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  • Grant Enfinger to drive for GMS Racing at Lucas Oil?: Ray Dunlap is reporting that Grant Enfinger will drive for a different ARCA Racing Series team at Lucas Oil Raceway on July 25th. Enfinger has been driving for Team BCR Racing, which continues to search for primary sponsorship for the remainder of the season. Dunlap subtlety mentioned that GMS Racing is the team that Enfinger would join. (Ray Dunlap Twitter) (07-20-14)
  • Buster Graham joins Team Stange Racing for Chicagoland: Buster Graham has joined Team Stange Racing for the Ansell ActivArmr 150 at Chicagoland Speedway on July 19th. Graham will drive the No. 47 Rope, Soap 'N Dope Ford in the event. Rope, Soap 'N Dope provides industrial, safety, and janitorial supplies to business and is located in Broussard, Louisiana. Graham last competed at Talladega in May with Roulo Brothers Racing. (07-14-14) 
  • Mike Affarano returning at Chicagoland: Mike Affarano has filed an entry for the Ansell ActivArmr 150 at Chicagoland Speedway on July 19th. Affarano will drive the No. 03 Chevrolet with sponsorship from WON n DONE Automotive Car Products. The Shorewood, IL driver last competed in the series in 2012, making five starts. (07-12-14)
  • Leilani Münter finds primary sponsorship; to race at Chicagoland: Leilani Münter will bring her renewable energy message to diverse communities across seven states, policy makers in Washington, DC, and to race fans at Chicagoland Speedway. Münter will begin an electric road trip from her home in Charlotte, N.C. to Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday, June 13. On Saturday, July 19, Münter will slip behind the wheel of her other machine to race at Chicagoland with PrairieGold Solar as the primary sponsor on her No. 66 Venturini Motorsports ARCA Racing Series entry. PrairieGold Solar is an innovative company focused on developing, owning, and operating solar projects across North and South America. (In part from Venturini Motorsports PR) (07-12-14)
  • Brandon Jones; Turner Scott fined and penalized after Winchester win: Based on post-race technical inspection following Winchester Speedway, the Turner Scott Motorsports No. 4 team has been penalized for violating 2014 ARCA Rulebook Page 32, 21B, which states in part “the upper and lower coil spring mounts must support the front coil springs for a minimum of 270 degrees of each coil spring mount”. Team owner Steve Turner has been fined $3000, and he and driver Brandon Jones have penalized with the loss of 100 championship points as a result of the violation. (In part from ARCARacing.com) (07-12-14)
  • GMS Racing; Spencer Gallagher not racing at Winchester: GMS Racing and Spencer Gallagher have elected to not compete in this weekend's race at Winchester Speedway. The team will focus on its NASCAR Camping World Truck Series effort instead. While the team has stated that it will not release the remainder of its ARCA schedule, GMS Racing is planning on fielding a car at Chicagoland Speedway on July 19th. (07-03-14)
  • Carter 2 Motorsports co-owner an absconder from probation: Dana Royal (alias Dana Carter) was convicted in July 2013 and placed on probation for 30 months for her involvement in an RV rental scam. The RV rental scam was the same crime that Roger Carter III was convicted of, which sent him to prison in November 2013. The North Carolina Department of Public Safety's website lists Royal as an absconder from probation. It encourages anyone that has information on Royal's whereabouts to contact the adult corrections division at 1-888-646-0024. (NC DPS Offender Public Information) (07-01-14)
  • Shannon McIntosh to drive for Cunningham at Lucas Oil Raceway: Shannon McIntosh has been waiting a long time for her ARCA Racing Series debut. That day will come when she joins her Cunningham Motorsports team at Lucas Oil Raceway on July 25th. Originally planned for April at Salem Speedway, McIntosh’s debut had to be pushed back to July, due to sponsorship woes. The delay has only intensified her resolve to make the most of her opportunity, as she said, “I can’t wait to get back to Indianapolis, especially during the Brickyard 400 weekend. The opportunity to race for Cunningham Motorsports is absolutely huge for me and I intend to give the team the results we are capable of getting in July.” (In part from Cunningham Motorsports PR) (07-01-14)
