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Hailie Deegan fastest overall in ARCA practices at Daytona

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Hailie Deegan was fastest in two 60-minute ARCA practice sessions Friday at Daytona International Speedway.

Deegan, who will make her debut with DGR-Crosley and Ford Performance in Saturday’s Lucas Oil 200, clocked a lap of 183.572 mph around the 2.5-mile superspeedway in the first of the two practice sessions. Her fast lap came on the 18th of 24 laps that she ran, which was the third-most number of laps of all drivers in that session.

Deegan did not go back out for the second practice.

She was pleased with her effort, particularly since she was able to get some key drafting practice.

“That was the real drafting practice that i had with more than five cars,” Deegan told ARCAracing.com. “I needed that, and I didn’t get a lot of that in the test. It was really good leading the pack too. (The car) felt super stable, not darty at all.”

Drew Dollar was second-fastest at 183.326 mph, followed by Tanner Gray (183.217 mph), Riley Herbst (183.146 mph) and Bret Holmes (183.061 mph).

PRACTICE SESSION 1 RESULTS

In the second practice, Connor Hall of Chad Bryant Racing was a bit slower than Deegan’s first session at 181.906 mph, followed by Dave Mader (181.837 mph), Dominique Van Wieringen (181.569 mph), Willie Mullins (181.141 mph) and Sean Corr (180.774 mph).

PRACTICE SESSION 2 RESULTS

Qualifying takes place Saturday afternoon at 12:30 p.m. ET, with the race slated to tart at 4:30 p.m. ET.

It will be Deegan’s seventh career ARCA race. She made six starts last season with one top five and three other top 10 finishes.

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Dominique Van Wieringen fastest on Day 2 of Daytona ARCA test

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The ARCA Menards Series capped off a two-day test at Daytona International Speedway Saturday in preparation for its Feb. 8 race at the 2.5-mile superspeedway.

Dominique Van Wieringen posted the fastest speed of the day at 181.397 mph. She only made four laps.

“I was really surprised when (owner) Mark (Rette) said we went to the top of the charts,” Van Wieringen said in a media release. “I was practicing trying to time the draft for qualifying and I didn’t get it times just right. Hopefully when we come back for the race I can time it out a little better in qualifying and get even more.

“It’s been a good experience. It’s really intimidating because you go really fast and when things go wrong they go wrong really fast. For the first time out, it was better than I thought it would be. It was actually really relaxing. I don’t know how to explain it, it was just really relaxing.”

Out of 41 cars to make a lap, the top five was completed by David Gravel (181.236 mph), Sean Corr (181.174), Michael Self (181.145) and Drew Dollar (181.134).

Gravel, a World of Outlaws driver, will make his series debut next month.

Hailie Deegan was 16th on the speed chart after recording 62 laps throughout the day, which was the most.

 

Harrison Burton wins ARCA race at Daytona

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Harrison Burton held off the field in a one-lap overtime shootout to win Saturday’s ARCA Menards Series race at Daytona International Speedway.

It was Burton’s first career start at Daytona.

“To win at Daytona is so special,” Burton said. “I wanted to do a crazy burnout but I wanted to take it in. It was a really humbling experience to win at Daytona.

“This is probably the biggest day in my life, in my racing career at least.”

The win is the third career ARCA victory for the son of NASCAR on NBC analyst Jeff Burton.

Harrison Burton, 18, will run the full Gander Outdoors Truck schedule this season for Kyle Busch Motorsports.

Todd Gilliland finished second. Grant Quinlan placed third and was followed by pole-sitter Christian Eckes and Sean Corr.

Cody Coughlin, Rico Abreu advance to Eldora main event through last chance qualifier

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ROSSBURG, Ohio — Cody Coughlin and Rico Abreu advanced to the Aspen Dental Dirt Derby 150 by claiming the top two spots Wednesday in the 15-lap last chance qualifier at Eldora Speedway.

Abreu, who had wrecked with Travis Kvapil in the third heat race, rebounded in his repaired No. 98 Toyota. The two-time Chili Bowl winner is a Camping World Truck Series rookie but has spent much of his career on dirt tracks, including the half-mile track at Eldora.

Failing to advance to the main event through the qualifier were Austin Wayne Self, Chris Fontaine, Wayne Edwards, Norm Benning, Jennifer Jo Cobb, Sean Corr, Jordan Anderson, Travis Kvapil and Caleb Roark.

 

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Ben Rhodes triumphant in fifth heat race at Eldora

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ROSSBURG, Ohio — Ben Rhodes led all 10 laps from the pole to win the fifth and final heat race Wednesday for the Aspen Delta Eldora Dirt Derby 150 at Eldora Speedway.

Christopher Bell, the defending winner of the Camping World Truck Series race, finished second to transfer to the main event along with Daniel Hemric, Cameron Hayley and Sheldon Creed.

Failing to advance were Sean Corr and Jennifer Jo Cobb. Both will attempt to earn spots in the 150-lap main event via the 12-driver last chance qualifier.

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