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ARCA Racing Series News and Rumors

  • Brad Smith to run full season for Hylton Motorsports: Brad Smith will compete in all ARCA Racing Series events this season for Hylton Motorsports. Smith's website states that he will use the ARCA Ilmor 396 engine on all intermediate tracks, while he will use older engines on short tracks. This will be Brad Smith's first full ARCA season since 2010. (04-13-15)
  • Bubba Pollard, Goodson Racing unable to race at Nashville: Bubba Pollard and Goodson Racing had hoped to make their ARCA Racing Series season debut last weekend at Nashville, but were unable to due to a missing SFI certification sticker on the car's driver seat. The team posted on its Twitter account that it plans to race next at Toledo in May. (04-13-15)
  • Grant Enfinger wins at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville: #23 Grant Enfinger won the Troop Aid 200 at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville for his third straight victory of the season. #52 Matt Tifft was second, while #98 Austin Wayne Self, #25 Brandon Jones, and pole winner #22 Kyle Weatherman completed the top five. Three cautions slowed the race for 34 of the 200 total laps. Full Results (04-13-15) 
  • 31 cars on Nashville entry list: Thirty-one (31) cars are currently entered for Saturday's Troop Aid 200 at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville. Entries include #03 Kevin Rutherford, #1 Bubba Pollard, #5 Clair Zimmerman, #10 Rick Clifton, #14 Ryan Heavner, #27 AJ Fike, #55 Clay Greenfield, #68 Brian Finney, #80 Chris Bailey Jr, and #81 Kevin Campbell. Full Entry List (04-07-15)
  • Lira Motorsports announces Cole Powell as Talladega driver: Lira Motorsports is excited to announce the addition of Cole Powell to our ARCA Racing Series driver line-up. Powell will be joining our team for the International Motorsports Hall of Fame 200 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 1st. The Mount Brydges, Ontario driver has two previous ARCA Racing Series starts at Daytona International Speedway in 2014 and 2015. Before making his ARCA Racing debut in 2014, Powell won NASCAR Whelen Modified Rookie of the Year honors in 2013, becoming the first Canadian to capture this title. “We kept our eyes on Cole at Daytona in February, and he impressed us, running up front for a good portion of the race," stated Lira Motorsports team owner Carlos Lira. “We’re confident that his consistency and precision behind the wheel will lead to a great finish in Talladega. We’re happy to have him as a part of our Ford Performance team.” (In part from Lira Motorsports PR) (04-03-15)
  • Venturini Motorsports signs Clay Greenfield for Nashville: Clay Greenfield and Venturini Motorsports have teamed up for the Troop Aid 200 at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville. Greenfield, a Clarksville, TN, native has raced partial NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedules over the last 4 seasons. Excited for the opportunity, Greenfield will drive VMS’s No. 55 Seal Master of Nashville/1-800-SEALCOAT/Southern Pipe & Supply Toyota. “This is the most excited I’ve been about any race in my career,” said Greenfield. “As a middle Tennessean I have strong emotional ties with the Fairgrounds. After all the controversy surrounding the fate of the track it’s great to have a national touring series (ARCA) return and put the racing spotlight back on this historic track.” (In part from Venturini Motorsports PR) (04-02-15)
  • Win-Tron Racing seeking partially funded drivers: Win-Tron Racing has placed an advertisement on ARCARacing.com in hopes of securing partially funded drivers for Talladega and beyond. Win-Tron had competed in the series full time for several seasons. The team has not raced in ARCA since losing Frank Kimmel and Menards sponsorship to Venturini Motorsports early this year. (04-01-15) 
  • Ryan Heavner returning at Nashville: Ryan Heavner is set to make his return to the ARCA Racing Series. The family owned North Carolina team will hit the road for the April 11th [Nashville] event. The team will enter the short track as independently owned Ryan Heavner Racing. This is after a busy off season filled with preparation. Ryan Heavner Racing would like to thank all of their sponsors. These include; Triple H Diesel, Viking Steel Services, Cutting Edge Stoneworks, Printing Pro, The Bleeding Cross, Tim Meadows and family, Lawing Marble and LJ Designs. (In part from Ryan Heavner Racing PR) (04-01-15)
