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By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer CONCORD, N.C. – A dominant day in the ARCA Racing Series return to Charlotte Motor Speedway slipped away for Todd Gilliland. His No. 54 Frontline Enterprises Toyota Camry was the favorite to win the General Tire 150 after Gilliland topped the charts in testing, practice, and qualifying. On the final restart, Gilliland restarted in second, but the car was just too tight. Slight contact with Sheldon Creed sent him up the track while Creed fought for control. Both drivers regained control, but Gilliland continued toRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer  For the fifth year in a row, the GoPro Motorplex, a go-kart track located in Mooresville, N.C. and co-owned by Michael McDowell, brought NASCAR fans and drivers together as part of the 600 Festival. The Little 600 saw the fifth different winner in the events’ history with ARCA Racing Series regular Sheldon Creed taking the victory. Creed beat fellow West Coast racers Noah Gragson (NASCAR Camping World Truck Series) and Zane Smith (ARCA) to take the win. Creed had some help taking the victory. RaceRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer  After a brutal crash at Talladega Superspeedway three weeks ago, Chase Purdy rebounded with a career-best finish at Toledo Speedway. The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards driver was still nursing a bulged disk in his back while competing in the Menards 200 presented by Federated Car Care at the 0.500-mile oval. Purdy was in second in his No. 8 Bama Buggies Toyota Camry on the final restart. He ran hard, taking the lead from his teammate, Zane Smith. The duo did their best toRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer CONCORD, N.C. – For the first time in his career, Todd Gilliland will compete at a 1.5-mile track. Gilliland will make his first ‘cookie-cutter’ start in the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway after 18thbirthday earlier this week. Gilliland will now compete full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in the No. 4 Pedigree Toyota Tundra for Kyle Busch Motorsports. In eight career Truck Series starts, the Sherrills Ford, N.C. native has two top-five and four top-10 finishes. “Any time youRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer Journeyman driver Josh Williams had an eventful race at Talladega Superspeedway. The ARCA Racing Series race was the first of the season for Williams. Despite getting caught in a late race incident, he still managed to score a top-five finish for Our Motorsports. Williams’ No. 6 Star Brite-Star Tron Chevrolet SS was up front late in the 200-mile race. On one of the overtime attempts, contact sent Riley Herbst into the outside wall. Herbst wiped out Sean Corr, as Williams and others took evasive action.Read More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer Over the years, the ARCA Racing Series has been a place for drivers to make their first starts in restrictor plate racing. Blaine Perkins will become the latest to do so in the General Tire 200 at Talladega Superspeedway for Mason Mitchell Motorsports (MMM). Perkins will drive the No. 98 Auto Parkit / Four Star Fruit Chevrolet SS at the 2.66-mile track. Perkins participated in open test sessions at both Daytona International Speedway and Talladega to prepare for his first restrictor plate race. The 18-year-oldRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer The 2018 ARCA Racing Series season has been a tough one for Gus Dean. The Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200 at Salem Speedway was no different for Dean. A scary pit road incident early in the race left the Bluffton, SC native rallying to finish inside the top-10. In the final 40-lap run to the finish, Dean restarted just outside the top-10. After the pit stops, his No. 32 GREE Cooling Products / Baker Distributing Chevrolet SS climbed through the field. Dean slowly picked up positionsRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer Short track racing standout Josh Berry will make his ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards debut at Salem Speedway. Berry will join Chad Bryant Racing for the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA 200 at the 0.555-mile high-banked oval. He will pilot the No. 22 Big Tine Ford Fusion for CBR. Berry has made seven starts in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, five with JR Motorsports. He has two top-10 finishes with a best finish, seventh, at Richmond Raceway. More recently, Berry has been competing full-time in theRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer Mason Mitchell Motorsports adds another driver to the team for the ARCA Racing Series Music City 200 at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville. 18-year-old Ryan Repko will join the team after debuting at Madison International Speedway last year. Repko’s only ARCA start to date came at Madison where he qualified sixth and finished eighth. His seat time also includes eight races in the CARS Tour Late Model Stock Car (LMSC) division. There he has two top-fives, six top-10s, and one pole position. Repko has a best finishRead More
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