Dave Mader III Fastest in Final Day of Preseason Testing at Daytona; Greg Van Alst Fastest in Combined Speeds

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer Dave Mader III turned the fastest lap in Saturday’s final session of the 2022 ARCA Preseason Testing at Daytona.  Mader turned a 49.874-second (180.455-mph) lap around the Daytona International Speedway to place his No. 63 on top of the speed charts. Mader, who finished second at Talladega last season, has […]

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Daytona Preseason Test Kicks off 2022 ARCA Menards Series Season

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer It has been 83 days since the ARCA Menards Series crowned a champion at Kansas Speedway.  This weekend, the ARCA Menards Series kicks off the 2022 schedule with the annual preseason test at the Daytona International Speedway. This year’s test holds many new storylines as the ARCA Menards Series season […]

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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 East Preview: 2021 Southern National 200 pres. by Solid Rock Carriers at Southern National Motorsports Park

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer The ARCA Menards Series East debuts at a new track this weekend. The Southern National Motorsports Park will see ARCA for the first time ever. The Southern National 200 presented by Solid Rock Carriers will kick off the second half of the 2021 ARCA Menards Series East season. Saturday’s race […]

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ARCA Menards Series Preview: 2021 General Tire 150 at Charlotte Motor Speedway

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer It’s a home game for many in the ARCA Menards Series this weekend.  The series heads to the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina for the General Tire 150.  Last weekend, the ARCA Menards Series took to Toledo Speedway for the Herr’s Potato Chips 200 to kick off the […]

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PHOTO GALLERY: Crosley Record Pressing 200 at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway

Photos by Christian Koelle/Kickin’ the Tires NASHVILLE – The ARCA Menards Series East raced at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway for the Crosley Record Pressing 200 on Saturday Night. Joe Gibbs Racing driver Sammy Smith dominated en-route to his second straight victory in the 2021 season. Includes photos from practice, qualifying, and race.

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ARCA East Preview: 2021 Crosley Record Pressing 200 at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer The ARCA Menards Series East heads to Nashville, Tennessee and Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway for the Crosley Record Pressing 200 presented by Action 24/7 and T-Mobile.  The last time the East Series raced in Pensacola, two months ago, Sammy Smith dominated en-route to his first career victory. Smith held off Mason […]

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Crosley Brands Sponsoring ARCA East Series Race at Nashville Fairgrounds

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer The ARCA Menards Series East returns to action on Saturday, May 8th at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway. Track Enterprises announced on Friday that Crosley Brands would be the entitlement sponsor of the event.  “We are excited to be part of a great event at Fairgrounds Speedway, right in the heart of […]

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Taylor Gray Mason Diaz and Sammy Smith in Garage at Pensacola - Photo by ARCA Racing

Who Is the Early Championship Favorite in the ARCA East?

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer It’s a short season, and with eight races remaining on the season, the championship favorite is still unknown.  Unlike the ARCA Menards Series West, the East has two races under its’ belt. Two different winners in those two races along with a good chunk of other drivers leave the door […]

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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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