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ARCA Menards Series preseason test at Daytona
Cars in action during the ARCA Menards Series pre-race practice at Daytona International Speedway on Jan. 16, 2021. (Kate Gardiner/ARCA Racing)

ARCA Menards Series pre-race practice at Daytona: Everything to know about preseason session

Each year, the ARCA Menards Series pre-race practice session at Daytona International Speedway serves as teams’ first chance to test the equipment they’ve spent all winter preparing. In 2022, that opportunity arrives Jan. 14-15.

Well ahead of the ARCA Menards Series season-opener at the 2.5-mile superspeedway, scheduled for Feb. 19, more than 60 drivers will test race cars over the span of two days.

RELATED: Entry list for pre-race practice at Daytona

Live timing and scoring during the ARCA Menards Series pre-race practice at Daytona will be available on ARCARacing.com.

Below is all you need to know about this year’s ARCA Menards Series pre-race practice at Daytona.

Schedule: ARCA Menards Series pre-race practice Daytona

  • Thursday, Jan. 13
Time Event
3 – 6 p.m. ET Credentials open on Dunn Avenue
  • Friday, Jan. 14
Time Event
6 a.m. – 1 p.m. ET Credentials open on Dunn Avenue
6:30 a.m. ET ARCA Menards Series Haulers Enter
7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET ARCA Menards Series Garage Open
9 a.m. ET Driver and Spotter Meeting; attendance required prior to on-track
Post-meeting Rookie rides (drivers only)
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET Practice (single car and limited pack drafting)
  • Saturday, Jan. 15
Time  Event
8 – 9:30 a.m. ET Credentials open on Dunn Avenue
8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET ARCA Menards Series Garage Open
9 a.m. ET Driver and Spotter Meeting; attendance required prior to on-track
Post-meeting Rookie rides (drivers only)
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET Practice (single car and limited pack drafting)

Sunday, Jan. 16 is reserved as a weather day in the event practice on Friday or Saturday must be rescheduled.

Should a test session get bumped to Sunday, the schedule would mirror that of Saturday, with the garage closing at 5:30 p.m. ET.

ARCA Menards Series pre-race practice at Daytona: Format and rules

The ARCA Menards Series pre-race practice at Daytona is an open session, meaning teams can send cars to the track whenever they want during the duration of the session each day. Limited pack drafting is allowed.

As a general guideline, teams must limit the number of laps to 10 each time a car is on the track before returning to the garage.

Below are a few more rules for the open test sessions.

  • All cars must be ARCA legal (all heights, springs, restrictor plate, etc.) for on-track activity.
  • If a team uses a non-compliant part at any time, the crew chief will be held responsible, and the car owner will be fined a minimum of $1,000 and have the equipment confiscated and time disallowed.
  • A team must have a spotter on top of the control tower, a functioning race safe system and two-way radio communication whenever its race car is on track.
ARCA Menards Series preseason test at Daytona
Drivers participate in the ARCA Menards Series’ pre-race practice at Daytona International Speedway on Jan. 15, 2021. (Kate Gardiner/ARCA Racing)

ARCA Menards Series pre-race practice at Daytona: Entry list

The practice’s entry list, which features more than 60 drivers, includes the four “Road to Daytona” drivers — Hunter Jack, Luke Fenhaus, Jake Drew and Mason Diaz — who were invited to the session as a result of their recent success in the ARCA Menards Series East and West, the ARCA/CRA Super Series and the ARCA Midwest Tour.

Below is the list of drivers registered for the pre-race practice at Daytona.

