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2019 ARCA Menards Series
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Current points leader Michael Self.
Michael Self, the current points leader.

The 2019 ARCA Menards Series is the 67th season of the ARCA Menards Series. Sheldon Creed enters as the defending champion. It will be the first complete season for ARCA under ownership by NASCAR and the last season before it is integrated with the NASCAR K&N Pro Series.

On February 9, 2019, hours before the season-opening Lucas Oil 200, ARCA announced that the series would be renamed to the ARCA Menards Series for at least 2019 and 2020. Menards had previously been a presenting sponsor for ARCA.[1]

Contents

Teams and driversEdit

Manufacturer Team No. Driver Rounds
Chevrolet Brother-In-Law Racing 57 Bryan Dauzat 2
Connor Okrzesik Racing 14 Connor Okrzesik 2
Darrell Basham Racing 34 Darrell Basham 1
Empire Racing Group 43 Sean Corr 3
46 Thad Moffitt 9
Gerhart Racing 5 Bobby Gerhart 3
GMS Racing 21 Sam Mayer 7
Sheldon Creed 1
Grant County Mulch Racing 7 Codie Rohrbaugh 2
KBR Development 19 Raphaël Lessard 1
Max Force Racing 9 Thomas Praytor 1
Spraker Racing 63 Dave Mader III 1
Win-Tron Racing 32 Gus Dean 3
Cole Glasson 1
Austin Wayne Self 2
Howie DiSavino III 1
Colby Howard 1
Ford Chad Bryant Racing 7 Connor Hall 1
22 1
Corey Heim (R) 13
Ty Majeski 6
Clubb Racing 03 Alex Clubb 6
Kaden Honeycutt Racing 38 Kaden Honeycutt 3
Ken Schrader Racing 52 Tyler Dippel 1
Mullins Racing 3 Willie Mullins 3
Rette Jones Racing 30 Grant Quinlan 2
RFMS Racing 27 Travis Braden All
Toyota DGR-Crosley 4 Todd Gilliland 2
Drew Dollar 1
54 Natalie Decker 2
Tanner Gray 7
J. J. Pack Racing 61 J. J. Pack 1
Joe Gibbs Racing 18 Riley Herbst 7
Ty Gibbs 12
Todd Gilliland 1
On Point Motorsports 29 Derrick Lancaster 1
Venturini Motorsports 15 Christian Eckes (R) 19
Harrison Burton 1
20 5
Chandler Smith 11
Brandon Lynn 1
Myatt Snider 1
25 Michael Self All
55 Leilani Munter 1
Hailie Deegan 6
Gavin Harlien 3
Vizion Motorsports 35 Brenden Queen (R) 1
Devin Dodson 1
36 Paul Williamson (R) 1
Chevrolet 8
Ford 6
Brad Smith Motorsports 48 Brad Smith 19
Chevrolet 13
Toyota 2
Bret Holmes Racing 23 Bret Holmes All
Ford 1
Dodge 2
CCM Racing 2 Eric Caudell 3
Toyota 3
Dodge 1
7 5
Ford 13
Chevrolet 2
Chad Bryant Racing 77 Joe Graf Jr. All
Chevrolet 1
Ford 1
Empire Racing 44 John Ferrier 1
Lexi Gay 1
Toyota 2
Chevrolet 9
Ford 4
Fast Track Racing 1 Chuck Hiers 1
Richard Doheny 9
Ed Pompa 3
Jason Miles 2
Ford 14
Toyota 1
10 Tommy Vigh Jr. (R) All
Chevrolet 1
Ford 7
Toyota 7
11 Jason White 1
Matt Dooley 1
Morgen Baird 3
D. L. Wilson 1
Mike Basham 2
Rick Clifton 3
Jason Miles 1
Richard Doheny 2
Dick Karth 1
Toyota 1
Chevrolet 13
KBR Development 28 Brandon McReynolds 4
Carson Hocevar 11
Raphaël Lessard 1
Stefan Parsons 1
TBA 3
Ford 11
Toyota 4
Kimmel Racing 69 Scott Melton 10
Mike Basham 5
Barry Layne 1
Dale Shearer 2
Chevrolet 2
Ford 1
Our Motorsports 02 Andy Seuss 3
Chevrolet 3
Ford 1
09 C. J. McLaughlin 4
Toyota 1
Chevrolet 2
Dodge 1
Wayne Peterson Racing 0 Wayne Peterson 1
Alex Clubb 1
Don Thompson 1
Con Nicolopoulos 1
Chevrolet 4
Dodge 5
Toyota 5
Ford 1
06 3
Tim Richmond (R) 12
TBA 5

ChangesEdit

TeamsEdit

  • On Point Motorsports has announced plans to enter the series part-time in 2019.[2]
  • GMS Racing announced a re-entry into ARCA for 2019 with Sam Mayer as driver.[3]
  • KBR Development announced a full schedule for 2019 with technical support from GMS, up from a three-race venture in 2018 with a renumbered 28 car. To help the effort, KBR purchased some assets of MDM Motorsports.[4]

