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Reviewing the 2019 ARCA Season

2019 Gateway Arca Racing Nigel Kinrade Photography

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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

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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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Christian Eckes Beats Michael Self on Restart to Win ARCA Kansas 150, Season Championship

2019 Kansas Arca Christian Eckes Arca Menards Series Champions

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The task at hand was simple for Christian Eckes — beat Michael Self. On the final restart on lap 58 of the ARCA Kansas 150, that is exactly what Eckes did as he and Self battled side-by-side through turns 1 and 2 and down the backstretch before the 18-year-old Eckes prevailed and drove his way …

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ARCA Preview: 2019 ARCA Kansas 150

2019 Chicagoland Arca Restart Cars Nigel Kinrade Photography

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The ARCA Menards Series wraps up its season with the 2019 ARCA Kansas 150 at Kansas Speedway on Oct. 18. It is the 19th race for the series at the 1.5-mile track in Kansas City, Kan., and it will host the season finale next year too. Entering the final race, Christian Eckes leads Michael Self …

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NASCAR Reveals 2020 ARCA Menards Series, ARCA Showdown Schedules

2018 ARCA pack racing

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A mixture of historic venues and new circuits will great ARCA Menards Series competitors in 2020. Per a Oct. 10 release, the 2020 ARCA Menards season will be contested in 20 events at 20 different venues from February to October next year. Additionally, the ARCA Showdown schedule consists of 10 events on the schedule, running …

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Pace Laps: Kyle Larson & Cole Custer Capitalize on Playoff Wins at Dover

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Larson Perseveres to Win Biggest Race of His Career It was a tale of two halves for Sunday’s (Oct. 6) Drydene 400 at Dover International Speedway. In a race that saw Miles the Monster munch on playoff cars’ mechanics, Kyle Larson raced without issues to capture his first victory of …

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Sam Mayer to Run in ARCA & Trucks in 2020

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Fresh off winning the 2019 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship, Sam Mayer revealed his 2020 plans to Frontstretch at Lucas Oil Raceway. Mayer will defend his title in the newly re-branded ARCA Menards Series East next season. Mayer noted that division is of foremost importance to him and his GMS Racing team. In addition …

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ARCA Racing Series Breakdown: 2019 Herr’s Potato Chips 200 at IRP

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After losing a seemingly certain win at Salem Speedway earlier this season after pitting just before rain ended the spring race early, Chandler Smith didn’t make the same mistake twice. Racing hard with his championship-contending teammate Christian Eckes, Smith made a clean pass on the backstretch on lap 161, mere laps before rain ended the …

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Chandler Smith Benefits from Rain, Wins Herr’s Potato Chips 200

2019 Lor Arca Chandler Smith Victory Lane Arca

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Call it luck. Call it being in the right place at the right time. Call it racing well this season, winning half of the races he has been entered in this ARCA Menards Series. Regardless of description, Chandler Smith won the Herr’s Potato Chips 200 at Lucas Oil Raceway for his fifth career ARCA win. …

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