  • Brian Rose accused of $15 million Ponzi scheme: Brian Rose, whose father, David Rose, served about four years in prison for swindling investors out of millions of dollars, has been now been indicted himself for allegedly running his own $15 million Ponzi scheme. The younger Rose, 34, is accused of borrowing from his father's playbook to mastermind a scam that ripped off 164 investors in four states who thought they were investing in coal mines. Rose, who was arrested June 17 in Tennessee and indicted with eight co-defendants on charges of fraud and money laundering, is accused of using the money to buy thoroughbred racehorses and race cars and to pay for living expenses and gambling junkets to Las Vegas. Rose, whose father was released from federal prison last year, is being held without bail after a federal magistrate judge found that he posed a danger to others and was a flight risk because the government has yet to account for $10 million of the money invested in the alleged conspiracy. Rose — who the indictment says operated under the name John Hankins — has pleaded not guilty. His lawyer, Jerry W. Laughlin, of Greeneville, Tenn., said he had just been appointed and that it was too early for him to comment on the case. (In part from Courier-Journal.com) (07-01-14)
  • Jami Weimer raising money for Winchester debut: 19 year-old Jami Weimer is raising money in hopes of making her ARCA Racing Series debut at Winchester Speedway. The Cumming, Georgia driver has experience in pro-trucks, legend cars, and has testing experience in ARCA. Weimer would drive for Carter 2 Motorsports if she can secure the necessary funds to race. (06-24-14)
  • Brandon Jones; Turner Scott Motorsports entered at Winchester: Brandon Jones will try once again to make his ARCA Racing Series debut. Jones was on the ARCA entry list for the April race at Salem Speedway. He later withdrew, however, after a scheduling conflict. Now, the 17-year-old Atlanta native is entered in a Turner Scott Motorsports car for the Herr’s Chase the Taste 200 at Winchester Speedway July 6. (In part from ARCARacing.com) (06-24-14)
  • Team Stange Racing announces new driver development program:  Team Stange Racing [has] announced the launch of “THE RACE TO THE CUP.” The Race to the Cup is a premiere driver development program developed around “Stock Car” racing for the serious race car driver that is passionate about a career in motorsports. “The Race to the Cup will cover everything that a driver needs to do to make it to the NASCAR level through this very personalized program” stated Ashley Stange, Team Stange Racing co-owner. “We will assist the driver in making themselves marketable and promotable to sponsors and fans as well as providing them with the right driver coach to help them sharpen their driving skills” [added] John Stange, Jr. [of] Team Stange Racing. (In part from Team Stange Racing PR) (06-17-14)
  • CBS Sports Network announces broadcast team: The first of three live ARCA Racing Series races on CBS Sports Network is coming soon, beginning with the Akona 250 at Elko Speedway Saturday, June 21. Veteran motorsports television anchor/analyst Rick Benjamin will serve as play-by-play announcer for all three telecasts alongside color analyst Andy Hillenburg, the 1995 ARCA driving champion. Longtime NASCAR pit road analyst Dr. Dick Berggren will cover pit road for two of the three events while Todd Lewis, veteran of NASCAR Canadian Tire, Champ Car, and IndyCar coverage, will handle the pit road duties at Elko. Benjamin’s production company, Carolinas Production Group, will produce the shows. In addition to the Akona 250 at Elko, CBS Sports Network’s coverage, part of its CBS Sports Spectacular programming, will include the Herr’s Chase The Taste 200 at Winchester Speedway on July 6 and the Herr’s Live Life With Flavor 200 at Madison Int’l Speedway August 24. (In part from ARCARacing.com) (06-15-14)
  • Mason Mitchell Motorsports adds associate sponsorship: Mason Mitchell and Mason Mitchell Motorsports welcomed Musselman’s as a marketing partner at Pocono Raceway. Musselman’s served as an associate sponsor on the No. 98 Thermal Technology Services Ford on June 8th and it will return at Pocono again on August 1st. A third race will be announced at a later date. “I’m very excited to welcome Musselman’s” Mitchell added. “I feel that we can we can introduce Musselman’s to our fans and enhance their current markets.” (In part from Mason Mitchell Motorsports PR) (06-15-14)
