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ARCA Racing Series Breakdown: 2019 Herr’s Potato Chips 200 at IRP

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After losing a seemingly certain win at Salem Speedway earlier this season after pitting just before rain ended the spring race early, Chandler Smith didn’t make the same mistake twice. Racing hard with his championship-contending teammate Christian Eckes, Smith made a clean pass on the backstretch on lap 161, mere laps before rain ended the …

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Pace Laps: Lady Luck Takes Over at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Truex Keeps On Trucking Martin Truex Jr. had been lost in the shuffle of title contenders as NASCAR descended upon the gambling capital of North America. Las Vegas Motor Speedway seemed a better fit instead for Team Penske’s two stars, Brad Keselowski and reigning Cup champion Joey Logano. They were …

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ARCA Racing Series Breakdown: 2019 Kentuckiana Ford Dealers Fall Classic at Salem

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After leading ARCA practice and winning the pole for Saturday’s race, Ty Gibbs rocketed away on the initial restart Saturday (Sept. 14) at Salem Speedway. He led by a half second almost immediately. It was a metaphor for the entire evening. Gibbs was absolutely dominant on the Salem high banks Saturday, leading 196 of 200 …

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Christian Eckes Earns Second Career NASCAR Truck Series Pole at Las Vegas

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A part-time Kyle Busch Motorsports driver looks to play spoiler as Christian Eckes took the pole for Friday’s (Sept 13) World of Westgate 200 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Eckes’ fast lap speed of 178.077 mph edged out Ross Chastain’s speed of 178.012 mph to take the top spot. Chastain was the fastest of the …

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ARCA Preview: 2019 Kentuckiana Ford Dealers Fall Classic 200

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The ARCA Menards Series returns to action this weekend at Salem Speedway in Salem, Ind., the second trip to the track in 2019. The points battle between Michael Self and Christian Eckes is heating up as the duo is now separated by just 70 points with three races remaining on the schedule. The battle comes …

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ARCA Menards Series Breakdown: 2019 Southern Illinois 100

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Despite the field boasting the return of Ken Schrader, who won his 21st career ARCA Menards Series pole Saturday afternoon, Christian Eckes proved utterly dominant at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds, taking the lead from Kelly Kovski on lap 10 and leading the rest of the way, scoring his third win of the 2019 season and …

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ARCA Preview: 2019 Southern Illinois 100 at DuQuoin State Fairgrounds

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The ARCA Menards Series heads to Southern Illinois for the second and final stop on dirt, with a Labor Day classic taking place on Sunday, Aug. 31, on the dirt track of DuQuoin State Fairgrounds. As the season winds down, the championship battle gets tighter and tighter. The last time ARCA raced, Michael Self got …

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Michael Self Wins 4th Race of 2019 in Overtime at Illinois State Fair

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On an afternoon of dirt-track racing at the Illinois State Fairgrounds, Michael Self came out on top and edged defending race winner Christian Eckes in overtime in the Allen Crowe 100. When the yellow flag came out on lap 95 for Ty Gibbs and Joe Graf Jr. tangling, Self held the lead over Corey Heim and …

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ARCA Preview: 2019 Allen Crowe 100 at Illinois State Fairgrounds

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The ARCA Menards Series returns to action this weekend for the Allen Crowe 100 at Illinois State Fairgrounds. The first of two dirt races on the ARCA Menards Series will have one of the best points battles on its center stage between Christian Eckes and Michael Self. Twenty other drivers will take to the Springfield, …

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Ross Chastain, Christian Eckes Lead Truck Series Practices at Michigan

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Ross Chastain and Christian Eckes led the first two NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series practices at Michigan International Speedway. Chastain led opening practice and Eckes led the final session. Practice 1 In the first practice session, Chastain paced the field with a fast speed of 185.931 mph. Right behind him was Brett Moffitt. Moffitt wheeled …

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