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November 2018

  • Natalie Decker to race for DGR-Crosley in 2019: DGR-Crosley announced today that they have added Natalie Decker to their driver development program for the 2019 season. Decker will run a select number of NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races as well as a combination of NASCAR K&N Pro Series and ARCA Racing Series events. Decker’s longtime partner N29 Technologies, LLC will come onboard as she enters her rookie season at DGR-Crosley. “I’m really excited to be making the step up to trucks, especially with DGR-Crosley. They bring fast Toyota’s to the track every weekend whether it be in the K&N Series or Truck Series,” said Decker. “Making the transition to trucks is going to help me progress my career and build my skillset. Being able to race in all three series will be beneficial because I can run an ARCA or K&N race that will help me prepare for the truck race. I think it’s very important that I’ll have the same team around me whichever series I’m running and having David [Gilliland] there to help coach me and give me advice. Being a driver with a lot of experience and the father to a race car driver, I’m really excited to learn from him.” Decker is expected to make her NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series debut in February at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. A full schedule will be released at a later date. (In part from DGR-Crosley PR) (11-30-18)
  • Thomas Praytor forms trucking company; team moves into new shop: Just because Thomas "Moose" Praytor and his Mobile, Alabama race team took a break from the second half of the 2018 ARCA Schedule doesn’t mean Praytor hasn’t been busy. Praytor’s newly formed Max Force Trucking hauled its first load out of the Port of Mobile last week. And for those worried about the return of the ARCA Series Ironman, you won’t have to wait much longer. "One of our biggest challenges over the last few months was moving the race team to its new shop. Over the last 20 plus years our team has always operated out of space that was something else and we made it work for us. Our new space is ultra modern and has required a tremendous amount of build out. My Dad has been overseeing the shop and we are ready to start preparing cars for the test in Daytona in January. I’m looking for to the ARCA banquet in December to see all of our racing family and congratulate our newest Champion." (In part from Max Force Racing PR) (11-14-18)
  • Chandler Smith returns to Venturini for 11 races in 2019: Venturini Motorsports announced today the resigning of 16-year old rookie driver Chandler Smith for the upcoming 2019 ARCA Racing Series season. Smith, a native of Talking Rock, GA, is set to return for a partial series schedule and will appear in a total of 11-races which will include each of the series’ short track events as well as the second scheduled Pocono Raceway event after becoming age eligible. Today’s news comes on the heels of Smith’s impressive rookie performance driving a limited ARCA schedule with Venturini Motorsports. Additional information including sponsorship details and ARCA’s event schedule for the 2019 season will be released as it becomes available. (In part from Venturini Motorsports PR) (11-02-18)