5:10
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5:09
5:09
That will conclude today’s coverage of the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards – Daytona Open Session. For more post-practice info including comments from the top drivers, check out ww.Speed51.com.
5:07
There will be one more test for the ARCA drivers prior to February’s race back here at Daytona Int’l Speedway. It will be a one-day session on January 16, 2014.
5:03
ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards
Daytona Open Session
Day Two – Afternoon Session
Final Timing Results / Lap Counts:

1 77A Austin Cindric 47.934 26
2 48 Sean Corr 47.945 41
3 8A Patrick Staropoli 47.953 42
4 77 Tom Hessert 47.954 26
5 98 Austin Wayne Self 48.311 49
6 42 Bo LeMastus 48.467 47
7 54 Matt Kurzejewski 48.841 34
8 78 Mason Mitchell 49.136 27
9 5 Bobby Gerhart 49.294 17
10 49 Brad Smith 49.560 17
11 57A Andy Seuss 49.635 8
12 68A David Levine 49.639 36
13 58A Michael Lira 49.660 21
14 7B JJ Pack 49.678 26
15 75A Ginny Quinones 49.727 27
16 75 Benny Chastain 49.831 11
17 88 John Lowinski-Loh 49.921 17
18 7A Kyle Lockrow 50.152 13
19 57 Matt Frahm 50.193 15
20 12 Tyler Audie 50.446 12
21 7 Willie Mullins 50.451 7
22 5A Scott Hubler 50.471 5
23 97L Amber Balcean 53.367 15
24 97A Cassie Gannis 53.437 12
25 97K Mark Montgomery 53.578 23
26 97J Kevin Hinckle 53.755 10
27 97E Cody Lane 54.136 5
5:03
Mason Mitchell and Austin Wayne Self close out the open test at Daytona. (Speed51.com photo)
5:01
The caution lights are on and the session is complete. Self and Mitchell were unable to gain any spots in the standings.
4:55
Bobby Gerhart makes one more run. (Speed51.com photo)
4:55
They will be the final two cars to practice.
4:53
Self is making his way back to pit raod where Mitchell is waiting.
4:51
Officials have made the call of nine minutes remaining.
4:51
Self entered the racing surface by himself and after a couple laps pulled back in. So far there has not been a ‘tandem’ on track as expected.
4:47
The cars have made their way to staging along with Bobby Gerhart.
4:45
The Mitchell Motorsports team is scrambling to get their cars out before 5:00. (Speed51.com photo)
4:42
One side of the garage is getting empty. (Speed51.com photo)
4:41
4:41
We have heard a radio report that Mason Mitchell and Austin Wayne Self are planning one final tandem run. They currently sit 5th and 8th on the speed chart.
4:41
Officials have made the announcement that there are twenty minutes remaining.
4:40
We are seeing more haulers leaving however the track remains green.
4:31
4:31
Gerheart turned another three laps and pulled in.
4:27
Bobby Gerhart is on track now to resume the afternoon session.
4:25
The track has gone back to green as we hear engines fire in the garage area.
4:19
4:18
No cars have been on the track in the last few minutes.  We have seen several drivers walk by with gear leaving the track for the day.  
4:04
Here is the full field rundown, with lap counts, under the caution:

1 77A Austin Cindric 47.934 26
2 48 Sean Corr 47.945 41
3 8A Patrick Staropoli 47.953 42
4 77 Tom Hessert 47.954 26
5 98 Austin Wayne Self 48.311 38
6 42 Bo LeMastus 48.467 47
7 54 Matt Kurzejewski 48.841 34
8 78 Mason Mitchell 49.136 19
9 5 Bobby Gerhart 49.294 11
10 49 Brad Smith 49.560 17
11 57A Andy Seuss 49.635 8
12 68A David Levine 49.639 36
13 58A Michael Lira 49.660 21
14 7B JJ Pack 49.678 26
15 75A Ginny Quinones 49.727 27
16 75 Benny Chastain 49.831 11
17 88 John Lowinski-Loh 49.921 17
18 7A Kyle Lockrow 50.152 13
19 57 Matt Frahm 50.193 15
20 12 Tyler Audie 50.446 12
21 7 Willie Mullins 50.451 7
22 5A Scott Hubler 50.471 5
23 97L Amber Balcean 53.367 15
24 97A Cassie Gannis 53.437 12
25 97K Mark Montgomery 53.578 23
26 97J Kevin Hinckle 53.755 10
27 97E Cody Lane 54.136 5
4:04
We do have some moisture over the track. ARCA officials are taking a look around the track. They said on the radio that if they lose the track, they will not make an effort to dry it and ending the test session.
3:58
Pretty successful weekend testing at Daytona International Speedway, ended up P7 at the end of the day! fb.me/1oirTiMGd
3:56
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3:56
3:56
Currently Running in the top five at the Daytona test! fb.me/3lkdI9IMf
3:55
Another look at the current top ten:

