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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‘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 […]

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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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Ty Gibbs Leads Every lap at Milwaukee-Mile for Ninth Win of 2021 Season

By Tadd Haislop/ARCA Menards Series WEST ALLIS, Wis. — The last time the ARCA Menards Series was on track, a week ago on the Springfield dirt at the Illinois State Fairgrounds, Ty Gibbs failed to lead a lap for the first time all season. The 18-year-old driver of the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota […]

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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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Corey Heim Recovers, Rallies for Victory at Springfield Dirt Mile

By Zach Sturniolo, ARCA Menards Series Corey Heim dominated the Allen Crowe 100 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds and rolled to the ARCA Menards Series victory Sunday on the Springfield Mile. Heim started on the General Tire Pole and led all but a handful of laps during the 100-lap feature on the one-mile clay oval. […]

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Ty Gibbs Conquers Michigan for Eighth ARCA Menards Series win of 2021

By Davey Segal, ARCA Menards Series New track, no problem for Ty Gibbs. The 18-year-old did what he does best once again in the ARCA Menards Series, leading almost every lap from the pole position in the Henry Ford Health Systems 200 at Michigan International Speedway en route to his eighth victory this season. The […]

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Bobby Hillis, Jr. The ultimate underdog!

By Vincent Delforge, special to KickinTheTires.net Bobby Hillis, Jr. is what you can call an outright “underdog!” He has competed in the ARCA Menards West Series since 2001 with an incredible love and passion for racing. Don’t look for Bobby in the ranking of the most successful drivers. He never won. No, Bobby has been […]

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