  • Bubba Pollard to race at Nashville with Goodson Racing; part time schedule?: It’s been over three years since Bubba Pollard has competed in an ARCA Racing Series event. That streak will come to an end on Saturday, April 11 when he will compete in the Troop Aid 200. “We have teamed up with Tracy Goodson and Mike Garvey to run the ARCA race at Nashville,” Pollard announced. “I am excited to make a start in the ARCA Racing Series again. I have raced in four ARCA races in the past and can’t wait to get back to race with them.” Tracy Goodson is more than happy to team up with Pollard for their first ARCA event. “Mike and I are really excited to have Bubba Pollard in our new ARCA car,” Goodson said. “Mike and everyone at the shop are busting their butts to get the car ready for Nashville. This is the first time we have built a car for the ARCA Racing Series and we can’t wait to get going with this program.” Goodson said that they have one car in their shop that they hope to compete with at the remaining ARCA Racing Series short track events in 2015, but hope to build a second car for the intermediate tracks. Goodson also said that he is hoping to get his recognizable No. 1 on his ARCA car but may be going with No. 01. (In part from Speed51.com) (03-30-15)
  • Peterson Motorsports and James Swanson secure hood sponsorship: Peterson Motorsports announced that My KD Company, LLC, will sponsor the hood on Swanson’s Peterson Motorsports-prepared No. 06 Dodge Charger for the entire 2015 ARCA season. Joanne Zacharias, owner of My KD Company, LLC., will highlight her “Kan Do, Don’t Tell Me I Kan’t” logo on the hood of Swanson’s ARCA car. Zacharias first met the Peterson race team in Elko, Minnesota in June of 2014 when the track hosted the ARCA Racing Series Akona 250 race event. Zacharias had already sponsored a local team in the Big 8 series at her hometown Elko Speedway. Zacharias took note of the underfunded Peterson Motorsports team and wanted to help. “We’ve been better all the way around as a team since Joanne began helping us,” Swanson said. “We’re able to run better, we’re faster, and the cars look better. It’s been a great mix across the board. We appreciate her “Kan Do” spirit and it definitely carries over to the team. We can’t thank her enough for her support and confidence in our small little team. We’re very excited for 2015.” (In part from ARCARacing.com) (03-30-15)
  • Contribute funds to Kimmel Racing: Kimmel Racing and driver Will Kimmel has lost a complete racecar after a hard crash at Mobile on March 14th. This accident has significantly impacted the team financially, as Will Kimmel often races without full sponsorship. Kristina Stubblefield, Kimmel's sister, has created a GoFundMe page for fans that would like to contribute to the team to get Will back on track. Contribute by clicking on the following link: Get Will Kimmel Back on Track (03-27-15) 
  • Dale Shearer to run a partial schedule: Dale Shearer will attempt six (6) more ARCA Racing Series events in 2015 driving his own No. 73 Ford. Shearer's schedule includes Winchester, Lucas Oil, Springfield, DuQuoin, Salem, and Kansas. The 55 year-old driver from Alhambra, IL had attempted Daytona in February, but was not fast enough to qualify. (03-27-15)
  • Peterson Motorsports to have two full time drivers?: Peterson Motorsports may have two full time drivers for the remainder of the season. Veteran James Swanson and rookie Cory Howard are both hoping to run in all remaining events. Swanson may miss Talladega if another team completes an owner point deal, while Howard is still attempting to secure full season sponsorship. (03-20-15)
  • Darrell Basham planning a partial schedule?: Darrell Basham is hoping to return to ARCA competition at Nashville and Salem in April. New Jersey Motorsports Park is also a possibility for his team in May. Basham has been a longtime competitor with over 250 career starts. He has scaled his schedule back in recent years due to escalating costs. (03-20-15)
