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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Taylor Gray Earns Runner Up Finish in ARCA West Season Finale

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer There were very few drivers who were able to stand up to Ty Gibbs in 2021.  Taylor Gray was one of those and on Saturday, he just about had another victory. He landed just one spot shy though.  Gray tallied a solid third-place qualifying effort prior to Saturday’s Arizona Lottery […]

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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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Repeating West Series History: Are the 1954 and 2021 Seasons a Similar Story?

By Vincent Delforge, Special to kickinthetires.net Are there any similarities between the very first season in West Series history in 1954 and what we experience today in 2021 as the ARCA Menards West Series?  In 1954, NASCAR created the Pacific Coast Late Model Division. The series was based on the Pacific Coast. It was actually […]

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Ty Gibbs Fastest at Salem, Tallies 10th General Tire Pole Award of 2021

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer SALEM, IN. – Ty Gibbs will lead the field to green Saturday Night for the 10th time in 2021.  Gibbs turned a 17.176-second (116.325-mph) lap around Salem Speedway to earn the pole on Saturday.  Taylor Gray tied his career-best start of second, turning a 17.206-second (116.122-mph) lap. He was just .03-seconds […]

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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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‘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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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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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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