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ARCA Racing Series Breakdown: 2019 Fans with Benefits 150 at Iowa

2019 Iowa ARCA Chandler Smith Victory Lane ARCA

(Photo: ARCA Menards Series)

There were ample chances for drama in Friday night’s Fans with Benefits 150 at Iowa Speedway. Problem is, Chandler Smith was WAY too fast for anyone to keep up with him, and by race’s end he left Iowa Speedway with his fifth win of 2019, the seventh of his ARCA career: .@CSmithDrive to Victory Lane! …

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ARCA Preview: 2019 Fans With Benefits 150 at Iowa Speedway

2019 Iowa NGOTS Harrison Burton Truck Grandstands Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

“Is this heaven? No, it’s Iowa” – Field of Dreams The ARCA Menards Series heads to the cornfields of Iowa this weekend for the 13th time for the Fans With Benefits 150. The track within the cornfields will have one of the best points battles in recent memory and will be on center stage alongside …

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ARCA Preview: 2019 Menards 250 at Elko Speedway

2019 Chicagoland ARCA Bret Holmes Tanner Gray Travis Braden Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After a few weekends off, the ARCA Menards Series hits the track again Saturday night, July 13, for the Menards 250 at Elko Speedway. This weekend’s race at Elko puts the intense ARCA points battle on center stage without having Ty Majeski, who won the last ARCA race at Chicagoland Speedway, or others interfere. Michael …

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Pace Laps: Big Moments For NASCAR’s Up-And-Coming Talents In Alex Bowman, Cole Custer

2019 Chicagoland NXS Cole Custer Victory Lane Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Alex Bowman’s Big Moment He was the quiet, unassuming replacement for Dale Earnhardt Jr. that spent years toiling in underfunded rides. Alex Bowman has spent the last year-plus racing under the shadows of his flashy, more marketable 20-something teammates: Chase Elliott and William Byron. He’s seven titles short of Jimmie …

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ARCA Breakdown: 2019 Bounty 150 at Chicagoland

2019 pocono arca zach catanzareti ty majeski

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

In a Nutshell: I’ll let the race winning team speak for itself on this one: .@TyMajeski — “That’s what you call an ass whipping boys!!!” Third @ARCA_Racing win of 2019 for @TyMajeski and @ChadBryantRace — Chad Bryant Racing (@ChadBryantRace) June 28, 2019 Continuing a run of form that Chad Bryant Racing hasn’t seen since it …

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ARCA Preview: 2019 Bounty 150 at Chicagoland

2019 Gateway ARCA Racing Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The ARCA Menards Series heads to Jolliet, Ill., for the Bounty 150 at Chicagoland Speedway on Thursday night (June 27). The race at Chicagoland marks the final stop in a seven-race string that began at Toledo Speedway last month. That span of racing has brought together one of the tightest points races in recent memory, …

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Pace Laps: A Sonoma Snoozer, While Ross Chastain Takes NASCAR by Storm

2019 Gateway NGOTS Ross Chastain Trucks Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: New Track, Same Sonoma Story Sonoma Raceway added its famed Carousel for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. But the new 2.52-mile course led to an unexpected challenge, not for the drivers but the fans. A caution-free race, except for stage breaks, became dominated by Kyle Busch and Martin Truex …

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ARCA Racing Series Breakdown: 2019 Day to Day Coffee 150 at Gateway

2019 Gateway ARCA Ty Gibbs Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a Nutshell: Sam Mayer did a masterful job holding the race lead on old tires until turn 3 of the last lap when a slight bobble (or possible indecision) opened enough of a door for Ty Gibbs to sneak past for his first career ARCA Menard’s Series win. Gibbs, who did make contact with …

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ARCA Preview: 2019 Day To Day Coffee 150 At Gateway

2018 Gateway ARCA Start Kevin Thoele

(Photo: Kevin Thoele)

The second half of the ARCA Menards Series season begins this weekend at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. The first half of the season has seen everything from Venturini Motorsports and Toyota’s domination in spring to Ty Majeski and Chad Bryant Racing going back-to-back to kick off the summer at Charlotte Motor Speedway and …

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Pace Laps: Christopher Bell Puts on a Clinic, Truck Series Drama Unfolds In Iowa

2019 Iowa I NXS Christopher Bell NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Xfinity Series: Christopher Bell Show in Iowa  Heading into Sunday’s CircuitCity.com 250 at Iowa Speedway, Christopher Bell was the favorite. The No. 20 team lived up to expectations in the race, leading 186 laps en route to its fourth victory of the season. The victory is Bell’s second in four starts at the 7/8-mile short …

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