smith Dominates 2020 Calypso Lemonade 200 to Score Back-to-Back ARCA Wins at Lucas Oil Raceway

Bob Schacht was the first to do it in 1984 and ’85. On Friday night, Chandler Smith became just the second driver to go back-to-back in ARCA Menards Series competition at Lucas Oil Raceway. Smith had to hold off a hard-charging Sam Mayer, but the charging wouldn’t be enough as …

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Friday Faceoff: Did Justin Haley’s Punishment Fit the Crime?

 Kyle Busch hasn’t scored a single playoff point in 2020 and is winless after 15 races. What’s wrong in Candyland? Erin Campbell: Kyle Busch is already experiencing burnout. He started out this long trek of races running in all series for every race. I feel that Kyle has just been doing …

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ARCA Preview: 2020 Calypso Lemonade 200 at Lucas Oil Raceway

For the 13th time in ARCA Menards Series history, the series visits the Lucas Oil Raceway for the Calypso Lemonade 200. This will be race number five for the series, and after last weekend’s race at Pocono Raceway, the points didn’t budge as Michael Self continues to lead the standings, …

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Entry List: Calypso Lemonade 200

The ARCA Menards Series heads to Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis this Friday (July 3), their third straight week of action after returning amid the COVID-19 pandemic and fifth race of the season. Last year’s race at the Indiana track was held in October. The event was already moved up …

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