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Race is on Saturday, February 17th at 1:30 PM EST on Fox Sports 1/Fox Sports App/MRN.

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Results from Friday’s ARCA Daytona Preseason Thunder test session:

Pos.Car No.DriverHometownTeamMakeTimeSpeed
120Jake FinchLynn Haven, FLVenturini MotorsportsToyota48.878184.132
225Toni BreidingerHillsborough, CAVenturini MotorsportsToyota48.916183.989
315Kris WrightWexford, PAVenturini MotorsportsToyota48.925183.955
455Gus DeanBluffton, SCVenturini MotorsportsToyota48.978183.756
517AMarco AndrettiNazareth, PACook Racing TechnologiesChevrolet49.350182.371
66Lavar ScottCarney’s Point, NJREV RacingChevrolet49.527181.719
732Christian RoseMartinsburg, WVAM RacingFord49.530181.708
82Andres PerezMexico City, MexicoREV RacingChevrolet49.537181.682
902HLeland HoneymanMooresville, NCYoungs MotorsportsChevrolet49.551181.631
1018GTanner GrayArtesia, NMJoe Gibbs RacingToyota49.646181.283
1118SWilliam SawalichEden Praire, MNJoe Gibbs RacingToyota49.654181.254
1273JAndy JankowiakTonawanda, NYKLAS MotorsportsFord49.659181.236
1344Thomas AnnunziataColts Neck, NJMcClure MotorsportsChevrolet49.826180.629
1474Mandy ChickDesoto, KSChick EngineeringChevrolet50.125179.551
153MWillie MullinsFredericksburg, VAMullins RacingFord50.143179.487
1635Greg Van AlstAnderson, INVan Alst MotorsportsChevrolet50.148179.469
1753KKyle KellerLas Vegas, NVKKM Driver DevelopmentFord50.153179.451
184Dale QuarterleyWestfield, MAQuarterley RacingChevrolet50.309178.894
1963John AramendiaNew Braunfels, TXSpraker RacingChevrolet50.414178.522
2093Caleb CostnerDallas, NCCostner Weaver MotorsportsChevrolet50.487178.264
2169AScott MeltonRockford, MIKimmel RacingFord50.529178.116
223KRyan KuhnEast Bridgewater, MAMullins RacingFord50.544178.063
2373PAndrew PattersonDayton, OHKLAS MotorsportsFord50.607177.841
243CDavey CallihanFredericksburg, VAMullins RacingFord50.722177.438
253LBlake LothianWellesley, MAMullins RacingFord50.734177.396
2653EPatrick EmerlingOrchard Park, NYEmerling MotorsportsFord50.776177.249
2769BWill KimmelSellersburg, INKimmel RacingFord50.903176.807
2853WArmani WilliamsGrosse Pointe, MIEmerling MotorsportsFord51.031176.363
2922Amber BalcaenWinnipeg, ManitobaVenturini MotorsportsToyota51.039176.336
3001JJustin Bonsignore (RTD)Holtsville, NYFast Track RacingFord51.120176.056
3153MCJ McLaughlinFramingham, MAEmerling MotorsportsFord51.203175.771
3210LDylan LeBeauDaytona Beach, FLFast Track RacingChevrolet51.248175.617
3368LGil LinsterFrisange, LuxembourgKimmel RacingFord51.606174.398
3499Michael MaplesChoctaw, OKFast Track RacingChevrolet51.737173.957
3507Jeff ScofieldThonotosassa, FLFinney MotorsportsChevrolet51.769173.849
3675MAustin McDanielHarrisburg, NCBrother-In-Law MotorsportsChevrolet52.062172.871
378Sean CorrGoshen, NYEmpire RacingChevrolet52.130172.645
3828VShane van GisbergenAukland, New ZealandPinnacle Racing GroupChevrolet52.271172.180
397Eric CaudellPiedmont, OKCCMToyota52.351171.916
4012KTakuma KogaNagoya, Aichi, JapanFast Track RacingToyota52.449171.595
4110PEd PompaBallston Spa, NYFast Track RacingToyota52.473171.517
4227Tim RichmondOttawa, ILRichmond RacingToyota52.552171.259
4334Isaac JohnsonMartinsville, INVan Alst MotorsportsChevrolet52.578171.174
4475DBryan DauzatAlexandria, LABrother-In-Law MotorsportsChevrolet52.599171.106
4528MConnor MosackCharlotte, NCPinnacle Racing GroupChevrolet52.626171.018
4611RTyler Reif (RTD)Henderson, NVFast Track RacingFord52.718170.720
4757Hunter DeshautelleAlexandria, LABrother-In-Law MotorsportsChevrolet52.998169.818
4811MChase MillerChilicothe, OHFast Track RacingFord53.279168.922
4906SPresley SorahCambridge City, INPeterson MotorsportsFord56.359159.691
5006DCody DennisonHokes Bluff, ALPeterson MotorsportsFord56.946158.044
5106OTommy O’Leary IVCygnet, OHPeterson MotorsportsFord57.027157.820
5206JJames Simmons, Jr.Marion, NCPeterson MotorsportsFord60.538148.667
 

