ARCA 2001 schedule released

Talladega, Ala, 10-13-00 - ARCA Series officials, heading into their 49th season of competition, have released the 2001 schedule to include 24 events in 12 states here today at the Talladega Superspeedway. Well documented as the world's most ...

Talladega, Ala, 10-13-00 - ARCA Series officials, heading into their 49th season of competition, have released the 2001 schedule to include 24 events in 12 states here today at the Talladega Superspeedway.

Well documented as the world's most versatile stock car tour, the ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series, which will become the ARCA RE/MAX Series in '01, will hold true to form with events scheduled at some of the most prestigious superspeedways combined with an impressive assortment of short-tracks on both pavement and dirt. In addition, the series will make its first-ever appearance at the Watkins Glen International road course circuit to further cement its diverse nature.

New venues in '01 include two stops at the new Nashville Superspeedway in Lebanon, Tennessee as well as one stop at the new Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois. ARCA's premier racing tour will also return to Gateway International Raceway in Madison, Illinois and to the Memphis Motorsports Park in Millington, Tennessee.

Traditional ARCA superspeedway races returning in 2001 include events at Daytona International Speedway, Lowe's Motor Speedway, Michigan Speedway, Pocono International Raceway, Talladega Superspeedway and the Atlanta Motor Speedway. Kentucky Speedway, which first sanctioned the ARCA series this year, will also return to the schedule with two events while Michigan Speedway, which traditionally hosts one ARCA event each year, has added a second ARCA race to its schedule.

Short-tracks back on board for '01 include Salem and Winchester Speedways in Indiana, Berlin Raceway in Marne, Michigan, Toledo Speedway as well as the dirt fairgrounds miles in Springfield and DuQuoin, Illinois.

In addition to its share of stand-alone events, the ARCA series will run companion races with the NASCAR Winston Cup, Busch and Craftsman Truck Series as well as with the CART Fed Ex and Indy Racing Northern Light Series.

The ARCA RE/MAX Series kicks off the 2001 season with the 38th annual Daytona ARCA 200 at Daytona Int'l Speedway on Feb. 11.

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