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Analyzing What We Know About ARCA’s Silly Season

2021 ARCA Bristol Ty Gibbs, No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, and Sammy Smith, No. 81 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, Burnouts (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

SALEM, Ind. — With only one race left in this ARCA Menards Series season, drivers and teams are looking ahead to 2022. In ARCA silly season, there are a few known pairings, still many questions, and those hopeful of running a full-time schedule. Ty Gibbs essentially has won the ARCA championship this year, and he …

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Fire on Fridays: Lower-Series Drivers Who Deserve Late-Season Call-Ups

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

This would’ve been easier before 2020. Back in the days of qualifying before every NASCAR race (remember those?), anyone approved by NASCAR could show up to a track on the national series schedule and try to put their car in the show. Whether they should’ve been there was of little importance; as long as they …

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Nick Sanchez, Rajah Caruth Running Full ARCA Schedule in 2022

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Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

On the heels of a part-time announcement for Rajah Caruth competing next year in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, he will also compete full time in the ARCA Menards Series next year too — as will his Rev Racing teammate Nick Sanchez, Rev Racing confirmed to Frontstretch Aug. 30. Both drivers will compete for Rev in 2022, …

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Tommy Joe Martins, Caesar Bacarella Pair for New Xfinity Team, Sign Rajah Caruth

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Tommy Joe Martins and Caesar Bacarella have teamed up to create a new NASCAR Xfinity Series team called Alpha Prime Racing in 2022. It has signed Rajah Caruth for a part-time schedule next season, the team announced Aug. 30. Caruth will pilot the No. 44 car, which Martins drove this year for his own team. …

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ARCA Preview: 2021 Shore Lunch 150 at Iowa

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Ty Gibbs, driver of the #18 Monster Energy-Terrible Herbst-ORCA Toyota wins the Shore Lunch 150 for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards at Iowa Speedway on Saturday, July 18, 2020. (Barry Cantrell/ARCA Racing)

Can history be made in the 2021 Shore Lunch 150 at Iowa Speedway, the first combination race for the ARCA Menards Series and ARCA Menards Series East? There has never been either a two-time or back-to-back winner in ARCA history at the short track. Ty Gibbs enters the 150-lap race as the defending race winner …

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iRacing Weekly Roundup: It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Playoffs

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This week’s iRacing roundup has two weeks of simulated racing to cover since our last one went live. All of our community leagues haven’t taken off since then, plus the eNASCAR iRacing Road to Pro Series returns with round 2 of the qualifying portion of the schedule. Many of our communities are either in playoff …

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The Virtual Frontstretch: eNASCAR Issue 6

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Photo by Justin Melillo via iRacing.com

It’s all about Atlanta Motor Speedway this week in this issue of The Virtual Frontstretch. All three of the leagues covered this week all went down to virtual Hampton, Georgia for three vastly different events. They weren’t the biggest races of the week, but they did provide drama and excitement in their respective communities.  The …

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2021 Drive for Diversity Driver Development Class Revealed

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(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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NASCAR Announces 2020 Drive for Diversity Class

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The 2020 NASCAR Drive for Diversity class is set with an announcement made on Wednesday (Nov. 20). Just a handful of changes were made to the 2019 roster as the team looks to build on its success from this year. Returnees Chase Cabre, Nick Sanchez and Gracie Trotter will join newcomers Rajah Caruth, Isabella Robusto and  …

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