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 (No. 15 JBL Audio Toyota) […]

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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 (KS).   […]

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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 (No. 20 Craftsman/828 Logistics Toyota) 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 (NV) and second in the ARCA Menards Series at Salem Speedway (IN).   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 (No. 15 JBL Audio Toyota) qualified second for the spring race at Salem, but he will be […]

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Christian Eckes scored his third win of the 2019 ARCA Menards Series season last Saturday at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds (IL).  Now, he’ll carry that momentum into the final weekends of the 2019 season, eyeing an ARCA Championship and his first career NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series victory.   Eckes’ win was his sixth with […]

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Christian Eckes (No. 15 JBL Audio/Illinois Truck & Equipment Toyota) scored his third ARCA Menards Series victory of the season with a dominant performance in the Southern Illinois 100 on the Magic Mile at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds.   Eckes started outside General Tire Pole Award winner Ken Schrader (No. 52 Federated Auto Parts Toyota), […]

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