General Tire is the proud Official Racing Tire and Exclusive Tire Supplier of the ARCA Menards Series, NASCAR Pinty’s Series, NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, and NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series. Throughout the 2020 racing season, we’ll check in on the stock car series that feature General Tire worldwide, with race notes, previews, and driver profiles.
General Tire Re-Ups With ARCA Menards Series
General Tire has renewed its relationship with ARCA to serve as the Official Racing Tire and Exclusive Tire Supplier of the ARCA Menards Series for 2020 and beyond. This year will mark General’s fifth consecutive year with ARCA, and will include not only the normal series and Showdown races, but also standalone ARCA Menards Series East and West races.
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Van Wieringen Leads Daytona Testing
Dominique Van Wieringen posted the fastest lap of all combined sessions over last weekend’s ARCA Menards Series test at Daytona International Speedway, getting around the 2.5-mile superspeedway in 49.615 seconds. David Gravel, Sean Corr, Michael Self, and Drew Dollar completed the top five, with eight drivers within one tenth of a second of Van Wieringen’s top time and 23 within a second.
The seven fastest lap times of the weekend all came in Saturday’s practice. Van Wieringen, who split seat time in the Rette Jones Racing Ford with her brother Tristan, and Gravel had never made laps at Daytona before the weekend test. Both are expected to contest next month’s Lucas Oil 200 at the track.
Other notables to take part in the test included 2019 ARCA regulars Bret Holmes (seventh, 49.707), Ty Gibbs (11th, 49.882), Riley Herbst (12th, 49.799), and Chandler Smith (38th, 51.934). Hailie Deegan was 19th with a time of 50.130, more than a second faster than former NASCAR K&N Pro Series West teammate Derek Kraus (27th, 51.185).
Bill McAnally Racing Announces ARCA West Lineup
A completely revamped driver lineup will lead Bill McAnally Racing into the 2020 ARCA Menards Series West season. Gio Scelzi, son of legendary drag racer Gary Scelzi, will lead the team in its iconic #16 Toyota, replacing last year’s NASCAR K&N Pro Series West champion Derek Kraus.
Jesse Love will replace Hailie Deegan in the #19 Toyota, Gracie Trotter will replace Brittney Zamora in the #99 Toyota, and Holley Hollan will step into the #50 Toyota. The new lineup will debut at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bullring on February 20.