Race Weekend Central

ARCA Preview: 2019 FORTS USA 150

2019 Gateway Arca Racing Nigel Kinrade Photography

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The ARCA Menards Series travels this weekend to Long Pond, Pa., for its second race of the 2019 season  at Pocono Raceway. The 2019 FORTS USA 150 will take place on Friday, July 26. It will be the first race of the tripleheader race weekend at Pocono; the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series will race …

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Pace Laps: NASCAR Veterans Head In 2 Directions, Christopher Bell Dominates Xfinity at Loudon

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Two Veterans Headed In Opposite Directions Kevin Harvick and Jimmie Johnson were born less than three months apart. Their Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series careers started within one year of each other, 2001 and 2002, as the California natives rose up and won in their first years on tour. Multiple …

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ARCA Racing Series Breakdown: 2019 Fans with Benefits 150 at Iowa

2019 Iowa Arca Chandler Smith Victory Lane Arca

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There were ample chances for drama in Friday night’s Fans with Benefits 150 at Iowa Speedway. Problem is, Chandler Smith was WAY too fast for anyone to keep up with him, and by race’s end he left Iowa Speedway with his fifth win of 2019, the seventh of his ARCA career: .@CSmithDrive to Victory Lane! …

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ARCA Preview: 2019 Fans With Benefits 150 at Iowa Speedway

2019 Iowa Ngots Harrison Burton Truck Grandstands Nigel Kinrade Photography

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“Is this heaven? No, it’s Iowa” – Field of Dreams The ARCA Menards Series heads to the cornfields of Iowa this weekend for the 13th time for the Fans With Benefits 150. The track within the cornfields will have one of the best points battles in recent memory and will be on center stage alongside …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Which Race is Most Crucial in the Summer Stretch?

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The summer stretch of the 2019 season is upon us in NASCAR and there have been many controversial topics and great races. As we near the playoffs in September, this is one of the most important portions of the schedule for all of these teams. Which race will be most crucial coming up? Daytona as …

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ARCA Preview: 2019 Day To Day Coffee 150 At Gateway

2018 Gateway Arca Start Kevin Thoele

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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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Frontstretch Podcast: Jeremy Clements Chats Season-Best Finish at Iowa

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff break down a wild weekend of racing at Iowa Speedway where the NASCAR Xfinity and Gander Outdoors Truck Series took center stage. Ross Chastain was victorious in the truck race…. or so we thought, until NASCAR deemed the truck to be too low in the front. …

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Pace Laps: Christopher Bell Puts on a Clinic, Truck Series Drama Unfolds In Iowa

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Xfinity Series: Christopher Bell Show in Iowa  Heading into Sunday’s CircuitCity.com 250 at Iowa Speedway, Christopher Bell was the favorite. The No. 20 team lived up to expectations in the race, leading 186 laps en route to its fourth victory of the season. The victory is Bell’s second in four starts at the 7/8-mile short …

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Chandler Smith on Pole For 2019 M&M’s 200, Iowa Qualifying Cancelled

2019 Martinsville Trucks Zach Catanzareti Chandler Smith

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Mother Nature wreaked havoc on the NASCAR schedule Saturday, June 15 for on-track activities at Iowa Speedway. Rain moved the first Xfinity Series practice to 5:30 p.m. ET while Gander Outdoor Truck Series qualifying was cancelled for the 2019 M&M’s 200. Tonight’s starting lineup is now set based on owner points. That means last night’s …

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Chandler Smith, Sheldon Creed Top Truck Practices at Iowa

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The Gander Outdoors Truck Series teams prepared their trucks in two practice sessions Saturday (June 15) before the M&MS 200 at Iowa Speedway. Chandler Smith and Sheldon Creed led the way in each session. Practice 1 Kyle Busch Motorsports and GMS Racing took half of the top 10 spots in the first practice session. Smith, …

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Chandler Smith Holds Off Challengers for ARCA Win at Madison

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Chandler Smith, ARCA Menards Series driver of the No. 20 Venturini Motorsports Toyota, celebrates after winning the 2019 Shore Lunch 200 at Madison International Speedway in Oregon, WI (Photo: ARCA Menards Series)

Chandler Smith dominated the Shore Lunch 200 early, but he faced numerous challengers throughout the race, ultimately holding off teammate Michael Self to win at Madison International Speedway. Smith broke the track record in ARCA Menards Series qualifying, and he dominated the first half of the race. On lap 91, he put his teammate and …

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ARCA Preview: 2019 Shore Lunch 200 at Madison International Speedway

Chandler Smith 2018 Madison Arca Victory

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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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