NASCARARCA SeriesGreg Van Alst Fastest in Day One of Preseason Testing at Daytona

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

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
Christian returns to Kickin' the Tires again in 2023 for his third straight season. He will mainly serve as a photographer for the organization while also being the main ARCA Menards Series writer. He currently plans to do at least 40 races across the three NASCAR National Series, ARCA Menards Series, IndyCar, and make his NHRA debut at Bristol in June. Christian's favorite race tracks include Nashville Superspeedway, Talladega Superspeedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Barber Motorsports Park, Martinsville Speedway, and Iowa Speedway among other tracks. One of Christian's dreams is for NASCAR or ARCA to return to Memphis International Raceway.


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