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ARCA Preview: ARCA Pensacola 200 presented by Inspectra Thermal Solutions

2018 ARCA IRP Christian Eckes Winner ARCA Photo

(Photo: ARCA Photo)

The ARCA Menards Series returns this weekend after a few weeks off. The series takes to 5 Flags Speedway for the first time since 1996 for the ARCA Pensacola 200 presented by Inspectra Thermal Solutions. There are no former winners in the field (the last winner was Frank Kimmel). When ARCA was last on track, …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Gradually Ramps Up in Cup, ARCA Confounds at Times

2019 Daytona Clash CUP Ryan Blaney Brad Keselowski pack racing NKP

(Photo: NKP)

Last weekend, FOX made their racing debut for 2019.  Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams were back on-track for both the Clash and Daytona 500 qualifying, while ARCA began their season with a new series name.  On paper, not really much has changed there.  Having the series called the ARCA Menards Series simply sounds better …

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Pace Laps: Hendrick Motorsports Comes Out Swinging at Daytona

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Hope Or Hallucination At Hendrick Motorsports? One weekend into the 2019 NASCAR season, sure looks like the Jimmie Johnson – Chad Knaus divorce is a win-win for both parties. Knaus, the seven-time championship crew chief, won the pole for the Daytona 500 Sunday (Feb. 10) with new driver William Byron. …

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ARCA Breakdown: 2019 Lucas Oil 200 at Daytona

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

One year ago, Harrison Burton dominated one of the best races of NASCAR Speedweeks 2018 mere miles away from Daytona at New Smyrna Speedway. Burton was in full control for most of the K&N East event only to lose in the closing laps to a hard-charging Todd Gilliland. One year later, both drivers are playing …

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Harrison Burton Holds Off Todd Gilliland for ARCA Daytona Victory

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

During the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season opener last season at New Smyrna, Todd Gilliland was able to hold off Harrison Burton for the victory. The performance the two put on was one that has been discussed multiple times over the course of the last year. On Saturday night (Feb. 9), the two drivers …

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Menards Now Title Sponsor of 2019 ARCA Menards Series

ARCA Menard's Series Garage Logo

Saturday’s ARCA race at Daytona will mark the first race of the 2019 ARCA Menards Series. Menards, the Midwest-based hardware chain that has long been a presenting sponsor of the series since 2010, announced Saturday (Feb. 9) they have now become the title sponsor of ARCA’s premier racing tour. Financial terms were not announced, but …

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Christian Eckes Kicks Off First Full-Time ARCA Season With Daytona Pole

Christian Eckes - 2018 Texas Roadhouse 250

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Christian Eckes will lead the field to green to start the 2019 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season. Eckes secured the pole on Friday (Feb. 8) with a 183.00 mph lap around Daytona International Speedway. Eckes is embarking on his first full-time effort in the series and is making his first-ever start at Daytona. …

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2019 NASCAR TV Preview: It’s Time to Get Ready for NASCAR On FOX

NASCAR Hall of Fame Voting Day

(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

Welcome back to yet another full season of TV opinion, my 11th year of critiquing NASCAR broadcasts.  Jeepers. We’re on the verge of the first major race weekend of the season.  The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series has Daytona 500 qualifying and the Advance Auto Parts Clash on tap.  Meanwhile, the ARCA Racing Series presented …

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Leilani Munter and Natalie Decker Turn Fastest Laps in Daytona ARCA Test

Leilani Munter - 2018 ModSpace 150

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

It was all about the girls during the first ARCA test session of 2019 at Daytona International Speedway. Leilani Munter turned the fastest lap during Friday’s sessions while last year’s pole sitter, Natalie Decker, was quickest on Saturday. Along with women leading the way, both drivers piloted Toyotas, giving the manufacturer bragging rights heading into the …

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Bret Holmes Set to Return to ARCA Full-Time in 2019

Bret Holmes - 2018 Music City 200

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Bret Holmes will return to the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards full-time in 2019. Holmes has 41 career starts in the ARCA Racing Series earning with six top-five and 26 top-10 finishes, with a career-best finish of third at Salem in 2016. He has one full-time season under his belt, coming in 2017 where he …

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Christmas Day Fire Destroys ARCA Racing Series Owner/Driver Brian Kaltreider’s Race Shop

2016 Pocono I ARCA Restart Anthony Lumbis Sr.

(Photo: Anthony Lumbis Sr.)

A Christmas Day fire in Pennsylvania has left the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards owner/driver Brian Kaltreider without any of his racing equipment for the 2019 season. Per the ARCA release, the fire destroyed two cars along with other tools and equipment that was stored in the building. One of those care had just been …

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ARCA Racing Series Breakdown: 2018 Kansas ARCA 150

2018 Las Vegas KN West Sheldon Creed Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

On a lap 92 restart, Sheldon Creed rode off into the sunset of the 2018 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season, scoring a picture perfect restart to drive away from Harrison Burton and Michael Self to win his fourth race of the year. Creed, who clinched the 2018 title after qualifying for Friday’s race, …

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