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ARCA Preview: 2021 Bush Bean’s 200 at Bristol

2020 ARCA Bristol Pack Racing Sam Mayer, No. 21 GMS Racing Chevrolet, and Ty Gibbs, No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

The ARCA Menards Series begins the four-race weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway with the Bush’s Beans 200 on Thursday (Sept. 16), and this race ought to be an exciting one. As the final combination race for ARCA and the ARCA Menards Series East, the East series champion will be decided. Also, there are only three …

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Fire on Fridays: Lower-Series Drivers Who Deserve Late-Season Call-Ups

Ty Gibbs smiling at 2021 Michigan NASCAR Xfinity race, holding a Monster drink, Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

This would’ve been easier before 2020. Back in the days of qualifying before every NASCAR race (remember those?), anyone approved by NASCAR could show up to a track on the national series schedule and try to put their car in the show. Whether they should’ve been there was of little importance; as long as they …

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Entry List: 2021 Go Bowling 250

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

With two races left before the beginning of the 2021 playoffs, the NASCAR Xfinity Series heads to Richmond Raceway this Saturday afternoon, Sept. 11. The entry list for the 250-lap short track event features 41 drivers. With the absence of qualifying, Timmy Hill will not be able to compete on Saturday night based on owner …

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5 Points to Ponder: Can NASCAR & Hollywood Mix in L.A.?

2021 Darlington Ii Pack Jared C Tilton Getty

(Photo: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

1. NASCAR Racing in L.A. Coliseum? A Hollywood affair? The NASCAR world was caught by surprise with Monday’s (Sept. 6) Labor Day bombshell in The Athletic about a potential 2022 exhibition race in Los Angeles. According to sources in the story, the Busch Clash would be moved from its traditional spot, Daytona International Speedway, to a short …

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Landen Lewis Leads Every Lap, Wins ARCA Race at DuQuoin

2021 ARCA DuQuoin Landen Lewis, No. 2 Rev Racing Chevrolet (Credit: ARCA Racing used with permission)

Photo: ARCA Racing used with permission

In his second career ARCA Menards Series start, Landen Lewis was perfect. The 15-year-old won the pole, then led every lap Sunday (Sept. 5) en route to winning the Southern Illinois 100 at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds. After he finished eighth in his series debut at the other dirt track, the Illinois State Fairgrounds, Lewis …

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ARCA Preview: 2021 Southern Illinois 100 at DuQuoin

2019 ARCA DuQuoin Pack Racing - Travis Braden, No. 27 RFMS Racing Ford (Credit: Jay Alley/ARCA Racing used with permission)

Photo: Jay Alley/ARCA Racing used with permission

With only four races left this season, Ty Gibbs has his largest points lead of the season at 11 points. This weekend’s Southern Illinois 100 is the second and final ARCA Menards Series race on a dirt track this year. For Gibbs’ championship competitor Corey Heim, the race at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds feels like …

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Ty Gibbs Starting From Pole at ARCA Milwaukee Race

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#81: Ty Gibbs, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Supra Monster Energy

Ty Gibbs is back on the pole for an ARCA Menards Series race yet again, starting from first for today’s (Aug. 29) Sprecher 150 at the Milwaukee Mile. Gibbs qualified first for the combination race with the ARCA Menards Series East with a lap of 122.641 mph. He leads Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Sammy Smith, …

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ARCA Preview: 2021 Sprecher 150 at Milwaukee Mile

2021 ARCA Michigan Ty Gibbs Burnout (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

Dead even. With five races left in the 2021 ARCA Menards Series season, Ty Gibbs and Corey Heim are tied for the points lead. After 15 races this season, the two Toyota drivers have won every series race except for one, giving both of them at least a 201-point lead over third-place driver Thad Moffitt. This year’s ARCA …

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ARCA Preview: 2021 Michigan, Illinois State Fairgrounds Races

2020 ARCA Michigan Pack Racing Riley Herbst, No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, and Ryan Repko, No. 20 Venturini Motorsports Toyota (Credit: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In two days, the ARCA Menards Series drivers will complete a combined 200 laps at two different racetracks. Of those 200 laps, 100 laps will be completed at Michigan International Speedway on Friday (Aug. 20) in the Henry Ford Health Systems 200. Two days later,  the series will travel about 400 miles to the Illinois …

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