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  • Ken Schrader Racing back full time in 2015: Veteran race car driver Ken Schrader was on stage Saturday as the sixth-place owner. He said he wasn’t sure of the details for Ken Schrader Racing in 2015, but said the team expects to have plenty of the ARCA Racing Series in its future. “I’m very glad to be part of the ARCA series and we’ll be there for all 20 races with Federated Car Care as our sponsor,” Schrader said. “I’m very excited about the new body with the ARCA Ilmor engine and very excited for the new season.” (In part from ARCARacing.com) (12-15-14)
  • Cody Coughlin returns to Venturini Motorsports for 10 races: Cody Coughlin [will] compete at Daytona Int'l Speedway in what will be his first of ten scheduled ARCA Racing Series events in 2015 with Venturini Motorsports in the number-55 Toyota Camry. "This is something I've always wanted, to be able to do in my chosen profession, so I am excited about it,"said Coughlin, who just turned 19. "Venturini Motorsports has always had fast cars at Daytona, including winning the pole for last year's event." Coughlin will once again have Dave Leiner as his crew chief for the 2015 season. (In part from Venturini Motorsports PR) (12-13-14)
  • ARCA revises bonus point system, qualifying rain-outs, free pass; introduces short track challenge: The ARCA Racing Series announced some changes to its point system and qualifying procedure Friday, changes that will take effect beginning with the 2015 season opener at Daytona International Speedway February 14. “We are looking at our 63rd season of racing,” ARCA President Ron Drager said. “And, one of the things we pride ourselves on is staying on top of what we need to do to be around another 63 year.
    Point System - [Five] bonus points for winning a race, changing the qualifying points to award only a five-point bonus to the pole winner. Previously, the top three qualifiers earned points.
    Qualifying - If qualifying is rained out and a practice session was completed, ARCA will set the 2015 race lineup by the practice speeds, not owner points. Provisional spots will still be awarded when necessary.
    Free Pass - The free pass [will be awarded to drivers all race, instead of just in the last 10 laps].
    Also new in 2015 will be the introduction of a new short track challenge, a championship points standings for drivers and owners at tracks a mile and less, plus road courses. The series has long had the Hoosier Superspeedway Challenge, a similar series within the overall series point system. (In part from ARCARacing.com) (12-12-14)
  • Mason Mitchell Motorsports announces Austin Wayne Self as driver: Austin Wayne Self will drive the No. 98 AM Technical Solutions Ford for Mason Mitchell Motorsports in 2015. The announcement was made Friday at the annual ARCA Racing Series press conference during the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show. “I think the goal, realistically, going into 2015, is to compete for the championship,” Mitchell said. “Austin is a talented race car driver. The combination of our team and Austin will be able to compete for wins and compete for the championship again.” Self said he was looking forward to the 2015 season, starting with the ARCA Racing Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway on February 14. (In part from ARCARacing.com) (12-12-14)
  • Grant Enfinger has no current plans in place for next season: Even though [Grant] Enfinger is now an established driver, he also added that making money in the offseason has to be a priority. "After the ARCA season was over I got a day job at GMS Racing up in North Carolina," he said. "I've been on the road with the trucks teams and stuff like that, but it's tough watching them when you're working and you want to be driving. "As of right now, I don't have anything lined up for 2015. All of it is sponsorship pending. There's just so much that goes into it but, the longer I'm in it, the longer I'm involved, the more I appreciate every opportunity I get. I've definitely been blessed." (Pensacola News Journal) (12-11-14)
  • Bobby Gerhart Racing re-signs Lucas Oil: Bobby Gerhart Racing has announced that it has re-signed Lucas Oil for the 2015 ARCA Racing Series season. "The 2015 season marks our 12th year with Lucas Oil,” Bobby Gerhart said. “We are very proud of our association with Lucas Oil and the success that we have enjoyed together at Daytona. We are looking forward to another strong effort in the 2015 Lucas Oil 200 presented by MAVTV American Real at Daytona." (In part from ARCARacing.com) (12-11-14)
