Race Weekend Central

ARCA Preview: 2019 ARCA Kansas 150

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The ARCA Menards Series wraps up its season with the 2019 ARCA Kansas 150 at Kansas Speedway on Oct. 18. It is the 19th race for the series at the 1.5-mile track in Kansas City, Kan., and it will host the season finale next year too. Entering the final race, Christian Eckes leads Michael Self …

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Tanner Gray Attempting Final 3 Truck Races of 2019

2019 Gateway Arca Tanner Gray Nigel Kinrade Photography

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Tanner Gray will drive in the remaining three NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races this season, DGR-Crosley announced Wednesday, Oct. 16. Gray will attempt to make his Truck Series debut in the NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 at Martinsville Speedway in DGR-Crosley’s No. 15 and will also enter ISM Raceway and Homestead-Miami Speedway. “I’m excited …

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Matt Crafton Wins Talladega Truck Pole

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Matt Crafton won his first pole at a superspeedway Saturday, winning the pole for the 2019 Sugarlands Shine 250 at Talladega Superspeedway in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series on Oct. 12. Crafton won the pole with the fastest speed of 180.925 mph. Tyler Ankrum will start second in his first race at a superspeedway. …

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Eddie Pardue Becomes Crew Chief for Ryan Preece

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Ryan Preece has a new crew chief beginning with the 2019 1000Bulbs.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. JTG Daugherty Racing confirmed the move to NBC Sports. Eddie Pardue has been elevated from his role as an engineer to the crew chief position. Preece’s former crew chief, Tristan Smith, has switched roles and is now an engineer …

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Sam Mayer to Run in ARCA & Trucks in 2020

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Fresh off winning the 2019 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship, Sam Mayer revealed his 2020 plans to Frontstretch at Lucas Oil Raceway. Mayer will defend his title in the newly re-branded ARCA Menards Series East next season. Mayer noted that division is of foremost importance to him and his GMS Racing team. In addition …

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Chandler Smith Benefits from Rain, Wins Herr’s Potato Chips 200

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Call it luck. Call it being in the right place at the right time. Call it racing well this season, winning half of the races he has been entered in this ARCA Menards Series. Regardless of description, Chandler Smith won the Herr’s Potato Chips 200 at Lucas Oil Raceway for his fifth career ARCA win. …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not: The ROVAL Struck

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The Charlotte ROVAL did its best to resemble The Lady in Black during the race weekend. Ten caution flags flew during the Bank of America ROVAL 400. But when the checkered flag flew, Chase Elliott was victorious and four drivers saw their championship hopes end as the Round of 16 concluded. Bubba Wallace and Alex …

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AJ Allmendinger Wins Charlotte ROVAL in Last 2019 Xfinity Start

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In his last scheduled start of 2019, AJ Allmendinger delivered what Kaulig Racing team owner Matt Kaulig hired him to do: win. Allmendinger aced some late restarts to win the 2019 Drive for the Cure 250 at the Charlotte ROVAL on Saturday afternoon (Sept. 28). It is Allmendinger’s third career NASCAR Xfinity Series win, but …

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Ryan Blaney, Chase Elliott Top Saturday ROVAL Cup Series Practices

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In the two practice sessions after qualifying for the 2019 Bank of America Roval 400 at the Charlotte ROVAL, Ryan Blaney and Chase Elliott paced the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series field. Blaney led the first practice session Saturday (Sep. 28), and Elliott led the second practice session, the final practice session before the race …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Should NASCAR Eliminate Live Pit Stops?

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As silly season rages in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, silly season in the Gander Outdoors Truck Series typically is slower to develop because of the domino effect from the Cup Series to the NASCAR Xfinity Series down to the Truck Series. However, a tweet recently rumored NASCAR is considering abolishing pit stops in …

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