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By Aaron Bearden, Open Wheel Editor MADISON, Ill. — Zane Smith lost ground to championship leader Sheldon Creed at Gateway Motorsports Park, finishing seven laps down in 16th while Creed drove off to a dominant victory in the PapaNicholas Coffee 150. That’s okay, though. Smith isn’t worried about it. “I’d rather have wins than championships in this kind of racing,” Smith told Motorsports Tribune. “I’m just going for wins, and that’s what I was doing.” Smith was battling with Gus Dean inside of the top five on Lap 75 when heRead More
By Aaron Bearden, Open Wheel Editor MADISON, Ill. — Christian Eckes was the only driver capable of keeping pace with Sheldon Creed throughout a challenging night at Gateway Motorsports Park. But after contact with Creed on the race’s final restart, Eckes found himself mired in traffic. He could only watch on as the ARCA Racing Series points leader drove off to a dominant win in the PapaNicholas Coffee 150. Eckes was battling Creed for the top spot in the high lane on a Lap 79 restart when light contact betweenRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer An ARCA Racing Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series double-header has given Chad Finley an opportunity to run return to the Truck Series. Finley, a semi-regular in the ARCA Racing Series will drive in the Truck Series instead of ARCA this weekend. He will pilot the No. 42 Auto Value Certified Service Centers Chevrolet Silverado in the Villa Lighting Delivers the Eaton 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park. With 34 teams currently on the entry list, and only 32 spots in the field, Finley will haveRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer The 2018 racing season has been a year of firsts for Zane Smith, who will now add his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race to that list. Smith will pilot the No. 54 CROSLEY Brands / LaPaz Margarita Mix Toyota Tundra for David Gilliland Racing – CROSLEY Group in the Villa Lighting Delivers the Eaton 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park. Smith, who competes full-time in the ARCA Racing Series, earned his first career victory at Fairgounds Speedway Nashville earlier this season. The 19-year-old wentRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer NEWTON, Iowa — The NASCAR XFINITY Series at Iowa Speedway typically produces great racing and more often than not good story lines of drivers making their series debuts. With the standalone weekend, NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series regulars typically don’t make the trip to Iowa. Riley Herbst got the opportunity to pilot the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota and the Las Vegas, Nevada native took full advantage. Making the final round of knockout qualifying for Sunday’s Iowa 250, Herbst rolled off from the ninth positionRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer The climb up the NASCAR ladder continues for Joe Gibbs Racing’s Riley Herbst. The 19-year-old will make his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut in the Iowa 250 presented by Enogen, driving the No. 18 Advance Auto Parts Toyota Camry at Iowa Speedway on June 17. “It’s huge,” Herbst said of the opportunity. “I can’t thank Joe Gibbs Racing enough for the opportunity to drive the car. It’s a pretty famous car, it wins a lot. I’m just really excited to hop in the car and seeRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer  Even though Michael Self is competing part-time in the ARCA Racing Series, he continues to finish well. After a disappointing day at Charlotte Motor Speedway two weeks ago, Self rebounded in the Zomongo 200 presented by Drydene. On the final restart, Self’s No. 15 Sinclair Lubricants Toyota Camry was one of just nine cars left on the lead lap. Despite that fact, the Park City, UT native did not have the speed to keep up with Sheldon Creed and Riley Herbst. Self had to defendRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer For this week’s edition of Climbing the Ladder, Seth Eggert sat down with U.S. Navy Lt. Jesse Iwuji. Lt. Iwuji is a 30-year-old that drives the No. 34 BBMC Mortgage Chevrolet SS in the ARCA Racing Series for Patriot Motorsports Group. He also competes in NASCAR’s K&N Pro Series West full-time and the East Division sporadically. Lt. Iwuji is also the first Naval Academy Graduate to compete in the ARCA Racing Series. Seth Eggert: How did you become interested in Motorsports? Lt. Jesse Iwuji: “Most of theRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer  For the second time this season, MDM Motorsports finishes 1-2-3 in the ARCA Racing Series. While Harrison Burton scored the victory and Sheldon Creed second, Zane Smith, who was an early favorite, settled for third in the General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 at Pocono Raceway. In the waning laps of the race, Smith’s No. 41 LaPaz Margarita Mix Toyota Camry struggled to move forward. As back-to-back cautions waved, restarts became a key. Unfortunately for Smith, the line he would restart in would struggle to get movingRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards made its return to Charlotte Motor Speedway after a 14-year absence Thursday, where it came down to a two-man battle for the win during the final seven laps. Brandon Jones, who made his first ARCA start of the season, held off a hard charging Riley Herbst by 0.293 seconds to win the General Tire 150 for his fifth career series win. Jones, who led 32 laps, said late cautions helped his No. 12 TRD/Mobil 1 Toyota holding offRead More