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ARCA Racing Series Breakdown: Shore Lunch 200 at IRP

2018 ARCA IRP Christian Eckes Winner ARCA Photo

(Photo: ARCA Photo)

Rain delayed the start of the already-rescheduled Shore Lunch 200 for hours, but once the race finally went green on Saturday night, it was a largely uneventful affair, with polesitter Christian Eckes leading 171 of the 200 laps en route to his third ARCA win of the season. Points leader Sheldon Creed finished second and …

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NASCAR Announces Changes To ARCA And K&N Pro Series In 2020

Changes are coming in 2020 for three of NASCAR’s development series: ARCA, K&N Pro East and K&N Pro West. NASCAR’s purchase of ARCA, completed earlier this year will change the division into the ARCA Racing Elite Series. The division will consist of 20 races, half of which will be at tracks measuring a mile or …

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Pace Laps: The NASCAR Horseshoe Goes To… Brad Keselowski

#2: Brad Keselowski, Team Penske, Ford Fusion Autotrader celebrates his win Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: A New Horseshoe In Town 24 races into the NASCAR season, Brad Keselowski sat winless. Team Penske was an afterthought in the championship race, winning just once at Talladega with Joey Logano. It was Stewart-Haas Racing, not their three-car operation, that had superior speed at Ford. I’ll tell you the …

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ARCA Racing Series Breakdown: Fall Classic 200 at Salem

Chandler Smith - ARCA Nashville

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

After dominating the spring race only to cut a tire battling for the lead on the final lap, Chandler Smith laid waste to the field in his return to Salem Speedway, taking the lead from polesitter Zane Smith on Lap 1 and leading 199 of 200 circuits to take the Fall Classic, his second career …

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Pace Laps: Screw the Rain in Indianapolis

2018 indianapolis rain zach catanzareti

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Rain On Indy’s Parade Moving NASCAR’s Indianapolis race to early September was designed to shake up the schedule. Its new spot as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular-season finale increased its importance. A race that drivers still consider a crown jewel was pushing hard to put fans back in …

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ARCA Racing Series Breakdown: General Tire Grabber 100 at DuQuoin

2016 Pocono I ARCA Restart Anthony Lumbis Sr.

(Photo: Anthony Lumbis Sr.)

Just like Springfield, a dirt ringer in the Venturini Motorsports camp used a late race restart to take control for good en route to the checkered flag. This Monday, USAC standout Logan Seavey stormed to the front and weathered several late restarts, including one that saw Will Kimmel actually jump the start before yielding the …

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Pace Laps: Kyle Busch Sweeps NASCAR Weekend in Pocono

#18: Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry M&M's Caramel Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Kyle Busch Goes Back-to-Back at Pocono Before the July race in 2017, Kyle Busch had never won at the Pocono Raceway. On Sunday, Busch tallied his second victory at the Tricky Triangle and second straight in July. Busch rocketed away from teammates Daniel Suarez and Erik Jones on the final …

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ARCA Racing Series Breakdown: ModSpace 150 at Pocono

2016 NASCAR Bristol

(Photo: Logan Whitton/NKP)

The rain was coming, and both Zane Smith and Sheldon Creed knew it. Waging a ferocious battle one lap from the halfway point, ARCA points leader Creed charged to the front and was underneath teammate Smith through Turn 1, making contact and nearly spinning him out. Creed, however, backed out of the gas, scraping the …

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ARCA Racing Series Breakdown: Fans with Benefits 150 at Iowa

2017 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

It took numerous aggressive restarts and a tense final 10 laps of mirror driving, but Sheldon Creed rebounded from an extremely tight first run to hold off Chandler Smith at Iowa Speedway Saturday night, scoring his third win of the 2018 ARCA Racing Series season and extending his series points lead. Smith, Chase Purdy, Zane …

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ARCA Racing Series Breakdown: PapaNicholas Coffee 150 at Gateway

2017 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

A return to the superspeedways marked a return to dominance for Sheldon Creed, who picked up right from where he left off in Michigan two weeks ago by winning the pole, leading more than two thirds of the race and driving away from the field on lap 81 to score his second win of the …

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