1 77A Austin Cindric 47.934 26
2 48 Sean Corr 47.945 41
3 8A Patrick Staropoli 47.953 42
4 77 Tom Hessert 47.954 26
5 98 Austin Wayne Self 48.311 38
6 42 Bo LeMastus 48.467 47
7 54 Matt Kurzejewski 48.841 34
8 78 Mason Mitchell 49.136 19
9 5 Bobby Gerhart 49.294 11
10 49 Brad Smith 49.560 17
3:54
The cars of Staropoli and Corr are being loaded up. Hinckle remains the only car on track with just over an hour remaining.
3:48
3:46
The 97J of Kevin Hinckle is now on track.
3:44
ARCA Officials announced that the Tech Tolls would only be available until the 4:00 hour. (Speed51.com photo)
3:42
Gerhart is in with a total of 11 laps turned today.
3:40
Bobby Gerhart is the lone car on the track now.
3:38
There is still moisture in the air but the track remains green.
3:37
Cars are slowly being loaded in their trailers. (Speed51.com photo)
3:36
Cars are going so fast, the paint can\’t stay on the Hoosier tires. (Speed51.com photo)
3:36
More teams are loading up while others are thrashiing to get in a couple last good runs.
3:33
3:31
Mason Mitchell talks to his teammate Austin Wayne Self. (Speed51.com photo)
3:30
Bobby Gerhart just turned three quick laps, all close to the times he set a little earlier.
3:29
Former Daytona 500 winner Geoff Bodine is helping the Bo LeMastus team this weekend. (Speed51.com photo)
3:24
Here is the latest top ten with current lap counts:

1 77A Austin Cindric 47.934 26
2 48 Sean Corr 47.945 41
3 8A Patrick Staropoli 47.953 42
4 77 Tom Hessert 47.954 26
5 98 Austin Wayne Self 48.311 38
6 42 Bo LeMastus 48.467 47
7 54 Matt Kurzejewski 48.841 34
8 78 Mason Mitchell 49.136 19
9 5 Bobby Gerhart 49.294 5
10 49 Brad Smith 49.560 17

 

3:23
Self moved to 5th in the latest run.
3:22
So far the track remains green.
3:20
There is a report of a steady sprinkle beginning to fall from the Spotter’s stand.
3:19
The large group that was drafting have all hit the garage.
3:18
Hessert has been reporting some electrical issues on his No. 77 car.
3:16
Things are starting to pick up in the final two hours at Daytona. (Speed51.com photo)
3:14
3:12
Austin Cindric (77a) races Andy Suess (57). (Speed51.com photo)
3:12
The times in this latest draft are about a full tenth of a second off of the earlier fast times.
3:10
Lira headed out of the garage to practice a short while ago. (Speed51.com photo)
3:10
This latest group includes Corr, Staropoli and Hessert.
3:08
Mason Mitchell leads teammate Austin Wayne Self in a draft. (Speed51.com photo)
3:05
Scott Hubler is registered as driver of Bobby Gerhart\’s team. (Speed51.com photo)
3:05
The roar of another ‘drafting group’ of six cars can be heard as they enter the track.
3:03
Fast-timer Austin Cindric is making his way now to the staging area.
3:00
2:59
New top ten rundown:

