NASCAR Race Weekend Central

What to Watch For: 2010 Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200 at Salem

After grabbing the provisional pole, Steve Arpin thought he had dodged his biggest bullet when Joey Coulter, fastest in Saturday’s extended practice for the ARCA Racing Series at Salem Speedway, fell short of his qualifying time. He thought wrong. Instead, it was another first-time pole winner that would end the day celebrating. Max Gresham, a …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Alli Owens Opens Up on Women, ARCA & Venturini

For all the hype about an open-wheeler, the fastest female in Daytona during Speedweeks was none other than a Daytona Beach native. Alli Owens, who ran in the top five during much of her ARCA season debut at Daytona, has spent the last several seasons running limited schedules in the Series. She spoke to Frontstretch‘s …

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Dialing It In: How’d the Girls Do? More Than Just Danica at Daytona

With so much attention spent on Danica Patrick and her introduction to stock car racing, it was easy to overlook the fact that a total of six female drivers competed in the various races this Speedweeks in Daytona. So, now that the opening weeks are in the books, let’s look back and see how the …

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ESPN Proud to Present the Danica 300 – At the Expense of Everyone Else

Earlier in Speedweeks, when asked by Frontstretch about his network’s planned approach for handling Danica-mania as the Nationwide Series prepared to make its season debut, ESPN’s Vice President of Motorsports, Rich Feinberg, remarked that he found “SPEED’s presentation [of last Saturday’s ARCA race at Daytona] was very balanced.” In short, that means race fans tuning …

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Danica-Mania Didn’t Do ARCA Any Favors

In case you’ve been living under a rock 5,000 miles away with cotton swabs stuffed in your ears, Danica Patrick finished sixth in her stock car debut. Not her NASCAR debut, as a Yahoo! front page headline proclaimed. And while Yahoo!‘s declaration on their front page was probably just the product of some aloof intern …

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2008 ARCA Re/Max Series Preview

The offseason certainly did not provide any off time for several members of the ARCA circuit, as many of the drivers changed teams, and teams themselves changed names. Perhaps the most notable Silly Season move involved Frank Kimmel, who will no longer pilot Larry Clement’s familiar No. 46 Ford — the team which Kimmel won nine ARCA championships with. Instead, the veteran has partnered with Cunningham Motorsports to form Kimmel Racing, and will now drive the No. 44 Dodge Charger. Taking Kimmel’s place in the vaunted No. 46 is rookie Matt Carter, son of long-time Sprint Cup crew chief Travis Carter.

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