Sammy Smith Cruises To Checkered At 5 Flags For First ARCA Menards Win

PENSACOLA, Fla. – Based on the way he barely lost the ARCA Menards Series East season-opener to fellow rookie Max Gutiérrez a few weeks ago, Sammy Smith’s eventual first win on the platform felt like an inevitability. It became a reality Saturday night at 5 Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida, where the 16-year-old from Johnston, Iowa, […]

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ARCA East Preview: 2021 Pensacola 200 Presented by INSPECTRA Thermal Solutions at 5 Flags Speedway

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer The ARCA Menards Series East heads to Pensacola, Florida for the Pensacola 200 presented by INSPECTRA Thermal Solutions. The last time East Series raced at New Smyrna, just a few weeks ago, Max Gutierrez earned the victory edging Sammy Smith and Taylor Gray. Gutierrez now heads into Pensacola with a […]

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ARCA Series Alumni Strongly Represented in NASCAR Victory Lane to Start 2021

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer Ben Rhodes, Michael McDowell, Austin Cindric, Ty Gibbs, and now Christopher Bell. What do all five of these drivers have in common one might ask? Not only have they all gone on to Victory Lane in a NASCAR national series this year, but all have also won multiple times in […]

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Zachary Tinkle Set to Make ARCA Menards Series East Debut at 5 Flags Speedway

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer Zachary Tinkle will make his ARCA Menards Series East debut in the Pensacola 200 presented by INSPECTRA Thermal. He will pilot the No. 22 Toyota Camry for Brandon Oakley Racing. Oakley piloted his car at New Smyrna, earning a career-best eighth-place finish, but will hand over the reins to Tinkle […]

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ARCA Menards Series Preview: Lucas Oil 200 Driven by General Tire at Daytona

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer The ARCA Menards Series returns to Daytona to kick off the 2021 season. 34 drivers will take the green flag on Saturday Afternoon, February 13 in the Lucas Oil 200 Driven by General Tire. For the 43rd time, the ARCA Menards Series will take to the high banks. Despite a […]

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Max Gutierrez Squeezes By Taylor Gray & Sammy Smith for First Career East Series Win at New Smyrna

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer Max Gutierrez snuck by Sammy Smith and Taylor Gray to earn his first career victory in the ARCA Menards Series East. In just his third career East start, Gutierrez won by the slim margin of just .46-seconds over Smith.v “The last corner, they were battling for first,” Gutiérrez said after […]

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Sammy Smith Scheduled for Six East Series; One West Series Race with Joe Gibbs Racing

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer Sammy Smith will compete for Joe Gibbs Racing in the ARCA Menards Series East in six races this season. Smith moves up from Kyle Busch Motorsports’ Late Models to Joe Gibbs Racing’s ARCA program in 2021. Smith will make his debut next Monday, February 8 at New Smyrna Speedway in […]

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ARCA East Preview: 2021 Jeep Beach 175 at New Smyrna Speedway

By Chistian Koelle, Staff Writer The ARCA Menards Series East returns to action on February 8 for the Jeep Beach 175 at New Smyrna Speedway, kicking off the 2021 NASCAR season. Monday’s race will be the eighth East Series race at New Smyrna (second ARCA Menards Series East event). Sam Mayer picked up the victory […]

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Willie Mullins Doubling Down in Speedweek; Running East Race at New Smyrna

Willie Mullins will be pulling double duty during ARCA’s Speedweek in Flordia again this season. Mullins announced on Twitter that he’ll be running in the ARCA Menards Series East Jeep Beach 175 at New Smyrna Speedway on February 8. He will then follow that up later in the week at Daytona International Speedway with the […]

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McCollum takes Thanksgiving Classic win with last lap bump and run

By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer After a thrilling two-lap shootout, Alex McCollum and Cody Kelley crashed across the line in a photo finish in the Windshield Deep Dexter’s Detailing Thanksgiving Classic. Battle for the Win With under 10 laps to go, contact from McCollum sent part-time ARCA Menards Series East driver Parker Retzlaff spinning in […]

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