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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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Landen Lewis Leads Every Lap, Wins ARCA Race at DuQuoin

2021 ARCA DuQuoin Landen Lewis, No. 2 Rev Racing Chevrolet (Credit: ARCA Racing used with permission)

Photo: ARCA Racing used with permission

In his second career ARCA Menards Series start, Landen Lewis was perfect. The 15-year-old won the pole, then led every lap Sunday (Sept. 5) en route to winning the Southern Illinois 100 at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds. After he finished eighth in his series debut at the other dirt track, the Illinois State Fairgrounds, Lewis …

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ARCA Preview: 2021 Southern Illinois 100 at DuQuoin

2019 ARCA DuQuoin Pack Racing - Travis Braden, No. 27 RFMS Racing Ford (Credit: Jay Alley/ARCA Racing used with permission)

Photo: Jay Alley/ARCA Racing used with permission

With only four races left this season, Ty Gibbs has his largest points lead of the season at 11 points. This weekend’s Southern Illinois 100 is the second and final ARCA Menards Series race on a dirt track this year. For Gibbs’ championship competitor Corey Heim, the race at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds feels like …

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ARCA Preview: 2021 Michigan, Illinois State Fairgrounds Races

2020 ARCA Michigan Pack Racing Riley Herbst, No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, and Ryan Repko, No. 20 Venturini Motorsports Toyota (Credit: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In two days, the ARCA Menards Series drivers will complete a combined 200 laps at two different racetracks. Of those 200 laps, 100 laps will be completed at Michigan International Speedway on Friday (Aug. 20) in the Henry Ford Health Systems 200. Two days later,  the series will travel about 400 miles to the Illinois …

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ARCA Preview: 2021 Clean Harbors 100 at Watkins Glen

2021 ARCA Mid-Ohio Racing Stanton Barrett, No. 12 Fast Track Racing Toyota (Credit: Emilee/Chinn/ARCA Racing used with permission)

Photo: Emilee Chinn/ARCA Racing used with permission

You know that Ty Gibbs vs. Corey Heim rivalry? Yeah, it intensified in the most recent ARCA Menards Series race at Winchester Speedway. After racing at a short track, now these two get to duel with 28 other competitors making left and right turns at Watkins Glen International. The Clean Harbors 100 will be the …

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Ty Gibbs Has Last Laugh, Scores Winchester Victory

Ty Gibbs at 2021 Road America NASCAR Xfinity race NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Anyone missing NASCAR during its two-week break certainly got their fix tonight in the 2021 Calypso Lemonade 200 at Winchester Speedway in the ARCA Menards Series. The race was action-packed with tight racing throughout, and Ty Gibbs moved championship rival Corey Heim with three to go to steal the win. It’s Gibbs’ seventh win this …

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Taylor Gray Healthy, Aiming for ARCA Wins

2021 Elko ARCA Taylor Gray NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After his first year of competing across all three ARCA series yielded one win (coming in the 2020 penultimate ARCA Menards Series West race), 13 top fives and 20 top 10s, Taylor Gray seemed destined to record even better results in year two. In addition to racing part-time in the ARCA Menards Series and full-time …

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Taylor Gray Racing Part Time Trucks, ARCA in 2022

2021 ARCA Elko Taylor Gray, No. 17 David Gilliland Racing Ford (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

After recently returning from an off-track injury, Taylor Gray has big plans for both his ARCA and NASCAR future with David Gilliland Racing. The teenager will once again run a part-time schedule in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series next season. Gray will also compete part-time in ARCA and full-time in the ARCA Menards Series …

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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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Daniel Dye Leads Nearly Every Lap to Win ARCA Race at Berlin

2021 ARCA Berlin Daniel Dye Victory Lane (Credit: Mark Kristl)

(Photo: Mark Kristl)

Daniel Dye won the 2021 Zinsser SmartCoat 200 at Berlin Raceway Saturday night (July 17). Dye led 198 of 200 laps from start to finish in just his second ARCA Menards Series start, holding off runs from Ty Gibbs on restarts and in the closing laps. The No. 21 GMS Racing driver became just the …

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