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TEMPERANCE, Mich. (January 31, 2024) – A bevy of championship contenders and high profile part-time drivers highlights a growing preliminary entry list for the ARCA Menards Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway.

Andres Perez, who finished second in the run for the 2023 season championship behind Jesse Love, has filed an entry along with his Rev Racing teammate Lavar Scott.

They are joined by a trio of championship contenders out of the Venturini Motorsports stable, Kris Wright, Amber Balcaen, and Toni Breidinger. Christian Rose, driver of the AM Racing entry, has filed an entry, as has Bounty Rookie Challenge contender Caleb Costner. Michael Maples, another Bounty Rookie contender for 2024, has filed his entry to drive for 1995 ARCA Menards Series champion Andy Hillenburg’s Fast Track High Performance Racing team.

Independent drivers Brad Smith and Alex Clubb, who are also expected to compete in each of the series’ 20 races, have also filed their entries.

The preliminary entry list for the Daytona ARCA 200 also includes several other big names, including Andy Jankowiak, who won last weekend’s Gambler Classic TQ Midget indoor race in Atlantic City, NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series regular Tanner Gray, who will be driving for Joe Gibbs Racing, and Venturini Motorsports teammates Jake Finch and Gus Dean.

Defending Daytona ARCA 200 winner Greg Van Alst has filed two entries, one for himself and the other for fellow Indiana resident Isaac Johnson. NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour regular and NASCAR Xfinity Series team co-owner Patrick Emerling is entered with a self-owned team, and last year’s fifth-place finisher Mandy Chick has also filed her entry.

Shane Van Gisbergen, the Australian V-8 Supercar champion and winner of the inaugural NASCAR street race in Chicago, has also filed an entry. Van Gisbergen will do double duty on raceday as he’s also expected to compete in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race after the conclusion of the ARCA race.

A total of 47 entries have already been received with the possibility of several more being filed before the deadline. The complete official entry list is expected to be released as early as next week.

The first official on-track activity of the 2024 season is scheduled for Thursday, February 15 when the teams take to the track for a 50-minute practice session. The 40-car starting lineup will be set in General Tire Pole Qualifying on Friday, February 16, with the 80-lap/200-mile season-opener to follow on Saturday, February 17. The race will be televised live on FS1 starting at 1:30 pm ET; it will also be broadcast on select affiliates of the MRN Radio nationwide.
 

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Imagine if they had 30-50 cars for every ARCA race like they used to, NASCAR could have an actual development series.

I remember ARCA STARTING 50 cars at Rockingham in 2008. (ARCA was a ton of fun that year.)

ARCA might be rebounding though. They have more full-time drivers this year than they've had in the past decade. The West Series also usually has a good car count and a full schedule. The East Series has run its course and needs to be done away with, and probably will be within a few years.
 

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I remember ARCA STARTING 50 cars at Rockingham in 2008. (ARCA was a ton of fun that year.)

ARCA might be rebounding though. They have more full-time drivers this year than they've had in the past decade. The West Series also usually has a good car count and a full schedule. The East Series has run its course and needs to be done away with, and probably will be within a few years.

I agree & disagree with your points. I think the main ARCA series has some positive momentum.

The West Series is just the Bill McAnally/Tim Huddleston series and doesn’t even go to Utah, Colorado, New Mexico or Idaho, etc.