  • John Wes Townley has no ARCA plans for 2015: John Wes Townley has no current plans to compete in the ARCA Racing Series in 2015. Townley competed in 15 events this past season, missing several races due to a hard crash at Pocono Raceway while qualifying. The 24 year-old plans on concentrating on NASCAR XFINITY and NASCAR Camping World events next season. (12-10-14)
  • Garrett Smithley attempting Daytona race with Rick Ware Racing/MacDonald: Garrett Smithley will be back behind the wheel of an ARCA Racing Series stock car at the legendary Daytona International Speedway. The Kannapolis (NC) based driver will pilot the MacDonald Motorsports/Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet Impala stock car in preparation for the 200 mile season opener on 14th February before making his debut in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series a week later. Smithley is eager to get back to the track. "There is nothing like driving at Daytona. The first time I tested there in 2012, I was admittedly nervous, but after making more laps at Daytona with the Richard Petty Driving Experience and racing at Talladega earlier this season, I’m very confident going back.” (In part from Garrett Smithley Racing PR) (12-10-14)
  • Entry list for ARCA Daytona Test: The ARCA Racing Series has published a tentative entry list for the Daytona open test that will be held on December 19th and 20th. Forty-six drivers are entered, including #12 Tyler Audie, #46 Christian Celaya, #55 Cody Coughlin, #75 Benny Chastain, #87 Derrick Lancaster, Mike Affarano, David Levine, and Raul Orlandini. View the complete entry list on ARCA's official website. Full Entry List (12-09-14)
  • Mark Rette leaves Win-Tron to form own team with Terry Jones: ARCA champion crew chief Mark Rette has left Win-Tron Racing and Frank Kimmel. He has formed his own team for the 2015 season with driver Terry Jones. The two veterans will compete in the ARCA Racing Series and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series. An official announcement is expected soon. (12-07-14)
  • Multiple crew chief changes for 2015?: While drivers are currently finalizing their 2015 plans, ARCA crew chiefs are doing the same. It is rumored that Ryan “Pickle” London has left GMS Racing and has joined Mason Mitchell Motorsports to become Austin Wayne Self's new crew chief. Jamie Jones is reported to be no longer with the championship winning team. Matt Weber, who was traded to Venturini Motorsports with six races remaining in the 2014 season by Mason Mitchell Motorsports, will replace Teddy Brown at Team BCR Racing. (12-07-14)
  • Team BCR Racing signs Will Carroll for partial schedule: Beginning in the 2015 season, Will Carroll will make his ARCA Racing Series debut with Team BCR Racing and Development Team. Carroll plans to compete in a limited schedule in 2015, with the goal to run for a Championship and Rookie of the Year honors in 2016.  “Team BCR is excited and proud to welcome Will to the team,” says Team Manager, Howard Bixman. “We’ve been working with Will over the last few years, where he has developed into a NASCAR Champion driving for Anthony Campi Racing (ACR 81). The next step in his career is the ARCA Racing Series, where this developmental driver will be competing at tracks such as Daytona International Speedway to the historic Salem Speedway. We are looking forward to being a part of this two-year development program with Will to further his career into the top ranks of NASCAR.”Marketing partners and complete 2015 debut schedule will be announced at a later date. (In part from Team BCR Racing PR) (12-03-14)
  • Alex Malycke released from detention center: Alex Malycke was released from the Loudoun County Detention Center following a 7-month stay. He was charged with a string of Attempted Grand Larcenies (Copper) and one B&E along with a rash of driving penalties (14 infractions since January) and a Probation Violation - Weapons Offense. We now know the reason for the season long Withdraw's from ARCA #91. (In part from RaceRap.com) (12-03-14)
