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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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Sam Mayer, Others Frustrated as Debris Ruins Day at Pocono

2021 ARCA Pocono Sam Mayer, No. 23 Bret Holmes Racing Chevrolet (Credit: Zach Sturniolo)

(Photo: Zach Sturniolo)

Sam Mayer’s first ARCA Menards Series start at Pocono Raceway went up in smoke after just 19 laps. By the time he was towed into the garage on Friday (June 25), his car wasn’t the only thing fuming. Mayer and team owner Bret Holmes were furious after reports of debris were ignored for four laps, …

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Ty Gibbs Leads Every Lap to Win ARCA Race at Kansas

2021 ARCA Kansas Ty Gibbs, No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, Burnout (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

How dominant was Ty Gibbs in the 2021 Dutch Boy 150 at Kansas Speedway? He led all 100 laps, the first time an ARCA Menards Series race winner led every lap since Kevin Swindell accomplished the feat in the 2012 race at Chicagoland Speedway. It is Gibbs’ first win at Kansas and second of the …

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Ty Gibbs Wins ARCA Race at Kentucky Despite Contact

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

“Never give up, keep going,” is the life motto for 17-year-old Ty Gibbs. After saving his No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota when he and Michael Self made contact, Gibbs drove back to the lead and won the 2020 General Tire 150 at Kentucky Speedway. It is his fourth career ARCA Menards Series victory. Gibbs …

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