ARCA Menards Series Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Two promising talents will be given the shot of a lifetime by competing full-time in the 2020 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series for Kyle Busch Motorsports. KBM announced Thursday that Canadian driver Raphael Lessard will replace Todd Gilliland in the No. 4 Toyota Tundra while ARCA Menards Series champion Christian Eckes will pilot the No. 18 Tundra as current driver Harrison Burton will move up to the Xfinity Series. Eckes has shown blistering speed in Trucks, scoring three top-10 finishes. However, Eckes has definitely shined duringRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent After he sat on the sidelines for much of the last year, Austin Theriault will make his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Theriault will join Andy Seuss, who is also making his Cup debut at NHMS with Rick Ware Racing, as a teammate. The Fort Kent, ME native will drive the No. 52 Bangor Savings Bank / Cross Insurance Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for the team. To date, Theriault has 19 starts in NASCAR’s National Series, his most recent inRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Rick Ware Racing adds another driver to their fold as Andy Seuss will make his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut in their No. 51 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. RWR most recently helped Bayley Currey make his premier series debut earlier this season. Ray Black Jr., Josh Bilicki, Cole Custer, Harrison Rhodes, and Kyle Weatherman also made their debuts for the organization. Seuss will follow in the footsteps of fellow NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour alum Ryan Preece, who made his debut at NHMS inRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent One week after a mistake sent Joe Graf, Jr. home before the race even started, he will make his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut at Iowa Speedway. At Michigan International Speedway, a mistake in qualifying sent Graf’s No. 21 EAT, SLEEP, RACE Chevrolet Camaro SS home. He had been 15th-fastest on the practice charts for the LTi Printing 250 in the Richard Childress Racing machine that weekend. Graf’s teammate Tyler Reddick went on to win the race. Graf is guaranteed to start the CircuitCity.com 250 onRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent David Gilliland Racing – Crosley Group welcomes Raphaël Lessard back to the team for two NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races. Réseau Dynamique will sponsor Lessard’s Toyota Tundras in the M&M’s 200 presented by Casey’s General Store at Iowa Speedway and the Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Motorsports Park. TheSt.-Joseph de Beauce, Quebec native made his Truck Series debut with Kyle Busch Motorsports at Martinsville Speedway earlier this season. In two truck starts so far this season, Lessard’s best finish is 11th at Dover International Speedway.Read More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent For the first time in his NASCAR career, Riley Herbst will pull double duty at Michigan International Speedway. Herbst will drive the No. 18 Monster Energy Toyota Supra in the NASCAR Xfinity Series LTi Printing 250 and the No. 18 Monster Energy Toyota Camry in the ARCA Menards Series VizCom 200 for Joe Gibbs Racing. The 20-year-old has two ARCA starts at the 2.0-mile track. He finished runner-up after leading seven laps in last year’s ARCA race at Michigan. “I can’t wait to get onRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent CONCORD, N.C. – The NASCAR Xfinity Series will have an additional Toyota Supra on track with Shane Lee behind the wheel. Lee will drive the No. 28 Circuit City Toyota Supra for the newly formed H2 Motorsports owned by entrepreneur and venture capitalist Matt Hurley. H2 Motorsports will make its’ Xfinity Series debut at Iowa Speedway, competing throughout the remainder of the 2019 season. “Entering any professional sport as a team owner is a significant commitment and undertaking,” the 23-year-old Hurley explained. “I’ve followed NASCARRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent  CONCORD, N.C. – For Todd Gilliland, recent results in the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series and ARCA Menards Series have been a welcome reassurance. The 2019 season for the Kyle Busch Motorsports driver have had one speed bump after another. Although Gilliland had speed in his No. 4 Mobil 1 Toyota Tundra, mistakes have cost him finishes inside the top-five at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Three straight incidents at Martinsville Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway, and Dover International Speedway kept the 19-year-oldRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Just hours removed from her second NASCAR K&N Pro Series West victory, Hailie Deegan broke the news that she will make her ARCA Menards Series debut with Venturini Motorsports later this season at Toledo Speedway. In total, Deegan will make six starts in ARCA competition. Deegan is running full-time for Bill McAnally Racing in the No. 19 Monster / NAPA Power Premium Plus Toyota Camry in the K&N Pro Series West with selected starts in the East division. The 17-year-old made her NASCAR debut lastRead More