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An ARCA Championship Battle Already Between Corey Heim, Ty Gibbs & Nick Sanchez

2021 ARCA Daytona Ty Gibbs, No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, and Nick Sanchez, No. 2 Rev Racing Chevrolet (Credit: NKP)

Credit: NKP

While the three NASCAR national touring series utilize a playoff system, the ARCA Menards Series still uses a season-long points system. The past two years, the championship battle has not been settled until the season finale at Kansas Speedway. Even though only one race has been completed thus far this season, five percent (1 out …

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Corey Heim Wins Lucas Oil 200 for Venturini’s 4th Straight Daytona Win

2021 ARCA Daytona Corey Heim, No. 20 Venturini Motorsports Toyota (Credit: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Saturday (Feb. 13) the green flag waved on the 2021 ARCA Menards Series season after a wet Daytona International Speedway morning. But for Corey Heim and Venturini Motorsports, it was like 2020 never ended. Heim and Venturini won their second straight race, taking home the trophy in the Lucas Oil 200. Venturini as an organization …

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ARCA Preview: 2021 Lucas Oil 200 at Daytona

2020 Daytona ARCA Pack Racing (Credit: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Following the checkered flag at last year’s ARCA Menards Series season finale at Kansas Speedway, the 2021 season kicks off at Daytona International Speedway. After a 120-day offseason since Bret Holmes‘ championship celebration at Corey Heim‘s maiden victory in ARCA at Kansas, these drivers look forward to racing on the high banks of Daytona for …

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Here’s What Some ARCA Experts Have to Say About the 2021 Season

Arca Menards Series Speediatrics 150

(Photo: Barry Cantrell/ARCA Racing)

The 2021 ARCA season will soon get underway, with the ARCA Menards Series East beginning competition for ARCA in just a few days, Feb. 8 at New Smyrna Speedway. The ARCA Menards Series follows at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 13, and the ARCA Menards Series West starts its run with a combination race with …

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Corey Heim Wins Kansas, Bret Holmes Completes Dream Season to Claim 2020 ARCA Championship

2019 Salem Arca Corey Heim Car Jay Alley

(Photo: Jay Alley/ARCA Racing)

In what was one of the closest championship battles in recent memory, the final race of the 2020 ARCA Menards Series did not disappoint. Separated by just eight championship points entering the valedictory race at Kansas Speedway, combatants Bret Holmes and Michael Self had one goal in mind: win the Speediatrics 150. The race victory …

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Ryan Unzicker Leads Every Lap, Wins First ARCA Race at Springfield

2020 Illinois Arca Ryan Unzicker Victory Lane Nkp

(Photo: Jeff Curry/ARCA Racing)

Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, was a once-in-a-lifetime day for Ryan Unzicker. After winning the pole for the ARCA Menards Series race at Illinois State Fairgrounds, he led 102 of the 103 laps en route to winning the Illinois Truck & Equipment Allen Crowe 100. It was the first career ARCA win for Unzicker, who made …

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ARCA Preview: 2020 Illinois Truck & Equipment Allen Crowe 100 at Springfield

2019 Springfield Arca Restart Jay Alley

(Photo: Jay Alley)

The ARCA Menards Series heads to Springfield, Ill., this weekend for the 2020 Illinois Truck & Equipment Allen Crowe 100. The race marks the sole race on dirt during the 2020 campaign and the second-to-last race of the 2020 season. An heated points battled comes into the capital of Illinois, while others attempt to make …

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Flat Left Front Robs Corey Heim of Runner-Up ARCA Finish

Arca Menards Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Corey Heim clearly had the second-best car on track Friday night (July 24) in the Dawn 150 at Kansas Speedway in the ARCA Menards Series. But while Heim kept the No. 12 car in the picture the entire night, he fell short of his career-best finish by race’s end. Late in the race, Heim’s left-front …

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ARCA Preview: 2020 Dawn 150 at Kansas Speedway

Arca Menards Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In addition to being the eighth race of the ARCA Menards Series season, the 2020 Dawn 150 at Kansas Speedway will be an important test for the championship contenders because the 1.5-mile track will also host the season finale. This race and its name are realigned from the since-canceled event at Chicagoland Speedway. So, which …

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Corey Heim Joining Venturini Motorsports for Part-Time ARCA Ride

Corey Heim 2019 Music City 200

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Corey Heim has joined Venturini Motorsports for the 2020 ARCA Menards Series season, the organization announced Thursday (Jan. 16). Heim will race part time with the team in all three divisions of the series, seven races in all. “I am really looking forward to getting into one of Venturini Motorsports Toyotas and hitting the track …

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Reviewing the 2019 ARCA Season

2019 Gateway Arca Racing Nigel Kinrade Photography

(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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