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Sam Mayer to Run in ARCA & Trucks in 2020

2019 Dover Nkpse Sam Mayer Championship Trophy Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Fresh off winning the 2019 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship, Sam Mayer revealed his 2020 plans to Frontstretch at Lucas Oil Raceway. Mayer will defend his title in the newly re-branded ARCA Menards Series East next season. Mayer noted that division is of foremost importance to him and his GMS Racing team. In addition …

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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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Tracking the Trucks: Brett Moffitt Strikes 1st in Playoffs With Bristol Win

Nascar Gander Outdoors Truck Series

Brett Moffit standing tall after his Bristol win (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a Nutshell: Brett Moffitt emerged from the chaos that was the Gander Outdoors Truck Series playoff opener at Bristol Motor Speedway with his third victory of the season. Following a short red flag period and the seventh caution in the final stage, the defending champion struck first with a nearly one-second victory over Chandler …

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NASCAR 101: Other K&N Stalwarts Who Could Join Sam Mayer in the Truck Series (Or Beyond)

2019 Pocono Xfinity Zach Catanzareti Hailie Deegan

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The latest graduate of the K&N Pro Series to NASCAR’s national series is Sam Mayer, who made his Gander Outdoors Truck Series debut Thursday night, Aug. 15, at Bristol Motor Speedway. Mayer, 16, was announced in late 2018 as one of the drivers for GMS Racing’s Truck Series program in 2019. The catch? He wouldn’t …

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Sam Mayer Snags ManpowerGroup Sponsorship for Truck Debut

2019 Gateway Arca Sam Mayer Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Sam Mayer is attempting his NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series debut in GMS Racing’s No. 21 Chevrolet Silverado later this season, and the team announced Wednesday (July 31) sponsorship for three of those races. The part-time No. 21 will be sponsored by ManpowerGroup in the UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway (8:30 p.m. ET, Aug. …

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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: Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200 at Toledo Speedway

Restart 2019 Music City 200

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

The ARCA Menards Series heads to Toledo, Ohio for round six of the 2019 season. The second straight short track race of the season will feature the continued points battle between Travis Braden, Michael Self, and the few others still eligible. Sunday’s race will be the 46th race at Toledo Speedway with the odds of …

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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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