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ARCA Preview: 2021 Lucas Oil 200 at Daytona

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(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

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(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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Drew Dollar Making Truck Debut With KBM, Running 8 Races

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Drew Dollar will make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut in 2021 with Kyle Busch Motorsports, the team announced Jan. 28. Dollar will make eight starts in KBM’s No. 51, sharing the ride with Kyle Busch and other drivers to be named. His debut will come in the season-opening race of 2021 at Daytona …

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Drew Dollar Returning to Venturini in Limited ARCA Schedule

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Drew Dollar is back in the ARCA Menards Series in 2021, albeit with a slightly different schedule. Dollar will compete in 13 races in the series for Venturini Motorsports in 2021, the team announced Jan. 12. He’ll again pilot the No. 15, which he drove full time in 2020 to a fourth-place finish in points. …

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ARCA 2020 Year in Review

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Bret Holmes, driver of the #23 Golden Eagle Syrup Chevrolet wins the 2020 series championship during the Speediatrics 150 for the ARCA Menards Series at Kansas Speedway on Friday, October 16, 2020. (Barry Cantrell/ARCA Racing)

For the 13th straight year, the ARCA Menards Series crowned a different champion. 23-year-old Bret Holmes took the honors, winning his first career race en route to eventually becoming the champion. Michael Self, Rookie of the Year Hailie Deegan, rookie Drew Dollar and Ty Gibbs finished second through fifth, respectively, in the championship standings. In its …

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Charles Krall Wraps Up 2020 ARCA Season, Talks 2021

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

This year marked the first year the ARCA Menards Series was managed by NASCAR. In addition to that first, which included rebranding the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West into the ARCA Menards East Series and West series, ARCA dealt with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. ARCA President Ron Drager and his staff …

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

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(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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ARCA Preview: 2020 Speediatrics 150

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For the 21st time, the ARCA Menards Series will visit Kansas Speedway. The 1.5-mile track in Kansas City, KS will host the season finale for the 2020 season. The Speediatrics 150 will determine the champion and the rookie of the year. The battle for the championship will be between Bret Holmes and Michael Self. Holmes …

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

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(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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