Daytona Countdown: 67

Daytona Countdown: 67

There are 67 days until the kickoff of the 2019 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season. No better way to count it down than some numerological ARCA history.

MLM Motorsports, owned by Mary Louise Miller, made 146 starts in the ARCA Racing Series between 1999 and 2006 with brightly colored No. 67 Chevrolets.

MLM debuted at Daytona in 1999 with veteran Jimmy Kitchens at the wheel. He started 14th and finished 12th, one of eight starts he made for the team that season. Andy Hillenburg made three starts with MLM Motorsports in that initial season, giving the fledgling team its first top-ten finish at Salem. Northeast modified veteran Brian Ross also ran a handful of races, giving the team its best finish of the year at Atlanta in the season finale when he finished fourth.

Jason Jarrett scored both of his two career ARCA wins driving for MLM, first at Kansas in 2001 - the team's first win - and then again at Salem in 2004. Veteran Red Farmer, who was the crew chief for the team in its first season in 1999 also drove in two races in 2004, both the dirt races at Springfield and DuQuoin, bringing home top ten finishes in both and recording a fifth-place run at Springfield.

Chad Blount won four races in 12 starts in MLM cars in 2005, with victories at Nashville Superspeedway, Salem, Kansas, and Kentucky. Justin Diercks made five appearances in 2006 as the team transitioned into the NASCAR XFINITY Series. The team remained active through 2013.

The 2019 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season starts with the Lucas Oil 200 driven by General Tire at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, February 9. Fox Sports 1 will broadcast the race live, with start time to be announced soon. will have complete event coverage, including live timing & scoring and track updates, free for registered users.