Sam Mayer sweeps ARCA Menards Series weekend in Toledo

BY JASON CHRISTLEY WWW.ARCARACING.COM AUGUST 2, 2020 TOLEDO, Ohio — It took an extra day, and one last restart, but Sam Mayer completed the weekend sweep at Toledo Speedway. Mayer took the lead on a late race restart just past halfway in the Menards 200 presented by Crosley Brands, and then hoisted his second winner’s trophy in three days when the ARCA Menards Series race was called on Lap 127 because of rain. The 17-year-old from Franklin, Wisconsin, picked up his first series win Friday night. After weather pushed Saturday’s scheduled event to Sunday, Mayer started third. He got by…

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Teenager Sam Mayer earns ARCA Menards Series win in Toledo

BY JASON CHRISTLEY WWW.ARCARACING.COM AUGUST 1, 2020 TOLEDO, Ohio – Sam Mayer has accomplished so much so soon into his stock car racing career, it’s hard to believe there was still something he hadn’t done. There was, but he checked those off Friday night at Toledo Speedway. The 17-year-old from Franklin, Wisconsin, dominated the Menards.com 200 presented by SPxE. It was Mayer’s first win in the ARCA Menards Series – and his first victory in the Sioux Chief Showdown. Mayer’s No. 21 Chevy Accessories Chevrolet led the last 97 laps and crossed the finish line 1.607 seconds ahead of Ty…

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Bret Holmes conquers Kansas for first ARCA Menards Series win

KANSAS CITY, Ks. — Finally. Following a string of strong runs, Bret Holmes finally got to experience the emotions of standing in Victory Lane in the ARCA Menards Series. He earned that with a dominating performance Friday night in the Dawn 150 at Kansas Speedway. The 23-year-old Munford, Alabama, driver put the family-owned No. 23 Holmes II Excavation Chevrolet out front for 82 laps and crossed the finish line 14.458 seconds ahead of runner-up Ryan Repko. It was the first career win in his 69th career start for Holmes, who began racing in the series as a 19-year-old in 2016….

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Rich’s Ramblings: People are that upset about the numbers? And other All-Star topics

From time to time I plan to drop in a brief recording to offer a few thoughts. I plan to make most of these on the way to or from a race track on some topic that may be of interest but not necessarily for a written story. In this edition of Rich’s Ramblings I talk about a few topics related to the NASCAR All-Star Race. In particular, I can’t help but wonder why people get so upset about things that don’t really matter. I give my thoughts on the choose cone that will be used in the All-Star Race…

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Rich’s Ramblings: Props to NASCAR; Just one year for Bowman?; the Masked Assassin

From time to time I plan to drop in a brief recording to offer a few thoughts. I plan to make most of these on the way to or from a race track on some topic that may be of interest but not necessarily for a written story. In this edition of Rich’s Ramblings I talk about the great job NASCAR did in organizing and implementing their plan for returning to action. I also offer some thoughts on the seeming return to prominence by Hendrick Motorsports which includes Jimmie Johnson’s error in Darlington and the one year extension given to…

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Rich’s Ramblings: “Real Racing” vs “Computer Racing”

From time to time I plan to drop in a brief(4-6 minutes) recording to offer a few thoughts. I plan to make most of these on the way to or from a race track on some topic that may be of interest but not necessarily for a written story. This offering is about the recent firestorm that took place on social media as some drivers who race on the track took exception to the fact that others who race on a computer platform seem to be receiving attention from major NASCAR drivers and teams that the “real racers” rarely get….

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Rich’s Ramblings: Thoughts Following Homestead-Miami

From time to time I plan to drop in a brief(4-6 minutes) recording to offer a few thoughts. I plan to make most of these on the way to or from a race track on some topic that may be of interest but not necessarily for a written story. This offering is about the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway and the race win and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship of Kyle Busch. Just click the play button below to listen. Richard Allen is a member of the National Motorsports Press Association Respond to this piece on Twitter –>…

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Richard’s Ramblings- NASCAR Cup Cars Racing Like Crate Late Models?

Do the new rules for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series cars that call for engines to be fitted with horsepower reducing tapered spacers cause the cars to race like the Crate Late Models that you might see at your local dirt track? Here are my thoughts: Richard Allen is a member of the National Motorsports Press Association Respond to this piece on Twitter –> @RichardAllenIDR  or on Facebook –> InsideCircleTrack/Facebook

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Richard’s Ramblings – Cup Series Drivers in the Lower Divisions

Over the last two weeks at Atlanta and Las Vegas, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series star Kyle Busch has dominated the Gander Outdoors Truck Series races at both of those tracks. Here are my thoughts: Richard Allen is a member of the National Motorsports Press Association Respond to this piece on Twitter –> @RichardAllenIDR  or on Facebook –> InsideCircleTrack/Facebook

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Red Farmer and Jeff Gordon chosen for NMPA Hall of Fame honors

DARLINGTON, S.C. – Legendary drivers Charles “Red” Farmer and NASCAR Cup series champion Jeff Gordon make up the National Motorsports Press Association’s Hall of Fame Class of 2019. Each will be officially inducted during ceremonies scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 27 in Charlotte, N.C. Farmer, 86, was a NASCAR competitor from 1953 to 1975 and again in select events in 1991 and 1992. The Florida native and Hueytown, Ala. transplant won a Modified championship in 1956. Though he preferred racing in the Late Model Sportsman division, Farmer did run 36 premier series races, with a best finish of fourth (twice). Even…

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