Harrison Burton To Make 5 ARCA Starts In 2019 With Venturini

Venturini Motorsports (VMS) announced on Thursday the signing of Harrison Burton to a partial schedule in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards. Burton, 18, a two-time ARCA Series winner, will pilot the No. 20 Toyota Camry for five events starting with the series’ season opener at Daytona International Speedway before moving onto Charlotte Motor Speedway (5/23), Pocono Raceway (5/31), Chicagoland Speedway (6/27) and the series finale at Kansas Speedway (10/18). Throughout the upcoming season Burton will feature continued support from long time partners DEX Imaging, FIELDS, Morton Buildings and…

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Natalie Decker To Run Development Program For DGR-Crosley In 2019

DGR-Crosley announced today that they have added Natalie Decker to their driver development program for the 2019 season. Decker will run a select number of NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races as well as a combination of NASCAR K&N Pro Series and ARCA Racing Series events. Decker’s longtime partner N29 Technologies, LLC will come onboard as she enters her rookie season at DGR-Crosley. The 21-year-old Eagle River, Wis. native will make the transition to the Truck Series after competing in the ARCA Racing Series for the past two years. Decker,…

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ARCA Unveils 2019 Schedule

The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards 2019 schedule has been released and includes 20 races at 18 different race tracks in 13 states, starting with the season-opener at Daytona International Speedway in February and concluding with the finale at Kansas Speedway in October. Other highlights on the schedule include a return to Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida, for the first time since 1992, a pair of events at both Pocono Raceway and Salem Speedway, a new May date for the event at Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville, the 77th…

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Self Makes Up For Last Year With Late Pass On Final Restart To Win ARCA Race In Chicagoland Speedway

JOLIET, Ill – Last year, Michael Self was at the Chicagoland Speedway with Mason Mitchell Motorsports and was in prime position to earn his first career ARCA Racing Series victory. Unfortunately, with 10 laps-to-go, Self had a right front tire go down and would bring out the final caution of the night. Despite leading 29 laps, he’d finish a disappointing 17th. Christopher Bell would win as a result of that. In the offseason, Self joined Venturini Motorsports, the same team that Bell drove for in that race last year and walks…

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NASCAR Acquires ARCA For 2019 And Beyond

In a move designed to strengthen a relationship that dates back more than 60 years, NASCAR announced today the acquisition of the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA). Both NASCAR and ARCA, a Midwest-based sanctioning body for stock car auto racing, share a long history: ARCA founder John Marcum raced against Bill France Sr. and worked as a NASCAR official. More recently, the series has provided a valuable platform for talented drivers looking to make it to NASCAR’s national series.

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Ricky Taylor, Rahal, Pagenaud Join Team Penske’s Acura Sports Car Program For 2018

Acura Team Penske completed its full-time sports car driver lineup today, as the organization announced that recently-crowned IMSA Prototype Champion Ricky Taylor will race in the Acura ARX-05 Daytona Prototype International (DPi) program beginning in 2018. Taylor will team up with Helio Castroneves in one of the team’s two full-time entries in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship next season.  They will join the previously-announced pairing of Juan Pablo Montoya and Dane Cameron. In addition, Graham Rahal and 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series Champion Simon Pagenaud will join the program as endurance…

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Penske’s Acura IMSA Entry Revealed

Acura’s new ARX-05 DPi car was officially unveiled today at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering in Carmel, California as part of Monterey Car Week festivities. Two ARX-05s – which stands for Acura Racing eXperimental, generation 5 – will be fielded in the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Prototype class by Team Penske, in a new partnership with Acura Motorsports. The team announced earlier this week the first half of its full-time, four-driver lineup with three-time Rolex 24 At Daytona and two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya joining 2016 WeatherTech…

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Mobil 1 The Grid Looks at Rossi and Chilton on F1 vs. IndyCar

Mobil 1 The Grid has been featuring excellent videos this year on a wide variety of topics in motorsports. This weeks feature is nothing short of amazing. In this video, they speak to Verizon IndyCar Series drivers Alexander Rossi and Max Chilton and their thoughts on Formula 1 vs. IndyCar. See the video here Both are former F1 drivers that made it through the ranks in Europe only to get spurred in F1 for drivers with more funding. That sent them to the United States in search of IndyCar rides.…

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Richard Petty’s Grandson Thad Moffitt to Make ARCA Debut This Weekend in Nashville

Thad Moffitt, the 16-year-old grandson of seven time NASCAR Cup champion Richard Petty, will make his ARCA Racing Series debuit on Saturday night in the Music City 200 presented by Azure Foundation at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville, Tennessee. This weekend’s race will mark Moffitt’s first career ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards start. The 16-year-old tested with Empire Racing Group, a development team of Richard Petty Motorsports, on the historic high-banked short-track last week, and proved he was ready for the next challenge.

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Austin Theriault Wins Race Shortened Lucas Oil 200 ARCA Season Opener at Daytona

Daytona Beach, Fla – Multi-car wrecks, red flags and six cautions could not keep ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards championship contender Austin Theriault from finding his way to victory lane at Daytona Int’l Speedway. Theriault, in Ken Schrader’s No. 52 Orlando Longwood Auto Auction Chevrolet, kept himself up front most of the way and, as a result, out of harm’s way to win the action-packed Lucas Oil Complete Engine Treatment 200 Driven by General Tire Saturday afternoon. Theriault, who led just four laps, drove around the outside of Terry…

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