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Thursday Morning Thunder: 2021 Concludes with NASCAR, Grassroots 2,372 Miles Apart

NASCAR

(Photo: Bryan Davis Keith)

NASCAR’s Cup Series Championship Race in Arizona went green at approximately 3:34 p.m. ET on Sunday. On the other side of the country, 2,372 miles away in Swedesboro, N.J., I was standing in line to buy a pit pass at the Bridgeport Motorsports Park for the conclusion of the High Banks Classic at that time.  …

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Thinkin’ Dirty, Vol. 1 – 2021 Tulsa Shootout & Hangover Races

Tulsa Shootout

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons via The Erica Chang

The A-Main – Christopher Bell made some noise, but 2021 was a year for first-time driller winners, with Claremore, Okla.’s Chris Carroll, Camp Verde, Ariz.’s Mason Keefer and Raisin, Calif.’s Mitchel Moles all scoring A-main wins in the Tulsa Shootout in the Wingless Outlaw, Mini Mod and Winged Outlaw classes. However, it was another first-time …

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Sam Mayer Wins for 3rd Time at Toledo

(Photo: Nic Antaya/ARCA Racing)

Sam Mayer has been flawless at Toledo Speedway this year. He swept the ARCA Menards Series doubleheader there earlier this season, and finished second in the ARCA Menards Series East race earlier this year as well. On Saturday (Sept. 12), he won the combination national tour and East Series race. His victory in the Royal …

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ARCA Preview: 2020 Royal Truck & Trailer 200 at Toledo Speedway

(Photo: Nic Antaya/ARCA Racing)

For the third time in 2020, the ARCA Menards Series heads to Toledo Speedway. Not only will points in the ARCA Menards Series be on the line, but points in the ARCA East will also be on the line for the first time. Sam Mayer, Ty Gibbs and Chandler Smith have all had a history of …

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ARCA Showdown Rundown: Where We Stand After Gateway

(Photo: Kevin Thoele)

The ARCA Menards Series traveled to St. Louis for the Dutch Boy 150 at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. After Michael Self took the Sioux Chief Showdown points lead at Daytona, it didn’t take too long for him to lose it. Self made contact with the outside wall at lap 103. Despite making significant …

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NASCAR Announces 2020 Drive for Diversity Class

(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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NASCAR 101: Other K&N Stalwarts Who Could Join Sam Mayer in the Truck Series (Or Beyond)

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The latest graduate of the K&N Pro Series to NASCAR’s national series is Sam Mayer, who made his Gander Outdoors Truck Series debut Thursday night, Aug. 15, at Bristol Motor Speedway. Mayer, 16, was announced in late 2018 as one of the drivers for GMS Racing’s Truck Series program in 2019. The catch? He wouldn’t …

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