ARCA Menards West Series – Phoenix Race Review

By Vincent Delforge, special to KickinTheTires.net Taylor Gray earned an emotional win in the General Tire 150 on Friday March 11, 2022, at Phoenix Raceway. The race was full of emotions for all the members of David Gilliland Racing (DGR). Gray dedicated his victory to Steven Stotts, DGR’s hauler driver, who died in the tragic accident which occurred […]

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David Gilliland Racing Hauler Driver Dies in Major Crash Near Longview, Texas

Cover photo courtesy of the Longview News-Journal By Jerry Jordan, Editor A preliminary accident report from the Texas Department of Public Safety has confirmed that the hauler driver of a David Gilliland Racing rig was killed in a major accident earlier this morning in a crash on Interstate 20, near Longview, Texas. The major accident, […]

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David Ragan ‘I really wasn’t tired of the driving part’

By Sarah Handy, Staff Writer David Ragan stepped away from the full-time grind of NASCAR racing following the 2019 season. However he has returned every year since to compete in the Daytona 500. This year will be no different. 2022 will mark the 16th consecutive year that Ragan will compete in The Great American Race. […]

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One Goal for Iest in 2022, the ARCA West Championship

By Vincent Delforge, special to KickinTheTires.net After a great 2020 season that saw him go from outsider to race winner and championship contender. Madera, Calif. native Joey Iest, who turns 19 on February 12, will once again be a driver to watch in the 2022 ARCA Menards Series West. He returns for another season with Naake-Klauer Motorsports, the […]

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ARCA Menards West 2021 Finale at Phoenix (Race 9 of 9): Race Preview

By Vincent Delforge, special to KickinTheTires.net      That’s it, we are there! This Saturday, November 6, at noon MT. (3 p.m. ET) will be held the Arizona Lottery 100, the 2021 season finale in the ARCA Menards West Series at the Phoenix Raceway at Avondale, Arizona.  This ninth and final race of the season will also be […]

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ARCA Menards West 2021 At LVMS Bullring (Race 7 of 9): Race Preview

By Vincent Delforge, special to KickinTheTires.net    September 23, 2021, Star Nursery 150 at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, NV (150 laps/56.25 miles)  This Thursday will be the seventh race of the season in the ARCA Menards West Series. The season will then continue in Roseville, CA on October 9 before the season finale […]

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Deegan Scores First Career Top-10 Truck Finish at Gateway

By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer Hailie Deegan stayed out of trouble and scored her first career top-10 finish in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. At the start of the final Stage of the Toyota 200, Deegan was running just outside the top-15. John Hunter Nemechek’s No. 4 […]

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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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