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Josh Williams, Mario Gosselin, Danny Johnson Teaming Up to Help Develop Talent

NASCAR Xfinity Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In the current landscape of racing, there’s a significant middle gap. Josh Williams, Mario Gosselin and Danny Johnson are looking to fill that gap. Williams cut his teeth racing at the grassroots level. Between 2010 and 2018, he made 102 starts for his family-operated ARCA Menards Series team, JW Motorsports (which also fields Legends cars …

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Chandler Smith to Run 13 ARCA Races, Ryan Repko to Run 5

Chandler Smith - 2019 Music City 200

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Venturini Motorsports announced Chandler Smith will compete in 13 ARCA Menards Series races in 2020, and Ryan Repko will compete in five ARCA races for the organization. Repko will make his first start in the No. 20 at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, Feb. 8. Smith will continue to drive the No. 20 Toyota, competing …

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Josh White Returning to Racing With Vizion Motorsports in 2020

Josh White -- Martinsville 2016

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Josh White hasn’t been behind the wheel of a racecar since 2016, but that will change in 2020. White, 28, has 19 career ARCA Menard Series starts, finishing 12th in the 2015 championship standings. In 2016, he competed in his first Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway for Beaver Motorsports, finishing …

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Drew Dollar to Race Full Time in ARCA for Venturini

2019 Phoenix KNPSW Drew Dollar Car NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Drew Dollar will drive the No. 15 Venturini Motorsports Toyota full-time in the ARCA Menards Series in 2020, the team announced Tuesday, Dec. 18. “Drew is an incredibly talented young racer and I believe pairing him with Shannon (Rursch) and our No. 15 Toyota Camry team will create a true force to be reckoned with …

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Hailie Deegan Is Ford’s New Development Driver, Will Drive Full ARCA Season

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Hailie Deegan has joined Ford’s development driver program, the maker announced at a press conference Tuesday, Dec. 17. In addition, DGR-Crosley announced it has signed Deegan to the full 20-race ARCA Menards Series schedule in its No. 4 Ford Fusion. Deegan raced two full-time seasons in the ARCA Menards Series West, as well as some …

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NASCAR Announces 2020 Drive for Diversity Class

2019 Dover NKPSE Chase Cabre Car NKP

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The 2020 NASCAR Drive for Diversity class is set with an announcement made on Wednesday (Nov. 20). Just a handful of changes were made to the 2019 roster as the team looks to build on its success from this year. Returnees Chase Cabre, Nick Sanchez and Gracie Trotter will join newcomers Rajah Caruth, Isabella Robusto and  …

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Reviewing the 2019 ARCA Season

2019 Gateway ARCA Racing Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The 2019 ARCA Menards Series season has come to an end, and Christian Eckes became the 36th different champion in its 67th season. The season saw seven different drivers capture victories over the 20 races. Venturini Motorsports won the owners’ championship, and the organization won 14 races this season. Eckes and teammate Michael Self finished …

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Pace Laps: As The Keselowski Crumbles

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: As The Keselowski Crumbles Brad Keselowski is the driving force upon which Team Penske’s NASCAR team is built. He’s the one who strongly suggested Joey Logano as a future teammate while earning his first and only Cup championship in 2012. His unique voice and Twitter presence showcases a passion for …

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ARCA Racing Series Breakdown: 2019 Kansas 150

2019 Kansas ARCA Christian Eckes Racing NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a Nutshell: The battle between Venturini Motorsports teammates Michael Self and Christian Eckes was the entirety of the story Friday night at Kansas Speedway, and at the end of a largely uneventful 100 laps it was Eckes that left with the trophy, leading the final 43 laps to his fourth win of the 2019 …

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