  • Austin Theriault to drive for Venturini at Michigan: 20 year-old Austin Theriault will drive the No. 66 Toyota for Venturini Motorsports at Michigan International Speedway on June 13th. Theriault has Super Late Model and Pro All Star Series (PASS) experience, along with one NASCAR Nationwide start for JR Motorsports. Billy Venturini will serve as his crew chief. (06-11-14)
  • Kyle Larson wins Pocono ARCA 200 pole: #4 Kyle Larson won the pole at Pocono Raceway, edging #15 Brennan Poole. Poole qualified John Wes Townley's car while Townley competes at Texas Motor Speedway in NASCAR Camping World truck series competition. #88 Justin Allison, #98 Mason Mitchell, and #22 Austin Wayne Self completed the top five. #25 Justin Boston, who was quick in practice, will start from the back of field after crashing on his qualifying attempt. Starting Lineup (06-06-14)
  • Roulo Brothers Racing withdraws from Pocono: Roulo Brothers Racing has withdrawn its cars from Saturday's race at Pocono Raceway. Both the No. 17 and No. 99 entries will lose Golden A owner status. The team will return at Elko Speedway on June 21. This will be the first race that Roulo Brothers Racing has missed since 2010. (06-06-14)
  • Turner Scott Motorsports enters Kyle Larson for Pocono: Turner Scott Motorsports has filed an entry for NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Kyle Larson at Pocono Raceway. Larson will drive the No. 4 Cartwheel by Target Chevrolet. Larson has two previous ARCA starts with a best finish of second in the 2013 Lucas Oil 200 at Daytona. (06-02-14)
  • John Wes Townley working with new crew chief: Billy Venturini, general manager and competition director at Venturini Motorsports, announced on Twitter that Brad Parrott has joined the team to work with John Wes Townley for the remainder of the season. Parrott replaces Rich Lushes. (06-02-14)
  • Andrew Ranger wins the Great Railing 150 at New Jersey: #53 Andrew Ranger won at New Jersey Motorsports Park on Sunday after suffering a flat tire early in the race. Ranger held of #55 Brian Wong who finished second, #52 Matt Tifft, #90 Grant Enfinger, and #44 Frank Kimmel. Enfigner extended his points lead to 55 heading to Pocono this weekend. Full Results (06-02-14)
  • Andrew Ranger wins New Jersey pole: #53 Andrew Ranger won the pole for Sunday's race at New Jersey Motorsports Park. Ranger completed his best lap in 79.426 seconds, which is a new track record. #25 Justin Boston will start alongside. #52 Matt Tifft, #77 Tom Hessert, and #23 Spencer Gallagher completed the top five. The Great Railing 150 will begin at 1:30 PM EST. Starting Lineup (05-31-14)
  • Spencer Gallagher suffering back issues; Joey Coulter to take over at New Jersey?: It has been reported that Spencer Gallagher will be replaced by Joey Coulter soon after the start of the Great Railing 150 at New Jersey Motorsports Park. Gallagher is suffering back issues and will start the race to earn driver points. GMS Racing teammate Joey Coluter will complete the race after taking over the No. 23 Allegiant Travel Chevrolet. (05-31-14)
  • Carter 2 Motorsports equipment stolen after Toldeo UPDATE 2 Arrest Made: Carter 2 Motorsports has released the following message about stolen equipment: "Anyone know who drives a red dual wheel with a big black fifth wheel trailer in the Mooresville area, please contact Roger Carter Racing by private message. Unfortunately, someone that Carter 2 Motorsports trusted with their equipment at the Toledo race decided that it was ok to steal, and hide, the #40 car and both the #40 and #97 pit boxes along with some other items out of our hauler... Where ever the #40 Dodge is being hidden, whoever is hiding it for the person who stole it will also be prosecuted. Put yourself in our position. Any ARCA owner out there should appreciate the fact that without their equipment, their company can fold. We hope that there are more good in people that we race with than bad. Please - if you have any information regarding this theft, contact us. Your name will be kept confidential. Thank you." (Carter 2 Motorsports) (05-24-14)
