ARCA

By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer The Petty bloodline is making a return to the ARCA Racing Series as Thad Moffitt, the grandson of Richard Petty, will make his series’ debut on Saturday night at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville. In a partnership with Richard Petty Motorsports, Empire Racing Group has entered Moffitt in the No. 46 Petty Blue Ford with primary sponsorship from Transportation Impact. Empire Racing Group will be serving as the developmental team for Richard Petty Motorsports in 2016, providing young drivers with driver coaching, technical support, public relations andRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer Natalie Decker announced her racing schedule for the 2017 season on Wednesday, and it includes making her ARCA Racing Series debut with Venturini Motorsports. Decker will compete in three races behind the wheel of one of the team’s Toyotas, starting at Toledo Speedway on May 21. The 19-year-old driver will get a chance to settle in with the team, competing in three consecutive races with Elko Speedway and Pocono Raceway rounding out the trio of events. “This is definitely the biggest step in my racingRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer Austin Theriault added a victory at Daytona International Speedway to his racing resume on Saturday , winning the ARCA Racing Series season-opener over Terry Jones. Theriault got a push in the draft from the No. 77 Ford of Dalton Sargeant with eight laps to go, making the high line work just enough to pass Jones at the iconic 2.5-mile superspeedway to take the win  in the Lucas Oil Complete Engine Treatment 200 Driven by General Tire. The caution flew for the third multi-car wreck ofRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer Tom Hessert turned a lap at 186.943 mph to take the General Tire Pole Award for Saturday’s season-opening ARCA Racing Series event at Daytona International Speedway. Hessert, a 10-year veteran of the ARCA Series, dialed back his schedule for 2017 and will compete in only five of the 20 races on the schedule. The 30-year-old Cherry Hill, New Jersey native has six career victories, including a 2014 victory at Talladega, but would love to add a victory at Daytona to his resume. “Winning at aRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer Christopher Bell, Tanner Thorson, and Raphaël Lessard will each compete in select races for Venturini Motorsports in the 2017 ARCA Racing Series season, the team announced on Monday. The trio of Toyota-backed drivers is the latest addition to a lineup already stacked with young talent. “Toyota Racing Development is proud of our relationship with Venturini Motorsports,” said Jack Irving, Director, Team & Support Services Toyota Racing Development. “Entering their 35th year of ARCA competition, Venturini has set a formidable driver roster across the board andRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer FOX Sports Media Group and ARCA Racing Series officials announced the broadcast schedule for the 2017 season which once again includes 10 of the races on the 20-race schedule. FOX Sports coverage will kick-off with the season-opener at Daytona in February and conclude with the season finale at Kansas in October. The complete broadcast schedule for FOX Sports: Daytona International Speedway – February 18 Talladega Superspeedway – May 5 Toledo Speedway – May 21 Pocono Raceway – June 9 Michigan International Speedway – June 16Read More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer KMC Wheels has signed a sponsorship agreement to support Zane Smith for the 2017 ARCA Racing Series season, Venturini Motorsports announced on Tuesday afternoon. KMC Wheels, a leading automobile wheel manufacturer and distributor located in Southern California, will partner with Smith to promote the company’s popular KMC Truck and SUV Wheel brand. “We’re proud to support Zane’s efforts with our KMC Wheel Brand for the upcoming ARCA season. Zane’s youth and talent compliments our overall KMC target demographic and appeals to a large segment ofRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer Kyle Weatherman has signed with Mason Mitchell Motorsports for 10 races on the 2017 ARCA Racing Series schedule, the team announced on Wednesday. Weatherman will pilot the No. 78 Chevrolet for the season-opener at Daytona International Speedway and will compete in the next three races at Nashville, Salem and Talladega. The remaining races for the 19-year-old driver will be Pocono, Michigan, Iowa, Chicagoland, Kentucky and Kansas. Weatherman was the 2015 SCOTT Rookie of the Year in the ARCA Racing Series, winning at New Jersey MotorsportsRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer Driver lineups in the ARCA Racing Series are taking shape in advance of this weekend’s test session at Daytona International Speedway, with Ken Schrader Racing announcing Austin Theriault as the driver of  the team’s No. 52 for the full 20-race schedule. Veteran crew chief Donnie Richeson, who has led a variety of drivers to victory lane during his 15-year tenure, will continue as the team’s crew chief. Theriault won in his ARCA debut in August 2014 at Michigan International Speedway behind the wheel of aRead More