  • 2015 ARCA Schedule Announced; Elko and Madison lose dates: Officials from the Automobile Racing Club of America released the full 2015 ARCA Racing Series schedule Wednesday, and the tour once again has something for everyone. The 63rd season of the nationally-renowned stock car racing series will again include stops at superspeedways, short tracks, dirt tracks and a road course over a 20-race season. And, for the first time since 1992, the ARCA Racing Series will race at Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville, Tenn., bringing the .596-mile short track back into the series fold. Also returning to the schedule after a one-year absence is Iowa Speedway, where ARCA raced every year from 2006-2013.“We’re proud of the diversity of the track configurations, the tradition inherent in the venues, and the markets represented by the 2015 schedule,” said ARCA President Ron Drager. “Maintaining the 20-race schedule is important to the team owners and our marketing partners, and we appreciate the opportunity to share the track with so many great racing series on any given weekend. We feel our schedule is unique in motorsports, and provides a challenging platform for race teams and an exciting, compelling showcase for race fans.” Full Schedule (In part from ARCARacing.com) (11-26-14)
  • Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville added to 2015 schedule: The ARCA Racing Series will return to tradition-rich Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville in 2015, officials from ARCA, the Fairgrounds and Track Enterprises announced today. The national championship stock car tour will contest a 200-lap race on the .596-mile, high banked paved oval on Saturday, April 11. Since the series’ inception in 1953, there have been 23 races at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville, but none since David Green won there in 1992. “Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville is a destination track for racers and fans, and is located in an important market for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards,” said ARCA President Ron Drager. “Our Series has a rich history of racing at the track, and we look forward to bringing our superspeedway-style full-size stock cars, featuring racing with live pit stops, back to Nashville in a long distance event.” (In part from ARCARacing.com) (11-24-14)
  • Andy Seuss Motorsports to test at Daytona; seeking drivers: Andy Seuss had a very successful 2014 racing season [winning] the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour championship [and earning] the Most Popular Driver award for the Tour. Like many racers across the country, driving racecars is a sideline for Seuss.  Unlike many of those other racers though, Seuss has been able to make much of his living by working on other people’s racecars.  Last year alone, Seuss worked as a consultant on everything from NASCAR Truck Series machines to ARCA Racing Series cars to other Modifieds.  Now, Seuss is going to take another step forward in that career path by teaming up with fellow competitor Brian Dauzat to form Andy Seuss Motorsports. Andy Seuss Motorsports will compete in the ARCA Racing Series.  Two superspeedway cars are currently being prepared for next month’s ARCA Open Test at Daytona International Speedway.  The team has open seats available for the test dates and for upcoming ARCA races as well. (In part from Andy Seuss Motorsports PR) (11-20-14)
  • Team BCR Racing renews partnership with Motor Honey: Officials at Team BCR Racing are pleased to announce the team will renew their partnership with longtime National Marketing Partner Motor Honey for the 2015 ARCA Racing Series season with driver Brennan Poole. Motor Honey will serve as a Primary Marketing partner with Team BCR for select races throughout the 2015 season beginning at Daytona International Speedway for the Lucas Oil 200. CEO and President of Casite’s Motor Honey brand, John Antakli said, “We are very excited to build upon last year's successful season with Howard Bixman and Team BCR, teaming up with Brennan Poole in 2015.  The ARCA Racing Series continues to be a great spot for Motor Honey to be as we focus on grass roots motorsports marketing and young, up-and-coming drivers - and winners - of the future.” (In part from Team BCR Racing PR) (11-18-14)
  • Leilani Munter to enter Daytona with Venturini; working on full schedule:  Leilani Munter announced on her personal Twitter account that she will attempt the season opening ARCA Racing Series event at Daytona in February with sponsorship from Energy Freedom. Munter also stated that she is working on a full schedule for 2015. The 40 year-old environmental activist from Rochester, MN ran a partial schedule this past season and has seven total career starts. (11-16-14) 
