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 […]

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ARCA Menards Series Preview: 2021 Sprecher 150 at Milwaukee

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer The ARCA Menards Series heads to West Allis, Wisconsin on Sunday for the Sprecher 150 at the famed Milwaukee-Mile.  The famed Milwaukee-Mile has hosted at least one race every year since 1903, NASCAR and ARCA have been a part of that in the past.  For the first time since June […]

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From Viral Tweet to NASCAR Internship, Noah C Cornelius’ Whirlwind Journey

By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer Rarely do posts on social media go viral. Even more rarely do those viral posts send someone onto a journey from ‘NASCAR superfan’ to NASCAR intern. About one year ago, Noah C Cornelius posted a Tweet that sent him on a journey through super-fandom, podcast host, and ultimately an internship […]

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Ty Gibbs Leads All but One Lap en-Route to Victory at Iowa Speedway

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer NEWTON, Iowa — After earning his 12th career pole, Ty Gibbs nearly led flag-to-flag.  Leading all but one lap Saturday, Gibbs put up a dominating performance en-route to his sixth victory of 2021 and second straight victory at Iowa Speedway.  The 25th lap was the only one in which Gibbs wasn’t […]

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ARCA Menards Series and ARCA East Preview: 2021 Shore Lunch 150 at Iowa Speedway

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer The ARCA Menards Series heads to “The Hawkeye State” Saturday for the Shore Lunch 150.  After being left off all NASCAR series’ and the IndyCar Series, the ARCA Menards Series will be the sole series to race at Iowa Speedway this season. Ty Gibbs is the defending race winner and […]

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Morgan Alexander Making Transition from Dirt Racing to Stock Cars; Talks Debut at Southern National

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer Morgan Alexander made his ARCA Menards Series East debut last weekend at Southern National Motorsports Park. Alexander, a dirt-late model driver from Locust Grove, Georgia, is beginning to make his transition from dirt racing to stock car racing.  “I’m from Locust Grove, GA and I’ve been driving dirt late models […]

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Joey Iest Earns Runner-Up Finish at Southern National, Career-Best Finish

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer After starting fifth in Saturday’s race at Southern National Motorsports Park, Joey Iest and the No. 54 team seemed to have a special night brewing. After a disappointing day at Sonoma in the second race of the West Series, Iest came back east looking for retribution and that was just […]

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Rajah Caruth Secures Career-Best Finish at Southern National Motorsports Park

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer Saturday Night was a night full of success stories in the final stand-alone event for the ARCA Menards Series East. Rajah Caruth was one of three drivers in the top-five to tally his career-best finish. Making his ARCA Menards Series East debut at New Smyrna earlier this year, Caruth has […]

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Sammy Smith Passes Mason Diaz Late to Tally Third Victory of 2021 at Southern National

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer Sammy Smith was able to rocket off on the last restart of the night to earn his third career victory of 2021. During that final break period, Mark McFarland and the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing crew made an adjustment that just clicked and propelled the No. 18 to the […]

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