Greg Van Alst Fastest in Day One of Preseason Testing at Daytona

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By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer

Greg Van Alst turned the fastest lap in the first of two days of preseason testing at Daytona. 

The Anderson, Indiana native, who made his return to the ARCA Menards Series for the first time since 2002 last season, turned a 48.880-second (184.124-mph) lap to top the speed charts.

ARCA veteran John Ferrier finished the session in second, .042-seconds off of Alst for the top spot. 

Daniel Dye, Willie Mullins, and Toni Breidinger rounded out the top-five in speeds.

52 drivers turned at least one lap on Friday, Drew Dollar turned the most at 78 total laps with Joe Gibbs Racing. A total of seven drivers turned more than 50 laps. 

Results from Friday’s Preseason Testing

Preseason testing at Daytona will resume on Saturday, January 15th starting at 10 a.m. ET. Timing and scoring will be available via the ARCARacing website. Stay tuned to Kickin’ the Tires for your latest ARCA Menards Series news and results from day two of the test. 

Photo: ARCA Menards Series 

Christian Koelle
Christian Koelle makes his debut with Kickin' the Tires in 2021 contributing ARCA Menards Series content. Koelle has been involved in the NASCAR Media scene since 2015 working for multiple outlets. Along with Kickin' in 2021, he joins Overbey Photography shooting photos in all three NASCAR series for clients. His favorite tracks include Nashville Superspeedway, Barber Motorsports Park, Iowa Speedway, Martinsville Speedway, Talladega Superspeedway, and Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway.

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