  • Optional composite body allowed for short tracks in 2015: Teams competing in the ARCA Racing Series will have the option of running new flange-fit, modular panel, composite material bodies at tracks one mile and less in length beginning in 2015. Officials from the Automobile Racing Club of America and Five Star Race Car Bodies announced today the details of the new optional body package for the upcoming 2015 ARCA Racing Series season, including availability and pricing. ARCA teams will have the option at short track venues in ’15 to compete with showroom stock-appearing Toyota Camry, Ford Fusion and Chevrolet SS body packages, constructed with state of the art, composite laminate blend materials engineered to be lightweight and durable, and to resist deflection at high speeds. The complete body is comprised of 12 flange-fit modular panels, for ease of installation and quick replacement, and weighs less than 135 pounds. The ease-of-installation design allows teams to install the entire body in their respective shops, and to perform replacement of damaged panels at the team’s shop or at the track, resulting in significant savings in time and labor required for repairs. (In part from ARCARacing.com) (11-04-14)
  • Brandon Jones joins Richard Childress Racing driver lineup: Richard Childress Racing is adding NASCAR K&N Pro Series driver Brandon Jones to their NASCAR XFINITY Series lineup on a part-time basis for the 2015 season. “I have been watching Brandon the past few years and like what I see in him as a driver and a person,” said Richard Childress, chairman and CEO of RCR. “Adding him to our developmental program and putting him in our No. 33 Chevrolet is a good move for us and his career. I look forward to seeing his progression next year and welcome him to the RCR family.” Jones also plans to compete in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and ARCA Series on a limited basis in 2015. (In part from Richard Childress Racing PR) (11-03-14)
  • Brennan Poole to drive part time for Team BCR Racing next season: Brennan Poole has signed a partial schedule with Team BCR Racing. The schedule will begin at Daytona for the annual Lucas Oil 200. “I’m looking forward to working with Team BCR this year,” says Poole. “They are a great team with a strong reputation, and they have given me an awesome opportunity. I feel really blessed to be a part of this team!” Brennan Poole has signed for a minimum of ten races this season, which include the televised races on Fox Sports 1 and 2. If additional funding is secured, the team will plan to run for the 2015 Championship. Marketing partners, along with a race schedule, will be announced in the next few weeks. (In part from Team BCR Racing PR) (11-01-14)
  • Scotty Hubler tentatively planning on partial 2015 schedule: 22 year-old Scotty Hubler is tentatively planning on competing in another partial ARCA schedule next season with Bobby Gerhart Racing. The Coplay, PA driver plans to race at Daytona, Talladega, both Pocono events, and possibly more at other tracks if sponsorship can be found. Hubler made two starts this year and recorded his best finish at Talladega, where he finished in 24th position. (10-30-14)  
  • Mason Mitchell Motorsports releases statement concerning 2015 plans:  Mason Mitchell Motorsports has released a statement concerning the team's 2015 ARCA Racing Series plans. The statement in its entirety is as follows:
    Mason Mitchell Motorsports was built to become the premier TRUE driver development camp, for young drivers that show the ability on and off the track, and the level of dedication its young founder MASON MITCHELL has shown to become the best drivers in ARCA Series, so that MMM's drivers can graduate from MMM annually with ARCA wins and championships and truly get the attention of top NASCAR teams that will offer Driver Developement opportunities to MMM drivers who have graduated with full honors in every area, as Mason Mitchell has demonstrated throughout the 2014 season.
    - MMM is a strict place, and funds alone will not get you accepted at MMM, you must have talent and people skills to make up a whole package we can build upon.
    - MMM has signed a driver to run the number 98 for the ARCA championship in 2015, (TBA at PRI show).
    - MMM has a fleet of all new cars on the ground for its second team, the #78 team, plus still more new cars being built as we speak, all to accommodate the needs of drivers that have to get tested at the 1.5 - 2.5 mile tracks and to race at those tracks to get the proper experience to transition to their NASCAR rides.
    - MMM is currently taking inquires from drivers interested in those tests and 1-4 race packages with the 78 team.
