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ARCA Preview: Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200 at Toledo Speedway

Restart 2019 Music City 200

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

The ARCA Menards Series heads to Toledo, Ohio for round six of the 2019 season. The second straight short track race of the season will feature the continued points battle between Travis Braden, Michael Self, and the few others still eligible. Sunday’s race will be the 46th race at Toledo Speedway with the odds of …

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ARCA Racing Series Breakdown: 2019 Music City 200 at Nashville

Christian Eckes 2019 Music City 200

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Venturini Motorsports continued its season-long sweep of the ARCA Menards Series’ short track slate in a rain-delayed Music City 200 at the Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville Sunday afternoon, with Christian Eckes scoring a dominant race win that saw him lead the final 120 laps. Ty Gibbs, pole sitter Chandler Smith, Carson Hocevar and Bret Holmes …

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ARCA Preview: Music City 200 presented by Inspectra Thermal Solutions

Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville 2018 Music City 200

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

The ARCA Menards Series heads to Nashville this weekend for the 2019 Music City 200 presented by Inspectra Thermal Solutions at Fairgrounds Speedway. The race makes it’s May debut after cold conditions have made recent races at Nashville almost unbearable. Last season, Zane Smith held off eventual ARCA Menards Series champion Sheldon Creed for his …

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ARCA preview: Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA 200 at Salem Speedway

Arca Menard's Series Garage Logo

After taking over one month off, the ARCA Menards Series returns to action in the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA 200 at Salem Speedway on Sunday, April 14. The race will consist of 200 laps around the 0.555-mile track in Salem, IN. Salem Speedway will host two ARCA races this season, with the second race set …

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ARCA Breakdown: 2019 Pensacola 200

2019 Pensacola Arca Michael Self Victory Lane Arca

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After finishing outside the top 10 in his last three short track starts, the last place Michael Self wanted to have to rebound from a disastrous season opener at Daytona was another short track.  But 200 laps later, Self’s proclamation of “sucking at short track racing” proved false, as Venturini Motorsports’ No. 25 pulled into …

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ARCA Preview: ARCA Pensacola 200 presented by Inspectra Thermal Solutions

2018 Arca Irp Christian Eckes Winner Arca Photo

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The ARCA Menards Series returns this weekend after a few weeks off. The series takes to 5 Flags Speedway for the first time since 1996 for the ARCA Pensacola 200 presented by Inspectra Thermal Solutions. There are no former winners in the field (the last winner was Frank Kimmel). When ARCA was last on track, …

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NASCAR 101: 5 K&N & ARCA Drivers Who Could (Or Should!) Make Their National Series Debuts This Year

Nascar K&n Pro Series East

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NASCAR’s national series roster got just a little bigger this week thanks to a pair of announcements regarding driver debuts at Martinsville Speedway in the Camping World Truck Series. Tyler Ankrum will make his series debut with DGR-Crosley in the team’s No. 54, while Chase Purdy will attempt to make his first Truck Series race …

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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

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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

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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: Kasey Kahne’s Endless Pursuit of… What? & Exciting NASCAR Racing In Iowa

Kasey Kahne

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: The Latest Push To Fix Kasey Kahne June’s off week came with a crew chief change in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Travis Mack was replaced as Kasey Kahne‘s head wrench after just 15 races as the No. 95 Leavine Family Racing team remains mired in midpack. Jon Leonard will …

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

Chandler Smith Arca Nashville

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Venturini Motorsports’ No. 15 called it a “serious ass-whuppin” when the checkered flag flew Friday night at Madison International Speedway, and that’s exactly what it was. After winning his fourth ARCA Racing Series pole in as many starts, besting the field by three tenths of a second, 15-year-old Chandler Smith finally scored his first career …

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Teddy Roosevelt and Stock Car Racing: A Corollary

2018 Pocono Zach Catanzareti Arca Brennan Poole

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Teddy Roosevelt once said, “It is not the critic who counts. Not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, …

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