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TC Daily Pit Stop: NASCAR Releases 2024 National Series Schedules; Vargas Returning to Whelen Euro Series; Previewing ARCA Finale at Toledo
TC Daily Pit Stop: Thursday, October 5th, 2023
After much anticipation, NASCAR has officially released the 2024 schedules for the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, putting to rest several months of schedule-based speculation.
Of the schedules released for NASCAR’s top-three series, the NASCAR Cup Series underwent the biggest year-over-year changes, as one of two series to add a brand-new venue to its schedule in 2024 – that being Iowa Speedway.
After a successful debut in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series in Oschersleben, Germany, Ryan Vargas and 3F Racing are returning to the series for even more, contesting the season-finale in Zolder, Belgium on October 13 – 15.
Vargas, a part-time driver in both the NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, was able to score a pair of top-10 results on debut in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, finishing 10th in both events.
“My time over in Germany was an absolute blast,” said Vargas. “The cars are nimble and can really be tossed around the corners. With less power than what I’m used to, you’re able to drive a lot more aggressively and have the freedom to find new ways around the cars in front of you.”
Even though the ARCA Menards Series crowned their 2023 driver’s champion last weekend, there’s still one race and one title to settle for the 2023 season as the series travels to its home base of Toledo Speedway for the Shore Lunch 200.
The half-mile paved oval in northern Ohio has been a staple for the series since the fall of 1984 with Howard Rose winning the inaugural race for the ARCA Menards Series at the speedway. It also holds a special place for the series as Toledo is the home base for the ARCA Headquarters.
With 18 entries for Saturday’s event, the season-finale at Toledo Speedway is shaping up to be another classic battle between Venturini Motorsports and Joe Gibbs Racing.
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