    - For drivers and Nascar teams who are interested in specific tests and races with the MMM team #78, you can call MMM Driver Development Directly at the Mooresville, N.C. office, at 515-493-9345 and ask for Russ. (Mason Mitchell Motorsports PR) (10-29-14)
  • Team Stange Racing finalizing 2015 schedule: Team Stange Racing is working on fielding two cars at Daytona in February and one car for the full 2015 ARCA Racing Series season. The team has sold old cars, but has purchased three new ones for the upcoming season. Additionally, Team Stange hopes to compete in the NASCAR XFINITY Series on a part time basis in the upcoming year. (10-29-14) 
  • Kyle Weatherman to return to Roulo Brothers Racing next year: 17 year-old Kyle Weatherman will return to Roulo Brothers Racing next season for a partial schedule. ARCA’s minimum age restrictions will prevent the Roush-Fenway Racing development driver from racing full time.  Weatherman competed in eight (8) events for the team in 2014, earning a season high fourth place finish at Berlin Speedway in August. (10-27-14)
  • Crosley Sports Group back in 2015; partial schedule with LeMastus and Steele:  Crosley Sports Group will run a partial ARCA schedule in 2015 with Bo LeMastus and Devin Steele as its drivers. Bo LeMastus formed the team in 2013 after acquiring the assets of Mark Gibson Racing. LeMastus serves as the CEO of Crosley Radio. (10-27-14)
  • GMS Racing has no official plans for 2015; not selling equipment: GMS Racing has no official plans for the 2015 ARCA Racing Series season. However, the team is not currently selling its ARCA equipment. The Charlotte, NC based organization fielded cars for championship runner-up Grant Enfinger and veteran Spencer Gallagher this past season. Gallagher announced in victory lane at Kansas Speedway that he would be competing in the truck series for his family owned team full time next year, which raises speculation on whether the team will continue in the ARCA series in 2015. (10-27-14)
  • Mason Mitchell wins championship; Gallagher scores first victory: #98 Mason Mitchell clinched the 2014 ARCA Racing Series championship Friday night at Kansas Speedway. Mitchell finished 5th, but only had to start the event to earn his first title. #23 Spencer Gallagher scored his victory after starting from 32nd. #6 Josh Williams, #3 Ross Kenseth, and #55 Cody Coughlin all earned top five finishes as well. The race was slowed due to several accidents, including one that involved #60 Galen Hassler. Hassler was transported to a local area hospital for observation before being released. Full Results (10-05-14)
  • Austin Wayne Self to Mason Mitchell Motorsports in 2015?: Ray Dunlap reported during the Kansas Speedway broadcast that Austin Wayne Self will return to ARCA competition next year with a championship caliber team. Dunlap stated that Self would not be back with Cunningham Motorsports. AM Technical Solutions, which sponsors Self, appeared on Mason Mitchell's championship winning car Friday night. (10-05-14)
  • Spencer Gallagher leaving ARCA: Spencer Gallagher announced in victory lane at Kansas that he would not return to the ARCA Racing Series in 2015. Gallagher stated that he would move to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series full time next year with GMS Racing. (10-05-14)
  • 34 cars on Kansas entry list: 34 cars are currently entered for Friday night's season ending ARCA Racing Series event at Kansas Speedway. Entries include #08 Justin Allison, #09 John Lowinski-Loh, #3 Ross Kenseth, #6 Josh Williams, #10 Ed Pompa, #23 Spencer Gallagher, #42 Bo LeMastus, #52 Matt Tifft, #55 Cody Coughlin, #60 Galen Hassler, #66 Leilani Munter, #72 Brandon Gdovic, and #88 CJ Evans. Full Entry List (10-02-14)
  • Justin Allison leaves Team BCR; creates own team: Justin Allison has left Team BCR Racing and has formed his own ARCA Racing Series team. The Pocono Raceway winner will drive the No. 08 HAVACO Sales Ford at Kansas Speedway in the season ending ARCA event. Allison was seeking assoicate sponsorship for the race last week. (09-30-14)
  • CJ Evans Jr. returns to Team BCR for Kansas: Charles (CJ) Evans Jr. will make his first ARCA Racing Series start since 2013 with Team BCR Racing this Friday at Kansas Speedway. Evans will be behind the wheel of the No. 88 Elevator Transportation Services Ford. “I’m really looking forward to going back to Kansas Speedway,” stated Evans. “Last time we were there, we had a really fast car. I’m very excited to work with Howard (Bixman) and the whole BCR team again. We've had top-ten runs together and with the amount of winning success the team has had in 2014, I feel that we will be very competitive.” Although Evans has not driven in the ARCA Racing Series since 2013, doesn’t mean he still isn’t actively involved in the racing community. Evans is the current points leader in the NASCAR BWFS Truck Series at Houston Motorsports Park in Texas with only two races left to go. (In part from Team BCR Racing PR) (09-30-14)
