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Are ARCA Penalties Too Harsh or Too Lenient?

2021 ARCA Winchester Wreck Nick Sanchez, No. 2 Rev Racing Chevrolet (Credit: Emilee Chinn/ARCA Racing used with permission)

Photo: Emilee Chinn/ARCA Racing used with permission

While Ty Gibbs and Corey Heim have been the class of the field this ARCA Menards Series season, there have been some shenanigans behind them, both on and off the track. They began with preseason testing at Daytona International Speedway and reared their head in the most recent ARCA race at Bristol Motor Speedway. However, …

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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 Sprecher 150 at Milwaukee Mile

2021 ARCA Michigan Ty Gibbs Burnout (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

Dead even. With five races left in the 2021 ARCA Menards Series season, Ty Gibbs and Corey Heim are tied for the points lead. After 15 races this season, the two Toyota drivers have won every series race except for one, giving both of them at least a 201-point lead over third-place driver Thad Moffitt. This year’s ARCA …

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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 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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ARCA Preview: 2021 Shore Lunch 150 at Iowa

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Ty Gibbs, driver of the #18 Monster Energy-Terrible Herbst-ORCA Toyota wins the Shore Lunch 150 for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards at Iowa Speedway on Saturday, July 18, 2020. (Barry Cantrell/ARCA Racing)

Can history be made in the 2021 Shore Lunch 150 at Iowa Speedway, the first combination race for the ARCA Menards Series and ARCA Menards Series East? There has never been either a two-time or back-to-back winner in ARCA history at the short track. Ty Gibbs enters the 150-lap race as the defending race winner …

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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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ARCA Preview: 2021 Menards 250 at Elko

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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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Corey Heim Ends Ty Gibbs’ Winning Streak, Wins ARCA Race at Pocono

2021 ARCA Mid-Ohio Corey Heim (Credit: Emilee Chinn/ARCA Racing used with permission)

Photo: Emilee Chinn/ARCA Racing used with permission

As Ty Gibbs sought to tie the all-time ARCA Menards Series winning streak at five, Venturini Motorsports teammates Corey Heim and Chandler Smith worked together and Heim ended up victorious at Pocono Raceway on Friday (June 25). Heim grabbed the lead on wild final restart en route to winning the 2021 General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200. …

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