Race Weekend Central

Friday Faceoff: Is Dominance Detrimental to ARCA?

Ty Gibbs wins back to back races at Iowa Speedway

(Photo: Mark Kristl)

Two drivers have combined to win all but one ARCA Menards Series race this season. Does this diminish the relevance of the series?  Mark Kristl: It diminishes the spotlight on other drivers, especially the other two who are full time. However, it does not diminish the series. ARCA is the NASCAR equivalent of Single A, and …

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ARCA Preview: 2021 Clean Harbors 100 at Watkins Glen

2021 ARCA Mid-Ohio Racing Stanton Barrett, No. 12 Fast Track Racing Toyota (Credit: Emilee/Chinn/ARCA Racing used with permission)

Photo: Emilee Chinn/ARCA Racing used with permission

You know that Ty Gibbs vs. Corey Heim rivalry? Yeah, it intensified in the most recent ARCA Menards Series race at Winchester Speedway. After racing at a short track, now these two get to duel with 28 other competitors making left and right turns at Watkins Glen International. The Clean Harbors 100 will be the …

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Ty Gibbs Has Last Laugh, Scores Winchester Victory

Ty Gibbs at 2021 Road America NASCAR Xfinity race NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Anyone missing NASCAR during its two-week break certainly got their fix tonight in the 2021 Calypso Lemonade 200 at Winchester Speedway in the ARCA Menards Series. The race was action-packed with tight racing throughout, and Ty Gibbs moved championship rival Corey Heim with three to go to steal the win. It’s Gibbs’ seventh win this …

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ARCA Preview: 2021 Calypso Lemonade 200 at Winchester

2020 ARCA Winchester Green Flag - Ty Gibbs, No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota (Credit: AJ Mast/ARCA Racing used with permission)

Photo: AJ Mast/ARCA Racing used with permission

After the 11th race of the ARCA Menards Series season, there’s a new driver atop the point standings. On the strength of a series-high six victories, Ty Gibbs has overtaken Corey Heim going into the 2021 Calypso Lemonade 200 at Winchester Speedway, the ½-mile short track which ARCA will visit for the 26th time in …

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ARCA Preview: 2021 Shore Lunch 150 at Iowa

Arca Menards Series Shore Lunch 150

Ty Gibbs, driver of the #18 Monster Energy-Terrible Herbst-ORCA Toyota wins the Shore Lunch 150 for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards at Iowa Speedway on Saturday, July 18, 2020. (Barry Cantrell/ARCA Racing)

Can history be made in the 2021 Shore Lunch 150 at Iowa Speedway, the first combination race for the ARCA Menards Series and ARCA Menards Series East? There has never been either a two-time or back-to-back winner in ARCA history at the short track. Ty Gibbs enters the 150-lap race as the defending race winner …

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Daniel Dye Leads Nearly Every Lap to Win ARCA Race at Berlin

2021 ARCA Berlin Daniel Dye Victory Lane (Credit: Mark Kristl)

(Photo: Mark Kristl)

Daniel Dye won the 2021 Zinsser SmartCoat 200 at Berlin Raceway Saturday night (July 17). Dye led 198 of 200 laps from start to finish in just his second ARCA Menards Series start, holding off runs from Ty Gibbs on restarts and in the closing laps. The No. 21 GMS Racing driver became just the …

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ARCA Preview: 2021 Zinsser SmartCoat 200 at Berlin

2021 ARCA Elko Side-by-side Racing Corey Heim, No. 20 Venturini Motorsports Toyota, and Ty Gibbs, No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota (Credit: David Berding/ARCA Racing used with permission)

Photo: David Berding/ARCA Racing used with permission

The Zinsser SmartCoat 200 marks the halfway point in the 2021 ARCA Menards Series season. For the 21st time, Berlin Raceway will host the main ARCA series, but the first time since 2018 when Joe Graf Jr. infamously aggressively drove his way to his lone main ARCA series victory. The 0.438-mile short track in Marne, …

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Corey Heim Wins, Bumpers Fly in Menards 250

2021 ARCA Mid-Ohio Corey Heim (Credit: Emilee Chinn/ARCA Racing used with permission)

Photo: Emilee Chinn/ARCA Racing used with permission

When it comes to the ARCA Menards Series, Ty Gibbs‘ consistent domination in 2021 has led to a number of wins for the driver of the No. 18. Gibbs was about to add win number six on the season Saturday (July 11) night at Elko Speedway, leading 236 of the 250 laps, until he didn’t …

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