  • Galen Hassler forms Hassler and Associates Racing Enterprise; to debut at Kansas: Galen Hassler, who has competed part time in the past two seasons, has formed his own ARCA Racing Series team. Hassler and Associates Racing Enterprise will debut at Kansas Speedway with sponsorship from Miller Construction. The team will use Chevrolet cars and has gained approval to carry the No. 45. Hassler states that the team has eight (8) total cars and plans to compete in the 2015 ARCA Racing Series season. (09-27-14) 
  • Ross Kenseth to drive for RACE 101 at Kansas NOTE: Ross Kenseth will attempt to make his first ARCA Racing Series start of 2014 at Kansas Speedway. Piloting the No. 3 RACE 101 Chevrolet, Kenseth, son of 2003 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Matt Kenseth, looks to make his first career start at a track more than one mile in distance. “First off, I’m grateful to Tony (Blanchard) for giving me this shot,” said Kenseth, from Little Chute, Wis. “I’ve worked with the team a little over the past couple months before we tested together at Kentucky. I thought the test went well and I’m excited to go to Kansas and see what we can do.” (In part from RossKenseth.com) (09-26-14)
    NOTE: Karl Weber, the team's current driver, does not meet ARCA's minimum age requirements to compete at Kansas. (09-26-14)
  • Brennan Poole; Venturini Motorsports fined and penalized after Kentucky win: Based on post-race technical inspection after Friday’s race at Kentucky Speedway, the Venturini Motorsports #15 team has been fined $1,500 and team owner Bill Venturini and driver Brennan Poole have been penalized with the loss of 25 championship points. The penalty is for non-compliance of the 2014 ARCA Rulebook page 16, #4, which references the minimum roof height. (In part from ARCARacing.com) (09-24-14)
  • Spencer Gallagher to race at Kansas: Spencer Gallagher will race at Kansas Speedway on October 3rd for GMS Racing. Gallagher reduced his ARCA schedule earlier this season to focus on NASCAR Camping World Truck series events. The 24 year-old driver from Las Vegas, NV is currently 11th in driver points. (09-24-14)
  • 34 entries on preliminary Kentucky entry list UPDATE: 34 cars are currently entered for Friday night's ZLOOP 150 at Kentucky Speedway. Entries include #6 Josh Williams, #10 Rick Clifton, #12 Tyler Audie, #15 Brennan Poole, #20 Tom Berte, #28 Mike Buckley, #41 Ben Rhodes, #42 Bo LeMastus, #52 Matt Tifft, #55 Cody Coughlin, #60 Kyle Weatherman, #66 Daniel Suarez, #68 Michael Lira, #72 Brandon Gdovic, and #88 Justin Allison. Full Entry List (09-17-14)
    UPDATE: #19 David Sear, #34 Darrell Basham, and #56 Devin Steele have been added. The #49, #95, #99 entries have been withdrawn. 34 cars remain on the entry list. (09-18-14)
  • ZLOOP sued for nearly $28 millon: ZLOOP, LLC has been sued for nearly $28 million by one of the company's investors for fraud, conversion, breach of contract, negligent misrepresentation, and detrimental reliance. ZLOOP was co-founded by Justin Boston's father Bob Boston, who is listed as a defendant in the lawsuit. It remains to be seen if this case will affect ZLOOP's racing sponsorships. The company has sponsored Venturini Motorsports and Justin Boston for the past two seasons. (Mosing v ZLOOP) (09-18-14)
  • John Wes Townley out at Kentucky; Poole in: Brennan Poole will once again be subbing for driver John Wes Townley due to a scheduling conflict surrounding Friday’s ARCA Kentucky event and Saturday afternoon’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series New Hampshire event. “I can’t thank Zaxby’s enough for the opportunities they’ve given me this year. I can’t wait to wheel it Friday night and hopefully bring home another strong finish for Venturini and Zaxby’s,” said Poole. Friday’s ZLOOP 150 from Kentucky will mark the third time this season Poole will sub for Townley. (In part from Venturini Motorsports PR) (09-17-14)
  • Venturini Motorsports selling equipment: Venturini Motorsports has posted a classified on ARCARacing.com advertising the complete assets of one of its teams. A semi truck, trailer, two short track cars, two intermediate cars, one roller chassis, and other parts are listed for sale. The team did not enter its No. 66 entry last weekend at Salem Speedway. (09-16-14)
