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November 2014

  • 2015 ARCA Schedule Announced; Elko and Madison lose dates: Officials from the Automobile Racing Club of America released the full 2015 ARCA Racing Series schedule Wednesday, and the tour once again has something for everyone. The 63rd season of the nationally-renowned stock car racing series will again include stops at superspeedways, short tracks, dirt tracks and a road course over a 20-race season. And, for the first time since 1992, the ARCA Racing Series will race at Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville, Tenn., bringing the .596-mile short track back into the series fold. Also returning to the schedule after a one-year absence is Iowa Speedway, where ARCA raced every year from 2006-2013.“We’re proud of the diversity of the track configurations, the tradition inherent in the venues, and the markets represented by the 2015 schedule,” said ARCA President Ron Drager. “Maintaining the 20-race schedule is important to the team owners and our marketing partners, and we appreciate the opportunity to share the track with so many great racing series on any given weekend. We feel our schedule is unique in motorsports, and provides a challenging platform for race teams and an exciting, compelling showcase for race fans.” Full Schedule (In part from ARCARacing.com) (11-26-14)
  • Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville added to 2015 schedule: The ARCA Racing Series will return to tradition-rich Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville in 2015, officials from ARCA, the Fairgrounds and Track Enterprises announced today. The national championship stock car tour will contest a 200-lap race on the .596-mile, high banked paved oval on Saturday, April 11. Since the series’ inception in 1953, there have been 23 races at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville, but none since David Green won there in 1992. “Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville is a destination track for racers and fans, and is located in an important market for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards,” said ARCA President Ron Drager. “Our Series has a rich history of racing at the track, and we look forward to bringing our superspeedway-style full-size stock cars, featuring racing with live pit stops, back to Nashville in a long distance event.” (In part from ARCARacing.com) (11-24-14)
  • Andy Seuss Motorsports to test at Daytona; seeking drivers: Andy Seuss had a very successful 2014 racing season [winning] the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour championship [and earning] the Most Popular Driver award for the Tour. Like many racers across the country, driving racecars is a sideline for Seuss.  Unlike many of those other racers though, Seuss has been able to make much of his living by working on other people’s racecars.  Last year alone, Seuss worked as a consultant on everything from NASCAR Truck Series machines to ARCA Racing Series cars to other Modifieds.  Now, Seuss is going to take another step forward in that career path by teaming up with fellow competitor Brian Dauzat to form Andy Seuss Motorsports. Andy Seuss Motorsports will compete in the ARCA Racing Series.  Two superspeedway cars are currently being prepared for next month’s ARCA Open Test at Daytona International Speedway.  The team has open seats available for the test dates and for upcoming ARCA races as well. (In part from Andy Seuss Motorsports PR) (11-20-14)
  • Team BCR Racing renews partnership with Motor Honey: Officials at Team BCR Racing are pleased to announce the team will renew their partnership with longtime National Marketing Partner Motor Honey for the 2015 ARCA Racing Series season with driver Brennan Poole. Motor Honey will serve as a Primary Marketing partner with Team BCR for select races throughout the 2015 season beginning at Daytona International Speedway for the Lucas Oil 200. CEO and President of Casite’s Motor Honey brand, John Antakli said, “We are very excited to build upon last year's successful season with Howard Bixman and Team BCR, teaming up with Brennan Poole in 2015.  The ARCA Racing Series continues to be a great spot for Motor Honey to be as we focus on grass roots motorsports marketing and young, up-and-coming drivers - and winners - of the future.” (In part from Team BCR Racing PR) (11-18-14)
  • Leilani Munter to enter Daytona with Venturini; working on full schedule:  Leilani Munter announced on her personal Twitter account that she will attempt the season opening ARCA Racing Series event at Daytona in February with sponsorship from Energy Freedom. Munter also stated that she is working on a full schedule for 2015. The 40 year-old environmental activist from Rochester, MN ran a partial schedule this past season and has seven total career starts. (11-16-14)
  • Optional composite body allowed for short tracks in 2015: Teams competing in the ARCA Racing Series will have the option of running new flange-fit, modular panel, composite material bodies at tracks one mile and less in length beginning in 2015. Officials from the Automobile Racing Club of America and Five Star Race Car Bodies announced today the details of the new optional body package for the upcoming 2015 ARCA Racing Series season, including availability and pricing. ARCA teams will have the option at short track venues in ’15 to compete with showroom stock-appearing Toyota Camry, Ford Fusion and Chevrolet SS body packages, constructed with state of the art, composite laminate blend materials engineered to be lightweight and durable, and to resist deflection at high speeds. The complete body is comprised of 12 flange-fit modular panels, for ease of installation and quick replacement, and weighs less than 135 pounds. The ease-of-installation design allows teams to install the entire body in their respective shops, and to perform replacement of damaged panels at the team’s shop or at the track, resulting in significant savings in time and labor required for repairs. (In part from ARCARacing.com) (11-04-14)
  • Brandon Jones joins Richard Childress Racing driver lineup: Richard Childress Racing is adding NASCAR K&N Pro Series driver Brandon Jones to their NASCAR XFINITY Series lineup on a part-time basis for the 2015 season. “I have been watching Brandon the past few years and like what I see in him as a driver and a person,” said Richard Childress, chairman and CEO of RCR. “Adding him to our developmental program and putting him in our No. 33 Chevrolet is a good move for us and his career. I look forward to seeing his progression next year and welcome him to the RCR family.” Jones also plans to compete in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and ARCA Series on a limited basis in 2015. (In part from Richard Childress Racing PR) (11-03-14)
  • Brennan Poole to drive part time for Team BCR Racing next season: Brennan Poole has signed a partial schedule with Team BCR Racing. The schedule will begin at Daytona for the annual Lucas Oil 200. “I’m looking forward to working with Team BCR this year,” says Poole. “They are a great team with a strong reputation, and they have given me an awesome opportunity. I feel really blessed to be a part of this team!” Brennan Poole has signed for a minimum of ten races this season, which include the televised races on Fox Sports 1 and 2. If additional funding is secured, the team will plan to run for the 2015 Championship. Marketing partners, along with a race schedule, will be announced in the next few weeks. (In part from Team BCR Racing PR) (11-01-14)