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ARCA Preview: 2021 Bush Bean’s 200 at Bristol

2020 ARCA Bristol Pack Racing Sam Mayer, No. 21 GMS Racing Chevrolet, and Ty Gibbs, No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

The ARCA Menards Series begins the four-race weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway with the Bush’s Beans 200 on Thursday (Sept. 16), and this race ought to be an exciting one. As the final combination race for ARCA and the ARCA Menards Series East, the East series champion will be decided. Also, there are only three …

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ARCA Preview: 2021 Calypso Lemonade 200 at Winchester

2020 ARCA Winchester Green Flag - Ty Gibbs, No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota (Credit: AJ Mast/ARCA Racing used with permission)

Photo: AJ Mast/ARCA Racing used with permission

After the 11th race of the ARCA Menards Series season, there’s a new driver atop the point standings. On the strength of a series-high six victories, Ty Gibbs has overtaken Corey Heim going into the 2021 Calypso Lemonade 200 at Winchester Speedway, the ½-mile short track which ARCA will visit for the 26th time in …

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Ty Gibbs Wins ARCA Race To Cap Perfect Saturday at Charlotte

2021 ARCA Charlotte Ty Gibbs Woo-hoo (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

Saturday (May 29) was all about Ty Gibbs. Hours after claiming his second win in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Gibbs dominated the ARCA Menards Series race from the pole to win the General Tire 150 at Charlotte Motor Speedway to complete a day of perfection for the grandson of team owner Joe Gibbs. It is …

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ARCA Preview: 2021 General Tire 150 at Charlotte

2019 ARCA Charlotte Pack Racing - Tanner Gray, No. 54 DGR-Crosley Toyota, and Michael Self, No. 25 Venturini Motorsports Toyota (Credti: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

After racing at its home track, Toledo Speedway, the ARCA Menards Series heads to the home of NASCAR, Charlotte Motor Speedway. While only 14 drivers competed at Toledo, 24 drivers are vying for victory in the General Tire 150 at Charlotte. Charlotte was set to host ARCA last year, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, …

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AWA Claims 2nd Victory of 2021 in Mid-Ohio 120

Chris Green and Kuno Wittmer celebrate their victory in the Mid-Ohio 120, 5/15/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Andrew Wojteczko Autosport’s Kuno Wittmer took the lead away from TeamTGM’s Matt Plumb with 15 minutes to go.  From there, he held off a charging Jan Heylen to earn his second win of the year in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Mid-Ohio 120 Saturday (May 15).  Wittmer was teamed with Chris Green for Saturday’s race …

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Parker Chase Competing Part Time for Venturini in ARCA

#51: Parker Chase, Kyle Busch Motorsports, Toyota Tundra Vertical Bridge at Daytona road course NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Parker Chase has been added to Venturini Motorsports’ ARCA Menards Series driver lineup for 2021, Venturini announced May 4. Chase, 20, will begin competing in the series on May 29 in the ARCA General Tire 150 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the No. 25 NXTLVL Marine Toyota Camry. He’s also set for starts at Winchester …

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Here Are the Changes to the Daytona Road Course Entry Lists

Pack Racing during the 2021 Busch Clash

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

In what will likely become a recurring segment at Frontstretch each week, we’ll run down the driver- and team-related changes to the NASCAR entry lists since they were initially posted, in this case last Saturday, Feb. 13. NASCAR Cup Series (Daytona International Speedway road course) –Garrett Smithley will make his season debut this weekend, driving the …

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Parker Chase to Run 2 Road Course Events for KBM

Parker Chase in the Pits at Road America

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Parker Chase is slated to make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut for Kyle Busch Motorsports, the team announced Feb. 15. Chase will debut this week at the Daytona International Speedway road course. The 19-year-old New Braunfels, Texas, native will also get a chance to race in his home state when the series makes …

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Bryan Herta Autosport, Hyundai, Introduce Elantra N TCR, Announce 2021 Plans

2020 Daytona IMPC Gabby Chaves Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Bryan Herta Autosport along with Hyundai Motor North America announced that BHA will be the launch team for the new Hyundai Elantra N TCR.  This new car will be immediately eligible to compete in IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge’s TCR class, along with TC America’s TCR class and other various TCR classes around the world.  For …

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NASCAR 101: Meet the Drivers Making Their Season — or Series — Debuts at the Daytona Road Course

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The NASCAR schedule isn’t just visiting a new track this weekend when its top series tackle the Daytona International Speedway road course. Some new faces are coming along, too. As is often the case with NASCAR’s road course races, multiple drivers entered this weekend are not full-time competitors on any NASCAR circuit. Instead, they either …

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