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september 2010

  • Ty Dillon driving at Kansas for RCR: [Richard Childress Racing] will field two Chevrolets in Thursday's Kansas Lottery 150, with George in the No. 31 Chevrolet and Ty Dillon in the No. 41 Karl's Chevrolet Impala. Dillon's much anticipated return to the ARCA Racing Series comes on the heels of his one and only ARCA start back in July at Iowa Speedway where he qualified on the Menards Pole and finished second in the race. ( (09-28-10)
  • Chad Finley finds sponsorship for final two races: Chad Finley and the No. 29 Brad Keselowski Racing Chevrolet will welcome Air Lift Company as the team's primary sponsor for Thursday's Kansas Lottery 150 at Kansas Speedway, as well as the American 200 presented by Black's Tire and Auto Service at Rockingham Speedway on October 9. Air Lift Company is a worldwide manufacturer of aftermarket load assist products for cars and trucks. ( (09-28-10)
  • Jesse Smith to return at Rockingham: Jesse Smith will drive the No. 66 Hendren Motorsports Chevrolet at Rockingham Speedway on October 9. (09-28-10)
  • Cunningham cars fail inspection at Salem UPDATE TO APPEAL: Tom Hessert left Salem Speedway with the unofficial points lead in the ARCA Racing Series. However, Hessert's No. 77 Cunningham Motorsports team, and the No. 22 Dodge of teammate and race winner Dakoda Armstrong, each failed the minimum roof height requirement - per ARCA's 2010 Official Rule Book - in the post-race technical inspection. Historically, a post-race inspection failure for the minimum roof height has resulted in the loss of 25 driver and 25 owner points, as well as a $1500 penalty. ( (09-21-10)
    UPDATE: Based on post-race technical inspection after Saturday's Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200 ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX and Menards race event at Salem Speedway, two teams have been penalized for violation of the minimum roof height requirement per the 2010 ARCA Rulebook. The Cunningham Motorsports No. 22 team has been fined $1500 and team owner Kerry Scherer and driver Dakoda Armstrong have been penalized with the loss of 25 championship points, and the Cunningham Motorsports No. 77 team has been fined $1500 and team owner Briggs Cunningham and driver Tom Hessert have been penalized with the loss of 25 championship points. ( (09-21-10)
    Statement, To Appeal: “The Cunningham Motorsports teams, driven by Tom Hessert and Dakoda Armstrong, strive to produce the fastest, most competitive cars in the ARCA Racing Series. In no way do we ever, or will we ever, search for an illegal advantage. We feel it is unfortunate that ARCA officials have penalized our teams following the post-race inspection at Salem Speedway and plan to appeal the ruling." - Kerry Scherer ( (09-24-10)
  • Ryan Wilson wins Richard Petty’s Driver Search II:  Ryan Wilson, an eighteen year-old late model racer from Randleman, NC, was named “Top Driver” of Richard Petty’s Driver Search II. Wilson’s performance earned him the opportunity to race the No. 41 Richard Petty’s Driver Search Dodge in the upcoming ARCA Racing Series event at Rockingham Speedway. His car, crew, and equipment will be provided by Petty Holdings LLC. ( (09-24-10)
  • NDS Motorsports debuts at Rockingham with Steve Park: Steve Park will enter the American 200 driv[ing] the No. 53 Coastal Wire Ford for owner Robert Torriere. Park drove in cars owned by Torriere for two full seasons in the East Series (2008 and 2009). "The guy that owns the East car (Torriere) had bought a car from Jack Roush and wanted to run some ARCA races. Unfortunately, time prevailed and the only time they could get the car ready was for the last race of the year," Park said from Dover. "He may want to run some next year, though." ( (09-24-10)
  • Leilani Münter rejoins Mark Gibson Racing at Kansas: Operation Free, a group of U.S. military veterans advocating for clean energy and climate change reform, announced this week their sponsorship of race car driver Leilani Munter. For the ARCA Racing Series race at Kansas Speedway, Leilani's No. 59 car will feature Operation Free's logo, images of clean energy sources, "Race to Energy Independence" prominently displayed, and will deliver their message that climate change and our energy posture are national security threats. (Mark Gibson Racing PR) (09-24-10)
  • Craig Goess treated and released from hospital: Craig Goess was treated and released from an Indiana hospital early Sunday morning after being transported from Salem Speedway following the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA Fall Classic 200. Goess had cited back pain after a 13th-place finish. ( (09-21-10)
  • ARCA columnist loses family member:  Michael Puderbaugh [brother of Bethann Puderbaugh, an ARCA columnist for], 40, died Sunday, September 12, 2010, at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center following a seven-year battle with lymphoma.  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at Muncy Baptist Church. ( (09-16-10)