    UPDATE: The race car that was stolen from Carter 2 Motorsports earlier this week has been recovered in a farm field in Pittsylvania County. Roger Carter Racing confirms that the race car and pit boxes were dumped  in a tobacco field near Ringgold, Virginia and were located by a “somewhat confused farmer” Tuesday morning. The car was reportedly being transported from the ARCA race track in Toledo, Ohio to Mooresville, NC when it was taken. The race team had appealed to fans for help in finding the car following the theft. The car, pit boxes, tools and radios were all taken. The racer and equipment were removed from the hauler at or near the Toledo racetrack. A spokesperson with Carter Racing told this newsroom that “we think we know who we are dealing with here.” A posting by the racing team said the person was entrusted with the car and equipment and will be prosecuted. Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s spokesman Devin Taylor says additional details will be released later today. It is not known if any arrests have been made. (In part from WAKG.com) (05-28-14)
    UPDATE 2: William "Billy" Keyes has been arrested and charged in connection with the theft of Carter 2 Motorsports racing equipment. Keyes had been serving as the team's crew chief and truck driver. The 39 year-old from Waynesboro, VA will appear in North Carolina court on June 11, 2014 facing a felony charge. (05-31-14)
  • Venturini Motorsports enters Wong, Self for New Jersey: Venturini Motorsports has entered Brian Wong and Michael Self to drive the team's No. 55 and No. 66 Toyotas at New Jersey Motorsports Park. Wong returns after finishing 7th in the race last year, while Self will compete in his second race this season after finishing 18th at Mobile. (05-24-14)
  • Tim Viens leaves Carter 2 Motorsports UPDATE Peterson Motorsports: Tim Viens has reportedly left Carter 2 Motorsports after the team was unable to prepare his car for this past weekend's race at Toledo Speedway. Carter 2 did not finish work on his No. 97 Dodge before it arrived late to the track. Mechanical issues further hampered the effort, which prevented Viens from practicing, qualifying, or meeting the minimum speed to make the race. Viens allegedly purchased a seat in Wayne Peterson's No. 06 Ford to earn driver points. He is rumored to be seeking another team. (05-19-14)
    UPDATE: Tim Viens has posted on Facebook that he will start and park for Peterson Motorsports at New Jersey Motorsports Park to collect driver points. Viens is still working on his future ARCA plans. (05-25-14)
  • Justin Boston wins at Toledo: #25 Justin Boston won the Menards 200 at Toledo Speedway after passing #90 Grant Enfinger late in the race. #98 Mason Mitchell finished second, while #10 Matt Tifft, #52 Ken Schrader, #15 John Wes Townley, #55 Cody Coughlin, #88 Justin Allison, #22 Austin Wayne Self, #68 Michael Lira, and #3 Karl Weber completed the top ten. Points leader #90 Grant Enfinger finished 12th after cutting a right front tire. Defending series champion #44 Frank Kimmel finished 14th after suffering the same issue. Enfinger has a 25 point lead over Mason Mitchell heading to New Jersey Motorsports Park. Full Results (05-19-14)
  • Team Stange Racing to miss Toledo and New Jersey; sponsorship issues: Team Stange Racing will not race at Toledo Speedway or New Jersey Motorsports Park due to sponsorship issues. The team had planned a full season with Maryeve Dufault, but her main sponsor has delayed payment. Team Stange has been seeking funded drivers for a second car and plans to return to competition at Pocono, Michigan, Chicago, and other select events. Driver development announcements are expected to be made next week. (05-15-14)
  • Team BEAR enters two cars at Toledo: Team BEAR announced on Facebook that it will field two cars at Toledo Speedway on May 18th for Wayne Edwards and Chris Brown. Edwards will drive the No. 29 Correct Temp Dodge, while Brown is entered in the No. 92 Dodge. The team competed at Salem and Kentucky late last year. (05-13-14)
  • Derrick Lancaster; Danny Glad fined and penalized after Talladega: Based on post-race technical inspection following the May 3 International Motorsports Hall of Fame 200 at Talladega Superspeedway, the Glad Precision No. 56 team has been penalized for violating 2014 ARCA Rulebook Page 19, #4F which states in part “all openings, hoses and blowers installed in the interior area of car must be securely connected to window vent.” Team owner Danny Glad has been fined $1,500 and he and driver Derrick Lancaster have been penalized with the loss of 25 championship points as a result of the violation. (ARCARacing.com) (05-07-14)
