Race Weekend Central

ARCA Preview: 2020 General Tire #ANYWHEREISPOSSIBLE 200 at Pocono Raceway

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On Friday afternoon (June 26), the ARCA Menards Series will hit the “Tricky Triangle” for the 67th time. The series will kick off the big weekend at Pocono with the General Tire #ANYWHEREISPOSSIBLE 200, where last season, Ty Majeski earned the victory in the first event while Christian Eckes used his victory in the second …

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A Closer Look At ARCA: Venturini Motorsports Will be Ready to Go Once COVID-19 Ends

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The ARCA Menards Series is not unique to the COVID-19 pandemic; it has affected all levels of racing. Several NASCAR Xfinity Series teams are coping with it in various ways, per Dustin Albino’s recent Eyes on Xfinity columns. In the NASCAR Gander & RV Outdoors Truck Series, ThorSport Racing has not laid off any of …

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ARCA Racing Series Breakdown: 2020 General Tire 150 at Phoenix

2020 Phoenix ARCA Chandler Smith Checkers Randy Lanning

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In a Nutshell: A disastrous ARCA night in America came to a merciful end when Chandler Smith held off a physical challenge from dominant Ty Gibbs on the lap 149 restart to win the General Tire 150 at Phoenix Raceway. The win was Smith’s first of 2020 and the eighth of his ARCA career. Michael …

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Chandler Smith Hangs on in Overtime, Wins ARCA Race at Phoenix

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As a guest broadcaster for Fox Sports 1, reigning NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series champion Matt Crafton perfectly summarized Chandler Smith‘s win in the ARCA Menards Series race at Phoenix Raceway. “He didn’t have the fastest car, but he put it altogether there at the end.” Smith took advantage of an overtime restart …

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Chandler Smith to Run 13 ARCA Races, Ryan Repko to Run 5

Chandler Smith 2019 Music City 200

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Venturini Motorsports announced Chandler Smith will compete in 13 ARCA Menards Series races in 2020, and Ryan Repko will compete in five ARCA races for the organization. Repko will make his first start in the No. 20 at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, Feb. 8. Smith will continue to drive the No. 20 Toyota, competing …

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Danny Stockman Joins KBM As Crew Chief for Kyle Busch, Chandler Smith

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#51: Chandler Smith, Kyle Busch Motorsports, Toyota Tundra iBUYPOWER

Kyle Busch Motorsports announced on Wednesday, Dec. 11, its crew chief lineup for the 2020 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series season. Ryan “Rudy” Fugle will lead the No. 18 Toyota Tundra, which will be driven by Christian Eckes. He’s guided his team to five owner championships, including Erik Jones‘ and Christopher Bell‘s driver/owner …

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Chandler Smith, Harrison Burton Top Lucas Oil 150 Practice Sessions

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Kyle Busch Motorsports teammates Chandler Smith and Harrison Burton topped the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series charts on Friday (November 8) at ISM Raceway for the Lucas Oil 150. 17-year-old Smith was fastest in the first Truck Series practice, driving the No. 46 for Kyle Busch Motorsports. Smith turned 30 circuits around ISM Raceway and …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Meet the Youngsters Racing at ISM Raceway

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The 2019 Lucas Oil 150 will make NASCAR history. Ten drivers born in the year 2000 or later will attempt to compete in the penultimate NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race of the season at ISM Raceway in Phoenix. Should all 10 drivers make the field, they will break the record for most drivers born …

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Reviewing the 2019 ARCA Season

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

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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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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Tracking the Trucks: Brett Moffitt Strikes 1st in Playoffs With Bristol Win

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Brett Moffit standing tall after his Bristol win (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a Nutshell: Brett Moffitt emerged from the chaos that was the Gander Outdoors Truck Series playoff opener at Bristol Motor Speedway with his third victory of the season. Following a short red flag period and the seventh caution in the final stage, the defending champion struck first with a nearly one-second victory over Chandler …

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