  • Lira Motorsports moves into new shop in North Carolina: Lira Motorsports is excited to officially announce their acquisition of 18,000 square feet of race shop and office space in Mooresville, NC. The new facility will be the home of the teams current ARCA Racing Series operations, consisting of the Michael Lira and David Levine racing teams. The North Carolina space will supplement the organizations current race shop in Port Orange, FL. "Our new race shop gives us the capability to field additional cars in the ARCA Series, as well as expand into additional series,” commented team owner Carlos Lira. “Having a location in Mooresville, home to so many of NASCAR’s most prominent teams, will be a key factor moving forward in our commitment to present a professional and competitive race team at every event we compete in, in every series we compete in.” The team will keep their Florida location, which will be utilized as the base of operations for their NASCAR Late Model team and their growing Late Model Driver Development program. (In part from Lira Motorsports PR) (03-19-15)
  • Three team members penalized after Mobile fight: As a result of an incident on pit road after the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards race at Mobile Int’l Speedway March 14, three individuals have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct. Venturini Motorsports’ Billy Venturini has been suspended for two races, fined $2,500 and placed on disciplinary probation for an indefinite period of time due to repeated violations. Josh Williams Motorsports’ Kevin Williams has been suspended for one race, fined $1,000 and placed on disciplinary probation for the remainder of the 2015 season. Mason Mitchell Motorsports’ Russ Mitchell has been fined $500 and placed on disciplinary probation through July 1. The penalties were a result of violation of 2015 ARCA Rulebook Section 3, Page 6, #9, which references conduct or actions detrimental to the sport and/or ARCA, fighting, or taking part in any demonstration which impedes the orderly process of an event. (ARCARacing.com) (03-17-15)
  • Crew chief changes at Venturini and Mason Mitchell Motorsports: Two crew chief changes occurred before Mobile this past weekend involving Matt Weber and Ryan "Pickle" London. Weber was announced as the crew chief for Brennan Poole and Team BCR Racing prior to Daytona, but went on to work with Frank Kimmel and Venturini Motorsports on the No. 25 Toyota during the season opening race. Ryan "Pickle" London, who was employed with GMS Racing in 2014, was announced as Austin Wayne Self's crew chief during the offseason. London held that position with Mason Mitchell Motorsports prior to Mobile. Both teams swapped crew chiefs starting at Mobile, meaning that Weber has joined Mason Mitchell Motorsports and London has joined Venturini Motorsports. The two teams made a similar crew chief swap in August 2014 where Mason Mitchell Motorsports traded Weber to Venturini Motorsports for Venturini's Jamie Jones. (03-16-15)
  • James Swanson hoping to run full season with Peterson Motorsports: Veteran driver James Swanson hopes to run the full 2015 ARCA Racing schedule with Peterson Motorsports. Talladega Superspeedway may be the only event that Swanson misses, as another team may arrange a deal to use Peterson's owner points. The 34 year-old driver from Clarksboro, New Jersey has recently competed in two near full seasons for the team. Swanson finished a career high 9th place in driver points last season. (03-16-15)
  • Grant Enfinger wins the ARCA Mobile 200: #23 Grant Enfinger won the ARCA Mobile 200 for the third straight year after holding off #25 Brandon Jones and #6 Josh Williams on a late race restart. This is Enfigner's 10th overall win and the second of the year. #98 Austin Wayne Self and #22 Kyle Weatherman finished behind Enfinger, Jones, and Williams to complete the top five. The race was slowed 11 times due to cautions, including one for a wreck involving #69 Will Kimmel. The No. 69 Ford went airborne off the track, flipping multiple times and landing in a track parking lot. Kimmel escaped the crash unhurt. Full Results (03-15-15)
