Official ARCA Menards Series Rulebook

2021 ARCA Menards Series Rulebook



point system


Event points:

Winning the race 3
Leading a lap 1
Leading the most laps 1
Fastest qualifier 1


Race points:

1 43 21 23
2 42 22 22
3 41 23 21
4 40 24 20
5 39 25 19
6 38 26 18
7 37 27 17
8 36 28 16
9 35 29 15
10 34 30 14
11 33 31 13
12 32 32 12
13 31 33 11
14 30 34 10
15 29 35 9
16 28 36 8
17 27 37 7
18 26 38 6
19 25 39 5
20 24 40 4



Bonus points:

Races Attempted Points
1-5 50
6-10 50
11-15 50
16-20 50




qualifying procedure / provisionals


Tracks (0.75 mile or larger)


Positions 1-30:  Reserved for the quickest teams in the qualifying session.

Positions 31-35: Reserved for full time teams ranking highest in owner points and Golden A owners (full time teams that bring the same driver, car, and hauler to every race) not already in the field.

Position 36:
Reserved for past driver or owner champion. If not used, the position is given to the next Golden A owner not already in the field.



NOTE:  Past driver/owner champions can elect to use or not elect to use the past champion provisional.  Drivers or owners can forgo the first provisional bracket (31-35) to use the provisional.  Teams must meet minimum speed to use any provisional.



Short Tracks



Positions 1-28:  Reserved for the quickest teams in the qualifying session.

Positions 29-31: Reserved for full time teams ranking highest in owner points not already in the field.

Positions 32-34:
Reserved for Golden A owners (full time teams that bring the same driver, car, and hauler to every race) not already in the field or teams ranking highest in owner points.

Position 35: Reserved for past driver or owner champion. If not used, the position is given to the next Golden A owner not already in the field.


NOTE:  Past driver/owner champions can elect to use or not elect to use the past champion provisional.  Drivers or owners can forgo the first two provisional brackets (29-31, 32-34) to use the provisional.  Teams must meet minimum speed to use any provisional.



Daytona International Speedway


Positions 1-30:  Reserved for the quickest teams in the qualifying session.

Positions 31-34: Reserved for teams ranking highest in owner points not already in the field.

Positions 35-39: Reserved for Golden A owners (full time teams that bring the same driver, car, and hauler to every race) not already in the field or teams ranking highest in owner points.

Position 40:
Reserved for past driver or owner champion. If not used, the position is given to the next Golden A owner not already in the field.



NOTE:  Past driver/owner champions can elect to use or not elect to use the past champion provisional.  Drivers or owners can forgo the first provisional bracket (31-34) to use the provisional.  Teams must meet minimum speed to use any provisional.




field sizes


Track / Type Cars
Tracks (0.75 or Larger) 36
Short Tracks 35
Daytona Int'l Speedway 40

Minimum Age

Age Tracks
18+ All Tracks
17 Pocono
16, 15 Phoenix
Toledo
Mid-Ohio
Elko
Berlin
Winchester
Watkins Glen
Springfield
DuQuoin
Bristol
Salem