Taylor Gray Injured in Non-Racing Related Car Accident; In Stable Condition

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer ARCA Menards Series driver Taylor Gray has been hospitalized following a single-car accident Wednesday Night (April 7th). According to the release from David Gilliland Racing, the accident occurred in Statesville, North Carolina, and was non-racing related.  Following the accident, Gray’s condition was listed as stable.  He was slated to make […]

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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 Menards Series Preview: General Tire 150 at Phoenix Raceway

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer The ARCA Menards Series heads to Avondale, Arizona this weekend for the General Tire 150 at Phoenix Raceway. It has been over a month since the season opener at Daytona International Speedway where Corey Heim picked up his second career victory with Drew Dollar finishing the race in second. Bret […]

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Sammy Smith Cruises To Checkered At 5 Flags For First ARCA Menards Win

PENSACOLA, Fla. – Based on the way he barely lost the ARCA Menards Series East season-opener to fellow rookie Max Gutiérrez a few weeks ago, Sammy Smith’s eventual first win on the platform felt like an inevitability. It became a reality Saturday night at 5 Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida, where the 16-year-old from Johnston, Iowa, […]

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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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Max Gutierrez Squeezes By Taylor Gray & Sammy Smith for First Career East Series Win at New Smyrna

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer Max Gutierrez snuck by Sammy Smith and Taylor Gray to earn his first career victory in the ARCA Menards Series East. In just his third career East start, Gutierrez won by the slim margin of just .46-seconds over Smith.v “The last corner, they were battling for first,” Gutiérrez said after […]

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ARCA East Preview: 2021 Jeep Beach 175 at New Smyrna Speedway

By Chistian Koelle, Staff Writer The ARCA Menards Series East returns to action on February 8 for the Jeep Beach 175 at New Smyrna Speedway, kicking off the 2021 NASCAR season. Monday’s race will be the eighth East Series race at New Smyrna (second ARCA Menards Series East event). Sam Mayer picked up the victory […]

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Taylor Gray and Thad Moffitt Return to David Gilliland Racing in 2021; Add Joey Iest to East Lineup

After a stellar rookie season in 2020, Taylor Gray will return to the No. 17 Ford Performance Ford Fusion in 2021. After running a total of 22 races last season across all three ARCA series, Gray will get the opportunity to chase two championships with David Gilliland Racing in 2021. Gray will run full-time in […]

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Taylor Gray Penalized for Using Cellphone During Daytona ARCA Test

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer On Tuesday, ARCA officials announced that Taylor Gray has been fined $1,000 and placed on probation for all of the 2021 racing season after using his cellphone to record himself while driving during Friday’s (January 15th) ARCA Menards Series test at Daytona. ARCA officials say that Gray violated Section 20C-6.7 […]

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Derrick Lancaster and Corey Heim Lead ARCA Preseason Testing at Daytona

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer Derrick Lancaster turned the fastest lap in Friday’s (January 15) testing session at the Daytona International Speedway in his No. 29 Chevrolet with a 48.939 seconds/183.902 mph lap. Ty Gibbs was second, followed by Thad Moffitt and Sean Corr. Nick Sanchez rounded out the top 5. Lancaster’s quick lap was […]

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