Race Weekend Central

Sam Mayer Completes ARCA Weekend Sweep at Toledo

2020 Toledo Arca Sam Mayer Victory Lane Arca Racing

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The ARCA Menards Series had a battle the last two days with Mother Nature and she ultimately earned the victory two days in a row. Sam Mayer went two-for-two for the weekend when rain shortened Sunday’s already-postponed race. He took the lead shortly after the halfway point on a restart to tally his second career …

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Sam Mayer Earns First Career ARCA Victory at Toledo; First for GMS Racing Since 2015

2020 Toledo Arca Sam Mayer Victory Lane Arca Racing

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In 15 previous starts, Sam Mayer‘s career-best finish was second. Mayer had wins in both the ARCA Menards East & West Series, and on Friday night (July 31), he finally tallied that first career victory in the ARCA Menards Series. Mayer had to hold off the No. 18 of Ty Gibbs, but that car never …

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ARCA Preview: 2020 Doubleheader at Toledo Speedway


(Photo: Barry Cantrell/ARCA Racing)

COVID-19 has given Toledo Speedway a chance to be back in the spotlight, once again. The ARCA Menards Series has competed a Toledo Speedway dating back to 1984, and this weekend, it’ll be races No. 48 and 49 for the series. It’s a double dose of Toledo as ARCA returns home this weekend. When the …

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ARCA Showdown Rundown: Where We Stand After Iowa

Arca Menards Series 2020: Arca Menards Series Shore Lunch 150 July 18

(Photo: Jeremy Thompson/Daylon Barr Photography)

It’s Ty Gibbs‘ world, we’re just living in it. Gibbs absolutely dominated Saturday’s (July 18) race at Iowa Speedway and inched closer to Chandler Smith for the lead in the ARCA Menards Series’ Sioux Chief Showdown. Gibbs moved up a position to third in the SCS standings, just 13 points behind. In between the two, …

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Ty Gibbs Goes Back-to-Back in ARCA Menards Series with Dominating Iowa Victory

Arca Menards Series Shore Lunch 150

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It was all Ty Gibbs Saturday afternoon (July 18) at Iowa Speedway as the No. 18 dominated the Shore Lunch 150. Gibbs earned his second straight ARCA Menards Series victory in dominating fashion, leading 140 of 150 laps. Gibbs took the lead from pole sitter Chandler Smith on lap 11 and simply never looked back. …

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ARCA Preview: 2020 Shore Lunch 150 at Iowa Speedway

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Iowa Speedway will host the next round of the 2020 ARCA Menards Series with the Shore Lunch 150 on Saturday, July 18. The event marks the sole stock car race at Iowa this season for the first time in track history. COVID-19, of course, forced the cancellation of the NASCAR Xfinity and Gander RV & …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Four Drivers Poised to Win this Season

Nascar Gander Rv & Outdoors Truck Series

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Sheldon Creed‘s victory in the rain-shortened Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway was his first win in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series. He joined Brandon Jones, who won at Pocono Raceway, as the two first-time winners this Truck Series season. After seven races in 2020, Creed and Grant Enfinger …

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Chandler Smith Dominates 2020 Calypso Lemonade 200 to Score Back-to-Back ARCA Wins at Lucas Oil Raceway

2020 Indianapolis Arca Chandler Smith Checkers Arca Racing

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Bob Schacht was the first to do it in 1984 and ’85. On Friday night, Chandler Smith became just the second driver to go back-to-back in ARCA Menards Series competition at Lucas Oil Raceway. Smith had to hold off a hard-charging Sam Mayer, but the charging wouldn’t be enough as Smith earned the victory, the …

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Friday Faceoff: Did Justin Haley’s Punishment Fit the Crime?

2019 Mencs Sonoma Justin Haley

Photo: Danny Peters

 Kyle Busch hasn’t scored a single playoff point in 2020 and is winless after 15 races. What’s wrong in Candyland? Erin Campbell: Kyle Busch is already experiencing burnout. He started out this long trek of races running in all series for every race. I feel that Kyle has just been doing too much. He now has …

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ARCA Preview: 2020 Calypso Lemonade 200 at Lucas Oil Raceway

2019 Lucas Oil Arca Hailie Deegan Racing Arca Racing

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For the 13th time in ARCA Menards Series history, the series visits the Lucas Oil Raceway for the Calypso Lemonade 200. This will be race number five for the series, and after last weekend’s race at Pocono Raceway, the points didn’t budge as Michael Self continues to lead the standings, followed by Drew Dollar. The …

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Entry List: Calypso Lemonade 200

2019 Lor Arca Chandler Smith Victory Lane Arca Racing

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The ARCA Menards Series heads to Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis this Friday (July 3), their third straight week of action after returning amid the COVID-19 pandemic and fifth race of the season. Last year’s race at the Indiana track was held in October. The event was already moved up to July for the 2020 …

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Chandler Smith Comes Up Short of Keeping it Perfect for Both Himself and Venturini Motorsports


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It has been a perfect season for Venturini Motorsports and Chandler Smith, that was until Friday afternoon (June 26). Ty Gibbs held off Smith late and ended the perfect streak by Venturini Motorsports. In the last ARCA Menards Series race featuring Smith, he earned the victory at Phoenix Raceway. Michael Self earned the victory at …

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