  • Grant Enfinger; Team BCR Racing to run full season: Grant Enfinger will run the entire 2014 season, Team BCR owner Howard Bixman announced at Talladega Superspeedway. Enfinger had planned a limited schedule, just as he did last year with Team BCR. However, after becoming just the second driver in series history to win the first three races in a year, his primary sponsor, Casite Motor Honey, has agreed to back the No. 90 Ford for the entire season. “We’re just so excited, so pleased,” Bixman said. “We’ve been working on this. Grant has had a great start to the season and we’re happy to get to keep this going, especially considering where we are in the points.” (In part from ARCARacing.com) (05-05-14)
  • J.J. Haley to make ARCA debut at Toledo with Venturini:  15 year-old J.J. Haley will make his ARCA Racing Series debut at Toledo Speedway on May 18th. Haley will drive the No. 66 Toyota for Venturini Motorsports. The driver from Winamec, Indiana has experience in the CRA Late Model Sportsman Series and is currently competing in the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour this season. (05-05-14)
  • Tom Hessert wins at Talladega: #77 Tom Hessert won the International Motorsports Hall of Fame 200 at Talladega after receiving a late race push by his teammate #22 Austin Wayne Self. #15 John Wes Townley finished second while Self, #98 Mason Mitchell, and #23 Spencer Gallagher completed the top five. #5 Bobby Gerhart finished seventh after leading in the closing stages of the race. #44 Frank Kimmel and points leader #90 Grant Enfinger finished eighth and ninth respectively. The race was slowed by one caution, which was caused when #88 Justin Allison blew a right front tire and sent #52 Clay Campbell spinning. Full Results (05-05-14)
  • Brandon Jones enters Salem with Turner Scott Motorsports UPDATE Withdrawn: Turner Scott Motorsports has filed an entry for Salem Speedway with 17-year-old Brandon Jones listed as the driver of the No. 33 TSM Chevrolet. The event will mark the rookie's debut in the ARCA Racing Series. Jones is already running the full NASCAR K&N East Series schedule in 2014 and a handful of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events. (In part from ARCARacing.com) (04-21-14)
    UPDATE: Turner Scott Motorsports withdrew its Salem entry after bad weather hit Richmond International Raceway. Rain caused the Friday night NASCAR K&N Pro East Series event to be postponed until Saturday morning. Brandon Jones, who competes full time in the series, would have been unable to practice or qualify his ARCA car on the same day. (04-29-14)
  • Grant Enfinger wins the Federated Auto Parts 200 at Salem: #90 Grant Enfinger won the Federated Auto Parts 200 at Salem after #52 Ken Schrader blew a right front tire on the race's final restart. Enfinger held off #23 Spencer Gallagher who finished second, while #44 Frank Kimmel, #22 Austin Wayne Self, and #77 Tom Hessert completed the top five. Full Results (04-27-14)
  • Justin Boston wins Salem pole: #25 Justin Boston has won the pole for the Federated Auto Parts 200 at Salem Speedway. #90 Grant Enfinger will start alongside, while #15 John Wes Townley, #98 Mason Mitchell, and #77 Tom Hessert complete the top five. Twenty-nine (29) cars will start tomorrow's race at 2:15 PM EST. Starting Lineup (04-26-14)
  • Maryeve Dufault not driving at Salem; Finney using Team Stange's owner points?: Maryeve Dufault will not race at Salem Speedway, as Team Stange Racing has officially entered the No. 46 Chevrolet for Brian Finney. Finney Racing is said to be working closely with Team Stange to field the No. 46. Brian Finney's primary No. 80 entry will be driven by Barry Layne. Team Stange Racing officials have confirmed that Dufault will return to the team at Talladega Superspeedway in May. (04-22-14)
  • Shannon McIntosh will not race at Salem; sponsorship issues: Shannon McIntosh, who was originally planning to make her debut at the spring Salem race, has changed her scheduled introduction to the ARCA Series, due to sponsorship woes.  According to co-owner Kerry Scherer, “Shannon continues to be an important part of our organization and we look forward to her first race with us.” (In part from Cunningham Motorsports PR) (04-22-14)
  • ARCA to use NASCAR style qualifying at Talladega: The ARCA Racing Series will introduce a new qualifying procedure where teams will qualify together for added excitement [at Talladega]. Instead of one car going against the clock, the cars will be placed into groups based on their speeds from Friday morning’s practice session. The fastest lap during qualifying, which will surely showcase drafting, will determine each car’s numerical starting position in the International Motorsports Hall of Fame 200 on Saturday. (In part from ARCARacing.com) (04-21-14)
