2022 ARCA Menards Series East at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway

Pit Box: ARCA Menards East Heads To Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway

Pit Box: ARCA Menards East Heads To Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway

The ARCA Menards Series East heads to Nashville, Tennessee for the Music City 200 on Saturday at the historic Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway.

May 4, 2022 by NASCAR Roots
Pit Box: ARCA Menards East Heads To Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway

After invading Dover Motor Speedway last Friday, ARCA Menards Series East drivers and teams are set for a quick turnaround as they travel to Nashville, Tennessee, for the Music City 200 at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway.

The Music City 200 at the 0.596-mile paved oval is scheduled for Saturday at 8:30 p.m. CT.

Saturday’s race, the fourth of seven this year for the East Series, will mark the fourth time the series has visited the historic Nashville facility. Sammy Smith won the East Series’ return to the track last season.

Tickets to Saturday’s Music City 200 are available. The race will be live streamed on FloRacing and broadcast via delay on USA Network on Monday, May 16, at 1 p.m. ET.

Music City 200 at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway


With three races down and four to go, the battle for the ARCA Menards Series East championship continues to tighten ahead of the Music City 200 this Saturday at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway.

Sammy Smith, the defending East Series champion and defending Nashville race winner, continues to lead the standings. However, his lead has shrunk following Taylor Gray’s dominant victory last weekend at Dover Motor Speedway.

The two drivers are now separated by two points ahead of Saturday’s race.

They’ll be joined on the race track by last year’s Nashville surprise, Mason Mingus, who started from the pole and led the first 56 laps before ultimately finishing third. This year he’s expected to be aboard Jeff McClure’s No. 44 Ford for the Music City 200.

After competing for Venturini Motorsports last week at Dover Motor Speedway, Jake Finch is back for his third race of the year. This time he’ll be in his family-owned No. 1 Chevrolet.

One driver expected to make his ARCA Menards platform debut on Saturday is local Nashville driver Tanner Arms, who is scheduled to pilot the No. 95 Toyota for owner Mark Noble.

Ashton Higgins, who made his East Series debut in March at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida, is also expected to be in attendance Saturday evening.

Other expected entries include Leland Honeyman, Christian Rose, Michael Lira and Donald Theetge, among others.

The complete entry list for Saturday’s Music City 200 is available here.


RACEMusic City 200
PLACENashville Fairgrounds Speedway
DATESaturday, May 7, 2022
TIME8:30 p.m. CT
TV CHANNELUSA (Delayed: Monday, May 16, 1 p.m. ET)
TRACK LAYOUT0.596-mile paved oval
EVENT SCHEDULESaturday, May 7: Practice at 1:30 – 2:45 p.m. CT … Qualifying at 4:15 p.m. CT … Race at 8:30 p.m. CT (FloRacing)

CREW CHIEF HANDOUT: The starting field for the Music City 200 is limited to 24 plus provisional positions. This event will be run under the 2022 ARCA Menards Series East rules, procedures, regulations and specifications.

QUALIFYING: Starting lineup set by each car’s fastest lap recorded during two-lap qualifying session.

RACE PIT STOP: Break pitting procedure. Breaks at or near the conclusion of Lap 75 and Lap 125. No adding or moving tires to or from pit box after race has started. All cars will be required to make at least one pit stop prior to last 10 laps of race.

The maximum tire allotment available for this event is as follows: The maximum tire use at track for the event is 14. Per ARCA Rulebook, maximum number of tires allowed in pit box for use in race is six (6).