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Ty Gibbs Snares Pole for Menards 250

Ty Gibbs at 2021 Road America NASCAR Xfinity race NKP

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Gracie Trotter was in perfect position to grab the pole in qualifying for the ARCA Menards Series’ Menards 250 Saturday (July 10) at Elko Speedway, but Ty Gibbs rocketed out onto the track to grab the top spot. Gibbs ended up the quickest in practice and in the two-lap qualifying session with a time of …

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ARCA Preview: 2021 Menards 250 at Elko

ARCA Elko Race 2019

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For the seventh time in series history, the ARCA Menards Series travels to Elko Speedway this weekend. The 0.375-mile track is the shortest on the circuit; therefore, the drivers will complete the most laps in any race this season (250) in the Menards 250. Despite its relative newness to the ARCA schedule, which included being …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Road America Presents Some Issues

Kyle Weatherman and Jeremy Clements race at Road America, July 2021. Photo: NKP

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Last weekend was an excellent time if you like road racing. NASCAR had the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series at Road America, while INDYCAR was at Mid-Ohio. Finally, you had IMSA at Watkins Glen. I’ll be honest and admit that literally nothing was there from the Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen weekend. All but …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Austin Cindric Snags Pocono Win; Safety Highlighted in Scary Crash

Austin Cindric celebrates in victory lane at Pocono Raceway June 2021 (Photo: NKP)

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Leading a race-high 26 laps, Austin Cindric held off a hard-charging Ty Gibbs to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Pocono Raceway held on June 27, 2021.

Austin Cindric Holds off Ty Gibbs, Takes Home Xfinity Win at Pocono

Austin Cindric wins 2021 Pocono NKP

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A huge challenge from Ty Gibbs in the closing laps of Sunday (June 27) afternoon’s wasn’t enough to surpass Austin Cindric, and the No. 22 held on to score his fourth victory of the season and first career triumph at Pocono Raceway. The Pocono Green 225 Recycled by JP Mascaro & Sons was chaotic early …

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Corey Heim Ends Ty Gibbs’ Winning Streak, Wins ARCA Race at Pocono

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

Photo: Emilee Chinn/ARCA Racing used with permission

As Ty Gibbs sought to tie the all-time ARCA Menards Series winning streak at five, Venturini Motorsports teammates Corey Heim and Chandler Smith worked together and Heim ended up victorious at Pocono Raceway on Friday (June 25). Heim grabbed the lead on wild final restart en route to winning the 2021 General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200. …

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Ty Gibbs Leads ARCA Final Practice at Pocono

2021 ARCA Pocono Ty Gibbs, No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota (Credit: NKP)

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After leading the first ARCA Menards Series practice yesterday at Pocono Raceway, Ty Gibbs followed suit by leading the final practice session ahead of tonight’s (June 25) General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200. Gibbs posted the fastest time at 52.625 seconds, 0.682 seconds ahead of the second quickest Corey Heim. Making his first ARCA start this year …

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ARCA Preview: 2021 General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 at Pocono

2020 ARCA Pocono Pack Racing - Ty Gibbs, No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, and Michael Self, No. 25 Venturini Motorsports Toyota (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

If Ty Gibbs wins Friday’s (June 25) ARCA Menards Series race at Pocono Raceway, he will tie the series’ all-time winning streak with five straight victories. Gibbs would join Harold Smith, Jack Bowsher, Bruce Gould, and Tim Steele, who last accomplished that feat in 1997. The good news for Gibbs? He has led 70% of …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Could More Doubleheaders Be In NASCAR’s Future?

2019 Pocono Mencs Denny Hamlin Checkers Nkp

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With Pocono being a doubleheader weekend, if successful, could it mark the start of a trend to shorten the NASCAR schedule? – Daniel P., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania I hope so, to be honest. I’ve long been a proponent of NASCAR shortening the schedule (and the individual races). No disrespect to the fine folks in Texas and …

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