  • Ryan Heavner to attempt Salem: Ryan Heavner returns to ARCA Racing Series competition as the series rolls to Salem. Heavner has secured sponsorship from Triple H Diesel, Inc and will be represented by Wes Gonder Racing. Wes Gonder will operate as crew chief of the No. 11 Chevrolet, which will make for a natural fit since the pair have been in partnership for the past several seasons across multiple racing divisions. Beyond Salem, Heavner has also added Toledo Speedway to his schedule. The team is in constant pursuit of new advertising partners and has various sponsorship packages available for any budget. (In part from Ryan Heavner Racing PR) (04-13-14)
  • Garrett Smithley signs Talladega sponsorship; to drive for Wes Gonder: Garrett Smithley announced he is partnering with Goodwill Industries of the Southern Rivers in hopes of driving 2,000 donations in the month of April to help fund career service programs for U.S. military veterans. “I’m looking forward to helping drive thousands of new donations to Goodwill during the month of April—and helping our heroes along the way,” said Smithley. “Teaming with Goodwill was a natural fit for me because of our similar values, including our commitment to veterans and the community. I believe in Goodwill’s mission of collecting donations to provide much needed career services to veterans and chose to partner with them for this campaign.” The Driving Donations, Helping Our Heroes program will be comprised of donation drives at several Goodwill locations during April and will culminate on Saturday, May 3rd at the Talladega Superspeedway as Smithley competes in the Talladega ARCA 200. Smithley, a lead Richard Petty Driving Experience instructor, will make pit stops at each donation drive with the Wes Gonder Racing #11 Ford Fusion racecar. (In part from Garrett Smithley PR) (04-08-14)
  • Bobby Grewohl scales back schedule; to run FOX Sports 1 races only:  Bobby Grewohl and Fox Motorsports DRG have reduced their schedule to only include FOX Sports 1 races. Grewohl's sponsor has decided that a full schedule is not in its best interest. It will use the sponsorship money in other series races instead. (04-03-14)
  • Jake Engle working on securing sponsorship for part-time schedule:  21 year-old Jake Engle is working on securing sponsorship to run a partial ARCA schedule this season. It was previously announced that Engle would run the full season with Empire Racing in January, but sponsorship setbacks have altered these plans. (04-03-14)
  • Leilani Munter raises funds; will race at Talladega with Venturini:  Leilani Munter will drive the No. 55 Venturini Motorsports Toyota at Talladega Superspeedway on May 3rd after raising $115,000. Munter asked individuals to donate funds for her to run a special paint scheme of Tilikum, a killer whale featured in the Blackfish 2013 documentary, to enlighten others of the plight of killer whales in captivity. The 38 year-old driver appeared on Sam Simon's radio show in March, and Sam Simon agreed to donate $107,500 to her cause afterward. Simon is the co-creator of the Simpsons television show and has been an avid animal rights activist. (04-02-14)
  • Team Stange Racing hopes to expand to two cars: Team Stange Racing is looking to expand operations to a second car, as soon as Talladega. The team is headed up by John and Ashley Stange as well as a pair of legends, NASCAR Truck Series veteran/winner Rick Crawford and 13-time ARCA Racing Series winner Dave Weltmeyer. "Ashley and I are thrilled with how well our team has come together with the addition of some great people such as retired ARCA star David Weltmeyer and NASCAR legend Rick Crawford as our new team consultant and crew chief,” said John Stange. "We have built some great equipment and are in a position equipment-wise and personal-wise that we are ready to expand this team to a two car operation if sponsorship or a funded driver warrants it." Currently, Team Stange Racing, LLC is looking for a talented funded driver to drive the team’s second entry at Talladega. The team is looking to finalize a new program by April 7. (In part from Team Stange Racing PR) (03-31-14)
  • Grant Enfinger wins at Mobile International Speedway: #90 Grant Enfinger won the ARCA Mobile 200 after dominating the race, leading 185 of 204 laps. #17 Kyle Benjamin was able to hold off #98 Mason Mitchell to finish second. #77 Anderson Bowen and #44 Frank Kimmel rouded out the top five. Polesitter #25 Justin Boston suffered a broken gear early on in the race and finished in the 20th position. Full Results (03-22-14)
