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By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer The ARCA Racing Series opener at Daytona International Speedway was a chaotic war of attrition. But for Willie Mullins and his volunteer-based Mullins Racing, it was the night an offseason of effort proved worthwhile – when trash was turned into Daytona treasure. Mullins dodged the race’s seven crashes and held his position through the final one-lap sprint to the checkered flag to claim a second-place finish in the Feb. 10 Lucas Oil 200. The result was Mullins’ first top five in 12-career ARCA starts, a feat madeRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Despite a host of late-race carnage, Michael Self started the ARCA Racing Series season off the same way he ended 2017 – in victory lane. Self survived two late pileups to win Saturday’s Lucas Oil 200 Driven by General Tire at Daytona International Speedway. The Park City, Utah native took the lead after the first attempt at a one-lap shootout on lap 87 went haywire in Turn 3. The top four of Sean Corr, Sheldon Creed, Chase Purdy and Travis Braden ran side-by-side, bumper-to-bumper inRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Saturday’s Lucas Oil 200 at Daytona International Speedway has as diverse a field as the ARCA Racing Series has seen in a long time. The race marks the first time ARCA will use composite bodies at a restrictor plate track, giving a fair playing field for all 39 drivers who’ll accept the 80-lap grind. The historic field consists of long-time veterans, a Navy Academy grad, female teammates and young guns in top budget teams. Let’s begin with Venturini Motorsports teammates Natalie Decker and Leilani Münter.Read More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer In a sport that often celebrates patriotism, United States Navy Lt. Jesse Iwuji will find himself at home. Lt. Iwuji will become the first Naval Academy Graduate to compete in the ARCA Racing Series Present by Menards when he takes the green flag February 10. He will pilot the No. 34 BBMC Mortgage Chevrolet SS for Patriot Motorsports Group. Lt. Iwuji has 29 starts in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West. There he has just one top-10 at Orange Show Speedway in 2016. Lt. IwujiRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer When the ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menard’s takes the green flag at Daytona International Speedway on February 10, history will be made. Venturini Motorsports drivers Natalie Decker and Leilani Münter will become the first women to compete as teammates in the series. Decker, who will drive the No. 25 N29 Capital Partners Toyota Camry, will make her first restrictor plate start this weekend. She has seven previous starts in ARCA competition with two top-10 finishes. Decker’s best finish was seventh at Road America lastRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer Ford Performance is making gains in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the season hasn’t even started yet. After gaining ThorSport Racing, JJL Motorsports will follow suit, moving from Toyota Racing’s Tundras to a Ford F-150. JJL Motorsports will use equipment acquired from the now-defunct Brad Keselowski Racing. The team will have Jesse Little behind the wheel for about eight to 10 races. Little has 13 Truck Series starts, including a ninth-place finish at Iowa Speedway last season. He has driven for his uncles’Read More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer There is a lot for Austin Wayne Self to be excited for as the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season draws closer. Self will be returning to full-time competition for the first time since the 2015 season. He will have Justin Fontaine as a teammate, and his team, Niece Motorsports, just announced a technical alliance with GMS Racing. Self has 40 starts in the Truck Series over the past two seasons. In those starts, he earned one top-five and three top-10 finishes. Self’s bestRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer Despite a breakout 2017 season, ARCA Racing Series Champion Austin Theriault’s plans for 2018 are still in the dark. Theriault’s journey to his first national series championship has been a long and winding road. Theriault dominated the 2017 ARCA Racing Series season. In 20 races, he finished in the top-10 19 times. The Fort Kent, ME native also earned seven victories and 16 top-five finishes. Theriault also became the first driver in ARCA history to win on all five styles of racetracks (dirt track, intermediateRead More

Posted On October 16, 2017By Seth EggertIn Breaking News, Headline News, Xfinity

Climbing the Ladder: Brandon Jones

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer For this week’s edition of Climbing the Ladder, Seth Eggert sat down with Richard Childress Racing driver Brandon Jones. Jones is a 20-year-old NASCAR Xfinity Series driver. He drives the No. 33 AAA, Nexteer Automotive, Menards, Rain-X Chevrolet Camaro SS. Jones is not in the Playoffs for the 2017 NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship and currently sits 17th in the points standings. Seth Eggert: How did you become interested in Motorsports? Brandon Jones: My first interaction with motorsports was coming to the track as a youngRead More

Posted On August 24, 2017By Seth EggertIn Breaking News, Headline News, Trucks

Climbing The Ladder: Austin Cindric

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer For this week’s edition of Climbing the Ladder, Seth Eggert sat down with Brad Keselowski Racing driver Austin Cindric. Cindric is an 18-year-old NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver. He drives the No. 19 Draw-Tite/Reese Brands, LTi Printing, and Fitzgerald Glider Kits Ford F-150. Cindric is campaigning for the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship as well as Rookie of the Year honors. He currently sits 10th in points, 218 points behind points leader Christopher Bell. Seth Eggert: What made you enter the industryRead More