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NASCAR Announces Revised Cup, Xfinity, Truck & ARCA Schedules Through Late June

2019 Homestead NXS Justin Allgaier Car CCK

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

NASCAR announced the revised schedule through June 21 for the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series and ARCA Menards Series on Thursday (May 14). The five tracks that are now on the revised schedule are Bristol Motor Speedway, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Martinsville Speedway, Homestead-Miami Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway. …

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With National Series Set to Return, ARCA Remains on the Sidelines

2020 Phoenix ARCA Racing NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

With NASCAR’s national series set to return May 17 at Darlington Raceway after a lengthy hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, optimism within the sport and the overarching sports landscape has transitioned to something that has been foreign for almost two months. Positivity. Although the 17th is a long way away and we know much …

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A Closer Look At ARCA: Venturini Motorsports Will be Ready to Go Once COVID-19 Ends

2019 Kansas ARCA Michael Self Racing NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The ARCA Menards Series is not unique to the COVID-19 pandemic; it has affected all levels of racing. Several NASCAR Xfinity Series teams are coping with it in various ways, per Dustin Albino’s recent Eyes on Xfinity columns. In the NASCAR Gander & RV Outdoors Truck Series, ThorSport Racing has not laid off any of …

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5 Flags Speedway Discusses COVID-19 Struggles; Running Without Fans Currently Not an Option

2018 Pensacola ARCA Ty Gibbs Racing Rich Corbett ARCA Racing

(Photo: Rich Corbett/ARCA Racing Series)

The ARCA Menards Series, like other NASCAR divisions, has had many of its events postponed the past two months due to the coronavirus epidemic sweeping the country. 5 Flags Speedway, a half-mile oval in Pensacola, Fla., was one of those casualties on the 2020 schedule. Online therapy services, like www.betterhelp.com, are providing insight and advice on …

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Pace Laps: Joey Logano & Brandon Jones Victorious in Phoenix


(Photo: Randy Lanning)

NASCAR Cup Series: Joey Logano Takes 2 of 3 in West Coast Swing Joey Logano and crew chief Paul Wolfe have proven they’re a duo that needs to be looked at already when discussing who may be a part of this year’s championship contenders. Sure, it may be early in the season, but it’s hard …

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ARCA Racing Series Breakdown: 2020 General Tire 150 at Phoenix

2020 Phoenix ARCA Chandler Smith Checkers Randy Lanning

(Photo: Randy Lanning)

In a Nutshell: A disastrous ARCA night in America came to a merciful end when Chandler Smith held off a physical challenge from dominant Ty Gibbs on the lap 149 restart to win the General Tire 150 at Phoenix Raceway. The win was Smith’s first of 2020 and the eighth of his ARCA career. Michael …

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Chandler Smith Hangs on in Overtime, Wins ARCA Race at Phoenix

2020 Phoenix ARCA Chandler Smith Car RLP

(Photo: Randy Lanning)

As a guest broadcaster for Fox Sports 1, reigning NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series champion Matt Crafton perfectly summarized Chandler Smith‘s win in the ARCA Menards Series race at Phoenix Raceway. “He didn’t have the fastest car, but he put it altogether there at the end.” Smith took advantage of an overtime restart …

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Sam Mayer Dominates Star Nursery 150, Remains Unblemished in 2020

2020 Las Vegas ARCA West Sam Mayer Victory Lane Randy Lanning

(Photo: Randy Lanning)

GMS Racing’s Sam Mayer was not perfect Thursday night (Feb. 20) at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.  Then again, he didn’t really need to be. Mayer started from pole, but lost the lead early to Bill McAnally Racing’s Jesse Love.  Mayer kept Love in sight and was able to retake the advantage on …

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Sam Mayer Survives Chaotic Night at New Smyrna to win ARCA East Season Opener

2020 New Smyrna ARCA Sam Mayer Victory Lane ARCA

(Photo: Matt Stamey/ARCA)

Sam Mayer proved on Monday (Feb. 10) he’s the cream of the crop of the East much like he did in 2019. In the first race under the ARCA Menards Series East banner, Mayer made a late-race pass on Ty Gibbs. That pass would prove to be the winning move and Mayer would head to …

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Pace Laps: Who Needs to Race into 2020 Daytona 500

2019 Daytona I CUP Brendan Gaughan Kyle Busch NKP

NASCAR Cup Series: Justin Haley, Brendan Gaughan Lock Into Daytona 500; Daniel Suarez Must Race In Two drivers can breathe a huge sigh of relief while five others will have sleepless nights leading into Thursday. Justin Haley and Brendan Gaughan will compete in the Daytona 500 next Sunday. The two drivers turned the fastest laps, …

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Michael Self Nabs Second Lucas Oil 200 Win at Daytona

2020 Daytona ARCA Michael Self Victory Lane ARCA

(Photo: Kyle Zedaker/ARCA Racing)

Michael Self took home his second career victory at Daytona International Speedway in the Lucas Oil 200 driven by General Tire on Saturday (Feb. 8). The No. 25 car of Venturini Motorsports avoided the major incidents and led the majority of the laps en route to the win. Self, who began the race on the …

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