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Posted On October 20, 2018By Motorsports TribuneIn ARCA, Headline News

Sheldon Creed Caps 2018 ARCA Season with Kansas Win

By Charlie Krall, ARCA Communications Manager KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Sheldon Creed put a period on his ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards championship season with a comeback win in Friday’s ARCA Kansas 150 at Kansas Speedway. Creed (No. 28 United Rentals Toyota) was leading on lap 46 when he was involved in an incident with a lapped car. Creed’s car was damaged on the driver’s side, but quick work by crew chief Jeff Stankiewicz and the MDM Motorsports crew kept him on the lead lap and in contention. Several late raceRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer From the rugged dust bowl that was the Las Vegas Motor Speedway dirt circuit to the narrow, flat quarter-mile bullring known as Meridian Speedway in Idaho will be the 12th stop for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West tour as the championship battle has narrowed down to just a few contenders with three rounds remaining. History was made in the last round on Sept. 13 when rookie Hailie Deegan became the first female driver to win a NASCAR K&N Pro Series pole, where she led 13Read More
Charles Krall, ARCA Racing Series Communications Manager After narrowly missing out on picking up the win at Chicagoland Speedway last year, Michael Self took advantage of a late-race restart and led the final two laps to score his second ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards victory of 2018 in Friday night’s SCOTT 150.   Self made a three-wide move to take the lead on the initial start of the race, and when Riley Herbst couldn’t get the power down coming to the final restart of the night, he made a carbon copyRead 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 David Morgan, NASCAR Editor TALLADEGA, Alabama – It may have taken multiple overtimes to do it, but the General Tire 200 at Talladega delivered a finish for the ages as Zane Smith and Joseph Graf, Jr. crossed the finish line door to door, with Smith edging out Graf for his second win of the season. The finish, which took a photo to determine the winner, showed .000 on the final leaderboard and is being called the closest finish in ARCA Racing Series history. “It’s awesome, to win like that,”Read More

Posted On April 26, 2018By Brian EberlyIn ARCA, Breaking News, Headline News

What to Watch for at Talladega

By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer The ARCA Racing Series goes from one of the shortest tracks on the schedule to the largest as the series hits Talladega Superspeedway this weekend for race No. 4 of the 2018 season. After an extremely chaotic race in the season-opener at Daytona International Speedway, this event is sure to be another thriller, but hopefully with a bit less mangled sheet metal when all is said and done on Friday. The Track Talladega Superspeedway is a 2.66-mile tri-oval with 33 degrees of banking in theRead More

Posted On April 20, 2018By Brian EberlyIn ARCA, Breaking News, Headline News

What to Watch for at Salem Speedway

By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer The ARCA Racing Series heads to arguably the best track on the schedule and the one most-perfect for the series this weekend for the third race of the 2018 season. With a race day forecast of 63 degrees and a zero percent chance of rain, the stands should be packed at the high-banked half-mile in Indiana. The Track Salem Speedway is a 0.555-mile paved oval with 33 degrees of banking in the turns. The old, bumpy, worn-out surface typically produces fantastic racing and is aRead 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 Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer As a young kid, Blaine Perkins loved going out with his dad and a bunch of his friends and running go-karts. About the age of 10, the Bakersfield, California native got his own go-kart and launched his racing career. Progressing through the SRL Legends Tour, SRL Southwest Tour and the Lucas Oil Modifieds, Perkins landed a ride in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West. On Friday night at Kentucky Speedway, Perkins takes the next step in his racing career when the 17-year-old driver makes hisRead More