Martin Moves to Second as Fowler, Venturini Lead Morning; George Takes Childress to Third

Martin Moves to Second as Fowler, Venturini Lead Morning; George Takes Childress to Third
(DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - January 12, 2011) - Venturini Motorsports again topped the chart in ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards testing at Daytona International Speedway this morning, with Kyle Fowler holding the top spot and Hal Martin moving into the second position after finishing third yesterday afternoon.

Fowler's best lap of 48.668 seconds (184.926 mph) in the No. 15 Chevrolet was the best of the morning and currently stands as the best in 10 hours and 30 minutes of testing over two days. Martin drove the No. 55 Toyota to a best lap of 48.697 seconds (184.816 mph). Fowler completed 12 laps in the morning session; Martin drove 15.

"Wow, we have fast cars! The PME engine we're using, that's a lot of horses under the hood," Martin said. "The car is driving really well; we're hugging the yellow line and slamming the nose to the ground into the corners. It's driving really fast and flat into the turns. We're going to continue with single-car lines this afternoon. I'm looking forward to it. It's been a really solid day so far."

Tim George, a top-five driver in both sessions Tuesday, charted third with a best lap of 48.985 seconds (183.73 mph) in the No. 31 Richard Childress Racing Development Chevrolet. He drove 11 morning laps.

Steve Arpin, driving the No. 25 Toyota for Venturini, finished fourth on the morning chart at 49.222 seconds (182.845 mph). Dakoda Armstrong, who finished fifth Tuesday morning, repeated that with a best lap of 49.438 seconds (182.046 mph).

Scott Stenzel, Ty Dillon, Joey Licata Jr., Grant Enfinger, and Ryan Glenski rounded out the top 10 for the morning.

Six-time Daytona ARCA winner Bobby Gerhart ended the three-hour session tied for 21st, at 50.007 seconds (179.975 mph), and nine-time ARCA Racing Series champion Frank Kimmel finished 36th, at 50.733 seconds (177.399 mph).

Drafting testing will take place this afternoon, beginning at 1 p.m. and lasting for four hours. A maximum of six cars per pack will be allowed to test.

DAYTONA INT'L SPEEDWAY TEST - 1/11-13/11  
ARCA RACING SERIES PRESENTED BY MENARDS  
JANUARY 12, 2011, MORNING SESSION    
           
  CAR # DRIVER MAKE TIME SPEED
1 15 Kyle Fowler Chevy 48.668 184.926
2 55 Hal Martin Toyota 48.697 184.816
3 31 Tim George Chevy 48.985 183.730
4 25 Steve Arpin Toyota 49.222 182.845
5 22 Dakoda Armstrong Dodge 49.438 182.046
6 42a Scott Stenzil Ford 49.457 181.976
7 41a Ty Dillon Chevy 49.517 181.756
8 77 Joey Licata, Jr. Dodge 49.549 181.638
9 36 Grant Enfinger Dodge 49.559 181.602
10 18a Ryan Glenski Ford 49.578 181.532
11 14b John Ferrier Ford 49.621 181.375
12 66 Mark Thompson Toyota 49.679 181.163
13 10a Ed Pompa Chevy 49.686 181.138
14 63a Milka Duno Dodge 49.708 181.057
15 6 Jason Bowles Toyota 49.709 181.054
16 18c Jeremy Frankoski Ford 49.714 181.036
17 09 Benny Gordon Ford 49.743 180.930
18 16 Randy Renfrow Chevy 49.763 180.857
19 36b Brett Hudson Dodge 49.849 180.545
20 1 Chad McCumbee Ford 49.978 180.079
21 5 Bobby Gerhart Chevy 50.007 179.975
22 54 Will Vaught Chevy 50.007 179.975
23 12b Maryeve Dufault Dodge 50.021 179.924
24 5c Damon Lusk Chevy 50.054 179.806
25 75b Benny Chastain Chevy 50.065 179.766
26 5a Bobby Gerhart Chevy 50.070 179.748
27 17a Chris Buescher Ford 50.106 179.619
28 11 Bryan Silas Ford 50.139 179.501
29 14a John Graham Ford 50.145 179.480
30 68 Steve Blackburn Dodge 50.213 179.236
31 2 Kevin Swindell Toyota 50.280 178.998
32 95 Tommy Joe Martins Dodge 50.281 178.994
33 75a Hannah Baker Chevy 50.339 178.788
34 10b Rick Clifton Chevy 50.355 178.731
35 82 Sean Corr Ford 50.729 177.413
36 44 Frank Kimmel Ford 50.733 177.399
37 3 Brent Brevak Dodge 50.811 177.127
38 23 Levi Youster Chevy 50.939 176.682
39 08 James Hylton Ford 51.070 176.229
40 58 Chad Hackenbracht Chevy 51.443 174.951
41 17b Chris Buescher Ford 52.126 172.659
42 62 Drew Charleson Chevy 54.853 164.075
43 4 Brian Rose Dodge    
44 16 Brian Smith Chevy    
45 12 Jared Marks Dodge    
46 18 Tyler Speer Ford    
47 25 Hal Martin Toyota    
48 48 James Hylton Ford    
49 97 Matt Lofton Chevy    
50 12c Chase Austin Dodge    
51 16a Joey Coulter Chevy    
52 23a Jake Crum Chevy    
53 42b Joey Gase Ford    
54 42c Ryan Lynch Ford    
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