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ARCA Preview: 2021 Bush Bean’s 200 at Bristol

2020 ARCA Bristol Pack Racing Sam Mayer, No. 21 GMS Racing Chevrolet, and Ty Gibbs, No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

The ARCA Menards Series begins the four-race weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway with the Bush’s Beans 200 on Thursday (Sept. 16), and this race ought to be an exciting one. As the final combination race for ARCA and the ARCA Menards Series East, the East series champion will be decided. Also, there are only three …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBC Deals With Track Issues, While Knoxville Brings Kevin Swindell to the Booth

Ryan Blaney leads a pack of cars at Atlanta Motor Speedway, July 2021. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

By today’s standards, last weekend was a rarity. You had a split weekend with the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series teams racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway, while the Camping World Truck Series was at Knoxville Raceway. The Cup race wasn’t all that unusual for Atlanta, just shorter, which I didn’t really welcome. The Truck race …

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ARCA Preview: 2021 General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 at Pocono

2020 ARCA Pocono Pack Racing - Ty Gibbs, No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, and Michael Self, No. 25 Venturini Motorsports Toyota (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

If Ty Gibbs wins Friday’s (June 25) ARCA Menards Series race at Pocono Raceway, he will tie the series’ all-time winning streak with five straight victories. Gibbs would join Harold Smith, Jack Bowsher, Bruce Gould, and Tim Steele, who last accomplished that feat in 1997. The good news for Gibbs? He has led 70% of …

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Derek Kraus Earns 1st Career Truck Series Pole at Nashville

#19: Derek Kraus, McAnally Hilgemann Racing, Toyota Tundra THOROGOOD Pole winner 2021 Nashville Trucks

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

For the first time since 2011, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series took to the concrete 1.33-mile circuit of Nashville Superspeedway for its session of one-shot qualifying on Friday evening, June 18. With a lap time of 160.493 mph, truck series young gun Derek Kraus blistered the second-place time of 158.959 mph set by 20-year-old …

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Jack Wood Running Rest of 2021 Truck Season With GMS

Jack Wood looks at his truck at 2021 Charlotte NASCAR truck race NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Jack Wood will compete for GMS Racing for the rest of the 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, starting next week at Nashville Superspeedway, the team announced Thursday (June 10). He replaces Raphael Lessard in the No. 24 Chevrolet after Lessard and GMS parted ways last month. Wood has made two Truck Series starts …

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ARCA Preview: 2021 General Tire 150 at Charlotte

2019 ARCA Charlotte Pack Racing - Tanner Gray, No. 54 DGR-Crosley Toyota, and Michael Self, No. 25 Venturini Motorsports Toyota (Credti: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

After racing at its home track, Toledo Speedway, the ARCA Menards Series heads to the home of NASCAR, Charlotte Motor Speedway. While only 14 drivers competed at Toledo, 24 drivers are vying for victory in the General Tire 150 at Charlotte. Charlotte was set to host ARCA last year, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Breaking Down the New Faces for COTA

Josh Reaume

(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

This weekend, the Camping World Truck Series descends on Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. The purpose-built Formula 1 track will host a tripleheader with the Xfinity and NASCAR Cup series. It’s a 3.41-mile, 20-turn road course that offers multiple elevations and stunning views. The Toyota Tundra 225 will run just 42 laps with …

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Ty Gibbs Leads Every Lap to Win ARCA Race at Kansas

2021 ARCA Kansas Ty Gibbs, No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, Burnout (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

How dominant was Ty Gibbs in the 2021 Dutch Boy 150 at Kansas Speedway? He led all 100 laps, the first time an ARCA Menards Series race winner led every lap since Kevin Swindell accomplished the feat in the 2012 race at Chicagoland Speedway. It is Gibbs’ first win at Kansas and second of the …

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