1 77A Austin Cindric 47.934 12
2 48 Sean Corr 47.945 25
3 8A Patrick Staropoli 47.953 26
4 77 Tom Hessert 47.954 12
5 42 Bo LeMastus 48.467 33
6 54 Matt Kurzejewski 49.576 34
7 78 Mason Mitchell 49.136 14
8 98 Austin Wayne Self 49.224 22
9 5 Bobby Gerhart 49.294 5
10 68A David Levine 49.639 26

 

2:55
Patrick Staropoli has now joined the staging area with Corr.
2:55
The tandem of Mitchell and Self have worked themselves up to 7th and 8th.
2:54
Bobby Gerhart is on track now and inside the top ten.
2:53
Sean Corr has headed to staging. We will see if Staropoli joins him for this run. The two have been running in tandem since the start of yesterday’s afternoon session.
2:53
Cindric (right) and Levine (left) discuss earlier practice. (Speed51.com photo)
2:52
Some of the garage stalls are starting to empty out with a little over two hours remaining in practice. (Speed51.com photo)
2:51
We checked in with the Gerhart team and one of the crew members told us that both cars they are testing with this weekend are former Daytona winning cars. Gerhart has eight ARCA wins at Daytona.
2:50
Sparks still flying in the garage area on the No. 69 car of David Levine. (Speed51.com photo)
2:49
Just checked in with Mason Mitchell Motorsports. They feel that they have worked out all of their bugs on both cars and are up to speed on the track. Austin Wayne Self had a small rear end leak that was fixed. Mason Mitchell is getting faster in his car.
2:48
Self has jumped to 7th on the board with Mitchell running 14th as of now.
2:47
Self and Mitchell are teamed up in a draft on the track now. Their goal was to dial both cars in yesterday so they could practice together today. That plan seems to be coming together now.
2:46
NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour Champion Andy Seuss gets on the track for a few laps. (Speed51.com photo)
2:45
Another drafting group has just entered the track.
2:45
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2:45
2:44
We just saw the No. 98 of Austin Wayne Self heading to the staging area. Self has turned just one lap since putting a new clutch in his Mason Mitchell Motorsports ride.
2:43
With just over two hours remaining in the weeked sessions, several show some hustle getting to pit road to make runs. (Speed51.com photo)
2:41
Although several teams have loaded up, there is still plenty of action in the garage area and on the track. (Speed51.com photo)
2:38
Sean Corr has been back on track and turned an additional 12 laps, as has Staropoli. They remain second and third on the speed chart behind Cindric.
2:35
2:35
For teams that are packing up, there will be one more open session here at Daytona coming up on January 16, 2015. A one-day session from 9am-5pm.
2:29
Here is a current full field rundown of the afternoon session:

1 77A Austin Cindric 47.934 12
2 48 Sean Corr 47.945 13
3 8A Patrick Staropoli 47.953 14
4 77 Tom Hessert 47.954 12
5 42 Bo LeMastus 48.467 11
6 54 Matt Kurzejewski 49.576 5
7 75A Ginny Quinones 49.727 16
8 58A Michael Lira 49.842 11
9 88 John Lowinski-Loh 49.921 5
10 68A David Levine 50.115 7
11 7A Kyle Lockrow 50.152 13
12 12 Tyler Audie 50.446 12
13 57 Matt Frahm 50.524 7
14 97KK Tommy Barrett 51.055 9
15 98 Austin Wayne Self 52.716 1
16 49 Brad Smith 53.314 3
17 97A Cassie Gannis 53.437 12
2:27
Crew pushes Tyler Audie\’s car through the garage area. (Speed51.com photo)
2:26
Just got out of the car here for my last run of the day at Daytona International Speedway. Had a hard time trying… fb.me/37B1tS64b
2:25
2:25
There has been no change to the top ten in the last several minutes.
2:24
Lira (69) hits the staging line on pit road as Staropoli (8) awaits another run. (Speed51.com photo)
2:20
Corr (48) and Lowinski-Loh (88) in turn one. (Speed51.com photo)
2:15
Only 17 cars have been on track since the lunch break. As previously mentioned, quite a few teams seemed happy with their earlier progress and have packed up.
2:11
Top ten now:

