Bret Holmes Clinches the ARCA Championship as Heim Cruises to a Win at Kansas

Bret Holmes clinches ARCA championship in the Speediatrics 150 in the ARCA Menards Series at Kansas Speedway on Friday, October 16, 2020.
Bret Holmes, driver of the No. 23 Golden Eagle Syrup Chevrolet celebrates winning the 2020 series championship during the Speediatrics 250 for the ARCA Menards Series at Kansas Speedway on Friday, October 16, 2020. Photo by Barry Cantrell/ARCA Racing

Bret Holmes clinches the ARCA championship in the ARCA Menards Series Speediatrics 150 Kansas Speedway on Friday, October 16, 2020.

The last race of the 2020 ARCA Menards Series season was all about firsts.

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Chad Bryant Racing Carrying the Torch Passed on from Cunningham Motorsports

Paul Andrews and Chad Bryant from Chad Bryant Racing during ARCA Menards Series qualifying at Chicagoland Speedway on Thursday, June 27, 2019. Photo – Jay Husmann for Fan4Racing Blog and Radio.

Chad Bryant Racing is growing and building in a positive direction throughout their first two years as one of the top contending teams in the ARCA Menards Series. Chad Bryant and crew chief Paul Andrews are continuing on with the goals, mentality, and determination they brought to Cunnigham Motorsports while working for them up until Bryant took over the company heading into the 2018 season. 

The Cunningham Motorsports era brought the 2016 ARCA Menards Championship Chase Briscoe, who is now racing the NASCAR Xfinity Series.  With Chad Bryant Racing they are competing with two different prongs with one of their cars driven by second-year driver Joe Graf, Jr behind the wheel driving the No. 77 EAT SLEEP RACE, Ford.  The other machine is the No. 22 with drivers splitting seat time, highlighted by Ty Majeski and 16-year-old upstart Corey Heim.

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Michael Self Now the Newest ARCA Menards Series Driver to Win at Five Flags Speedway

Michael Self driver of the No. 25 for Venturini Motorsports holds his ARCA Pensacola 200 trophy in Victory Lane at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida on Saturday, March 9, 2019. Photo – AMS

Michael Self is our next guest on Fan4Racing NASCAR & Race Talk, Monday, March 11, 2019, at 8:40 pm ET. Call 929-477-1790 or tweet @Fan4RacingSite with any questions or comments during our LIVE broadcast.

Multiple cars were strong throughout the ARCA Pensacola 200 presented by Inspectra Thermal Solutions in the ARCA Menards Series return to Five Flags Speedway, but a debris caution with around 40 laps to go changed the game as several leaders were caught a lap down. 

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Chandler Smith Will Start from the Pole at Five Flags Speedway

ARCA Menards Series driver, Chandler Smith drives the No. 20 for Venturini Motorsports and wins the Pole for the ARCA Pensacola 200 at Five Flags Speedway on Saturday, March 9, 2019. Photo – Jay ‘MJ’ Husmann/Fan4Racing Blog and Radio

Chandler Smith returns to his ARCA Menards Series pole-winning ways, setting a fast time of 16.990 to start up front in his No. 20 Craftsman Toyota Camry for the ARCA Pensacola 200 presented by Inspectra Thermal Solutions.  Sitting to his outside is the only car that was faster than him in practice, his Venturini Motorsports teammate Michael Self in the Sinclair Oils No. 25.

“It means a lot, especially for this place. I feel like it’s going to be whoever gets out front, sets the pace for everybody, and that’s how the rest of the field is gonna end up pacing.  So I’m really glad I’m sitting out front and I’m definitely gonna be able to set the pace.”

Chandler Smith, The ARCA Pensacola Pole Sitter at Five Flags Speedway

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Venturini Motorsports Sweeps Top-Three in Practice at Five Flags Speedway

Top-Three in the ARCA Menards Series practice session on Saturday, March 9, 2019. Michael Self No. 25, Chandler Smith No. 20, and Christian Eckes No. 15. (photo taken before the practice session at Five Flags Speedway)
Photo – Jay ‘MJ’ Husmann/Fan4Racing Blog and Radio

Earlier today and before the ARCA Menards Series practice at Five Flags Speedway, Tom Venturini with Venturini Motorsports spoke with a few media members by their hauler, and his thoughts about the organization and their prospects for this weekend may turn out to be prophetic.

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