  • CBS Sports Network to televise live ARCA races: ARCA officials announced that CBS Sports Network will televise at least three live events from the ARCA Racing Series this summer. CBS Sports Network’s coverage, part of its CBS Sports Spectacular programming, begins with the traditional spring ARCA event from Toledo Speedway on Sunday, May 17. In addition, CBS Sports Network will televise races from Winchester Speedway on Sunday, June 28 and the Mile Dirt at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield on Sunday, August 23. “We are pleased to once again make available live ARCA coverage on CBS Sports Network,” said Mark Gundrum, ARCA Vice President for Business Development and Corporate Partnerships. “This package is great for the teams, sponsors and fans of the series.” (In part from ARCARacing.com) (03-15-15)
  • Ken Schrader Racing announces driver lineup; Ross Kenseth included: Federated Auto Parts and Ken Schrader Racing have teamed up for 2015. This season marks the 16th year that Federated Auto Parts has served as the primary sponsor for Schrader’s dirt and ARCA cars.  Schrader will continue to compete in both his dirt modified and in select ARCA races throughout the season. Schrader will handle driving duties for his team in seven ARCA races, including two races at Salem. He will also drive at Toledo, Winchester, Lucas Oil Raceway, Illinois State Fairgrounds and DuQuoin State Fairgrounds. In addition, the team’s drivers will include Matt Tifft, Clay Campbell, and Ross Kenseth. Tifft will be making his return to KSR at Mobile. Tifft will also drive at Nashville, New Jersey, Pocono, Iowa, Berlin, Kentucky, and Kansas. Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell is scheduled to race at Talladega. Ross Kenseth will drive at Michigan and Chicagoland. (In part from Ken Schrader Racing PR) (03-15-15)
  • 26 on Mobile entry list: Twenty-six cars are currently entered for Saturday's ARCA Mobile 200. Entries include #0 Corey Howard, #6 Josh Williams, #10 Richard Doheny, #25 Brandon Jones, #52 Matt Tifft, #55 Dominic Ursetta, #58 Michael Lira, #68 Brian Finney, and #80 Brad Stiffler. Frank Kimmel is not currently entered and may miss his first ARCA event since 1996. Entry List (03-11-15)
  • Sarah Cornett-Ching to race full season for RACE 101: RACE 101 announced that Sarah Cornett-Ching will contest the full ARCA Racing Series [season] this year. The news came just two weeks after Cornett-Ching made her ARCA racing debut at Daytona. "We are excited to move full speed ahead with Sarah," said RACE 101 owner Tony Blanchard. "When we announced in Daytona that we would run multiple races with her we didn't believe the full season was an option due to funding. The right opportunity developed, and we are ready to tackle the full schedule. We know Sarah is poised to progress in professional motorsports. She did a great job at Daytona, and she has only improved since then, spending many hours learning about and working on the cars. She is the complete package." (In part from RACE 101 PR) (03-11-15)
  • ThorSport Racing selling ARCA equipment: ThorSport Racing has placed an advertisement on ARCARacing.com's classified section that states that the team is selling six (6) cars, spare parts, and pit equipment. The team won the 2013 championship with Frank Kimmel before closing its ARCA program in 2014. (03-11-15)
  • Karl Weber running part time; may race NASCAR: Karl Weber will reportedly race in a partial ARCA schedule this season and may run NASCAR XFINITY and Truck series races later in the year. The 18 year-old drove for RACE 101 in 15 events last season and finished 10th in driver points. (03-11-15)
  • Dominic Ursetta to drive for Venturini Motorsports at Mobile, Salem: Dominic Ursetta is set to make his ARCA Racing Series debut with Venturini Motorsports in next week’s Mobile 200 at Mobile International Speedway. Recently signed to a two race contract, Ursetta will drive the No.55 Mosquito Patch - Arvada Excavating & Productive Data Solutions Toyota with veteran crew chief Jeff McClure leading the charge. Ursetta will also compete at Salem Speedway on April 26th. “The ARCA Series is rich in history and has developed some great racers over the years. Should be a lot of fun. It’s a great opportunity to start off here. No doubt this is the biggest race of my career so far,” said Ursetta. At 26-years old the Arvada, Colorado native is coming off a successful season in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series where he captured the 2014 Super Late Model Colorado State Championship. (In part from Venturini Motorsports PR) (03-05-15)
