Christian Eckes and the Venturini Motorsports team collected the Lion’s share of the awards in Saturday night’s ARCA Menards Series Championship Awards Banquet at the Indiana State Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis.   Eckes won four times in 2019 his way to the championship, which he won by 25 points […]

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MOORESVILLE, N.C. - Kyle Busch Motorsports is pleased to announce that 19-year-old ARCA Menards Racing Series champion Christian Eckes will compete full-time in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series in 2020 driving the No. 18 Safelite® AutoGlass Toyota Tundra. Safelite, the nation's largest provider of vehicle glass repair and replacement services, returns to KBM […]

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In a do or die night at Kansas Speedway, Christian Eckes out-duled fellow Venturini Motorsports driver Michael Self and took home the 2019 ARCA Menards Series Title.   The 2016 Snowball Derby winner started in the rear of the field after an engine change earlier in the day, took the lead just before the halfway […]

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Last year's ARCA Menards Series finale at Kansas Speedway had little championship drama, as Sheldon Creed needed to only present his car for practice to become the 35th driver to become the series champion in ARCA's then 67-year history.   This year, it's a vastly different story.   Christian Eckes […]

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On Saturday, Christian Eckes assumed the points lead in the ARCA Menards Series with a runner-up finish to Chandler Smith.  While the finish secured the Sioux Chief Short Track Challenge title for Eckes, the 19-year-old now sets his sights on finishing the year with the ARCA championship on October 18 at Kansas Speedway .   […]

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After setting the fastest time in practice, Chandler Smith closed the night celebrating in victory lane after scoring his fifth ARCA Menards Series victory of the season in Saturday night's rain-shortened Herr's Potato Chips 200 at Lucas Oil Raceway in suburban Indianapolis.   Smith took the lead from his Venturini […]

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Success breeds fondness.   That's how it works when racecar drivers have success at any particular racetrack. Even if it isn't a track that a driver looks forward to going to, a top finish tends to turn a track that wasn't a favorite into one the driver might have a fondness for.   Christian Eckes […]

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Christian Eckes scored a pair of podium finishes over the weekend, finishing third in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and second in the ARCA Menards Series at Salem Speedway .   While a win eluded Eckes on the weekend, he still comes out of the weekend excited and […]

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The ARCA Menards Series returns to Salem Speedway for the 106th time in its 67-year history – and for the second time in 2019 – in Saturday night’s Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200.   Series championship contender Christian Eckes qualified second for the spring race at Salem, but he will be […]

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