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june 2009

  • Patrick Sheltra to compete in Daytona NASCAR Nationwide race:  Officials from MacDonald Motorsports and Sheltra Motorsports jointly announced today that ARCA veteran Patrick Sheltra has been tapped to drive the No. 81 D.H. Griffin-Quality Turf-Buffalo Wings & Rings Dodge Charger in Friday’s Subway Jalapeno 250 at Daytona International Speedway. “I would like to thank MacDonald Motorsports for this opportunity,” said Sheltra. “I wasn’t planning on running this race but all the components glued together and now we can focus on having a good race." (Sheltra Motorsports PR) (06-29-09)
  • ARCA finds sponsor for Most Popular Driver Award: Officials from ARCA announced today [June 26] that National Speed Sport News will sponsor the Most Popular Driver Award in the ARCA RE/MAX Series in 2009. Voting for the fan-based award takes place exclusively on ARCA's social networking website, ARCA ( (06-29-09)
  • Leslie Racing selling team: Leslie Racing has placed an advertisment on advertising a hauler, three cars, and three motors for $225,000.  Spare equipment is also included. (06-22-09)
  • Bill Griffith Racing forming ARCA team?:  Bill Griffith is looking to form an ARCA team for the 2010 season. (06-22-09)
  • Robb Brent released from hospital: Robb Brent is on his way home from Mansfield to his home in Shelby Township, Michigan.  Brent, who was involved in a lap 44 on-track incident, exited his No. 36 Dodge under his own power following the turn three incident. Alert and conscious, he was placed in an ambulance at the track for initial observation and later transported to a local hospital for further evaluation where he was observed and released last night. ( (06-22-09)
  • Steve Arpin done after Iowa?:  Don Radebaugh reported during the Mansfield race that Steve Arpin may not compete after Iowa due to sponsorship issues. (06-20-09)
  • Jake Crum to make first start with Venturini: Venturini Motorsports [is] locked and loaded for [its] much anticipated Mansfield debut with UARA Stars Champion Jake Crum. The Tim Richmond Memorial ARCA RE/MAX 200 will mark Crum's first ARCA RE/MAX Series start and first with the famed team. "I am really excited for this great opportunity that I have been given," exclaimed Jake Crum. "Venturini Motorsports is without a doubt the best team in the ARCA Series and I am truly humbled at this great opportunity." (Venturini Motorsports PR) (06-20-09)
  • Hal Martin to make debut with Cunningham: The Tim Richmond Memorial will be Hal [Martin]’s first ARCA/REMAX event. He will drive the number 4 Cunningham Dodge.  He plans to participate in a few more ARCA/REMAX events this year and then focus on competing in the entire 2010 season. (Hal Martin PR) (06-17-09)
  • Parker Kligerman to race at Mansfield: The victory [at Michigan] earned Kligerman at least one more race in the 77. The team will compete in the Tim Richmond Memorial Saturday at Mansfield Motorsports Park in Mansfield, OH. ( (06-15-09)
  • Justin Lofton announces new sponsor: [Justin] Lofton will be sporting the red-white-and-blue colors of Valvoline [at Michigan].  "The Valvoline Instant Oil Change Team is excited to partner with Justin and the Eddie Sharp Racing team this week at Michigan," said Kevin Mueller, Regional Manager for VIOC.  "Just like the season Justin is having, VIOC is a cut above our competition, and this race gives us the opportunity to show our customers that on and off the track Valvoline Instant Oil Change is about quality and speed. Justin Lofton is a driver to watch now and in the future, and so is VIOC." Lofton's #6 Eddie Sharp Racing Toyota will carry a unique paint scheme designed by CGS Imaging of Maumee, OH. ( (06-11-09)
  • Kyle Martel attempting four races: [Kyle Martel] is tentatively scheduled to race four races in the [ARCA] series this season, two at Rockingham and two at Pocono. ( (06-09-09)
  • Justin Marks returning with Venturini: Justin Marks will make a return to stock car racing for the first time since the ARCA Talladega race in 2008 this weekend at Michigan Int'l Speedway. Marks will be competing in the ARCA RE/MAX Series this weekend for Venturini Motorsports. He also plans to compete for Venturini Motorsports at Kansas Speedway on October 1. ( (06-09-09)
  • Ken Weaver out at Cunningham UPDATE: Ken Weaver is no longer on the Pocono ARCA 200 entry list.  Chase Miller is listed as the driver of the No. 4 Landmark Dodge. (06-04-09)
    UPDATE: "We had already been talking to Chase (Miller) about running [Pocono]," said Mark Gibson, General Manager for Cunningham Motorsports. "At that time, we were going to field three cars. But when Ken (Weaver) decided he didn't want to do this anymore, the opportunity presented itself for Chase to get in the 4 car. Good chance Chase will be in the car at Michigan too." ( (06-05-09)
  • Peterson Motorsports to field three entries at Pocono:  Peterson Motorsports will field three entries at Pocono Raceway.  Barry Fitzgerald will return to the No. 06, Zachary Gibson will drive the No. 0 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, and Wayne Peterson will drive a 2008 Ford Fusion. (06-01-09)