  • Cunningham Motorsports announces driver development program with Roush Fenway; Kyle Weatherman to drive: Cunningham Motorsports’ co-owner, Kerry Scherer, announced that his organization has reached an agreement with Roush Fenway Racing to become a driver development team for them in the ARCA Racing Series. Their primary driver will be 17-year old Kyle Weatherman, who will join the Cunningham team for the next ARCA race at Mobile on Saturday, March 14. Weatherman’s schedule of races has not been completed at this time, but Cunningham and Roush Fenway expect he will be racing as often as his age and his development schedule will allow. In making the announcement Scherer commented, “We are excited to partner with such a tradition-rich organization as Roush Fenway Racing. We look forward to working with Kyle, a truly gifted driver, to help him reach his goals with Roush Fenway.” (In part from Cunningham Motorsports PR) (02-25-15)
  • Bo LeMastus may expand part time schedule: Bo LeMastus announced earlier in the year that he was stepping up his ARCA program in 2015, and as things continue to evolve, that could mean running the entire 20-race schedule. “We’ve got a plan in place to run all of them. We’re still sorting through some things, but we’d like to try it. That could change based on my schedule, we’ll see. I’ve got a company to be concerned with that pays for all my playtime, so I have to be realistic. I guess you could say we’re tiptoeing into a full schedule. The employees get a little nervous when the boss is gone all the time. We’ve certainly got everything we need. We’re set up for a three-year program.” (In part from ARCARacing.com) (02-24-15)
  • Donnie Neuenberger steps out of Carter 2 car UPDATE: Donnie Neuenberger stepped out of his No. 40 Carter 2 Motorsports Dodge before the Lucas Oil 200 on February 14th after being displeased with his car's performance. The car that the Carter 2 Motorsports team prepared for him allegedly was having electrical issues and was the slowest in practice. Reports that Neuenberger was ill were untrue. (02-22-15)
    UPDATE: Despite the continued illness claims made by team official, we stand behind the report that Donnie Neuenberger stepped out of the No. 40 Dodge to due car performance issues. Team owner Roger Carter II posted on Facebook an hour before the start of the Lucas Oil 200 that he hoped "that bugs [were] worked out of [the 40]" and "if not it will be a short day for the 40 car." Carter II was unsure if Neuenberger's original car would even complete the race. Additionally, teammate Cassie Gannis tweeted that wrong parts were used on her No. 95 Dodge which caused her to miss the same event one day earlier. (02-24-15)
  • Brett Hudson fined, penalized after Daytona: Based on post-race technical inspection after Saturday’s Lucas Oil 200 ARCA Racing Series race at Daytona Int’l Speedway, the #09 team has been fined $10,000, team owner/driver Brett Hudson has been penalized with the loss of 190 championship points and crew chief John Hayden has been placed on probation for the remainder of the 2015 season. The penalties are a result of violating the Daytona Race Event Technical Bulletin, specifically “no alteration of ARCA-issued restrictor plate, spacer and/or gasket package”. (In part from ARCARacing.com) (02-20-15)
  • Venturini Motorsports and Cody Coughlin fined, penalized after Daytona: Based on post-race technical inspection after Saturday’s Lucas Oil 200 ARCA Racing Series race at Daytona Int’l Speedway, the #55 team has been fined $6,000 and team owner Billy Venturini and driver Cody Coughlin have been penalized with the loss of 100 championship points and crew chief Dave Leiner has been placed on probation through July 1. The penalties are a result of violating the Daytona Race Event Technical Bulletin, specifically “both the left and right rear coil springs must be active in supporting the rear weight of the car.” (In part from ARCARacing.com) (02-20-15)
  • Frank Kimmel working on a full schedule?: It was reported during the FOX Sports 1 Daytona broadcast that Frank Kimmel is working on securing sponsorship for the full season. Kimmel would compete for another team, as he is sharing the No. 25 Toyota entry this season with Brandon Jones. (02-16-15)