Car No. Driver Hometown Team Car make Engine
2 Nick Sanchez Miami, FL Rev Racing Chevy Ilmor
3 Willie Mullins Fredricksburg, VA Mullins Racing Chevy Ilmor
3C Logan Clark Mechanicsville, VA Mullins Racing Ford Ilmor
3B Cole Bruce Fredericksburg, VA Mullins Racing Ford Ilmor
3A Brayton Laster Greenwood, IN Mullins Racing Ford Ilmor
3O Blake Lothian Wellesley, MA Mullins Racing Ford Ilmor
3P Brad Perez Hollywood, FL Mullins Racing Ford Ilmor
3R Robert Bruce Fredericksburg, VA Mullins Racing Ford Ilmor
5 Dale Quarterly Westfield, MA BGR Chevy Ilmor
6 Rajah Caruth Washington, D.C. Rev Racing Chevy Ilmor
7H Kevin Hinkle Shawnee, KS CCM Ford Ilmor
7W Matt Wilson Springdale. AR CCM Ford Ilmor
7P Thomas Pacheco Wamego, KS CCM Ford Ilmor
10K Arnout Kok Westville, South Africa Fast Track Racing Chevy Ilmor
10C Benny Chastain Tallahasse, FL Fast Track Racing Chevy Ilmor
10V Brandon Varney Richmond, MI Fast Track Racing Chevy Ilmor
10H Zach Herrin Glendale, CA Fast Track Racing Chevy Ilmor
11G Jon Garrett Athens, TX Fast Track Racing Ford Ilmor
11M Tim Monroe Chillicothe, IL Fast Track Racing Ford Ilmor
11C Tony Cosentino Mansfield, OH Fast Track Racing Ford Ilmor
12 Tanner Allen Lisbon, IA Fast Track Racing Toyota Ilmor
12 Ed Pompa Ballston Spa, NY Fast Track Racing Toyota Ilmor
12 Chuck Hiers Jacksonville, FL Fast Track Racing Toyota Ilmor
12 Marc Aigeldinger Mountaintop, PA Fast Track Racing Toyota Ilmor
15 Parker Chase New Braunfels, TX VMS Toyota Ilmor
18A Drew Dollar Atlanta, GA JGR Toyota Ilmor
18B Sammy Smith Johnston, IA JGR Toyota Ilmor
20A Corey Heim Marietta, GA VMS Toyota Ilmor
20B Jesse Love Redwood City, CA VMS Toyota Ilmor
25 Toni Breidinger Hillsborough, CA VMS Toyota Ilmor
30 Amber Balcaen Winnipeg, Manitoba RJR Ford Ilmor
32G Max Gutierrez Mecxico City, Mexico RJR Chevy Ilmor
32B Logan Bearden Leander, TX AM Racing Chevy Ilmor
35 Greg Van Alst Anderson, IN Van Alst Motorsports Chevy Ilmor
40T Dean Thompson Anaheim, CA Niece Motorsports Chevy Ilmor
40C Tyler Carpenter Parkersburg, WV Niece Motorsports Chevy Ilmor
40L Alen, Lawless Van Nuys, CA Niece Motorsports Chevy Ilmor
42 Christian Rose Martinsburg, WV CRT Chevy Ilmor
43 Daniel Dye Deland, FL GMS Chevy Ilmor
44F John Ferrier Middletown, NY Ferrier McClure Racing Chevy Ilmor
44L Mark Lowrey Concord, NC Ferrier McClure Racing Chevy Ilmor
44R Layne Riggs Bahama, NC Ferrier McClure Racing Chevy Ilmor
44D Devon Rouse Burlington, IA Ferrier McClure Racing Chevy Ilmor
44V Ron Vandermeir, Jr Sheridan, IL Ferrier McClure Racing Chevy Ilmor
55 Gus Dean Bluffton, SC VMS Toyota Ilmor
60L Michael Lira Port Orange, FL JW Motorsports Ilmor
60M Logan Misuraca Sanford, FL JW Motorsports Ilmor
60E Daniel Escota Leon, Mexico JW Motorsports Ilmor
63 Dave Mader III Irvington, AL Spraker Racing Chevy Ilmor
69 Scott Melton Rockford, MI Kimmel Racing Ford Ilmor
69R Gage Rodgers Coldwater, MI Kimmel Racing Ford D3
69M Jason Miles Monroe, NC Kimmel Racing Ford D3
73J Andy Jankowiak Tonawanda, NY AJ Racing Ford Ilmor
73M Mason Maggio Palm Beach, FL AJ Racing Ford Ilmor
94H Bryce Haugeberg West Fargo, ND Haugeberg Racing Toyota Ilmor
97 Jason Kitzmiller Petersburg, WV CR7 Motorsports Chevy Ilmor
01 Mason Diaz Manassas, VA Fast Track Racing Toyota Ilmor
01 Luke Fenhaus Wausau, WI Fast Track Racing Toyota Ilmor
01 Jake Drew Fullerton, CA Fast Track Racing Toyota Ilmor
01 Hunter Jack Butler, IN Fast Track Racing Toyota Ilmor
02 Chuck Walker Concord, NC Young Motorsports Chevy Ilmor
06T Zachary Tinkle Speedway, IN Peterson Motorsports Ford D3
06M Moyer, AJ Tampa, FL Peterson Motorsports Ford D3
Muniz, Frankie Ridgewood, NJ Fast Track Racing Ilmor