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ARCA Racing Series Breakdown: 2019 Music City 200 at Nashville

Christian Eckes 2019 Music City 200

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Venturini Motorsports continued its season-long sweep of the ARCA Menards Series’ short track slate in a rain-delayed Music City 200 at the Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville Sunday afternoon, with Christian Eckes scoring a dominant race win that saw him lead the final 120 laps. Ty Gibbs, pole sitter Chandler Smith, Carson Hocevar and Bret Holmes …

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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 Racing Series Breakdown: 2019 General Tire 200 at Talladega

Todd Gilliland & Riley Herbst 2019 General Tire 200

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Gander Outdoor Truck Series regular Todd Gilliland came to Talladega in search of a confidence boost after a lackluster start to the 2019 campaign. He found just that, cycling to the lead on lap 43 after a caution flew for a turn four wreck between Thad Moffitt and Christian Eckes, and never again relinquishing the …

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ARCA Preview: General Tire 200 at Talladega Superspeedway

Arca Menard's Series Garage Logo

The ARCA Menards Series heads to Talladega Superspeedway to start the kick off of Talladega’s 50th anniversary season. History was made the last time ARCA was on the high banks of the Talladega Superspeedway when Zane Smith and Joe Graf Jr. battled it out to the finish line and became the closest finish ever in …

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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

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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

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

2019 Daytona Clash Cup Ryan Blaney Brad Keselowski Pack Racing Nkp

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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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ARCA Breakdown: Music City 200

2016 Nascar Bristol

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Though he didn’t end up winning the pole, Zane Smith emerged from qualifying as ready to race as anyone in the field, exclaiming repeatedly over the radio that the team’s adjustments from practice had made a “night and day” difference. Going from day to night did suit the No. 41 team just fine as Smith …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Sports Unveils New NASCAR Graphics in Daytona

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series The Advance Auto Parts Clash Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fl Usa Sunday 11 February 2018 Ryan Blaney, Team Penske, Menards/peak Ford Fusion, Chase Elliott, Hendrick Motorsports, Mountain Dew Chevrolet Camaro And Joey Logano, Team Penske, Shell Pennzoil Ford Fusion World Copyright: Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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Welcome back to Couch Potato Tuesday.  For me, it’s my 10th year of keeping NASCAR’s media partners honest.  For 2018, there will be no real changes in my output, but there are a couple of minor adjustments on the website. You’ve probably noticed that the TV Listings in the tab has been replaced by Television.  …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Michael Self Wants to Make Living Off Truck Series

2017 Kern County K&n West Zach Catanzareti Michael Self Sinclair Oil

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Before the 2016 season finale for the ARCA Racing Series last fall, Michael Self was a name struggling for relevancy. Competing full time in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West from 2010 to 2013, winning six times, Self picked up a seven-race XFINITY Series deal with JD Motorsports in 2015. After that, Self was on …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Road America 180

Nascar Xfinity Series Road America 180 Fired Up By Johnsonville

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A gutsy call by crew chief Danny Stockman on fuel gave Paul Menard the opportunity he needed to drive to Victory Lane at Road America, his home track. The victory was his third Xfinity Series victory and first win on a road course. Menard was the only Cup Series/non-NXS regular in the field as the …

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