Cars in action during the Skip's Western Outfitters 175 for the ARCA Menards Series East at New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, on Feb. 10, 2020.(Matt Stamey/ARCA Racing)
Cars in action during the Skip's Western Outfitters 175 for the ARCA Menards Series East at New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, on Feb. 10, 2020.(Matt Stamey/ARCA Racing)

ARCA Menards East Opener At New Smyrna To Be Titled Jeep Beach 175


Energy is building for the newly entitled Jeep Beach 175, the ARCA Menards Series East season-opener at Florida’s New Smyrna Speedway on Monday, Feb. 8.

This year’s East Series race at New Smyrna will mark the eighth time the series has visited the high-banked, half-mile oval located about a half an hour south of Daytona International Speedway.

Sam Mayer won last year’s race at New Smyrna, kicking off a season that saw him win five of six East Series races and clinch his second consecutive series championship.

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The growing entry list for the season-opening Jeep Beach 175 includes DGR drivers Taylor Gray and Joey Iest, as well as a newcomer to the series in Rajah Caruth. The complete entry list for the New Smyrna race will be released at a later date.

Held each April, Jeep Beach is one of the world’s largest gatherings for Jeep owners and enthusiasts. Thousands of participants gather for a week-long festival on the white sands of the World’s Most Famous Beach and at Daytona International Speedway.

A registered 501c3 organization, Jeep Beach has raised almost $1.9 million for local charities, including The NASCAR Foundation and Victory Junction. This year’s JB21 will be held April 19-25.

The Jeep Beach 175 will be streamed live on TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold starting at 7:40 p.m. ET on Feb. 8. The race also will be shown on a delayed basis on NBCSN.