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October 2021

  • Daniel Dye returing to GMS Racing for full 2022 ARCA schedule: GMS Racing announced today that 17-year-old driver Daniel Dye will return to the organization in 2022 and compete for a championship in the ARCA Menards Series. Dye joined GMS Racing midway through the 2021 season and found immediate success. Berlin Raceway was the site of Daniel's first career ARCA victory, with the No. 21 collecting four top-five finishes and one General Tire Pole Award. "I couldn't be more excited to return to GMS Racing and compete for a championship next year," said Daniel Dye. "Everyone at GMS does such a great job putting fast race cars on the track, and I'm thankful for the opportunity to drive one of their Chevrolet's." The ARCA Menards Series will open its 2022 season on the prestigious high banks of Daytona Internal Speedway, in Daniel's hometown of Daytona Beach, Florida. Veteran Crew Chief Chad Bryant will call the shots for Dye again next season. Daniel will also continue working within the Chevrolet Drivers Edge Development program, featuring industry-leading physical and mental training, engineering and technical support, simulation time, and more.  “We are excited to have Daniel back at GMS for the 2022 season. Daniel has a lot of potential and he grew a lot as a driver in 2021. Collecting your first win in a series is a big deal and I know that’s the first of many.” said GMS Racing President Mike Beam. (In part from (10-29-21)
  • ARCA releases 2022 ARCA Menards Series schedule: The ARCA Menards Series in 2022 will race 20 times at 19 different tracks, opening with the series’ 59th visit to Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 19 and ending the season with a championship clash at the series’ home track, Toledo Speedway, in October. The season-opening race at Daytona will be held the same day as the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at the World Center of Racing; the day before the Daytona 500. Other superspeedway events will be contested at Talladega Superspeedway, Kansas Speedway (twice), Charlotte Motor Speedway, Pocono Raceway and Michigan International Speedway. Those races will be held in conjunction with NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series and/or NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events. Short tracks again will make up the backbone of the ARCA Menards Series schedule in 2022, with traditional races at Minnesota’s Elko Speedway, Michigan’s Berlin Raceway, Iowa Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Indiana’s Salem Speedway and Toledo Speedway all featured on the calendar. The series also will race at a pair of one-mile paved ovals in Phoenix Raceway and The Milwaukee Mile. All 20 ARCA Menards Series races in 2022 will broadcast live via FOX Sports or MAVTV Motorsports Network. The complete broadcast schedule, including event start times, will be announced at a later date. Full Schedule (In part from (10-28-21)
  • Ty Gibbs wins the 2021 ARCA Menards Series championship; Nick Sanchez wins Kansas race: Ty Gibbs did what he needed to do Saturday at Kansas Speedway to clinch the 2021 ARCA Menards Series championship. He took the green flag to start the Reese’s 150. Gibbs, the 19-year-old from Huntersville, North Carolina, entered the final race of the season with a 34-point edge in the standings over second-place Corey Heim. That lead grew to 35 points when Gibbs qualified on the General Tire Pole on Saturday ahead of the Reese’s 150, his 11th General Tire Pole Award of the season. A car count of 25 on the initial entry list for the 100-lap race on the 1.5-mile paved oval meant Gibbs only needed to start the event to win the title. Which is fitting considering how dominant the driver of the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota has been all season. Despite leading 99 of 102 laps in the race, Gibbs finished second to Nick Sanchez at Kansas to close the season. Which, in Gibbs words, did not matter at the end of the day. Gibbs, who also won the 2021 Sioux Chief Showdown and the CGS Imaging Four Crown in the ARCA Menards Series, ended the year as the runaway Valvoline Lap Leader award winner with a mind-boggling 1,689 laps led through 20 events. Race Results (In part from (10-23-21)
  • Cancer heroes to be honored on ARCA cars at Kansas: Eight ARCA Menards Series drivers in the field for Saturday night’s Reese’s 150 at Kansas Speedway will sport the names of cancer heroes on the signature panels of their cars. Those eight different names were nominated by the cancer heroes’ family members or friends as part of the the Martin Truex Jr. and The NASCAR Foundation Honor a Cancer Hero Auction presented by AdventHealth. [Toni Breidinger, Parker Chase, Drew Dollar, Corey Heim, Nick Sanchez, Kyle Sieg, DL Wilson, and Jack Wood will participate in the program.] (In part from (10-19-21)
  • Jesse Love wins first career ARCA victory at Salem: [Jesse Love] muscled past [Ty] Gibbs on a restart with 45 laps to go and successfully held off the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota for the remainder of the event to pick up his first ARCA Menards Series victory. Love, the defending ARCA Menards Series West champion and the current West Series points leader, earned his first national ARCA Menards Series win in his 15th series start dating back to last year. “After (the pass), it was ‘run like heck,'” Love said of the final 40 or so laps on the 0.555-mile paved oval in southern Indiana. “I did all I could to keep (Gibbs) behind me. Ty’s one of the best right now, and it feels good to beat him. We weren’t quite the best in the beginning, but at the end of the race, we were the best car on the race track.” Added Gibbs of the last green-flag run: “I felt like we just got too tight. I chose the bottom (on the final restart). I felt like it was going to be the better call on newer tires, the shorter way around, with more grip. I just messed up. We got in the dirty air, which kind of made it even tighter.” Race Results (In part from (10-03-21)