1970: Stott drives Plymouths to 8 victories and the series title over Katona with 3 wins, Tom Bowsher with 2 wins and Hampton with 3 wins.
1971: Stott repeats in his Plymouths, outpointing Tom Bowsher by only 30. Stott has 9 wins and Bowsher 8 with Red Farmer winning his first ARCA event.
1972: Ron Hutcherson wins the first-ever ARCA event at the Texas World superspeedway and goes on to win his first championship. Hutcherson and title runnerup Bobby Watson each post 5 wins and Katona is winless, ending his streak of 19 consecutive seasons with at least one triumph. Billy Clemons and Joy Fair are among event winners.
1973: Hutcherson repeats, but Ford driver Bruce Gould posts 11 wins in 22 events, including 5 straight in July. Glotzbach wins at North Carolina Motor Speedway. Tiny Lund takes 3 wins as the NASCAR Grand National East division cosanctions several events. New winners include Charlie Blanton, A. Arnold, Tom Colella, Jeff Faber and Bob Senneker.
1974: The only tie in the history of the national championship sees Hutcherson and Dave Dayton share title glory, and 3rd place Wayne Watercutter is only 10 points behind. Katona semi-retires, ending his streak of consecutive seasons in the point standing top-10 at 21. Katona does, however, become the oldest driver to win a superspeedway event when he takes the Daytona ARCA 200 at age 56. The 500th ARCA Series event is won by Dave Sorg.
1975: Dayton's 4 wins earn him his first outright championship. Talladega Superspeedway rejoins Daytona on the schedule, and will go on to become the 2nd-longest running ARCA superspeedway date. Woody Fisher has 3 wins and Bobby Allison 1.
1976: Dayton takes his 3rd straight title, over A. Arnold. Butch Hartman, Lennie Pond and Coo Coo Marlin are winners.
1977: Conan "Moose" Myers drives Jim Stovall's maroon #0 "Louise Special" Chevelles to the championship. Myers and rookie Bill Green each post 4 wins as Larry LaMay and Brad Malcuit also win.
1978: Marvin Smith and Myers each win 3 as Smith drives Jim Coyle's orange #1 Riverside Auto Parts cars to the crown over Delmar Clark. Bill Kimmel has 2 wins and Bob Dotter, Bruce Hill and Jim Sauter 1 each.
1979: Smith wins his 2nd title with 3 wins and 6 poles. Kyle Petty makes his driving debut with a win at Daytona. Joe Raymond and Sandy Satullo visit victory lane.