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By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Just hours removed from her second NASCAR K&N Pro Series West victory, Hailie Deegan broke the news that she will make her ARCA Menards Series debut with Venturini Motorsports later this season at Toledo Speedway. In total, Deegan will make six starts in ARCA competition. Deegan is running full-time for Bill McAnally Racing in the No. 19 Monster / NAPA Power Premium Plus Toyota Camry in the K&N Pro Series West with selected starts in the East division. The 17-year-old made her NASCAR debut lastRead 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
Charlie Krall, ARCA Communications Manager Logan Seavey (No. 20 Craftsman Toyota) took the lead on lap 66 and withstood four late-race restarts to claim his first career ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards victory in Monday’s General Tire Grabber 100 at DuQuoin State Fairgrounds. Seavey’s win was the 50th for the Venturini Motorsports team dating back to team owner Bill Venturini’s first series win at Flat Rock Speedway in 1984. Seavey, the current USAC P1 Insurance National Midget Series point leader, started fourth but was 12th after two laps, theRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer When the ARCA Racing Series takes the green flag on Sunday afternoon at the Illinois State Fairgrounds, Logan Seavey will make his debut and take the next step up the ladder as part of the Toyota Racing development program. Seavey will pilot the No. 20 Toyota for Venturini Motorsports on the one-mile dirt track in Springfield as well as again on Labor Day weekend on the dirt at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds. Coming off a 2017 season in which he won POWRi Lucas Oil NationalRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer Last year’s POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Champion Logan Seavey will make his ARCA Racing Series debut on the dirt at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, IL. The 21-year-old will pilot the No. 20 Craftsman Toyota Camry for Venturini Motorsports at both dirt tracks, Springfield and DuQuoin State Fairgrounds. Of the teams’ 48 victories, four have come on dirt, most recently with Tom Hessert III at DuQuoin in 2016. The Toyota Racing Development driver drove for Kyle Busch Motorsports in the Eldora DirtRead More
By Aaron Bearden, Open Wheel Editor Chandler Smith came to Iowa Speedway without experience on larger ovals and unsure of what to expect. He nearly left the track with the checkered flag. Smith rose through the field over the course of the 150-lap event and shadowed ARCA Racing Series points leader Sheldon Creed to the finish en-route to a second-place result in Saturday’s Fans With Benefits 150. The run was Smith’s fourth top five and fifth top 10 in five-career ARCA starts. “This is my first time ever being on aRead 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 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 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 Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer MADISON, Ill. — Sheldon Creed earned the General Tire Pole Award for Friday night’s ARCA Racing Series Papa Nicholas 150 at Gateway Motorsports Park. The top starting position was the second of his career in his 27th start. Creed’s lap on the repaved track shattered the previous ARCA qualifying record, set by Tim Steele (33.646 seconds, 133.745 mph) in 2001. Creed leads the championship standings by 55 points over his MDM Motorsports teammate Zane Smith and picks up an additional five championship points from his qualifying effort.Read More