Race Weekend Central

ARCA Racing Series Breakdown: 2019 Herr’s Potato Chips 200 at IRP

2019 Iowa I Gots Chandler Smith Helmet Nkp

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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ARCA Racing Series Breakdown: 2019 Kentuckiana Ford Dealers Fall Classic at Salem

Ty Gibbs at Gateway Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After leading ARCA practice and winning the pole for Saturday’s race, Ty Gibbs rocketed away on the initial restart Saturday (Sept. 14) at Salem Speedway. He led by a half second almost immediately. It was a metaphor for the entire evening. Gibbs was absolutely dominant on the Salem high banks Saturday, leading 196 of 200 …

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Michael Self Wins 4th Race of 2019 in Overtime at Illinois State Fair

Michael Self 2019 Music City 200

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

On an afternoon of dirt-track racing at the Illinois State Fairgrounds, Michael Self came out on top and edged defending race winner Christian Eckes in overtime in the Allen Crowe 100. When the yellow flag came out on lap 95 for Ty Gibbs and Joe Graf Jr. tangling, Self held the lead over Corey Heim and …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Todd Gilliland Talks Runner-Up Finish at Gateway, Lackluster Sonoma

Nascar Gander Outdoors Truck Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss a lackluster road course race at Sonoma Raceway, which saw Martin Truex Jr. win in dominating fashion. At the end of the race, it was a two-car battle with Truex and Kyle Busch. Both now have 21 and 20 wins, respectively, over the past three-and-a-half-years. …

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Pace Laps: A Sonoma Snoozer, While Ross Chastain Takes NASCAR by Storm

2019 Gateway Ngots Ross Chastain Trucks Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: New Track, Same Sonoma Story Sonoma Raceway added its famed Carousel for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. But the new 2.52-mile course led to an unexpected challenge, not for the drivers but the fans. A caution-free race, except for stage breaks, became dominated by Kyle Busch and Martin Truex …

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ARCA Racing Series Breakdown: 2019 Day to Day Coffee 150 at Gateway

2019 Gateway Arca Ty Gibbs Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a Nutshell: Sam Mayer did a masterful job holding the race lead on old tires until turn 3 of the last lap when a slight bobble (or possible indecision) opened enough of a door for Ty Gibbs to sneak past for his first career ARCA Menard’s Series win. Gibbs, who did make contact with …

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ARCA Preview: 2019 Day To Day Coffee 150 At Gateway

2018 Gateway Arca Start Kevin Thoele

(Photo: Kevin Thoele)

The second half of the ARCA Menards Series season begins this weekend at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. The first half of the season has seen everything from Venturini Motorsports and Toyota’s domination in spring to Ty Majeski and Chad Bryant Racing going back-to-back to kick off the summer at Charlotte Motor Speedway and …

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ARCA Preview: 2019 Shore Lunch 200 at Madison International Speedway

Chandler Smith 2018 Madison Arca Victory

(Photo: ARCA Menards Series)

It’s a “Friday Night Special” this weekend for the ARCA Menards Series. After a thrilling finish at Michigan International Speedway, the series heads to Madison International Speedway for the Shore Lunch 200. Last weekend, championship points leader Michael Self passed Ty Majeski on the last lap to secure his sixth career win. After a few …

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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

(Photo: ARCA Racing)

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

(Photo: ARCA Photo)

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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