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Corey Heim Sweeps ARCA Superspeedways, Wins at Talladega

2021 ARCA Talladega Corey Heim, No. 20 Venturini Motorsports Toyota, Win (Credit: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Venturini Motorsports knows how to win at superspeedways. It swept the superspeedways last year at Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway. This year, it swept both as Corey Heim won at Daytona and on Saturday (April 24), he won the General Tire 200 at Talladega. It is Heim’s second win this year and his third …

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ARCA Preview: General Tire 200 At Talladega

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Following a month reprieve since the second round of the ARCA Menards Series season at Phoenix Raceway, drivers and teams are gearing up for Saturday’s (April 24) General Tire 200 at Talladega Superspeedway. While Ty Gibbs enjoyed his victory at Phoenix, the 18-year-old makes his first start at the 2.66-mile superspeedway alongside 28 other competitors. …

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The Virtual Frontstretch: Issue 8

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Photo by Justin Melillo via iRacing.com

Sure, The Virtual Frontstretch is a weekly collection of updates regarding the simulated racing world. But what happens when you take a virtual racing series and turn those drivers loose on a real track?  Monday Night Racing answered that question this past week with a go-kart endurance race at GoPro Motorplex on Wednesday night (April …

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Which ARCA Drivers Can Become First-Time Winners This Season?

2021 ARCA Phoenix Pack Racing - Corey Heim, No. 20 Venturini Motorsports Toyota and Ty Gibbs, No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota (Credit: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Five races, including one combination race, have been completed across all three ARCA divisions this year. While the main series is on more than a month-long break until its return at Talladega Superspeedway, there have not been any repeat winners in ARCA this year. Corey Heim began this ARCA Menards Series season with a victory …

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Ty Gibbs Gets Redemption in ARCA Phoenix Race

2021 ARCA Phoenix Ty Gibbs, No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, Victory Lane (Credit: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Last year, Ty Gibbs led a race-high amount of laps in the inaugural ARCA Menards Series race at Phoenix Raceway but ultimately came up short. This time, Gibbs dominated the 2021 General Tire 150 on Friday night (March 12), leading 124 of the 150 laps, en route to his first ARCA win of this season. …

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ARCA Preview: 2021 General Tire 150 at Phoenix

2020 ARCA Phoenix Pack Racing - Tanner Gray, No. 17 David Gilliland Racing Ford (Credit: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After a nearly month-long wait since the season opener at Daytona International Speedway, the ARCA Menards Series heads to Phoenix Raceway for Friday night’s (March 12) General Tire 150. Following Corey Heim‘s dominant win at Daytona, the 18-year-old Marietta, Georgia native and his competitors race over to Avondale, Arizona for 150 laps around this 1-mile …

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Meet ARCA Newcomer Nick Sanchez

2021 ARCA Daytona Ty Gibbs, No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, and Nick Sanchez, No. 2 Rev Racing Chevrolet (Credit: NKP)

Credit: NKP

Corey Heim won the 2020 ARCA Menards Series season finale and the 2021 ARCA season opener. Ty Gibbs won a season-high six ARCA races last year. Then, in his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut on Saturday (February 20), Gibbs won at the Daytona International Speedway road course. But there’s a third full-time ARCA driver this year, …

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An ARCA Championship Battle Already Between Corey Heim, Ty Gibbs & Nick Sanchez

2021 ARCA Daytona Ty Gibbs, No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, and Nick Sanchez, No. 2 Rev Racing Chevrolet (Credit: NKP)

Credit: NKP

While the three NASCAR national touring series utilize a playoff system, the ARCA Menards Series still uses a season-long points system. The past two years, the championship battle has not been settled until the season finale at Kansas Speedway. Even though only one race has been completed thus far this season, five percent (1 out …

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2021 Drive for Diversity Driver Development Class Revealed

Nick Sanchez

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The 2021 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Development class was announced by NASCAR and Rev Racing Feb. 3. The eight racers include veterans Nick Sanchez, Rajah Caruth, Isabella Robusto, Lavar Scott and Regina Sirvent, as well as newcomers Justin Campbell, Andres Perez de Lara and Jaiden Reyna. Sanchez will compete in the ARCA Menards Series …

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