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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

(Photo: Nic Antaya/ARCA Racing)

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 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 Wins ARCA Race at Kentucky Despite Contact

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

“Never give up, keep going,” is the life motto for 17-year-old Ty Gibbs. After saving his No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota when he and Michael Self made contact, Gibbs drove back to the lead and won the 2020 General Tire 150 at Kentucky Speedway. It is his fourth career ARCA Menards Series victory. Gibbs …

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ARCA Preview: 2020 General Tire 150 at Kentucky Speedway

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

For the first time since 2017, the ARCA Menards Series heads to Kentucky Speedway Saturday (July 11) for the General Tire 150. Originally, this event was slated to be at Charlotte Motor Speedway accompanying the NASCAR All-Star Race; however, NASCAR was forced to move the All-Star Race to Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn. The …

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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

(Photo: AJ Mast/ARCA Racing)

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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ARCA Preview: 2020 General Tire 200 at Talladega

2019 General Tire 200

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The ARCA Menards Series is back! After three months and 14 days, its competitors will hit the race track. The series returns from its hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic at Talladega Superspeedway with the 2020 General Tire 200. After such a long break and only two races completed this season, what has transpired thus …

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Thad Moffitt Joins DGR-Crosley in ARCA Menards Series Season Opener

Thad Moffitt - 2019 Music City 200

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Thad Moffitt will compete for DGR-Crosley in the ARCA Menards Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway, the team announced Thursday (Jan. 9). Moffitt, whose grandfather is Richard Petty, will be sponsored by Performance Plus Richard Petty Signature Series, and his car will be adorned with the Petty Blue paint color. In seven events in …

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Brandon Lynn Scores ARCA Talladega Pole

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After sweeping the top three spots on the speed charts in this morning’s General Tire 200 practice, Venturini Motorsports driver Brandon Lynn delivered the pole for Friday afternoon’s ARCA race in group qualifying at Talladega Superspeedway. Lynn, who went out in the second of five groups to qualify, benefited from running in a highly organized …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Gradually Ramps Up in Cup, ARCA Confounds at Times

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Last weekend, FOX made their racing debut for 2019.  Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams were back on-track for both the Clash and Daytona 500 qualifying, while ARCA began their season with a new series name.  On paper, not really much has changed there.  Having the series called the ARCA Menards Series simply sounds better …

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