Gibbs Wins Race, Love the Tiebreaker Over Drew for the Crown!

By Vincent Delforge, special to KickinTheTires.net    What an incredible end of the race! A scenario worthy of a Hollywood movie!  A race largely dominated by Ty Gibbs. The 2021 ARCA Menards Series champion made a perfect copy. But all the attention quickly shifted around 20 seconds behind the Joe Gibbs Racing driver.  Indeed, for a few seconds 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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Niece Motorsports Adds Dean Thompson for Full-Time Effort in 2022

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer Niece Motorsports has added ARCA Menards Series West standout Dean Thompson to its lineup in 2022. Thompson, the 20-year old from Anaheim, California, will make the move to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2022. “To say I’m excited about next season is definitely an understatement,” said Thompson.  “I’m […]

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ARCA Menards West 2021 At Roseville (Race 8 of 9): Race Preview

By Vincent Delforge, special to KickinTheTires.net     October 9, 2021, NAPA AutoCare Center 150 presented by Berco Redwood Inc. at All American Speedway, Roseville, CA (150 laps/49.95 miles)   This Saturday will be the eighth race of the season in the ARCA Menards West Series. It is the penultimate race of a season, which ends in Phoenix, AZ on […]

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A ‘Rodeo’ in the Bullring! ARCA Menards Series West at Las Vegas Race Recap

By Vincent Delforge, special to KickinTheTires.net  Twenty-three cars on a 3/8-mile track, what’s it like? A crazy and muscular race!  What a beautiful if not hectic race, from start to finish there was a fight for each position during the seventh race of the season, the Star Nursery 150 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bullring. […]

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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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ARCA Menards West 2021 At Portland (Race 6 of 9): Race preview

By Vincent Delforge, special to KickinTheTires.net   September 11, 2021, Portland 112 at Portland International Raceway, Portland, OR (57 laps/112 miles)  This weekend of September 10 and 11 will be the sixth of the nine races of the season in the ARCA Menards West Series. It will be the second and last on a road track. It […]

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ARCA West Preview: 2021 NAPA Auto Parts Colorado 150 at Colorado National Speedway

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer Colorado National Speedway will be the scene of the return of the ARCA Menards Series West.  The NAPA Auto Parts Colorado 150 is race number four of 2021 and the first West race since July 3rd. In that race, Jesse Love stole the victory from Dean Thompson taking the lead […]

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Dean Thompson Dominates at Irwindale but Comes Up One Spot Shy of First Victory

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer A 15th and a sixth-place finish were how Dean Thompson entered Saturday’s race at Irwindale. With a small resume in the ARCA Menards Series West, Thompson showed up Saturday and made sure that people knew who he was leaving Irwindale Speedway. Thompson’s previous career-best start was a 13th at Sonoma, […]

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Jesse Love Takes Lead Late to Tally First Victory of 2021 at Irwindale

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer It all came down to the final restart of the evening as Jesse Love took the lead from Dean Thompson to tally his first victory of 2021 at Irwindale.  The defending race winner and ARCA West Champion held his ground multiple times throughout the race and ultimately earned his fourth […]

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