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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 Zinsser SmartCoat 200 at Berlin

2021 ARCA Elko Side-by-side Racing Corey Heim, No. 20 Venturini Motorsports Toyota, and Ty Gibbs, No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota (Credit: David Berding/ARCA Racing used with permission)

Photo: David Berding/ARCA Racing used with permission

The Zinsser SmartCoat 200 marks the halfway point in the 2021 ARCA Menards Series season. For the 21st time, Berlin Raceway will host the main ARCA series, but the first time since 2018 when Joe Graf Jr. infamously aggressively drove his way to his lone main ARCA series victory. The 0.438-mile short track in Marne, …

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Ty Gibbs Snares Pole for Menards 250

Ty Gibbs at 2021 Road America NASCAR Xfinity race NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Gracie Trotter was in perfect position to grab the pole in qualifying for the ARCA Menards Series’ Menards 250 Saturday (July 10) at Elko Speedway, but Ty Gibbs rocketed out onto the track to grab the top spot. Gibbs ended up the quickest in practice and in the two-lap qualifying session with a time of …

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ARCA Preview: 2021 Menards 250 at Elko

ARCA Elko Race 2019

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For the seventh time in series history, the ARCA Menards Series travels to Elko Speedway this weekend. The 0.375-mile track is the shortest on the circuit; therefore, the drivers will complete the most laps in any race this season (250) in the Menards 250. Despite its relative newness to the ARCA schedule, which included being …

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ARCA Preview: Herr’s Potato Chips 200 at Toledo

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(Photo: Nic Antaya/ARCA Racing)

After a three-week reprieve since its race at Kansas Speedway, the ARCA Menards Series goes short track racing with Saturday night’s (May 22) Herr’s Potato Chips 200 at Toledo Speedway. Last year, Sam Mayer swept the races at this half-mile short track when it hosted two races on July 31 and August 1. However, Mayer …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not 4 Races Into the ARCA Menards Series Season

2021 ARCA Kansas Pack Racing Ty Gibbs, No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, and Corey Heim, No. 20 Venturini Motorsports Toyota (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

Following the Dutch Boy 150 at Kansas Speedway, 20% (four of 20) of the ARCA Menards Series season has been completed. In that race, Ty Gibbs absolutely dominated the race en route to his second victory of the season. Gibbs and Corey Heim have split the series victories at two apiece after Gibbs won at …

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Which ARCA Drivers Can Become First-Time Winners This Season?

2021 ARCA Phoenix Pack Racing - Corey Heim, No. 20 Venturini Motorsports Toyota and Ty Gibbs, No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota (Credit: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Five races, including one combination race, have been completed across all three ARCA divisions this year. While the main series is on more than a month-long break until its return at Talladega Superspeedway, there have not been any repeat winners in ARCA this year. Corey Heim began this ARCA Menards Series season with a victory …

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Ty Gibbs Gets Redemption in ARCA Phoenix Race

2021 ARCA Phoenix Ty Gibbs, No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, Victory Lane (Credit: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Last year, Ty Gibbs led a race-high amount of laps in the inaugural ARCA Menards Series race at Phoenix Raceway but ultimately came up short. This time, Gibbs dominated the 2021 General Tire 150 on Friday night (March 12), leading 124 of the 150 laps, en route to his first ARCA win of this season. …

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Ty Gibbs Paces ARCA Practice at Phoenix

2020 Memphis ARCA Ty Gibbs Victory Lane NKP

(Photo: Barry Cantrell/ARCA Racing)

Ty Gibbs is fast once again. The 18-year-old posted the fast lap in Friday’s (March 12) practice session for the General Tire 150 at Phoenix Raceway, which is a combination race between the ARCA Menards Series and the ARCA Menards Series West. Gibbs’ No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry clocked in with a best …

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ARCA Preview: 2021 General Tire 150 at Phoenix

2020 ARCA Phoenix Pack Racing - Tanner Gray, No. 17 David Gilliland Racing Ford (Credit: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After a nearly month-long wait since the season opener at Daytona International Speedway, the ARCA Menards Series heads to Phoenix Raceway for Friday night’s (March 12) General Tire 150. Following Corey Heim‘s dominant win at Daytona, the 18-year-old Marietta, Georgia native and his competitors race over to Avondale, Arizona for 150 laps around this 1-mile …

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