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ARCA Preview: 2021 Reese’s 150 at Kansas Speedway

2021 ARCA Kansas Pack Racing - Kyle Sieg, No. 28 RSS Racing Chevrolet

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

One more race remains for Ty Gibbs to clinch the 2021 ARCA Menards Series championship. All Gibbs must do to win it is start the Reese’s 150 at Kansas Speedway. So what storylines are there other than Gibbs’ inevitable title in the season finale? Gibbs has won 10 times this season, accrued the most laps …

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ARCA Underdogs Brad Smith, Tony Cosentino, Andy Hillenburg Soldier On

2021 ARCA Mid-Ohio Brad Smith (Credit: Emilee Chinn/ARCA Racing used with permission)

Photo: Emilee Chinn/ARCA Racing used with permission

Ty Gibbs and Corey Heim have combined to win 16 of the 19 races this ARCA Menards Series season but there are storylines besides them in the ARCA garage. Brad Smith will finish a career-best fifth in the point standings and Andy Hillenburg has fielded four full-time entries, with three of those in the top …

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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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ARCA Preview: 2020 Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200 at Memphis

2019 Memphis ARCA Sam Mayer Car NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

For the first time since 2001, the ARCA Menards Series heads to Memphis, Tennessee for the Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200 on Saturday (Sept. 26). The race marks the season finale for the Sioux Chief Showdown Series, ARCA’s mini championship within a championship. It’s also the third-to-final race of the season for the ARCA Menards Series. …

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ARCA Preview: 2020 Bush’s Beans at Bristol, 2020 Toyota 200 at Winchester

2019 Bristol NKNPS Sam Mayer Victory Lane NKP

(Photo: Rusty Jarrett, NKP/NASCAR)

In three days, the ARCA Menards Series will race at two different short tracks. On Thursday (Sept. 17), ARCA and the ARCA Menards Series East will compete in a combination race at Bristol Motor Speedway. The Bush’s Beans 200 also will be the penultimate race of the ARCA Menards Series Sioux Chief Challenge, a 10-race …

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Sam Mayer Earns First Career ARCA Victory at Toledo; First for GMS Racing Since 2015

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(Photo: Nic Antaya/ARCA Racing)

In 15 previous starts, Sam Mayer‘s career-best finish was second. Mayer had wins in both the ARCA Menards East & West Series, and on Friday night (July 31), he finally tallied that first career victory in the ARCA Menards Series. Mayer had to hold off the No. 18 of Ty Gibbs, but that car never …

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ARCA Preview: 2020 General Tire 150 at Kentucky Speedway

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

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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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 GEICO 500 at Talladega

2015 Talladega NSCS Dale Earnhardt Jr. checkered flag credit nascar via getty images

(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

Who’s in the headline – It took 11 years but Dale Earnhardt Jr. finally won another Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega. After some spirited racing for much of the first part of the race, the last third turned into a mind-numbing parade with little to no action at all. Earnhardt pitted with a few …

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