Natalie Decker Tag

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent DGR-Crosley driver Natalie Decker will have plenty of seat time the next two weeks at Daytona International Speedway. One year removed from winning the pole in the Lucas Oil 200 she will once again compete in the ARCA Racing Series season opener as well as the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race. Although Decker’s schedule was not a full season, DGR-Crosley has adjusted because of her participation in the W Series. Her new racing home also found her topping a ‘DGR driver pyramid,’ above teamRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer David Gilliland Racing – CROSLEY Group’s driver development program will expand with the addition of Natalie Decker in 2019. Decker will make starts in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, ARCA Racing Series, and NASCAR K&N Pro Series. Decker will make her Truck Series debut with backing from her long-time sponsor, N29 Technologies, LLC. The Eagle River, WI native spent the previous two seasons in ARCA, amassing two top-five and 11 top-10 finishes in 27 starts. Decker turned heads earning a pole position in theRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer At Chicagoland Speedway, Venturini Motorsports will become the first ARCA Racing Series team to enter three women as teammates. Earlier this season, at Daytona International Speedway, the team made history when it became the first ARCA team to have two women as teammates. Natalie Decker and Leilani Münter, who were the first two women to be teammates in ARCA earlier this season, will be joined by Toni Breidinger in the Scott 150 at Chicagoland on Thursday night. Decker will drive teams’ flagship No. 25 N29Read More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer As Natalie Decker continues to recover from her recent surgery, she will start the ARCA Racing Series General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 on Friday at Pocono Raceway but yield the wheel of her No. 25 Toyota on Lap 1. Brennan Poole has been named as the relief driver and will run the remainder of the race in place of Decker. Last Friday, Decker underwent successful hernia surgery at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte to repair a small tear in her abdomen and while recovery is progressingRead 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 Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer Toni Breidinger, an 18-year-old driver out of Hillsborough, California, has inked a deal with Venturini Motorsports to compete in three ARCA Racing Series events behind the wheel of one of the team’s Toyota Camrys. Breidinger will have a busy month of June as she will make her debut at the half-mile Madison International Speedway on June 15 before competing at Gateway Motorsports Park (June 22) and then Chicagoland Speedway (June 28). “I’m definitely expecting to learn a lot. It’s going to be a huge learningRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer Sometimes survival is the name of the game in motorsports, as Natalie Decker found out at Daytona International Speedway. After earning her first career pole position, Decker survived multiple incidents to score her first career top-five finish, fifth-place, in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards. Despite damage to the left front of her No. 25 N29 Capital Partners Toyota Camry, Decker managed stay inside the top-five in the final one-lap shootout. With much of the field in the Lucas Oil 200 Driven by GeneralRead 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

Posted On February 9, 2018By Brian EberlyIn ARCA, Breaking News, Headline News

Natalie Decker Earns ARCA Pole at Daytona

By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer Natalie Decker turned a 49.489 second lap (181.859 mph) around Daytona International Speedway on Friday afternoon to win the pole for Saturday’s ARCA Racing Series Lucas Oil 200. The Wisconsinite edged out Zane Smith by .001 seconds, earning her first General Tire Pole Award in eight series starts. Decker is the first female to claim the top spot at the 2.5-mile superspeedway since Erin Crocker in 2007. Decker is set to run the full 20-race ARCA schedule this season, piloting the No. 25 Toyota withRead More