Just two more weekends off until the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returns to action at Kansas Speedway for the Playoffs Round of 8 finale, the Kansas Lottery 200 on Sept. 9 (7:30 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR). But before the engines fire back up, let’s take a look at how the competition has fared this season.
The speed Venturini Motorsports cars displayed Saturday in the Lucas Oil 200 Driven by General Tire was no surprise, especially after a pair of them qualified on the front row for the 2021 ARCA Menards Series season-opener at Daytona International Speedway. The surprise came in the way two of the four VMS cars in the race dropped out of contention.
Monday night’s ARCA Menards Series East season-opening Jeep Beach 175 at Florida’s New Smyrna Speedway was all about rookie winner Max Guiérrez. And with good reason given how he pulled off the victory. More important than a viral highlight of a three-wide finish, though, is how the 18-year-old from Mexico City, Mexico, established himself as a contender in the East Series this season.
The 2021 ARCA Menards Series East season begins with a few givens. One being the fact that the East Series schedule starts at Florida’s New Smyrna Speedway for the eighth consecutive year as part of the track’s World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing.
MOORESVILLE / STATESVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 19, 2021) – Coming off another successful year, the Drivers Edge Development Program, presented by Chevrolet, GMS Racing and JR Motorsports, announced the program’s 2021 driver class. The class includes five returning drivers – Zane Smith, Sheldon Creed, Tyler Ankrum, Noah Gragson and Sam Mayer, as well as newcomers Chase Purdy, Raphael Lessard, Jack Wood and Will Cox.