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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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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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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Ty Gibbs Earns General Tire Pole Award at Iowa Speedway

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writing NEWTON, Iowa — Ty Gibbs will lead the field to green Saturday Night (July 24) at Iowa Speedway. Gibbs turned a 24.294-second (129.662-mph) lap around Iowa Speedway en-route to his 12th career ARCA Menards Series pole and sixth of the 2021 campaign.  Berlin pole and race winner Daniel Dye qualified in […]

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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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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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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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Ty Gibbs Perfect in Return to the Monster Mile

DOVER, Del. — There was no slowing Ty Gibbs this time. A year after watching a sure win getaway at Dover International Speedway following late-race contact with the wall, the 18-year-old from Charlotte, North Carolina, put together a perfect day Friday in the ARCA Menards Series’ return to the “Monster Mile.” Gibbs was fastest in […]

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