Noah Gragson tops opening day of ARCA testing at Daytona

Venturini Motorsports

By Aaron Bearden, Motorsports Editor

Noah Gragson led the way as the ARCA Racing Series participated in the first of two planned full-field test days at Daytona International Speedway.

Gragson, an incoming rookie in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, laid down a 47.583-second lap good for an average speed of 189.143 mph. to lead the way in the session, besting Venturini Motorsports teammate Spencer Davis by just .013 seconds.

Cunningham Motorsports’ Shane Lee (48.142) ended the day in third, with Dalton Armstrong (48.207) and Austin Theriault (48.227) rounding out the top five.

The Friday test, spanning from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. ET, was split into two sessions separated by a lunch break.   Davis, a rookie preparing for his first ARCA start, led the way in the morning session, with Gragson setting the quick time for the day in the afternoon.

48 drivers completed a lap during the session, which is being held in preparation for the the Feb. 18 Lucas Oil Complete Engine Treatment 200 Driven by General Tire.

The ARCA field will return on Saturday for day two of the test.

ARCA Racing Series Daytona Test, Day One

Results

Pos. Car No. Driver Laps Best Time Best Speed Behind
1 55G
Noah Gragson
11 47.583 189.143 0
2 25 Spencer Davis 14 47.596 189.092 -0.013
3 22 Shane Lee 48 48.142 186.947 -0.559
4 77s Dalton Sargeant 56 48.207 186.695 -0.624
5 52 Austin Theriault 33 48.227 186.617 -0.644
6 77m Ty Majeski 33 48.246 186.544 -0.663
7 8M Travis Miller 28 48.28 186.413 -0.697
8 15 Leilani Munter 22 48.303 186.324 -0.72
9 32 Gus Dean 32 48.306 186.312 -0.723
10 1 Travis Braden 59 48.307 186.308 -0.724
11 83 Derrick Lancaster 27 48.324 186.243 -0.741
12 23 Bret Holmes 44 48.325 186.239 -0.742
13 78G Kaz Grala 20 48.328 186.227 -0.745
14 7 Codie Rohrbaugh 47 48.33 186.22 -0.747
15 57C Calvin Carroll 34 48.333 186.208 -0.75
16 98 Quin Houff 31 48.359 186.108 -0.776
17 9* Thomas Praytor 17 48.419 185.877 -0.836
18 9 Thomas Praytor 19 48.419 185.877 -0.836
19 6 Michael Lira 23 48.421 185.87 -0.838
20 58 Clint King 55 48.429 185.839 -0.846
21 34M Willie Mullins 41 48.435 185.816 -0.852
22 42 Bo LeMastus 47 48.438 185.805 -0.855
23 5 Bobby Gerhart 18 48.477 185.655 -0.894
24 38 Ray Ciccarelli 19 48.546 185.391 -0.963
25 2 Andy Seuss 61 48.557 185.349 -0.974
26 55S
Zane Smith
2 48.56 185.338 -0.977
27 5A Bobby Gerhart 32 48.653 184.983 -1.07
28 69s Ricky Sanders 20 48.899 184.053 -1.316
29 33 Justin Fontaine 26 48.901 184.045 -1.318
30 78w Kyle Weatherman 4 49.052 183.479 -1.469
31 37L David LeBeau 23 49.066 183.426 -1.483
32 11J Casey Johnson 28 49.135 183.169 -1.552
33 80L Scott Lagasse Jr 26 49.294 182.578 -1.711
34 16 Steve Fox 21 49.45 182.002 -1.867
35 8s Michael Self 7 49.465 181.947 -1.882
36 8H Justin Haley 35 49.542 181.664 -1.959
37 10P Ed Pompa 5 49.575 181.543 -1.992
38 72M Tony Mrakovich 29 49.759 180.872 -2.176
39 37c Wendell Chavous 11 49.925 180.27 -2.342
40 11A Dalton Armstrong 10 50.106 179.619 -2.523
41 72H Tyler Hill 16 50.116 179.583 -2.533
42 2 Eric Caudell 26 50.361 178.71 -2.778
43 34B Robert Bruce 10 50.417 178.511 -2.834
44 34A Wyatt Alexander 8 50.612 177.823 -3.029
45 10B Bryant Barnhill 4 50.944 176.665 -3.361
46 69H* Kevin Hinkle 27 51.515 174.706 -3.932
47 3* Mike Senica 22 52.123 172.668 -4.54
48 0N* Con Nicolopoulos 4 53.951 166.818 -6.368
49 ? Wendell Chavous 0 0 0

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