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ARCA’s Road Racers Find No Solace in New Jersey

As the ARCA Racing Series left the Berlin bullring in Marne, Mich. for the 12-turn road course in Millville, N.J., attention shifted from the battle for the championship to a handful of left and right-turn specialists. But when Sunday’s 150-miler at New Jersey Motorsports Park was done, the road ringers had gone through the ringer …

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Tim George Jr. Dodges Calamity in 2010 Garden State 150 Practice, Pursuing 1st Career Win

New Jersey Motorsports Park has been a site of many firsts for RCR’s Tim George Jr. His first Rolex sports car win came at NJMP. His first top 5 in ARCA competition came in last year’s ARCA 150-miler at the same track. And on Saturday, George added his first front-row start to that list. Starting …

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Tom Hessert Fastest in ARCA Practice at New Jersey; Points Leader Craig Goess to Backup Car

It was an eventful first practice on a beautiful sunny day at New Jersey Motorsports Park for the ARCA Racing Series. Tom Hessert III was on the top of the charts at session’s end, three tenths ahead of Justin Marks, who won ARCA’s last road race at Palm Beach in February. Robb Brent, Chris Buescher …

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5 Points to Ponder: Hendrick Expanding His Reach?, Toyota’s Gone Jimmie & Red Bull Gone Wrong

Saturday night’s Nationwide Series race at Kentucky Speedway marked the second week of that tour’s standalone summer stretch and, not surprisingly, the second such race won by a Cup Series regular. And while ESPN’s telecast did pretty well to keep side-by-side action on the screen, showing more than Joey Logano while he laid waste to the field for much of the event, there were a lot of Nationwide Series regulars that in the span of three hours didn’t have their cars featured on TV.

2 Races, 2 Series, 1 Story: An Ugly Weekend for RCR Driver Development

Even for a driver who last season was dubbed by numerous writers as “John Wreck Townley,” this past weekend at Phoenix was certainly a rough one for the RCR wheelman. Following a crash in practice on Friday afternoon, John Wes Townley was benched by his team, then forced to sit and watch as Clint Bowyer …

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Steve Arpin ARCA Winner at Salem; Development Drivers Struggle

In speaking with Steve Arpin after practice yesterday, Steve told me “he’d see me in victory lane on Sunday.” That he did. Starting on the outside of the front row, Arpin made quick work of 16-year-old polesitter Max Gresham and went on to lead 138 circuits, scoring a convincing first victory in what was an …

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