All posts by Brian Eberly

By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer HOMESTEAD, Fla. – The first question for Justin Haley during the Championship 4 press conference  for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series was regarding the underdog label many have put on the 19-year-old driver, the youngest of the four championship contenders. “It’s going to be the label even when I win it,” Haley said. “And it’s not underdog, it’s dark horse. Yeah, it’s dark horse, and we were the seventh seed going into the playoffs. No one even really had us going into the round of six. ARead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Sunday afternoon’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway was the elimination race for the Round of 12, leaving four drivers out of playoff contention upon the completion of 267 laps at the 1.5-mile oval. Despite the playoff drama, the race was fairly uneventful and featured just three caution flags, with the only non-stage break yellow for an expired engine on the No. 24 Chevrolet of William Byron. Chase Elliott earned his third victory in the last 11 races, beating Kyle Busch toRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The championship focus in the NASCAR XFINITY Series this season has been primarily around rookie Christopher Bell and veteran Justin Allgaier. And rightfully so, as the duo has combined to win 11 races and amass 83 playoff points. But lurking closely behind has been Daniel Hemric. The 27-year-old driver earned his second consecutive pole position for Saturday afternoon’s Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway and dominated the majority of the race in the No. 21 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet. But once again,Read More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Saturday afternoon at Kansas Speedway was the first race of the second round of the NASCAR XFINITY Series playoffs. All eight playoff contenders qualified inside the top-12 and everything appeared set for a great battle amongst the best drivers in a series with the tagline “Names Are Made Here.” Mayhem broke loose as the field barreled into Turn 2 on the first lap when Justin Allgaier’s No. 7 Chevrolet got loose and made contact with Christopher Bell’s No. 20 Toyota, touchingRead More

Posted On October 19, 2018By Brian EberlyIn ARCA, Breaking News, Headline News

Sheldon Creed Clinches ARCA Championship

By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer KANSAS CITY, Kan.— Sheldon Creed wheeled his No. 28 MDM Motorsports Toyota on to the 1.5-mile Kansas Speedway on Friday morning for practice, officially clinching the 2018 ARCA Racing Series championship. Creed, like all of the competitors who have competed in all of the previous five series events, received a 250 point bonus, the fourth and final leg of the 2018 “enter and compete” bonus program which rewards owners and drivers with bonus points following each of the four five-race segments that comprise the season.Read More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer INDIANAPOLIS — Heading into Sunday’s Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard, Alex Bowman sits in the 16th and final spot in the championship standings as he seeks to clinch a spot in the playoffs after taking over the reins of the No. 88 Chevrolet from the retired Dale Earnhardt, Jr. While Bowman has a wide enough margin over Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. to clinch a spot based on points, the 25-year-old could get bumped from the playoffs if there is a new winner outside the currentRead More
Charlie Krall, ARCA Communications Manager Logan Seavey (No. 20 Craftsman Toyota) took the lead on lap 66 and withstood four late-race restarts to claim his first career ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards victory in Monday’s General Tire Grabber 100 at DuQuoin State Fairgrounds. Seavey’s win was the 50th for the Venturini Motorsports team dating back to team owner Bill Venturini’s first series win at Flat Rock Speedway in 1984. Seavey, the current USAC P1 Insurance National Midget Series point leader, started fourth but was 12th after two laps, theRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer ELKHART LAKE, Wisc.— Austin Cindric put his No. 22 Team Penske Ford at the front of the field at Lap 13 in Saturday afternoon’s Johnsonville 180 at Road America. But that lead was short-lived, as smoke billowed from the rear of his machine shortly thereafter and his car stalled on the track to bring out the fourth caution of the race. Cindric’s No. 22 Ford would have to be pushed back to the garage, ending his day with a 37th-place result. While it was the fifthRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer SPRINGFIELD, Ill.— The diversity of the ARCA Racing Series schedule can often frustrate drivers, especially those with little to no dirt experience, this time of the season when they head to the one-mile dirt tracks in Springfield and DuQuoin. That wasn’t the case for Travis Braden in Sunday afternoon’s Allen Crowe 100 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. The 24-year-old driver brought his No. 27 RFMS Racing Ford home with a fourth-place finish, tying his best finish of the 2018 season. It wasn’t so much where the Wheeling, WestRead More

Posted On August 19, 2018By Brian EberlyIn ARCA, Breaking News, Headline News

Eckes Takes ARCA Win at Springfield

Charlie Krall, ARCA Communications Manager Christian Eckes (No. 15 JBL Audio Toyota) took over the lead when most of the other lead lap cars pitted late in the race and held off two furious charges, first from teammate Logan Seavey and then from eventual runner up Sheldon Creed, to score his second ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards win of 2018 in Sunday’s Allen Crowe 100 at the Illinois State Fair. Eckes nipped Creed at the line by 0.305 seconds on a two-lap overtime dash to the checkered flag. Eckes and crewRead More