  • Grant Enfinger wins at Daytona: #23 Grant Enfinger won the Lucas Oil 200 for the second straight year. #15 Daniel Suarez finished second, while #09 Brett Hudson, #55 Cody Coughlin, and #25 Frank Kimmel completed the top five. The race featured three cautions including one accident that took out #5 Bobby Gerhart, #17 Buster Graham, and #66 Leilani Munter. Full Results (02-16-15)
  • Mark Thompson wins Daytona pole: #11 Mark Thompson won the pole for tomorrow's Lucas Oil 200 at Daytona International Speedway. Thompson, 63, also become Daytona's oldest polesitter. #55 Cody Coughlin will start alongside, while #77 Tom Hessert, #09 Brett Hudson, and #52 Clay Campbell completed the top five. Nine cars failed to qualify for the field. Drivers missing the race included #03 Raymond Hassler, #7 Tommy Barrett Jr, #57 Bryan Dauzat, #73 Dale Shearer, #76 Andy Seuss, #80 Russ Dugger, #83 Derrick Lancaster, #95 Cassie Gannis, and #99 Brent Cross. Derrick Lancaster originally made the race, but his time was disallowed after a minimum rear quarter panel height violation. Starting Lineup (02-13-15)
  • Sean Corr and Empire Racing supporting horse carriage industry: Sean Corr, an up-and-coming race car driver from upstate New York, decked out his race car with a mural featuring a Central Park horse-carriage driver to show support for the embattled industry. The hood of his tan Ford is decked with a drawing of a horse-carrige operator under the headline “New York Horse Power.” It also features a Teamsters logo — which is the union that reps the drivers and is in a fierce battle with City Hall to protect the industry — and the hashtag “#Carriageon.” “We had the open spot [on the hood] and I couldn’t think of a better cause to put on it,” said Corr. [Corr] grew up on a horse farm in Goshen in Orange County and reached out to the industry to ask for a mural for the car during the race. In addition to supporting a good cause, it also shows the world his connection to his home state. (In part from NYDailyNews.com) (02-13-15)
  • 50 cars entered for Daytona: Fifty cars are currently entered for the Lucas Oil 200 at Daytona International Speedway. Recent entries include #6 Josh Williams, #17 Buster Graham, #78 Mason Mitchell, and #92 Daniel Hemric. View the complete list on ARCA's official website. Full Entry List (02-10-15)
  • Brennan Poole reduces ARCA schedule; multiple Team BCR drivers: Brennan Poole has joined HScott Motorsports with Chip Ganassi and will compete in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. While it was previously announced that Poole will compete in a minimum of ten races for Team BCR Racing, team officials now state that Poole will run selected races that fit his schedule. Multiple drivers will now drive the No. 45 Ford this season. (02-10-15)
  • FOX Sports signs multi-year broadcast agreement: ARCA officials and FOX Sports announced today a new multi-year broadcast rights agreement for the ARCA Racing Series under which racing events will be televised on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2 during the 2015-2017 racing seasons. Ten races will be telecast on either FOX Sports 1 or FOX Sports 2 in 2015, the first of the three-year agreement. FOX Sports 1 waves the green flag on 52nd Lucas Oil 200 at Daytona on Saturday, February 14. In addition to Daytona, races from Talladega Superspeedway on May 1; Iowa Speedway July 17; Lucas Oil Raceway July 24 and Kentucky Speedway September 25 will also air on FOX Sports 1. Both Pocono events (June 6 and August 1), plus the races from Michigan International Speedway on June 12; Chicagoland Speedway June 20; and Kansas Speedway October 16 will air on FOX Sports 2, with a re-air scheduled for each on FOX Sports 1. All races included in the deal also will air on FOX Sports GO, the app that delivers streaming video of FOX Sports content. “FOX Sports continues its long-term commitment to motor sports, securing a multi-year deal with the ARCA Racing Series,” said Patrick Crakes, SVP Programming, Research and Content Strategy for FOX Sports. “FOX Sports and ARCA have a long history together, and we are happy to extend that significant relationship with this new contract.” (In part from ARCARacing.com) (02-10-15)