The East Series kinda sucks & should have some sort of partnership with the CARS Tour or something on a 6-8 race schedule. Also if you’re going to be the East Series, you should be running at New Hampshire.
 

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As I've said in another thread, think of the CARS Tour as a NASCAR series because it, well, is. The East Series will probably go away.

Eh, yeah, but CARS Tour at New Hampshire or Dover or Rockingham seems sorta weird. I don’t really care about ARCA East as long as they kept the ARCA National & ARCA West Series.
 

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Unless you are going dirt there are no open paved ovals in New Mexico. Of the 5 oval tracks 4 are open one is currently closed by the city. Sandia Speedway currently only exists in a club road course form, though there is an oval you could use. The thing is East is better as North like it used to be, but modifieds are far more popular than late models in the northeast.
 

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Unless you are going dirt there are no open paved ovals in New Mexico. Of the 5 oval tracks 4 are open one is currently closed by the city. Sandia Speedway currently only exists in a club road course form, though there is an oval you could use. The thing is East is better as North like it used to be, but modifieds are far more popular than late models in the northeast.

Sandia Speedway is the oval they ran at in 2012/2013 I believe. I think there should be more oval & dirt track racing in Albuquerque & southern New Mexico.
 

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Eh, yeah, but CARS Tour at New Hampshire or Dover or Rockingham seems sorta weird. I don’t really care about ARCA East as long as they kept the ARCA National & ARCA West Series.

I'd like to see CARS Tour remain regional, but I also think the handwriting is on the wall.

ACT, which are Late Model Stocks, runs New Hampshire already.

Dover, just make it a national ARCA race.

CARS Tour will probably end up at Rockingham once it's open for real anyway. UARA (Late Model Stock Car series that shut down in 2013) raced there with Late Model Stocks when it was open under Silas and Hillenburg so there's nothing weird about the CARS Tour racing there.
 

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I'd like to see CARS Tour remain regional, but I also think the handwriting is on the wall.

ACT, which are Late Model Stocks, runs New Hampshire already.

Dover, just make it a national ARCA race.

CARS Tour will probably end up at Rockingham once it's open for real anyway. UARA (Late Model Stock Car series that shut down in 2013) raced there with Late Model Stocks when it was open under Silas and Hillenburg so there's nothing weird about the CARS Tour racing there.

I’m not big on ARCA East but I’m kinda eh on some of the weekend festivities they have at Dover & New Hampshire. I’d love to see a decent East Series race with 20-30 cars at New Hampshire & Dover & Rockingham for that matter.

Guess there’s no $$$ in that so you’re probably right.

ARCA national should be moving around from Dover to Pocono to Winchester IN to NJMP to Kentucky (IMO) instead of locking in tracks all the time. Kansas doesn’t need 2 ARCA races a season either.
 

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I’m not big on ARCA East but I’m kinda eh on some of the weekend festivities they have at Dover & New Hampshire. I’d love to see a decent East Series race with 20-30 cars at New Hampshire & Dover & Rockingham for that matter.

Guess there’s no $$$ in that so you’re probably right.

ARCA national should be moving around from Dover to Pocono to Winchester IN to NJMP to Kentucky (IMO) instead of locking in tracks all the time. Kansas doesn’t need 2 ARCA races a season either.

I love Dover Downs. I’d be fine if ARCA didn't go there and it was just Craftsman Trucks/Xfinity/Cup. I keep forgetting they only have one date now.

The East Series used to be a ton of fun. Loved going to those races in 2017. Unfortunately, times have changed.

ARCA should definitely return to Winchester, New Jersey, and even Kentucky.
 

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I love Dover Downs. I’d be fine if ARCA didn't go there and it was just Craftsman Trucks/Xfinity/Cup. I keep forgetting they only have one date now.

The East Series used to be a ton of fun. Loved going to those races in 2017. Unfortunately, times have changed.

ARCA should definitely return to Winchester, New Jersey, and even Kentucky.

I’m fine with the CARS Tour basically becoming the new East Series but they should have a date @ New Hampshire, Dover, Rockingham and New Smyrna or 5 Flags as well.

I think the CARS Tour West & ARCA West seem to be more of a unit together.
 

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Alright, Hulu now working. Looking forward to this race. Hopefully it can be a “boring”.
 
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