DriversEdit

  • On October 24, 2018, it was announced that Christian Eckes will run full-time for Venturini Motorsports in 2019. Eckes had run part-time with VMS in 2016, 2017 and 2018.[5]
  • On October 26, 2018, Corey Heim announced a schedule of thirteen events for the 2019 season in the No. 22 for Chad Bryant Racing.[6]
  • On November 2, 2018, it was announced that Chandler Smith would return to Venturini Motorsports for the 2019 season for 11 races. Smith will run mostly short track events due to age restrictions.[7]
  • On November 24, 2018, it was announced that Carson Hocevar and KBR Development will run the Sioux Chief Short Track Challenge in 2019.[8]
  • On November 30, 2018, it was announced that Natalie Decker will run a partial schedule with DGR-Crosley in 2019. She ran full-time for Venturini Motorsports in 2018.[9]
  • On December 6, 2018, Sam Mayer and GMS Racing announced a seven-race partnership.[3]
  • On January 10, 2019, it was announced that Harrison Burton will drive the Venturini Motorsports No. 20 Toyota for five races in 2019. Burton drove for MDM Motorsports in 2018.[10]
  • On January 11, 2019, Michael Self announced a full-season schedule with Venturini Motorsports in the organization's No. 25 entry. Self ran half the 2018 schedule with Venturini.[11]
  • Connor Okrzesik announced that he will make his ARCA debut in the race at Five Flags Speedway on March 9.[12]
  • On March 1, 2019, it was announced that Hailie Deegan signed a six-race deal to drive for Venturini Motorsports in the 2019 season.[13]
  • On March 22nd, 2019, Chad Bryant Racing announced that Ty Majeski would be in their No. 22 car for 5 races. Majeski ran a part-time season with Roush-Fenway Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2018.[14]. Majeski would later add Talladega to his schedule.
  • On March 26th, 2019, Venturini Motorsports and Gavin Harlien confirmed a 3 race deal in the No. 55 entry.[15]
  • In April 2019, it was revealed that Tommy Vigh Jr. would run the full season with Fast Track Racing in the No. 10 car and run for Rookie of the Year after running a partial schedule with the team in 2018.[16]

Crew chiefsEdit

ScheduleEdit

The full schedule was released on November 21st, 2018.[20] The schedule remains largely unchanged from 2018. Although some tracks swapped dates throughout the season, the only track from 2018 to be excluded in 2019 was Berlin Raceway. In turn, the only track to be added to the schedule was Five Flags Speedway. For the first time in series history, every race will be aired live.[21] 12 races will be broadcast on MAVTV, while 6 will be covered by FS1 and the last 2 will be covered by FS2.[22][23][24]

No. Race title Track Date Time (EST) Broadcaster
1 Lucas Oil 200 Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach February 9 4:45 p.m. FS1
2 Pensacola 200 Five Flags Speedway, Pensacola March 9 7:00 p.m. MAVTV
3 Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200 Salem Speedway, Salem April 14 2:15 p.m. MAVTV
4 General Tire 200 Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega April 26 6:00 p.m. FS1
5 General Tire Music City 200 Fairgrounds Speedway, Nashville May 5 2:00 p.m. MAVTV
6 Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200 Toledo Speedway, Toledo May 19 2:00 p.m. MAVTV
7 General Tire 150 Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord May 23 9:00 p.m. FS1
8 General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 Pocono Raceway, Long Pond May 31 5:45 p.m. FS2
9 VizCom 200 Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn June 7 6:00 p.m. FS1
10 Shore Lunch 200 Madison International Speedway, Oregon June 14 9:00 p.m. MAVTV
11 Day to Day Coffee 150 Gateway Motorsports Park, Madison June 22 6:00 p.m. MAVTV
12 Bounty 150 Chicagoland Speedway, Joilet June 27 8:00 p.m. FS1
13 Menards 250 Elko Speedway, Elko July 13 9:00 p.m. MAVTV
14 Fans With Benefits 150 Iowa Speedway, Newton July 19 9:00 p.m. MAVTV
15 FORTS USA 150 Pocono Raceway, Long Pond July 26 4:00 p.m. FS1
16 Allen Crowe 100 Illinois State Fairgrounds Racetrack, Springfield August 18 2:30 p.m. MAVTV
17 Southern Illinois 100 DuQuoin State Fairgrounds Racetrack, Du Quoin August 31 9:00 p.m. MAVTV
18 Kentuckiana Ford Dealers Fall Classic 200 Salem Speedway, Salem September 14 7:15 p.m. MAVTV
19 ARCA Indy 200 Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, Brownsburg October 5 8:00 p.m. MAVTV
20 ARCA Kansas 150 Kansas Speedway, Kansas City October 18 8:30 p.m. FS2
The General Tire Music City 200 Presented by Inspectra Thermal Solutions was postponed from May 4 to May 5 due to rain.