  • Buster Graham returns to Roulo Brothers for Daytona and Talladega: Buster Graham is set to debut the No. 17 Louisiana Tech Bulldog Ford Saturday at Daytona in the Lucas Oil 200. "I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to drive the No. 17 Louisiana Tech car in this race," said Graham. "It's an honor to represent such an outstanding, upper tier university and to sport the Bulldog colors and logos. At the end of the race, I hope to be able to climb out of the car on Victory Lane and talk up Louisiana Tech. We are going to do our best to make the Bulldogs proud." Before climbing into a stock car for Roulo Brothers Racing, Graham was a veteran of APBA Hydroplane Racing and Supercross. In 2012, he had a season-best 10th place finish at Michigan and won the CSG Imaging Hard Charger Award, presented to the driver who gains the most positions from their starting spot throughout the race season. Graham earned a ninth-place finish in 2013 at Michigan before joining with Roulo Racing in 2014. In addition to Saturday's race at Daytona, Graham and the No. 17 Louisiana Tech Bulldog Ford is scheduled to race at Talladega Superspeedway on May 1 in the Talladega ARCA 200. (In part from The News-Star) (02-10-15)
  • Grant Enfinger to drive full time for GMS Racing: Grant Enfinger returns to the ARCA Racing Series with GMS Racing for the 2015 season. Enfinger will kick off the year at Daytona International Speedway, piloting the No. 23 Alamo Rent-A-Car Chevrolet.  “Last season was a great year for us and all of the guys have worked really hard throughout the off-season, giving us a chance to get that trophy in Daytona.” Enfinger, said. “We moved up to Statesville (N.C.) at the end of last year. It’s taken a lot of effort from the team, but we are where we want to be with just a few weeks until our first time out in 2015.” 2015 marks Enfinger’s third full-time season in ARCA Racing competition and his eighth straight year making at least one start in the series. “Grant (Enfinger) proved last season he has what it takes to win races and compete for a championship.” Nic Moncher, GMS Racing’s Team Manager, said. “We’re happy to have him as part of the GMS Racing family for 2015.” (In part from GMS Racing PR) (02-05-15)
  • Lira Motorsports signs John Lowingski-Loh for Daytona: Lira Motorsports is excited to welcome John Lowingski-Loh to its ARCA Racing Series driver lineup for Daytona. Lowinski-Loh will be behind the wheel of the No. 58 Ford for the up-and-coming race team based out of Port Orange, Florida. In 2014 he competed for track championships at Thompson Speedway and Waterford Speedbowl, capturing numerous top-five finishes. He also made his ARCA Racing debut in 2014 at Kansas Motor Speedway, finishing the race 10th. John is is still accepting sponsorship for the 2015 ARCA Racing Series schedule. Any interested parties should contact Lira Motorsports. (In part from Lira Motorsports PR) (02-05-15)
  • Mullins Racing enters car for J.J. Pack at Daytona: Mullins Racing welcomes J.J. Pack to the team. Pack, the reigning Super Cup Stock Car Series champion, will team up with Mullins for ARCA’s annual Lucas Oil 200 at Daytona. The Bealeton, VA driver has been racing for more than fifteen years and has Super Cup Stock Car, NASCAR Late Model Stock Car, and mini-stock experience. Pack’s car owner, Willie Mullins, from Fredericksburg, VA has competed in ARCA road course races and operates a full bodied road course building business for teams. “It's really a surreal feeling,” said Mullins. “It's a big jump for us, but we are more than ready. When you have the opportunity to run Daytona, you take it. We have had a lot of help from our friends in ARCA and we are really excited to get JJ (Pack) behind the wheel.” Mullins’ team will be sponsored by Bugsy’s Auto and by Crow Wing Recycling. (In part from Mullins Racing PR) (02-03-15)
  • Tom Berte returning for partial ARCA schedule: Tom Berte, a completely self-made man, is at the helm of four very successful businesses and, at 71, races part-time on the ARCA Racing Series tour. “I own my own stuff, but Venturini Motorsports prepares it for me for all the races" said Berte. "I’ve got six races scheduled in 2015 – both Poconos, Chicagoland, Iowa, Kentucky and Kansas. My crew chief is David Ifft. I did order the new engine package for all the races. As long as my reactions hold up and I still have stamina, I want to keep doing it.” (In part from ARCARacing.com) (02-03-15)