1 77A Austin Cindric 47.934
2 48 Sean Corr 47.945
3 8A Patrick Staropoli 47.953
4 77 Tom Hessert 47.954
5 42 Bo LeMastus 48.467
6 54 Matt Kurzejewski 49.576
7 75A Ginny Quinones 49.727
8 58A Michael Lira 49.842
9 88 John Lowinski-Loh 49.921
10 68A David Levine 50.115

 

2:08
A successful test session has come to end for @cody_coughlin and the @VenturiniMotorteam. Very happy with results. pic.twitter.com/IYMgCjaHlJ
2:05
Austin Cindric continues to stay at the top of the board in the final afternoon session.  He posted a time of 47.934 (187.758). Sean Corr is second quick with a 47.945 (187.715) and Patrick Staropoli is third with a 47.953 (187.684).
1:59
1:57
Austin Wayne Self is working his way from the garage onto pit road to make a run.  
1:57
Wrenches being turned on the No. 98 as they leave the stall to head to pit road. (Speed51.com photo)
1:55
Cindric leads Hessert, Staropoli and Corr in the tri-oval. (Speed51.com photo)
1:48
The No. 5 car is currently up on jacks with wheels spinning in the garage. (Speed51.com photo)
1:46
Brad Smith enjoys a cool drink of water while looking under his hood as Daytona reaches a warm 75 degrees. (Speed51.com photo)
1:44
Michael Lira was in Will Kimmel’s car that last run.  
1:44
1:43
Cindric, Corr and Staropoli fly by Hessert and are now the top three on the speed charts. Cindric has a fast lap of 48.376 (186.043).  
1:40
Hessert vaults to the top of the chart with a 47.959 (187.86).
1:38
Staropoli and LeMastus rounds out the top five.  
1:37
Cindric remains at the top of the chart with Corr in second (185.021) and Hessert in third (184.087).
1:36
The six car draft is changing the time chart every lap.  Cindric is at the top of the chart now with a 48.144 (186.939).  
1:34
Tom Hessert goes to the top of the chart with a 49.352 (182.363)
1:32
Some of these cars previously mentioned to have been lined up are now on the track. (Speed51.comphoto)
1:32
1:32
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1:31
Six car draft that is lining up includes Patrick Staropoli, Sean Corr, Will Kimmel, Bo LeMastus, Austin Cindric and Tom Hessert.
1:28
Bo LeMastus is currently at the top of the chart with a lap time of 49.361 (182.33mph).

Listening to radio chatter, there appears to be a 4-6 car draft lining up on pit road.

1:23
The thumbs up is given. (Speed51.com photo)
1:19
Practice is underway with the group of Audie and Quinones. (Speed51.com photo)
1:19
Caution is out for Kyle Lockrow (7) who is being reported as stopped on the track.
1:17
Matt Frahm (57) is also being scored on the track.
1:16
We now see a two-car tandem with Tyler Audie (12) and Ginny Quinones (75a).
1:15
1:15
We do see other cars on track, however currently timing and scoring is showing just the two mentioned.
1:13
Kyle Lockrow has also entered the track now.
1:13
Kurzejewski finished the morning session in 16th.
1:12
Matt Kurzejewski is the first car on the track.
1:12
It appears that Sarah Cornett-Ching (2a) has also loaded up for the weekend.
1:10
The first cars of the afternoon are on the track.
1:09
Although the sun has been shining throughout the morning, the forecast is calling for increasing cloud cover throughout the afternoon hours.  Temperatures are hovering right around 75º.
1:07
Over the course of yesterday and this mornings sessions, a total of 56 drivers have taken laps here at Daytona.
1:07
Tyler Audie will be the first car in line. (Speed51.com photo)
1:02
The first engine for the afternoon session has fired although officials have yet to open the gate to the track itself.
1:02
1:01
51 has spoken to Mason Mitchell and Austin Wayne Self who have been sharing driving duties in the No. 78 car this morning while the No. 98 car sat idle. The No. 98 had a clutch issue yesterday which is being repaired now with a clutch that just arrived at the speedway.

While sharing driving duties in the No. 78 they did not switch transponders as was asked by ARCA officials so there is some discrepency as to who was driving when lap times were reported.  