  • Justin Boston wins ARCA Mobile 200 pole:  #25 Justin Boston won the pole for tomorrow's ARCA Mobile 200 at Mobile International Speedway. #98 Mason Mitchell will start alongside, with #77 Anderson Bowen, #90 Grant Enfinger, and #22 Austin Wayne Self completing the top five. Twenty-one (21) cars took speed and all twenty-six (26) drivers entered will start the race. Starting Lineup (03-21-14)
  • Carter 2 Motorsports annouces Mobile drivers; UPDATE 2 Hamilton Jr. Statement: Carter 2 Motorsports has announced that Dustin Knowles and Tim Viens will drive for the team in the Mobile ARCA 200 at Mobile International Speedway. Knowles, who has tested for the team in the past, will drive the No. 40 Dodge while Viens will return to the No. 97. The team had previously announced that NASCAR veteran Bobby Hamilton Jr. would drive the No. 40 entry, but the team's corporate sponsor Cherokee Charcoal has not finalized its agreement. (03-15-14)
    UPDATE Hamilton Jr OUT: Carter 2 Motorsports announced today that the relationship between the ARCA Racing Series team and driver Bobby Hamilton, Jr. has been terminated, effective immediately. Hamilton, Jr., acting on behalf of Precision MotorSports Limited, had signed a contract to drive for the team in February 2014, but was unable to uphold the financial terms of the agreement.  Hamilton, Jr. along with his sponsor, St. Louis based Cherokee Charcoal, were equal partners in Precision MotorSports Limited. Carter 2 Motorsports has been in negotiations with representatives of Cherokee Charcoal this week in hopes of modifying the original agreement.  Those negotiations were terminated today and Trussville, Ala. native Dustin Knowles has been named to drive the number 40 Carter 2 Motorsports Dodge at Mobile International Speedway. “I really looked forward to working with Bobby and Precision MotorSports this season,” stated team owner Dana Carter, “I put a lot of money into our team for Mobile and now all I have is a lot of unpaid bills along with a worthless contract.” Bobby Hamilton, Jr. was unavailable for comment. (In part from Carter 2 Motorsports PR) (03-19-14)
    UPDATE 2 Bobby Hamilton Jr Statement: - "I hate the way things have transpired with C2M and really don’t know where things went wrong. The only agreement I made with them was to drive a car for them, which would be sponsored by someone I have been working with for a few years now trying to put something together. I heard about the Carters’ deal and after talking to the owner of the company that I had been working with, he felt it was something that fit his budget and would like to move forward with it, with the understanding he was just going to be a sponsor. Carter agreed to let him have the whole car, so that he could sell more associate sponsors to help with the cost, I did agree to help him try and [sell] associate sponsors and had some associates lined up but, when they found out about Mr. Carter being in jail, they backed out, so I don’t know if maybe his plan was depending on the associates to really pay the bill and when that fell thru, it maybe put the main sponsor in a bind. Everything was fine until the time that payment was due and then all of a sudden somehow, it got turned around that the sponsor thought I was the one that was going to pay for everything and just put his company on the car. I have never once agreed to pay anything to anyone for them to let me drive their car, plus I would be paying my own way, paying for all of my equipment, license, etc and then put someone else’s company on the car and the race team to keep all of the winnings, no one would agree to that." (In part from Catchfence.com) (03-21-14)
  • Malycke Motorsports; Alex Malycke to attempt partial schedule UPDATE: Alex Malycke will attempt a partial ARCA schedule this season driving for his own Malycke Motorsports team. Malycke has been approved to compete at road courses and at tracks a half-mile or less, which means he will enter events at Mobile, Salem, Toledo, Winchester, and New Jersey Motorsports Park. The Purcellville, Virginia driver will use rented equipment from James Hylton Motorsports or Dale Shearer Racing. He has experience in NASCAR Late Models and USAC Midgets. Sponsorship will come from the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, a minor league baseball team from Waldorf, Maryland. (03-10-14)
    UPDATE: Alex Malycke has withdrawn his Mobile International Speedway entry from this weekend's Mobil ARCA 200. He still plans to compete at Salem Speedway and New Jersey Motorsports Park later this year. (03-21-14)