  • Ross Kenseth testing for RACE 101 at Kentucky: Ross Kenseth, the son of NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Matt Kenseth, will participate in the postponed Kentucky Speedway test tomorrow with RACE 101. RACE 101's current driver Karl Weber will take part in the test as well. (09-16-14)
  • Tom Hessert wins at Salem: #77 Tom Hessert won the Federated Car Care ARCA Fall Classic at Salem Speedway after passing #98 Mason Mitchell late in the event. Mitchell dominated the majority of the race, but Hessert prevailed with fresher tires after trapping the majority of the field at least one lap down by not pitting under green flag conditions. Mitchell crossed the finish line in second. #22 Austin Wayne Self, #90 Grant Enfinger, and #52 Ken Schrader completed the top five. #25 Justin Boston and #44 Frank Kimmel both suffered mechanical issues and finished outside of the top 15. Mason Mitchell extended his points lead over Grant Enfinger with two races remaining. Full Results (09-13-14)
  • 34 cars entered for Salem UPDATE:  Thirty-four cars are currently entered for Saturday's race at Salem Speedway. Notable entries include #1 Clayton Weatherman, #10 Ed Pompa, #11 Blake Hillard, #27 AJ Fike, #34 Darrell Basham, #37 Kyle Benjamin, #55 Cody Coughlin, #60 Kyle Weatherman, #72 Anderson Bowen, #80 Brian Finney, and #82 Cody Erickson. Full Entry List (09-11-14)
    UPDATE: #15 Brennan Poole has replaced John Wes Townley. Townley will compete in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at Chicagoland Speedway after it was delayed due to rain. #27 AJ Fike, #49 Hylton Motorsports, #91 Alex Malycke, and #99 Roulo Brothers Racing have all withdrawn. (09-13-14)
  • Daniel Suarez joins Venturini Motorsports for Kentucky: Venturini Motorsports announces today that Daniel Suarez will make his ARCA Racing Series debut at Kentucky Speedway during the ZLOOP 150 on Friday, September 19th, in the No. 66 ARRIS Toyota. Last month in a highly publicized announcement, Joe Gibbs Racing revealed the 22-year old Suarez would join the organization in 2015 to compete full time in the NASCAR Nationwide (XFINITY) Series with ARRIS as the primary sponsor. “I’m excited to race with Venturini Motorsports at Kentucky in the ARCA Series as I continue to prepare for next season and running full time with Joe Gibbs Racing in the Nationwide Series, said Suarez. “I’m looking forward to representing my new sponsor ARRIS and I’m thankful to ARRIS and everyone involved for giving me this opportunity as I make the next step in my career.” (In part from Venturini Motorsports PR) (09-10-14)
  • Turner Scott Motorsports; Ben Rhodes attempting Kentucky: Turner Scott Motorsports is pleased to announce that Ben Rhodes will pilot the No. 41 Alpha Energy Solutions Chevy in the upcoming ARCA Racing Series event at Kentucky Speedway on September 19, marking a homecoming for the Louisville, Kentucky native and the first time the 17-year-old will compete at his home track. Rhodes currently competes full time in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East for TSM and this past weekend officially clinched the 2014 NKNPSE championship. (In part from Turner Scott Motorsports PR) (09-09-14)
  • Empire Racing to enter Salem with Cody Erickson: Empire Racing will field a car for Cody Erickson at Salem Speedway on September 13th. Erickson attempted the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway for the team earlier this year. The 25 year-old driver from Ulen, Minnesota is hoping to gain Daytona approval for 2015. (09-06-14)
  • Clayton Weatherman to debut at Salem: Clayton Weatherman, the younger brother of Kyle Weatherman, will make his ARCA Racing Series debut at Salem Speedway on September 13th. He is expected to drive an old Penske Racing car prepared by his family owned team. (09-01-14)
  • Brandon Gdovic joins Cunningham at Kentucky, Kansas: Brandon Gdovic will debut in the ARCA Racing Series at Kentucky Speedway driving the No. 72 American Messaging Dodge for Cunningham Motorsports. Gdovic is a veteran in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East with 46 starts in the series over 4 seasons. Following his debut at Kentucky Speedway, Gdovic will return at Kansas Speedway on October 3rd, 2014. The No. 72 team will be led by veteran crew chief Paul Andrews. Gdovic will be sponsored by American Messaging. American Messaging provides critical messaging services throughout the US and is one of the largest critical messaging companies in the country. (In part from Precision Performance Motorsports PR) (09-01-14)