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The ARCA RE/MAX Carolina 200 is an ARCA RE/MAX Series race that takes place at Rockingham Speedway in Rockingham, North Carolina.

The first race for the ARCA Re/Max Series cars took place June 10, 1973 for the Tar Heel 300, with Charlie Glotzbach winning the pole in controversial fashion. With only 13 cars taking time before rain, the remainder of the field was set based on sign-in time at the track. He then lapped the field to win the 300-mile ARCA race, setting a race record that he still holds.

ARCA did not return to the track until Andy Hillenburg purchased the track on October 2, 2007, making the race on May 4, 2008, intentionally held on an off-day for NASCAR Sprint Cup (which raced at Richmond International Raceway the night before), the first major race at the oval since 2004. Joey Logano followed Glotzbach's domination with both a pole and a win.

Beginning in 2009, the track hosts two 200-mile events. The spring race has been renamed ARCA RE/MAX Carolina 200. Sean Caisse was the first driver to win an ARCA race at Rockingham without starting on the pole. Ken Schrader dominated much of the event but ran out of gas with 3 laps to go handing the lead, and the win, to Sean Caisse. It was Caisse's first career ARCA win, and he won with the same car Joey Logano used to crush the competition in the 2008 Carolina 500.


Date Winner Pole Average Speed Cars Reports
06-10-1973 Charlie Glotzbach Charlie Glotzbach 118.746 mph 40 Report
05-04-2008 Joey Logano Joey Logano 95.380 mph 50 Report
04-19-2009 Ken Schrader Sean Caisse 104.834 mph 50 Report

NOTE: The 1973 race was 295 laps for a distance of 300.015 miles (482.827 km) and known as the Tar Heel 300. The 2008 race was 312 laps for a distance of 312 miles (502 km), as the official length measurement was changed to 1.000 miles from 1.017 by ARCA.

The return of ARCA

The second ARCA race at Rockingham featured Tony Stewart as the honorary starter, Greg Zipadelli as the pace car driver and appearances by Ricky Rudd, Bobby Allison, Donnie Allison and others.



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