Five drivers carrying Venturini Motorsports banner in the ARCA Daytona test this weekend
(DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – December 19, 2013) – Venturini Motorsports will begin its defense of the Lucas Oil 200 at Daytona International Speedway Friday when it fields five drivers in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards test this weekend. Venturini Motorsports scored a win in February, 2013, when John Wes Townley made it victory lane in the No. 15. It kicked off a six-win campaign for the No. 15 car. Townley, Brennan Poole (2), Erik Jones and Kyle Benjamin (2) all visited victory lane during the 2013 season.

Leading the way for VMS is defending Daytona race winner Townley, along with 2013 ARCA Racing Series SCOTT Rookie of the Year, Justin Boston, behind the wheel of his familiar No.25 machine.

Former VMS driver, Mark Thompson rejoins the team as well as first-time drivers Leilani Munter (pictured) and NASCAR K&N’s West Series standout Michael Self. Michael Self finished fourth in last year’s NASCAR K&N West Series point standings.

The open test will see about 70 drivers. Coverage will be on, including exclusive live timing nd scoring.

About Venturini Motorsports

Venturini Motorsports (VMS), fielding cars for over 30-years in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, is one of the premier NASCAR driver development programs in the country. Multiple team championships and consistent on-track success, VMS has evolved into one of the most recognizable names in motorsports. Since 2007, VMS has assisted in the career development of notable NASCAR drivers such as Joey Logano, Justin Allgaier, Ryan Blaney, Alex Bowman, Brian Scott, Kevin Swindell, Miguel Paludo, John Wes Townley, Erik Jones, Josh Richards and Johanna Long.

In 2012, VMS and the Venturini family was inducted into the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame and now find themselves enshrined with such sports icons as Joe DiMaggio, Mario Andretti, Vince Lombardi, Tommy Lasorda and Rocky Marciano, among others.