By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer Sports car racing veteran Max Tullman will be competing in more stockcar races this season. The 20-year-old will compete in six ARCA Racing Series events for Mason Mitchell Motorsports after leading 10 laps and finishing sixth at Daytona International Speedway. Tullman’s next race will be the General Tire 200 at Talladega Superspeedway. He will also compete at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Pocono Raceway, Michigan International Speedway, Chicagoland Speedway, and Iowa Speedway. On top of the pit box for Tullman will be Monster Energy NASCAR Cup SeriesRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer Toni Breidinger, an 18-year-old driver out of Hillsborough, California, has inked a deal with Venturini Motorsports to compete in three ARCA Racing Series events behind the wheel of one of the team’s Toyota Camrys. Breidinger will have a busy month of June as she will make her debut at the half-mile Madison International Speedway on June 15 before competing at Gateway Motorsports Park (June 22) and then Chicagoland Speedway (June 28). “I’m definitely expecting to learn a lot. It’s going to be a huge learningRead More
By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer The ARCA Racing Series opener at Daytona International Speedway was a chaotic war of attrition. But for Willie Mullins and his volunteer-based Mullins Racing, it was the night an offseason of effort proved worthwhile – when trash was turned into Daytona treasure. Mullins dodged the race’s seven crashes and held his position through the final one-lap sprint to the checkered flag to claim a second-place finish in the Feb. 10 Lucas Oil 200. The result was Mullins’ first top five in 12-career ARCA starts, a feat madeRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer After Saturday night’s chaotic season-opening race at Daytona International Speedway, it will be two months before we see the ARCA Racing Series fire the engines for the second race of the 2018 season at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville. It’s completely understandable why the series wants to open the schedule on the high-banks of storied Daytona. Not only does it provide valuable experience for a series that helps develop young drivers looking to break into the top three series of NASCAR, it provides valuable exposure for theRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer Sometimes survival is the name of the game in motorsports, as Natalie Decker found out at Daytona International Speedway. After earning her first career pole position, Decker survived multiple incidents to score her first career top-five finish, fifth-place, in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards. Despite damage to the left front of her No. 25 N29 Capital Partners Toyota Camry, Decker managed stay inside the top-five in the final one-lap shootout. With much of the field in the Lucas Oil 200 Driven by GeneralRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Despite a host of late-race carnage, Michael Self started the ARCA Racing Series season off the same way he ended 2017 – in victory lane. Self survived two late pileups to win Saturday’s Lucas Oil 200 Driven by General Tire at Daytona International Speedway. The Park City, Utah native took the lead after the first attempt at a one-lap shootout on lap 87 went haywire in Turn 3. The top four of Sean Corr, Sheldon Creed, Chase Purdy and Travis Braden ran side-by-side, bumper-to-bumper inRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Saturday’s Lucas Oil 200 at Daytona International Speedway has as diverse a field as the ARCA Racing Series has seen in a long time. The race marks the first time ARCA will use composite bodies at a restrictor plate track, giving a fair playing field for all 39 drivers who’ll accept the 80-lap grind. The historic field consists of long-time veterans, a Navy Academy grad, female teammates and young guns in top budget teams. Let’s begin with Venturini Motorsports teammates Natalie Decker and Leilani Münter.Read More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer Natalie Decker turned a 49.489 second lap (181.859 mph) around Daytona International Speedway on Friday afternoon to win the pole for Saturday’s ARCA Racing Series Lucas Oil 200. The Wisconsinite edged out Zane Smith by .001 seconds, earning her first General Tire Pole Award in eight series starts. Decker is the first female to claim the top spot at the 2.5-mile superspeedway since Erin Crocker in 2007. Decker is set to run the full 20-race ARCA schedule this season, piloting the No. 25 Toyota withRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer In a sport that often celebrates patriotism, United States Navy Lt. Jesse Iwuji will find himself at home. Lt. Iwuji will become the first Naval Academy Graduate to compete in the ARCA Racing Series Present by Menards when he takes the green flag February 10. He will pilot the No. 34 BBMC Mortgage Chevrolet SS for Patriot Motorsports Group. Lt. Iwuji has 29 starts in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West. There he has just one top-10 at Orange Show Speedway in 2016. Lt. IwujiRead More