12:58
12:55
Lunch is finishing up here in Daytona Beach and teams are starting to prep their cars again for the afternoon runs. We have seen a few of teams packing up for the day including the Venturini Motorsports Team.

Cody Coughlin (55) finished the morning session fifth, while Leilani Munter (66) was seventh.  

12:46
12:25
.@ARCA_Racing testing is open to the public. Come watch by entering through the tours building. pic.twitter.com/j4E1cP2EL9
12:25
never got to draft w fast cars. Her single car run put her on the board in 7th and that’s a wrap for Daytona testing. See you in February!
12:25
Leilani was P2 on the leaderboard in single car runs. When she went out to draft w her teammate and other fast cars, her battery died so she
12:13
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12:13
12:13
With the track quiet for lunch we will step away from the keys to get something to eat and be back with all of the afternoon action.
12:12
ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards
Open Test Session – Daytona Int’l Speedway
Day Two – Morning Session:

Pos. | No. | Name | Time | Laps

1 48 Sean Corr 47.743 25
2 8A Patrick Staropoli 47.751 56
3 77A Austin Cindric 48.315 29
4 5 Bobby Gerhart 48.479 13
5 55 Cody Coughlin 48.489 20
6 77K Will Kimmel 48.591 23
7 66 Leilani Munter 48.597 28
8 69H Andy Hillenburg 48.612 22
9 88A Mario Clauser 48.696 18
10 3 Karl Weber 48.738 18
11 78 Austin Wayne Self 48.755 56
12 2A Sarah Cornett-Ching 48.763 17
13 88 John Lowinski-Loh 48.786 53
14 54 Matt Kurzejewski 48.934 33
15 12 Tyler Audie 48.937 20
16 75 Benny Chastain 49.077 33
17 57C Robert French 49.094 47
18 58A Michael Lira 49.101 33
19 69 Will Kimmel 49.229 3
20 03A Rick Clifton 49.523 11
21 68A David Levine 48.560 38
22 57B Bryan Dauzat 49.589 28
23 97G Roger Carter 49.716 6
24 42 Bo LeMastus 49.861 32
25 7 Willie Mullins 50.047 18
26 75A Ginny Quinones 50.078 24
27 57G Gene Paul 50.364 23
28 59G Gene Paul 50.364 29
29 97E Cody Lane 52.811 22
30 97K Mark Montgomery 52.950 16
31 49 Brad Smith 53.128 5
32 95 Mark Meunier 53.168 8
33 97C Emerson Newton John 53.545 11
34 97 Josh Reeves 53.793 7

 

12:01
12:01
The morning session is wrapping up and we are working on a full field rundown to have posted shortly.
11:53
New clutch just arrived. Thank you FedEx! As soon as it’s in we are back on trackfb.me/3NnHZ3EdR
11:50
A correction from earlier, it appears that Will Kimmel is behind the wheel of the No. 77 that was piloted yesterday by Tom Hessert.

With several drivers swapping cars it can be difficult to differentiate who is on the track at any given point. We are working to clear up any issues with timing and scoring.  

11:47
Patrick got a last minute call on Thursday night to come down from North Carolina and drive for Empire Racing in this weekends open session.
11:46
Comment From Guest

Who owns Patrick Staropoli’s car?

11:46
11:43
@cody_coughlin just finished a long drafting run. He is currently P5 on the chart.pic.twitter.com/OO8RiK9rVb
11:43
@KatblossIndy yep! Avg. 186.3 mph on my fastest lap
11:42
Earlier, there was a brief pause in the action when team groups were waiting for additional cars to make their way to staging to have an effective drafting session. (Speed51.com photo)
11:38
Benny Chastain (75) and Robert French (57c).
11:37
We are just over twenty minutes away from the schedule one hour lunch break. We will have a full field rundown of times from the morning session at it’s conclusion.
11:34
Drafting in turn with Bobby Gerhart, Cody Coughlin and Will Kimmel. (Speed51.com photo)
11:29
11:29
Cindric has now moved up to third.
11:26
Current top five:

