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Fire on Fridays: Sam Mayer Discusses 4 Obstacles of Replacing Josh Berry

2020 I44speedway Arca Sam Mayer Face Arca Racing

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In just over a week, another prodigy driver makes his long-awaited NASCAR Xfinity Series debut. On June 26, Sam Mayer turns 18 years old. The next day, he’ll be hauling the JR Motorsports No. 8 Chevrolet into the treacherous corners of Pocono Raceway. “Oh, getting to turn 18 is one of the coolest things you …

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The Underdog House: AJ Allmendinger Capitalizes on COTA Road Course Prowess

AJ Allmendinger prepares for a NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. (March 2021) (Photo: NKP)

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Top Dog: AJ Allmendinger AJ Allmendinger may be no underdog on a road course, but the 39-year-old veteran became a bit of a Cinderella story Sunday (May 23) at Circuit of the Americas. While his team, Kaulig Racing, has established itself as a powerhouse in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, it has limited experience at the …

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The Underdog House: Daniel Suarez Rules Richmond Dog Yard

Daniel Suarez competes at Martinsville Speedway in April 2021. Photo: NKP

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Top Dog: Daniel Suarez In Sunday’s (April 18) Richmond Raceway event that only saw two cautions for incidents, it was hard for smaller teams to gain traction through the field. In fact, the pace set by Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr. up front was a struggle for many top teams, too. There were just …

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Tire Pros Sponsoring Josh Berry, Sam Mayer

Josh Berry No. 8 Filter Time Chevy Camaro competes at Homestead in Xfinity 2021

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Tire Pros will be featured on the No. 8 NASCAR Xfinity Series car of JR Motorsports for six races, JRM announced March 9. The partnership starts at Atlanta Motor Speedway, with Josh Berry behind the wheel. Berry, who finished seventh last week at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, will be sponsored by Tire Pros at Darlington …

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Here’s What Some ARCA Experts Have to Say About the 2021 Season

Arca Menards Series Speediatrics 150

(Photo: Barry Cantrell/ARCA Racing)

The 2021 ARCA season will soon get underway, with the ARCA Menards Series East beginning competition for ARCA in just a few days, Feb. 8 at New Smyrna Speedway. The ARCA Menards Series follows at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 13, and the ARCA Menards Series West starts its run with a combination race with …

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Bret Holmes, Sam Mayer to Compete Part Time in ARCA and Truck Series

Arca Menards Series Speediatrics 150

(Photo: Barry Cantrell/ARCA Racing)

Bret Holmes and Sam Mayer will race part-time in the ARCA Menards Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for Bret Holmes Racing, the team announced Thursday, Jan. 14. BHR will continue running the No. 23 Chevrolet in ARCA as well as the No. 32 Chevy in the Truck Series with Shane Huffman as the …

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ARCA 2020 Year in Review

Arca Menards Series Speediatrics 150

Bret Holmes, driver of the #23 Golden Eagle Syrup Chevrolet wins the 2020 series championship during the Speediatrics 150 for the ARCA Menards Series at Kansas Speedway on Friday, October 16, 2020. (Barry Cantrell/ARCA Racing)

For the 13th straight year, the ARCA Menards Series crowned a different champion. 23-year-old Bret Holmes took the honors, winning his first career race en route to eventually becoming the champion. Michael Self, Rookie of the Year Hailie Deegan, rookie Drew Dollar and Ty Gibbs finished second through fifth, respectively, in the championship standings. In its …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Closing the Door on an Unforgettable 2020 Season

Nascar Gander Rv & Outdoors Truck Series Lucas Oil 150

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It’s hard to believe but the 2020 Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series has come to an end, and there’s really only one way to describe this season: Unforgettable. The season opened normally enough at Daytona International Speedway with the usual wreck fest followed by a finish that saw Grant Enfinger edge Jordan Anderson by mere …

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ARCA Showdown Rundown: Where We Stand After the Finale at Memphis

2020 Memphis Arca Sam Mayer Trophy Arca

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Sam Mayer is the 2020 ARCA Menards Series Sioux Chief Showdown champion. After finishing second in the Sioux Chief PowerPex 200, Mayer clinched the championship while Ty Gibbs earned the victory at Memphis International Raceway. The mere fact that Mayer finished in the top five kept Gibbs from his first championship in NASCAR. Mayer earned …

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Ty Gibbs Aces Restarts, Wins ARCA Race at Memphis

2020 Memphis Arca Ty Gibbs Victory Lane Nkp

(Photo: Barry Cantrell/ARCA Racing)

With his grandfather Joe Gibbs in attendance, Ty Gibbs aced the final two restarts on Saturday (Sept. 26) to win the Sioux Chief PowerPex 200 at Memphis International Raceway, his eighth career ARCA Menards Series victory. He has notched back-to-back wins after winning the previous race at Winchester Speedway. Gibbs won the pole earlier Saturday …

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Friday Faceoff: Was Ross Chastain the Best Option for the No. 42?

Nascar Xfinity Series

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Should NASCAR do something about lapped cars affecting the end of a race, or was Kyle Busch just blowing off steam in the NASCAR Cup Series event at Bristol Motor Speedway? Luken Glover: This is something that has crossed my mind in recent weeks and still is tough to answer. Kyle Busch was blowing off some …

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ARCA Preview: 2020 Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200 at Memphis

Nascar K&n Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

For the first time since 2001, the ARCA Menards Series heads to Memphis, Tennessee for the Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200 on Saturday (Sept. 26). The race marks the season finale for the Sioux Chief Showdown Series, ARCA’s mini championship within a championship. It’s also the third-to-final race of the season for the ARCA Menards Series. …

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