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march 2009

  • Chris Buescher to make ARCA debut: Chris Buescher will make his ARCA debut at Salem Speedway driving for Roulo Brothers Racing. (03-28-09)
  • Ron Cox to drive for Hixson at Salem: Ron Cox will slide through the window of the #23 Hixson Motorsports Chevrolet for the first time in three and half years for the April 5th running of the ARCA RE/MAX Series Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200 at Salem Speedway. While Cox has continued to race on a part time basis for the last five years, he has not raced the #23 since August of 2005. "We are going to Salem to give it our best shot," Cox added.  "We are confident we can run in the top 10, and hopeful that we will do better than that.  We don't have a lot of funding this year, wait, let me rephrase that, we don't have any funding so far this year, so to take an unsponsored car in and run up front will hopefully help us out and attract some attention to our efforts.  Right now, we are just going to run each race as the come, run hard, and see how long we can keep going." ( (03-28-09)
  • Sherman to return with Stringer Motorsports: Brent Sherman will make a return to the ARCA RE/MAX Series at Salem Speedway in the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200 on April 5.  "After I stopped racing ARCA full time I stayed very busy racing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and the Indy Pro Lights Series," said Sherman. "But I couldn't pass up an opportunity to return to ARCA because I have always loved racing here. It's just such a competitive, fun series. My last ARCA win was a one-off race at Michigan in 2006 and I won the race. My son Cooper was a one-year-old at the time. My daughter is one right now so I am hoping that is the magic number and we can win at Salem in April." ( (03-28-09)
  • Jake Crum signs Venturini Motorsports: Jake Crum announced signing with Venturini Motorsports as a developmental driver in the ARCA RE/MAX Series. "I am very excited about the opportunity to join Billy Venturini and everyone else at Venturini Motorsports," said Crum. "The Venturinis have been around the sport and the Series for a long time. I know their experience makes them the best team and I am looking forward to being able to race for them." Crum will be joining the likes of Joey Logano, Sean Caisse and Alex Yontz in the Venturini shop, poised for an ARCA schedule later this year pending sponsorship. (Venturini Motorsports PR) (03-25-09)
  • Alex Yontz joins Venturini Motorsports: Venturini Motorsports announced today that Alex Yontz has become the newest member of their team. His first outing will be the ARCA RE/MAX Series open test at Rockingham Speedway on Saturday March 14, 2009. Yontz will then follow-up the test with the Carolina 200 at Rockingham Speedway on April 19. "Running for Venturini Motorsports is an opportunity of a lifetime," said Yontz. "I am very excited and can't wait to get out on the track this weekend." An announcement regarding sponsorship is expected in the coming weeks. (Venturini Motorsports PR) (03-14-09)
  • Brent to run full season with Allgaier Motorsports: Officials from Robb Brent Racing announced today that Robb Brent has joined forces with Justin Allgaier Motorsports to run the full ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule beginning with the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200 at Salem Speedway April 5. "This is quite an opportunity," said Brent. "I wasn't planning on running the full schedule this year but the opportunity presented itself and we were able to obtain the sponsorship necessary to join the ARCA fight. We're looking forward to Salem." (Robb Brent Racing PR) (03-12-09)
  • Maaco leaving ABR?: Maaco Auto Painting is rumored to be leaving Andy Belmont Racing and Tom Hessert III. (03-03-09)
  • PGM Racing purchases points UPDATE: Donny Kelley and the PGM team have returned to the shop in Porter, Texas and are preparing for the next ARCA RE/MAX event at Salem, IN Speedway in April. "We have a great Salem car," says Donny. "We are all set for cars for the short tracks and intermediate tracks, and we are going to make some changes on the super speedway car for Talladega. I have also bought another number from ARCA which will guarantee us a starting spot for the next three races." Kelley continues, "We are serious about racing the full season, and we are not going to let this get us down, Daytona is behind us and we are moving forward and focusing on our next race."  (PGM Racing PR) (02-27-09)
    UPDATE: PGM Racing will use Mike Harmon Racing's points. PGM Racing will switch to the No. 24. (03-03-09)
  • Fitzgerald and Jarvis to return at Salem UPDATE:  Barry Fitzgerald will drive the No. 06 Ford Fusion at Salem for Peterson Motorsports.  Butch Jarvis will be his teammate in the No. 0 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. (Peterson Motorsports) (02-27-09)
    UPDATE: Barry Fitzgerald also plans on driving for the team at Rockingham Speedway. (03-03-09)