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Sammy Smith on Pole for Phoenix ARCA Race

2021 ARCA East Southern National Sammy Smith Victory Lane (Credit: Veasey Conway/ARCA Racing used with permission)

Photo: Veasey Conway/ARCA Racing used with permission

In his first start of the 2022 season and his fourth overall, Sammy Smith won his first career ARCA Menards Series pole for tonight’s (March 11) race at Phoenix Raceway. Smith recorded a pole-winning speed of 133.769 mph around the 1-mile circuit, more than a tenth of a second quicker than second place. Smith, who …

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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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Ty Gibbs Dominates, Wins ARCA Race at Bristol

2021 ARCA Bristol Ty Gibbs (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

For the 10th time this ARCA Menards Series season, Ty Gibbs drove the No. 18 Toyota to victory lane. He dominated the Bush’s Beans 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway, winning the race after nabbing the pole earlier Thursday (Sept. 16). Gibbs controlled the race, leading the majority of the laps, despite nine cautions in the …

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Ty Gibbs Nabs Bristol ARCA Pole

2021 ARCA Bristol Qualifying Ty Gibbs Pole (Credit: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

It’s a Joe Gibbs Racing front row for the Bush’s Beans 200 tonight (Sept. 16) at Bristol Motor Speedway. Ty Gibbs won the pole with his teammate Sammy Smith starting second in the ARCA Menards Series and ARCA Menards Series East combination race. Gibbs has two second-place finishes in his two starts at Bristol. It’s …

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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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Fire on Fridays: Lower-Series Drivers Who Deserve Late-Season Call-Ups

Ty Gibbs smiling at 2021 Michigan NASCAR Xfinity race, holding a Monster drink, Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

This would’ve been easier before 2020. Back in the days of qualifying before every NASCAR race (remember those?), anyone approved by NASCAR could show up to a track on the national series schedule and try to put their car in the show. Whether they should’ve been there was of little importance; as long as they …

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