On their way to driving in NASCAR’s premiere series, potential drivers have a series of levels, car models, and sanctioned events to help hone their racing skills. One such series is ARCA – the Automobile Racing Club of America.
For over 60 years, ARCA and NASCAR have had a working relationship. On April 27, NASCAR bought ARCA.
The relationship began with NASCAR founder Bill France Sr and ARCA founder John Marcum. Now the grandsons of the original founders Jim France and Ron Drager have joined forces for a commitment to future generations of racers.
There will be no changes in the ARCA structure through the 2019 racing season with plans for the 2020 season and beyond forthcoming.
ARCA currently runs nine of its 20 races as a part of a NASCAR event weekend and frequently serves as one of the stepping stones for drivers on their way to the Camping World Truck Series, Xfinity Series, and Monster Energy Cup Series.
Jim France was also the force behind the merger of the Grand-Am and American Le-Mans Series to form the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA).