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

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(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

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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

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(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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The V Keeps Flying: Michael Self Wins Lucas Oil 200 Pole in Daytona

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

For the fourth year in a row, Venturini Motorsports has won the pole for the season-opener at Daytona. This Saturday, it was Michael Self topping the field as the lead car in qualifying group 1, driving what he called “the best car I’ve ever had at Daytona.” ? @GeneralTire POLE WINNER ?@michaelself’s lap of 49.434 …

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Hailie Deegan Ready For The Next Chapter In Her NASCAR Journey

Hailie Deegan

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The off-season can be a time of rest and relaxation for most drivers. Some time in warm weather climates, disconnecting from the real world, just living life one day at a time. Hailie Deegan’s off-season was the exact opposite. It’s been a busy, yet exciting one for the 18-year-old from Temecula, California. Not only was …

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More for Ford: Connor Hall Crowns ARCA Happy Hour Speed Charts as Fusions Lead Both Daytona Sessions

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(Photo: Nigel Kindrade Photography)

After Hailie Deegan topped the first practice session of the season for the ARCA Menards Series, it was Connor Hall in a Chad Bryant Racing Ford that again led the speed charts in a Fusion, this time in happy hour. Hall was followed by Dave Mader III, Dominique van Wieringen, Willie Mullins and Sean Corr …

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Hello, Hailie: Deegan Tops Charts in First Daytona ARCA Practice

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

It took until the final 10 minutes of practice to see a true drafting pack develop in Lucas Oil 200 practice at Daytona, and though Hailie Deegan wasn’t at the front, she proved the fastest. Deegan and her No. 4 DGR-Crosley Ford topped the charts in the first ARCA practice Friday. Drew Dollar, Tanner Gray, …

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ARCA 101, Part III: Meet the Contenders

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Over the past two days, Frontstretch has laid out the respective changes and the impact they will have on the ARCA Menards Series. But who will contend for victories? Who are drivers to keep an eye on this season? This final installment of ARCA 101 answers those questions. There are only five drivers competing full-time …

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ARCA 101, Part II: What the Changes Mean

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The second part of the Frontstretch ARCA Menards Series preview trilogy analyzes how the changes will affect the whole series. Part 1 broke down those changes, but what do those mean for competitors and fans? The main issue with ARCA last year was its low car count. Charles Krall, manager of communications for ARCA, said …

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Kyle Lockrow Set for ARCA East Debut at Toledo

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(Photo: Jim Lockrow)

Kyle Lockrow will make his ARCA Menards Series East debut in May at Toledo Speedway. Lockrow, who has spent the last few seasons running in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Late Model Series and Chump Car Endurance Road Racing, will run with Tony Consentino Racing beginning at Toledo. In preparation, Lockrow tested a NASCAR Gander RV …

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