  • Michael Self to drive for Venturini Motorsports at Mobile:  23 year-old NASCAR K&N West Pro Series veteran Michael Self will make his ARCA debut driving the No. 66 Mosquito Patch Toyota for Venturini Motorsports in this weekend's ARCA Mobile 200. Self tested for the team at Daytona in December and is expected to run additional races for the team later this season. “I cannot thank the Venturini family and the Venturini Motorsports organization enough for giving me this opportunity. They have been great to work with from the first time we talked, and we have had good chemistry together since I got a chance to drive one of their cars at Daytona International Speedway at the December test," said Self in the team's pre-race release. "I really couldn't ask for a better team to make my series debut with, and I don't think I could ask for a better place to do it than in my “birth state,” with my family and friends supporting us." (03-19-14)
  • Team Stange Racing announces new primary sponsorship: Team Stange Racing welcomes Shooters Restaurant Group to their family of sponsors for 2014. Parry Goodman, CEO of Shooters Restaurant Group, LLC, said, “I'm very excited to be working with Team Stange Racing. They handle themselves not only professionally but with integrity. Ashley and John are just all around good people and great fun. They have a great dynamic. I think this is a dynamite opportunity for Shooters to get our brand out in front of the right audience and to brand our business.” Shooters Restaurant Group, headquartered in Weston, Florida, is unlike any regular onsite restaurant. In the winter of 2013, SRG developed a concept of food trolley’s that can be permanently located at Big Box retailers and one stop shopping family centers. The first appearance for the No. 46 Shooters Restaurant Group Ford will be the ARCA Mobile 200 on Saturday, March 22. Shooters Restaurant Group will continue as primary sponsor for the following races at Talladega Superspeedway and Salem Speedway. (In part from Team Stange Racing PR) (03-14-14)
  • Team Stange Racing hires Rick Crawford as crew chief: Team Stange Racing owners John and Ashley Stange have announced they have hired Rick Crawford as crew chief for Team Stange for the rest of the 2014 ARCA Racing Series season. Effective immediately, Crawford will be taking on duties of crew chief for Team Stange and their driver Maryeve Dufault. Crawford, a veteran of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, began his racing career as a short-track racer in the southeastern United States.  "We couldn't be more thrilled that Rick has made the move to Team Stange," said team owner John Stange. "He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge with him that our newly formed ARCA team can learn from, putting us at the desired level of competition that we set out for our team and sponsors." (In part from Team Stange Racing PR) (03-10-14)
  • Cody Coughlin to drive part time for Venturini Motorsports: [Cody] Coughlin will drive a 12-race schedule for Venturini Motorsports under the supervision of [Joe Gibbs Racing] beginning March 22 at Mobile International Speedway. "It's an honor to be working with the JEGS brand and Cody Coughlin,” said Billy Venturini, general manager of Venturini Motorsports. “They're a family with a rich tradition in racing; something we also pride ourselves on at Venturini Motorsports. And we are very proud that Joe Gibbs Racing has such faith in our team to let us work with them in developing one of their up and coming driver prospects." (In part from Venturini Motorsports PR) (03-05-14)
  • Team BCR Racing and Justin Allison expand schedule: Team BCR is proud to announce Justin Allison has committed to nine more races with the team, driving the No. 88 Havacosales.com Ford in the 2014 ARCA Racing Series. “This is an exciting opportunity for me,” says Justin Allison. “Howard Bixman and the crew at Team BCR provided me with some great cars at Kansas and Daytona. We left a little disappointed at Daytona since we were running in the top ten and logging laps, waiting for the race to play out.” Justin Allison’s schedule includes the 2014 ARCA Racing Series TV races played on Fox Sports 1. Those races will be held at the following tracks: Talladega, Toledo, Michigan, Chicagoland, Indianapolis, Kentucky, Kansas and both Pocono races. (In part from Team BCR Racing PR) (03-02-14)