2022 ARCA Menards Series, East, and West Schedules Slowly Taking Shape

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By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer

The 2022 schedules for the ARCA Menards Series, East, and West are beginning to take shape. 

Although the schedule usually doesn’t get fully released until December, dates are beginning to be released. In conjunction with the NASCAR Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series schedules, tracks are releasing entire weekend schedules that include the ARCA Menards Series, East, and West.

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2022 ARCA Menards Series Race Announcements

The 69th season of the ARCA Menards Series will kick off on February 19th alongside the NASCAR Xfinity Series at the Daytona International Speedway. The 44th time the ARCA Menards Series has raced at the Daytona and the second straight season where ARCA and Xfinity open their seasons on the same date. 

Phoenix Raceway is the second race to be announced as the ARCA Menards Series and ARCA Menards Series West will run a combination race for the second straight season. March 11th will be the date for the General Tire 150 which will mark the third race ever for the ARCA Menards Series at Phoenix. 

The tradition will continue as the ARCA Menards Series will race at the Talladega Superspeedway on April 23rd, alongside the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Corey Heim completed the Superspeedway sweep at Talladega earlier this season and is one of the crucial races that has kept Heim in the championship hunt. It will be the 53rd ARCA Menards Series race at Talladega. 

As the trend seems in 2022, the ARCA Menards Series will race alongside the NASCAR Xfinity Series again at Michigan and Watkins Glen International. For the 41st time, the Series will take to the fast Michigan International Speedway on August 6th while for just the third time they’ll run at Watkins Glen on August 19th. 

The remainder of the ARCA Menards Series schedule will be released at a later date. 

2022 ARCA Menards Series East Race Announcements

The ARCA Menards Series East will return in 2022 but only one race was announced on Wednesday, August 29th. The ARCA Menards Series East will return to one of its traditional tracks, the Dover International Speedway. The ARCA Menards Series East will be the opener for the Dover tripleheader weekend on Friday, April 29th. 

The remainder of the ARCA Menards Series East schedule will be released at a later date. Kickin’ the Tires has reached out to multiple tracks that were on the East schedule in 2021 but none of which had a comment at this time. 

2022 ARCA Menards Series West Schedule Announcements

As noted in the image above, the ARCA Menards Series West will run a combination race at Phoenix with the National ARCA Menards Series. They opened the season at Phoenix this year and it’ll more than likely be the opener again in 2022. The season finale will again be at Phoenix Raceway and will be run alongside the NASCAR Xfinity Series finale on November 5th.

The ARCA Menards Series West will once again return to Sonoma Raceway in 2022 but this time will run alongside the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on June 11th. It will be the first time the Truck Series has run at Sonoma since 1998. The West Series race at Sonoma will mark race No. 43 and the second under the ARCA banner. 

The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway returns to the ARCA Menards Series West schedule again in 2022 in the fall. The race will kick off the fall-weekend tripleheader on Friday, October 14th, 2022. 

As for the remainder of the 2022 ARCA Menards Series West schedule, it will be announced at a later date. 

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

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Christian Koelle
Christian Koelle makes his debut with Kickin' the Tires in 2021 contributing ARCA Menards Series content. Koelle has been involved in the NASCAR Media scene since 2015 working for multiple outlets. Along with Kickin' in 2021, he joins Overbey Photography shooting photos in all three NASCAR series for clients. His favorite tracks include Nashville Superspeedway, Barber Motorsports Park, Iowa Speedway, Martinsville Speedway, Talladega Superspeedway, and Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway.
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