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Cindric Second in Regular Season After Dramatic Finish at Bristol

By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer Crashing across the line for the checkered flag saw Austin Cindric fall just short of the 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series Regular Season Championship. Entering the Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway, Cindric was locked in a battle for the regular season title with AJ Allmendinger. The duo matched each […]

Late Race Accident Ends Austin Hill’s Truck Series Playoff Bid

By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer A mistake by Austin Hill with 12 laps to go in the UNOH 200 ended his bid for the 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship. While battling with Josh Berry just inside the top-15, Hill attempted to cutoff the Rackley W.A.R. driver. The Hattori Racing driver tried to move […]

Chandler Smith Advances in NASCAR Truck Playoff With Thrilling Victory at Bristol

By Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service In a stunning upset on Thursday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, rookie Chandler Smith stole a victory from reigning NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Sheldon Creed, clinched a spot in the Round of 8 of the Playoffs, and eliminated Todd Gilliland from the postseason. The entire tenor of the […]

Sammy Smith wins East Series championship while teammate Ty Gibbs takes checkered at Bristol

By ARCA Menards Series BRISTOL, Tenn. — Joe Gibbs Racing drivers Ty Gibbs and Sammy Smith could not have executed the plan more perfectly. With both the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota and the No. 81 Engine Ice Toyota parked on the Bristol Motor Speedway frontstretch, facing each other with their bumpers touching, each driver […]

‘From Portland to Madland’ ARCA Menards Series West at Portland Race Recap

By Vincent Delforge, special to KickinTheTires.net For the return of the West Series to the Portland International Raceway after a nine-year hiatus, one thing is certain, we had a show! A great show or more precisely, madness!  Practice However, under the two practices and the qualifying session, we could have feared a solo walk from Jake […]

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“The reality kind of set in that it was going to be extremely tough.” – After Departing from ARCA Menards Series, Michael Self talks Current State of Being

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer 2021 was the first ARCA Menards Series season without Michael Self since 2015.  Despite leaving the ARCA Menards Series, Self still holds a steering wheel. Self runs in the TransAm Series and serves as the general manager of Silver Hare Racing. With the TransAm Series racing in downtown Nashville, Kickin’ the […]

Landen Lewis Talks About Debut, Working with Ron Hornaday Jr., and More

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer What do Ron Hornaday Jr., Austin Theriault, and the ARCA Menards Series have in common? Landen Lewis is that common ground. Lewis, a 15-year old, made his ARCA Menards Series debut two weeks with Rette Jones Racing at Springfield. Though the seventh-place finish was just the latest step in his […]

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