There’s a new points leader in ARCA and his name is Frankie Muniz! The ARCA rookie has recently put together a string of 3 solid finishes of 11th at Daytona, 6th at Pheonix, and now 9th at Talladega to capture the points lead in NASCAR’s designated feeder series.
You Need To Know:
- Frankie Muniz has had a long love affair with racing, not only as a fan but also a driver. While he is currently amidst his first full-time season on the national stage of the ARCA Menards Series, he has participated on and off the last several years in other divisions. He got his start in racing in 2004 when he participated as a celebrity entrant in the Toyota Pro/Celebrity race at Long Beach. He finished 7th there and subsequently 3rd the next year. The rest, you can say, is history.
- Frankie Muniz was a racing fan long before ever considering driving. He was the guest pace car driver in the 2001 Daytona 500. He would stay for the entire race and even got to meet his hero, Dale Earnhardt, shortly before the race. As he stated on the MTV show, True Life, he bore witness to the crash that would claim Earnhardt’s life. In the mid-2000s, he explored potential ownership in a NASCAR team which led to the chance of a lifetime to test a car. He had the driver’s itch ever since.
- There was a lot of fanfare for Muniz heading into the 2023 season. With a large and growing fan base curious to see how the child star would fare in his first fulltime season, he was certainly one of the more popular drivers in the field heading into Daytona. Now that he has the points lead, there is no doubt bound to be a lot of celebration in the fan club for the No. 30 driver.
With this milestone now checked off, it’s time to move onto the next one, leading many fans to wonder when, not if, he will get that coveted first win.
The Main Character
Frankie Muniz is living out his dream! He is now a real racecar driver and your current 2023 ARCA Menards Series Points Leader!
Peter Stratta caught up with Muniz after learning he was the new points leader.
In The Stands
Jordan H. claims that Malcom is in the middle no longer!
Zachary W. Jarrells looks back, thinking that he never would have believed that Frankie Muniz would someday become the points leader of a nationally touring NASCAR sanctioned series.
Yes, Robert Olmstead, Dale Earnhardt most certainly would have been proud.
jesus dircio found a snapshot of how it all started. Apparently this Muniz character had a job before racing?
On Your Screen
Black Flags Matter host, Darian Gilliam, reports that Muniz is now officially the ARCA points leader.
Frontstretch Media caught up with Muniz. He wants to win the championship!
From The Pressbox
Phil Spain, NASCAR journalist, applauds Muniz for being rather sporty in his No. 30 Ford.
NASCAR on NBC breaks the news of a new points leader at ‘Dega!
Only time will tell how the rest of the season will shake out for Muniz. But you better believe that we at the Daily Downforce will have you covered following this incredible story.
For further reading, you can check out this DDF story from his race performance at Daytona earlier this season: