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Christian Eckes On Gateway Pole After Truck Series Qualifying Canceled

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

For the second week in a row, Mother Nature delayed on-track activities for the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Trucks Series. As a result, qualifying for the CarShield 200 at the World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, set for Saturday afternoon (June 22) has been canceled. Drivers will line up according to the NASCAR rule book (owners …

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ARCA Preview: 2019 Shore Lunch 200 at Madison International Speedway

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It’s a “Friday Night Special” this weekend for the ARCA Menards Series. After a thrilling finish at Michigan International Speedway, the series heads to Madison International Speedway for the Shore Lunch 200. Last weekend, championship points leader Michael Self passed Ty Majeski on the last lap to secure his sixth career win. After a few …

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ARCA Preview: General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 at Pocono Raceway

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The ARCA Menards Series heads to the Pocono Raceway this weekend for the General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200. Friday’s (May 31) edition will be the 64th ARCA race at Pocono. In the track’s long-storied history on the ARCA schedule, many have risen to the challenge that the “Tricky Triangle” presents and gone on to have success …

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ARCA Racing Series Breakdown: 2019 Music City 200 at Nashville

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(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Venturini Motorsports continued its season-long sweep of the ARCA Menards Series’ short track slate in a rain-delayed Music City 200 at the Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville Sunday afternoon, with Christian Eckes scoring a dominant race win that saw him lead the final 120 laps. Ty Gibbs, pole sitter Chandler Smith, Carson Hocevar and Bret Holmes …

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Pace Laps: Dominating Performances at Dover, Cup Plagued with Rain

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Rain Rules at Dover The Gander RV 400 at Dover International Speedway has been postponed until Monday (May 6) at noon ET. Inclement weather rolled into Dover early Sunday morning, causing a heavy downpour throughout the early afternoon. Cars were able to get on track for the pace laps but …

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ARCA Racing Series Breakdown: 2019 General Tire 200 at Talladega

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(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Gander Outdoor Truck Series regular Todd Gilliland came to Talladega in search of a confidence boost after a lackluster start to the 2019 campaign. He found just that, cycling to the lead on lap 43 after a caution flew for a turn four wreck between Thad Moffitt and Christian Eckes, and never again relinquishing the …

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ARCA Breakdown: 2019 Pensacola 200

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After finishing outside the top 10 in his last three short track starts, the last place Michael Self wanted to have to rebound from a disastrous season opener at Daytona was another short track.  But 200 laps later, Self’s proclamation of “sucking at short track racing” proved false, as Venturini Motorsports’ No. 25 pulled into …

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Christian Eckes Wins Truck Pole At Daytona

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(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Christian Eckes is officially a pole winner in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. The 18-year-old topped the charts on Friday evening (Feb. 15) with a speed of 182.604 miles per hour in just his fifth Truck Series attempt. He’ll start from the pole for the NextEra Energy Resources 250 running the No. 51 Toyota …

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Entry List: NextEra Energy 250

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The newly re-branded NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series opens its season on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 at Daytona International Speedway with the NextEra Energy Resources 250.  40 trucks are entered this weekend, meaning eight will go home after qualifying. There are many changes in the Truck Series this season, with several faces in new places. …

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Christian Eckes Kicks Off First Full-Time ARCA Season With Daytona Pole

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(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Christian Eckes will lead the field to green to start the 2019 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season. Eckes secured the pole on Friday (Feb. 8) with a 183.00 mph lap around Daytona International Speedway. Eckes is embarking on his first full-time effort in the series and is making his first-ever start at Daytona. …

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