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august 2009

  • ARCA racing at Texas in 2010: An ARCA RE/MAX Series race has been added to the spring weekend [at Texas Motor Speedway]. (Ft. Worth Star Telegram) (08-28-09)
  • Steve Arpin reaches agreement with Venturini?: reported on Tuesday night that Steve Arpin is expected to compete with Venturini Motorsports for the remainder of the 2009 season. (08-28-09)
  • Brad Sweet back with Stringer Motorsports: This weekend's race at Chicagoland Speedway will mark Brad Sweet's second career ARCA start.  Sweet is a development driver for Kasey Kahne Racing and has made a name for himself racing USAC Midgets and Sprint cars over the last couple of years. ( (08-28-09)
  • Hansen Motorsports for sale: An advertisment on states that Hansen Motorsports is for sale.  The team raced at Michigan and Iowa earlier this year with Todd Hansen and Mad Croc Energy Drink. (08-27-09)
  • Beau Slocumb competing at Chicagoland after battling cancer: 24 year-old Beau Slocumb will make his ARCA debut at Chicagoland driving the No. 32 Win-Tron Racing Toyota.  Slocumb participated in preseason Daytona testing but was diagnosed with Seronova Carcinoma cancer soon after.  After five months of chemotherapy treatments, Slocumb is now cancer free and ready to race. (08-25-09)
  • D'Hondt Motorsports and Owens secure more sponsorship: D'Hondt Motorsports announced today that the #19 Toyota will have two new sponsors at Chicagoland Speedway. is a family-oriented confection company. Genuine Ranch Brand is a unique Western apparel brand. Both companies proudly support the effort of women in stock car motorsports. (D'Hondt Motorsports PR) (08-25-09)
  • Hixson Motorsports, Ron Cox penalized: Based on post-race technical inspection after the Allen Crowe Memorial 100 ARCA RE/MAX Series race at the Illinois State Fairgrounds August 23, the Hixson Motorsports #28 team of owner Wayne Hixson and driver Ron Cox have been fined $1500 and penalized with the loss of 25 championship points. The penalty was for violation of 2009 ARCA Rulebook page 24, #9 A carburetor throttle bore maximum venturi size. ( (08-25-09)
  • DGM Racing returing at Chicagoland with Darwin Greene: DGM Racing will field an entry for Darwin Greene at Chicagoland. The No. 12 Chevrolet will be sponsored by Darwin Greene Quality Bluestone. (08-24-09)
  • Robb Brent working with new crew chief: Justin Allgaier Motorsports announced today that crew chief Bobby Blount will no longer sit on the No. 36 pit box. They have replaced him with new crew chief Dave Leiner. “It was a call I really didn’t want to make,” said driver Robb Brent. “When I called Mike Allgaier, my team owner, to discuss things, I knew I needed to shake things up a bit. We are a better race team than results have shown. Bobby and I just didn’t seem to click. My whole team has been working their tails off each and every race and not getting the results we’d all like to see.” (Robb Brent PR) (08-18-09)
  • Julien Penaruiz attempting Chicagoland UPDATE:  Frenchman Julien Penaruiz will attempt Chicagoland driving the No. 24 El Galo Girro Chevrolet. Penaruiz last competed in ARCA in 2007. (08-17-09)
    UPDATE: Penaruiz will be driving for Mike Harmon Racing. (08-17-09)
  • Dakoda Armstrong signs with Penske Racing: Penske Racing announced today that Dakoda Armstrong has joined the team's driver development initiative. For the 2010 season, Armstrong will race in select ARCA RE/MAX Series events, competing with the Cunningham Motorsports team. "I am very excited to have the opportunity to compete in more ARCA races with Cunningham Motorsports and I'm really looking forward to being part of the Penske Racing organization," said Armstrong. ( (08-16-09)
  • Ron Cox competing at Springfield: Ron Cox will drive the No. 28 Dan Shaver Memorial Scholarship Chevrolet for Hixson Motorsports at Springfield. (08-16-09)
  • Stuart Kirby returning UPDATE: reported on Tuesday night that Stuart Kirby might return to ARCA at Chicagoland with Walter Giles as his crew chief. (07-29-09)
    UPDATE: [Stuart Kirby] announced today he has scheduled a return to the ARCA RE/MAX Series beginning with an open-test at Chicagoland Speedway on August 19.  Kirby will look to make his 16th career start when the series returns to Chicagoland Speedway on August 28th. [Bill] Hendren has tapped [him] to drive the No. 66 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS under the direction of crew chief Walter Giles. "I cannot wait to get back in a car," said Kirby. "I've been trying to get back to the racetrack for sometime and finally the hard work has paid off and I'll be back doing what I love - racing. I appreciate everything that Bob Hendren is doing to get us to the track and to have the opportunity to work with Walter again is going to feel like old times." ( (08-16-09)
  • Justin Lofton, Craig Goess Jr. penalized: Two ARCA RE/MAX Series teams have been penalized based on post-race technical inspection after the Pennsylvania 200 at Pocono Raceway August 1. The Sharp Racing Enterprises #6 team of owner Jessica Sharp and driver Justin Lofton, and the Sharp Racing Enterprises #81 team of owner Eddie Sharp and driver Craig Goess have each been fined $1500 and penalized with the loss of 25 championship points. Both teams were penalized for violation of 2009 ARCA Rulebook carburetor throttle bore maximum venturi size. "All of us at Eddie Sharp Racing hold ourselves to the highest standards and take pride in doing things by the book," said Eddie Sharp. "This infraction was an oversight on our engine supplier's part; which is surprising because they do an excellent job and we value our relationship with them. This was an instance in which two brand new carburetors were sent to the racetrack without being tested first. It was a manufacturer's miscue and not necessarily a performance advantage. We'll take our lumps and move on with the goal of working hard the rest of the season so that we can earn those championship points back." ( (08-04-09)
  • Tony Palumbo released from hospital: Tony Palumbo has been released from Lehigh Valley Medical Center following an on-track incident in Saturday's Pennsylvania 200 at Pocono Raceway.  Palumbo was able to exit his No. 70 Ford under his own power following a turn 1 on-track incident on lap 9 of 80 during Saturday's Pennsylvania 200. Alert and conscious, he was first taken to the infield care center. He was then transported to a local hospital, where he remained for overnight observation. According to his wife Shannon he was released on Sunday afternoon. ( (08-02-09)