Results and (Standings)Edit

Somebody please add the 2019 ARCA driver champ point standings

RacesEdit

No. Race Pole Position Most laps led Winning driver No. Winning team Winning manufacturer
1 Lucas Oil 200 Driven by General Tire Christian Eckes Harrison Burton Harrison Burton 20 Venturini Motorsports Toyota
2 Pensacola 200 Chandler Smith Raphaël Lessard Michael Self 25 Venturini Motorsports Toyota
3 Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200 Carson Hocevar Michael Self Michael Self 25 Venturini Motorsports Toyota
4 General Tire 200 Brandon Lynn Sean Corr Todd Gilliland 4 DGR-Crosley Toyota
5 General Tire Music City 200 Chandler Smith Christian Eckes Christian Eckes 15 Venturini Motorsports Toyota
6 Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200 Michael Self Chandler Smith Chandler Smith 20 Venturini Motorsports Toyota
7 General Tire 150 Michael Self Michael Self Ty Majeski 22 Chad Bryant Racing Ford
8 General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 Harrison Burton Riley Herbst Ty Majeski 22 Chad Bryant Racing Ford
9 VizCom 200 Michael Self Michael Self Michael Self 25 Venturini Motorsports Toyota
10 Shore Lunch 200 Chandler Smith Chandler Smith Chandler Smith 20 Venturini Motorsports Toyota
11 Day to Day Coffee 150 Michael Self Michael Self Ty Gibbs 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
12 Bounty 150 Michael Self Ty Majeski Ty Majeski 22 Chad Bryant Racing Ford
13 Menards 250 Christian Eckes Chandler Smith Chandler Smith 20 Venturini Motorsports Toyota
14 Fans With Benefits 150 Chandler Smith Chandler Smith Chandler Smith 20 Venturini Motorsports Toyota
15 FORTS USA 150

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Menards Becomes Title Sponsor of ARCA Series". Speed Sport. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  2. ^ Krall, Charles. "On Point Motorsports Looks to Add ARCA to 2019 Racing Schedule". arcaracing.com. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
  3. ^ a b McFadin, Daniel. "GMS Racing to field Sam Mayer in K&N, ARCA series". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  4. ^ Weaver, Matt. "KBR Development moves to ARCA with GMS Racing support". Autoweek. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  5. ^ Wilson, Steven B. "Christian Eckes, Venturini Motorsports Together Again for Full ARCA Slate in 2019". Speedway Digest. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  6. ^ Krall, Charles. "Corey Heim Teams With Chad Bryant Racing for 2019 Sioux Chief Short Track Challenge Title". arcaracing.com. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  7. ^ Krall, Charles. "Chandler Smith Re-Signs for 11 Races with Venturini Motorsports in 2019". arcaracing.com. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  8. ^ Krall, Charles. "Carson Hocevar and KBM Development Team Up for Sioux Chief Short Track Challenge Chase in 2019". arcaracing.com. Retrieved 24 November 2018.
  9. ^ Krall, Chalres. "Decker Teams With DGR-Crosley for Mixed Schedule in 2019". www.arcaracing.com. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Harrison Burton signs on for five-race ARCA deal with Venturini Motorsports". NASCAR. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. January 10, 2019. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  11. ^ Weaver, Matt. "Michael Self, Sinclair Oil to chase ARCA championship with Venturini Motorsports". Autoweek. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  12. ^ Krall, Charles. "Connor Okrzesik Wins ARCA/CRA SpeedFest in Cordele; ARCA Racing Series Debut Set for Five Flags". arcaracing.com. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  13. ^ "Hailie Deegan joins Venturini Motorsports for six ARCA Menards Series events". NASCAR. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. March 1, 2019. Retrieved March 2, 2019.
  14. ^ Krall, Charles. "ARCA Midwest Tour Champion Ty Majeski to Make Five ARCA Menards Series Starts with Chad Bryant Racing". arcaracing.com. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  15. ^ "Off-Road Racing Star Gavin Harlien Set To Make Jump to ARCA Series with Venturini Motorsports". ThePitLane.org. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  16. ^ Soquet, William. "ARCA: Oil pump issues sideline Brad Smith in historically short ARCA race". LASTCAR. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  17. ^ "Joe Gibbs Racing sets crew chief lineup, Gabehart to lead No. 11 team". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. December 6, 2018. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  18. ^ a b "News and notes from the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards test session at Daytona International Speedway". arcaracing.com. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  19. ^ Bonkowski, Jerry (January 15, 2019). "Wayne Carroll to serve as Landon Cassill's crew chief, Tony Furr moves to ARCA team". NBC Sports. Retrieved January 16, 2019.
  20. ^ "2019 ARCA schedule released". RacingNews.co. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  21. ^ Weaver, Matt (January 29, 2019). "Every ARCA race will air live on TV in 2019". Autoweek. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
  22. ^ Radebaugh, Don. "ARCA, MAVTV Announce Multi-Year Broadcast Agreement". arcaracing.com. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  23. ^ Krall, Charles. "ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards Schedule Released; 20 Races at 18 Tracks on Tap for 2019". arcaracing.com. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  24. ^ Krall, Charles. "Fox Sports Announces 2019 ARCA Broadcast Dates". arcaracing.com. Retrieved 8 January 2019.

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