official ARCA Racing Series rulebook

2017 ARCA Racing Series Rulebook



point system


Event points:

Winning pole 5
Leading a lap 5
Leading the most laps 5


Race points:

1 235 21 125
2 220 22 120
3 215 23 115
4 210 24 110
5 205 25 105
6 200 26 100
7 195 27 95
8 190 28 90
9 185 29 85
10 180 30 80
11 175 31 75
12 170 32 70
13 165 33 65
14 160 34 60
15 155 35 55
16 150 36 50
17 145 37 45
18 140 38 40
19 135 39 35
20 130 40 30



Bonus points:

Races Attempted Points
1-5 250
6-10 250
11-15 250
16-20 250




qualifying procedure / provisionals


Tracks (0.75 mile or larger)


Positions 1-30:  Reserved for the quickest teams in the qualifying session.

Positions 31-35: Reserved for full time teams ranking highest in owner points and Golden A owners (full time teams that bring the same driver, car, and hauler to every race) not already in the field.

Position 36:
Reserved for past driver or owner champion. If not used, the position is given to the next Golden A owner not already in the field.



NOTE:  Past driver/owner champions can elect to use or not elect to use the past champion provisional.  Drivers or owners can forgo the first provisional bracket (31-35) to use the provisional.  Teams must meet minimum speed to use any provisional.



Short Tracks



Positions 1-28:  Reserved for the quickest teams in the qualifying session.

Positions 29-31: Reserved for full time teams ranking highest in owner points not already in the field.

Positions 32-34:
Reserved for Golden A owners (full time teams that bring the same driver, car, and hauler to every race) not already in the field or teams ranking highest in owner points.

Position 35: Reserved for past driver or owner champion. If not used, the position is given to the next Golden A owner not already in the field.


NOTE:  Past driver/owner champions can elect to use or not elect to use the past champion provisional.  Drivers or owners can forgo the first two provisional brackets (29-31, 32-34) to use the provisional.  Teams must meet minimum speed to use any provisional.



Daytona International Speedway


Positions 1-30:  Reserved for the quickest teams in the qualifying session.

Positions 31-34: Reserved for teams ranking highest in owner points not already in the field.

Positions 35-39: Reserved for Golden A owners (full time teams that bring the same driver, car, and hauler to every race) not already in the field or teams ranking highest in owner points.

Position 40:
Reserved for past driver or owner champion. If not used, the position is given to the next Golden A owner not already in the field.



NOTE:  Past driver/owner champions can elect to use or not elect to use the past champion provisional.  Drivers or owners can forgo the first provisional bracket (31-34) to use the provisional.  Teams must meet minimum speed to use any provisional.




field sizes


Track / Type Cars
Tracks (0.75 or Larger) 36
Short Tracks 35
Daytona Int'l Speedway 40

Minimum Age

Age Tracks
18+ All Tracks
17 Pocono
Kentucky
16, 15 Nashville
Salem (2)
Toledo
Madison
Winchester
Iowa
Lucas Oil
Elko
Springfield
DuQuoin