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What Success Do ARCA Champions Find in NASCAR?

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Bret Holmes, driver of the #23 Golden Eagle Syrup Chevrolet celebrates winning the 2020 series championship during the Speediatrics 150 for the ARCA Menards Series at Kansas Speedway on Friday, October 16, 2020. (Barry Cantrell/ARCA Racing)

Entering the NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway on April 10, there has not yet been a two-time winner in the series this year. Parity also exists in the ARCA Menards Series, which completed two races before St. Patrick’s Day. There also has not been a back-to-back champion in the main ARCA series since …

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ARCA Preview: 2020 General Tire 150 at Kentucky Speedway

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For the first time since 2017, the ARCA Menards Series heads to Kentucky Speedway Saturday (July 11) for the General Tire 150. Originally, this event was slated to be at Charlotte Motor Speedway accompanying the NASCAR All-Star Race; however, NASCAR was forced to move the All-Star Race to Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn. The …

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Garrett Smithley Replacing Injured Austin Theriault at Kansas

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Following a crash at Talladega Superspeedway  Monday (Oct. 14), Austin Theriault will not race this weekend (Oct. 20) at Kansas Speedway. Theriault was involved in a multi-car crash on lap 163 of the 1000Bulbs.com 500 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, competing for Rick Ware Racing. Following the crash, NASCAR’s medical team has not …

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Bangor Savings Bank to Support Austin Theriault, Rick Ware Racing Through End of 2019

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Bangor Savings Bank has extended its partnership with Austin Theriault and Rick Ware Racing, the team announced in a release on Sept. 19. The bank will serve as continue to serve as Theriault’s primary sponsor in select events throughout the remainder of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. “The partnership with Bangor Savings …

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Entry List: Consumers Energy 400

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The NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series makes its second and final trip of the season to Michigan International Speedway this weekend for the 2019 Consumers Energy 400. The initial entry list has 38 competitors, and with 40 spots on the grid, that means all drivers will qualify, barring any entry list changes. Ross Chastain will …

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Entry List: 27th Annual Foxwoods Resort Casino 301

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The NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series will be making their first and only trip of the season to New Hampshire Motor Speedway this year for the 2019 Foxwoods Resort Casino 301. The initial entry list has 37 competitors trying to tackle the Motor Mile for 40 spots on the grid. That means all drivers will …

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Austin Theriault Joins Rick Ware Racing for New Hampshire Motor Speedway

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Rick Ware Racing announced on Saturday, June 29, that Austin Theriault will make his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut with the team in the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Theriault will drive the RWR’s No. 52 entry. “We are proud to be giving deserving drivers their chance, and RWR has …

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Entry List: NextEra Energy 250

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The newly re-branded NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series opens its season on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 at Daytona International Speedway with the NextEra Energy Resources 250.  40 trucks are entered this weekend, meaning eight will go home after qualifying. There are many changes in the Truck Series this season, with several faces in new places. …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 4 Drivers to Watch at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

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After three weeks off, the Camping World Truck Series drivers return to the track this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway to kick off a triple-header with the NASCAR XFINITY Series and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. On Friday (Sept. 14), 38 teams will fight for 32 spots to make the race and eight …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Sports Unveils New NASCAR Graphics in Daytona

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Welcome back to Couch Potato Tuesday.  For me, it’s my 10th year of keeping NASCAR’s media partners honest.  For 2018, there will be no real changes in my output, but there are a couple of minor adjustments on the website. You’ve probably noticed that the TV Listings in the tab has been replaced by Television.  …

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