At a track like Talladega Superspeedway, the General Tire 200 was supposed to be unpredictable. ARCA Menards Series points leader Corey Heim said it himself: Even after he won the 2021 season-opener at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday’s race at another superspeedway that produces pack racing was a potential pitfall in his championship push.
The wait is over. More than a month has passed since Ty Gibbs took the checkered flag at Phoenix Raceway in the second ARCA Menards Series race of the 2021 season. The third race, Saturday’s General Tire 200 at Talladega Superspeedway, has arrived.
The ARCA Menards Series West will visit seven tracks for nine races in 2021. But in only one event — Friday’s season-opening General Tire 150 at Phoenix Raceway — will West Series drivers face additional competition from ARCA Menards Series drivers.