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ARCA Preview: 2021 Lucas Oil 200 at Daytona

2020 Daytona ARCA Pack Racing (Credit: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Following the checkered flag at last year’s ARCA Menards Series season finale at Kansas Speedway, the 2021 season kicks off at Daytona International Speedway. After a 120-day offseason since Bret Holmes‘ championship celebration at Corey Heim‘s maiden victory in ARCA at Kansas, these drivers look forward to racing on the high banks of Daytona for …

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Here’s What Some ARCA Experts Have to Say About the 2021 Season

(Photo: Barry Cantrell/ARCA Racing)

The 2021 ARCA season will soon get underway, with the ARCA Menards Series East beginning competition for ARCA in just a few days, Feb. 8 at New Smyrna Speedway. The ARCA Menards Series follows at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 13, and the ARCA Menards Series West starts its run with a combination race with …

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Corey Heim Wins Kansas, Bret Holmes Completes Dream Season to Claim 2020 ARCA Championship

(Photo: Jay Alley/ARCA Racing)

In what was one of the closest championship battles in recent memory, the final race of the 2020 ARCA Menards Series did not disappoint. Separated by just eight championship points entering the valedictory race at Kansas Speedway, combatants Bret Holmes and Michael Self had one goal in mind: win the Speediatrics 150. The race victory …

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Ryan Unzicker Leads Every Lap, Wins First ARCA Race at Springfield

(Photo: Jeff Curry/ARCA Racing)

Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, was a once-in-a-lifetime day for Ryan Unzicker. After winning the pole for the ARCA Menards Series race at Illinois State Fairgrounds, he led 102 of the 103 laps en route to winning the Illinois Truck & Equipment Allen Crowe 100. It was the first career ARCA win for Unzicker, who made …

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Flat Left Front Robs Corey Heim of Runner-Up ARCA Finish

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Corey Heim clearly had the second-best car on track Friday night (July 24) in the Dawn 150 at Kansas Speedway in the ARCA Menards Series. But while Heim kept the No. 12 car in the picture the entire night, he fell short of his career-best finish by race’s end. Late in the race, Heim’s left-front …

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ARCA Preview: 2020 Dawn 150 at Kansas Speedway

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In addition to being the eighth race of the ARCA Menards Series season, the 2020 Dawn 150 at Kansas Speedway will be an important test for the championship contenders because the 1.5-mile track will also host the season finale. This race and its name are realigned from the since-canceled event at Chicagoland Speedway. So, which …

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Corey Heim Joining Venturini Motorsports for Part-Time ARCA Ride

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Corey Heim has joined Venturini Motorsports for the 2020 ARCA Menards Series season, the organization announced Thursday (Jan. 16). Heim will race part time with the team in all three divisions of the series, seven races in all. “I am really looking forward to getting into one of Venturini Motorsports Toyotas and hitting the track …

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Reviewing the 2019 ARCA Season

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The 2019 ARCA Menards Series season has come to an end, and Christian Eckes became the 36th different champion in its 67th season. The season saw seven different drivers capture victories over the 20 races. Venturini Motorsports won the owners’ championship, and the organization won 14 races this season. Eckes and teammate Michael Self finished …

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

Ty Gibbs at Gateway Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

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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