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july 2010

  • SPEED coverage to continue in 2011 for 10 races: Officials from SPEED and the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) have announced an extension of the current broadcast rights agreement that calls for a minimum of 10 ARCA Racing Series events to be televised on SPEED live and/or same-day delayed in 2011. "ARCA and SPEED have invested a great deal over time in our long term relationship," said ARCA president Ron Drager. "We're very encouraged that SPEED will continue to be the television home for the ARCA Racing Series, and given the challenging economic climate our industry is working through, we're especially pleased to be able to make this 2011 announcement at the midway point of the current season." ( (07-31-10)
  • Chase Mattioli back with Roulo Brothers Racing: [Chase] Mattioli will return to the ARCA Racing Series after two races away, having last competed at Michigan International Speedway in June. A grandson of Pocono Raceway owners Dr. Joe and Rose Mattioli, the 20-year-old Fordham University student will drive the Stacy Compton-owned No. 64 Chevrolet in the Truck Series race before stepping back into the No. 17 Roulo Brothers Racing Ford for the ARCA event. ( (07-27-10)
  • Donny Lia driving Venturini No. 55 at Pocono: Donny Lia will drive the No. 55 Toyota for Venturini Motorsports in Saturday's Weis Markets 125. Lia is entered in place of Steve Arpin, who for the second consecutive race will be absent as part of his driver development commitment with JR Motorsports in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. ( (07-27-10)
  • Mike Senica joins Peterson Motorsports for remainder of the season: Professional wrestler Mike Senica will drive for Peterson Motorsports for the remainder of the 2010 ARCA Racing Series season. Senica made his ARCA debut at Mansfield Motorsports Park driving Peterson's No. 06 Ford. (07-26-10)
  • Ricky Byers competing at Pocono: Ricky Byers, a survivor of squamous cell carcinoma cancer, will compete in the Weis Markets 125 at Pocono on July 31st. Ricky Byers Racing has been taken donations and will list donor names on his No. 48 Ford in the race. (07-26-10)
  • Steve Fox and Universe Racing returning at Pocono: Steve Fox and the Universe Racing Team are ready to do action in the Weis 125 with the ARCA Racing Serieson Saturday, July 31 at Pocono International Raceway. Following a decent appearance at the “Tricky Triangle” back in June, Fox and the entire team are focused on the upcoming event. (Universe Racing PR) (07-26-10)
  • Coulter, Venturini teams fined and on probation: As a result of a physical altercation after the ARCA Racing Series race at Mansfield Motorsports Park Saturday, July 17, the Coulter Motorsports No. 16 team and Venturini Motorsports Nos. 25 and 55 teams have each been fined $500 and placed on disciplinary probation for the remainder of the 2010 season. The penalties were issued for violating ARCA Rulebook Section 3, #10, which references conduct or actions detrimental to the sport. ( (07-24-10)
  • Brandon McReynolds returns to ESR for Pocono: [Brandon] McReynolds has teamed up with GlobeTrack Wireless, an emerging leader in the application of global positioning technology, vehicle usage and management software tools, to compete at Pocono Raceway for the ARCA Racing Series. McReynolds will once again team with Eddie Sharp Racing for the event. ( (07-24-10)
  • CGH Motorsports signs associate sponsor: Axle Fuel Energy Drink has joined CGH Motorsports and driver Chad Hackenbracht on a multi-year deal.  Axle Fuel Energy Drink will be displayed on the C-Post of the #58 Tastee Apple Chevrolet for the remaining of 2010 and beyond. ( (07-24-10)
  • Steve Arpin to miss Mansfield and Pocono: [Steve] Arpin will step out of the No. 55 Venturini Motorsports car for two July races, at Mansfield Motorsports Park and Pocono Raceway, in order to advance his NASCAR career in the No. 88 JR Motorsports Chevrolet in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Arpin remains entered, and plans to return to the ARCA Racing Series for the balance of the schedule after his two races away, beginning August 7 at Berlin (Mich.) Raceway. "This is one of those situations where an opportunity fell into my lap," Arpin said. "As important as everything in the ARCA series is to us, the long-term plan is for the JR Motorsports opportunity in front of us." Josh Richards will drive the car at Mansfield Motorsports Park. Venturini Motorsports has not yet named the No. 55's driver for the July 31 race at Pocono Raceway. ( (07-07-10)
  • Ty Dillon to make debut at Iowa driving for RCR: Ty Dillon will make his ARCA Racing Series debut this weekend. Dillon will pilot chassis No. 166 from the Richard Childress Racing ARCA Racing Series stable in this weekend's Prairie Meadows 200. [Cale Gale will serve as crew chief.] (Richard Childress Racing PR)(07-07-10)
  • Dillon Moltz wins Pocono ride UPDATE:  Dillon Moltz found out that he was the winner of the inaugural Richard Petty's Driver Search. Moltz, 18, has spent the week in North Carolina and South Carolina competing for the title against 12 other drivers. By winning the competition Moltz will get the chance to qualify for the ARCA Racing Series event June 5 at Pocono Raceway in a fully-funded ride from the Richard Petty's Driver Search program. ( (05-15-10)
    UPDATE: Dillon Moltz will have to wait a little bit longer than expected for the opportunity to compete in his first ARCA Racing Series event. This week officials from the Richard Petty's Driver Search decided to enter Moltz in the ARCA event at Pocono on July 31, affording the team and Moltz the opportunity to get better prepared for his possible series debut. ( (07-07-10)
  • Joey Coulter running tribute paint scheme at Iowa: With the drop of the green flag on this weekend’s Prairie Meadows 200 at Iowa Speedway, Joey Coulter will be racing for the win in remembrance of Ellie Potvin. To mark the occasion, the Miami Springs, FL native will use his car as a memorial to not only Ellie, but also her entire family and their Lift Up Ellie dedicatory website.“Cancer is a disease I have unfortunately come to know all to well, and the passing of Ellie really hit me hard,” commented Coulter. “I want to help celebrate her life lived with both her family and friends, and the only way I know how to do that, is to turn my car into a memorial for her." (Coulter Motorsports PR) (07-06-10)
  • Andy Hillenburg on standby for Bryan Silas: Andy Hillenburg is preparing himself to possibly come out of retirement and take the reins of the No. 11 Rockingham Speedway Ford Fusion in next weekend's Prairie Meadows 200 events at Iowa Speedway. Bryan Silas and wife Misty Silas are expecting the birth of their first child any day now and with the ARCA Racing Series tour set to resume action next weekend, the team is taking preliminary precautions to ensure a smooth transition should Silas need to depart the .875-mile paved oval and race back to the Sunshine State. ( (07-01-10)
  • Vision Racing to debut at Iowa: [Tanner Berryhill] will be competing in his first ARCA start in July at Iowa Speedway in a car purchased from Kevin Harvick Racing. ( (07-01-10)