1 48 Sean Corr 47.743
2 8A Patrick Staropoli 47.751
3 5 Bobby Gerhart 48.479
4 55 Cody Coughlin 48.489
5 66 Leilani Munter 48.597

 

11:24
Bobby Gerhart has jumped to third as the second group is now up to speed.
11:23
Corr’s last pass was two one-hundredths faster than Staropoli’s fast lap from yesterday afternoon.
11:22
Sean Corr has now gone over 188mph for an average lap speed.
11:22
This is the same pair that kicked off drafting practice in a tandem most of the afternoon yesterday.
11:21
Corr has now overtaken Staropoli atop the leaderboard with both now over 187mph.
11:20
Staropoli and Corr have now cracked the 186mph mark.
11:17
11:15
Here is the remainder of the top ten as of now:

6 88 John Lowinski-Loh 48.786
7 54 Matt Kurzejewski 48.934
8 12 Tyler Audie 48.937
9 77A Austin Cindric 49.059
10 69H Michael Lira 49.126

 

11:13
The group of Coughlin, Hessert and Cindric is now making their way to pit road with the addition of veteran Bobby Gerhart.
11:11
Top five now:

1 8A Patrick Staropoli 48.495
2 48 Sean Corr 48.520
3 55 Cody Coughlin 48.522
4 66 Leilani Munter 48.597
5 78 Austin Wayne Self 48.755

 

11:09
Patrick Staropoli has jumped to P1 now with a 48.495sec run at 185.586mph.
11:08
The team car to Hessert, Austin Cindric has now joined the group assembling in the garage area.
11:07
Another group is assembling in the garage area for a drafting run headed by Cody Coughlin and Tom Hessert. (Speed51.com photo)
11:05
Current top ten:

1 55 Cody Coughlin 48.522
2 66 Leilani Munter 48.597
3 78 Austin Wayne Self 48.755
4 88 John Lowinski-Loh 48.786
5 8A Patrick Staropoli 48.909
6 54 Matt Kurzejewski 48.934
7 12 Tyler Audie 48.937
8 77A Austin Cindric 49.059
9 97G Roger Carter 49.080
10 69H Michael Lira 49.126
11:04
A large group has just headed out onto the track. Teams have been asked by officials to limit groups to six cars maximum for drafting.
11:03
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11:03
11:00
The track has gone quiet as several cars are waiting for a drafting run to set up on pit road.
10:58
Roger Carter (97) climbs out of his car. (Speed51.com photo)
10:57
Bryan Dauzat (57) and Bo LeMastus (42). (Speed51.com photo)
10:57
Bo LeMastus, Bryan Dauzat and Will Kimmel go around the high banking at Daytona. (Speed51.comphoto)
10:53
We are just over an hour away from the scheduled 12:00 lunch break with no change to the top five on the leaderboard:

1 55 Cody Coughlin 48.522
2 66 Leilani Munter 48.597
3 78 Austin Wayne Self 48.755
4 88 John Lowinski-Loh 48.786
5 8A Patrick Staropoli 48.909

 

10:45
Munter made quick changes and is heading right back to staging.
10:44
10:44
Austin Wayne Self who sits P3 has 22 laps turned today. Fourth place John Lowinski-Loh has the most out of the top five at 47 laps while Patrick Staropoli who rounds out the top five has 31 laps completed today.
10:43
There are still a few drivers that have not been out on the track Cody Lane with Carter 2 Motorsports has been waiting for two days for his shot on the track. Andy Seuss also has not turned a lap as he has been wrenching on his team stuff for drivers Robert French, Matt Frahm and Brian Dauzat.
10:42
Munter turned just three laps right around her times from earlier.
10:41
Sarah Cornett-Ching looks over her crew working. (Speed51.com photo)
10:41
That photo was taken today.
10:40
Comment From Dawson06

Is that picture “drafting into turn three” from today or yesterday?

10:37
Here is a look at how yesterday’s afternoon session finished up.

ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards
Day One – Afternoon Session Results
Friday, December 19, 2014

1 8a Patrick Staropoli 47.785
2 5 Bobby Gerhart 48.078
3 66 Leilani Munter 48.080
4 55 Cody Coughlin 48.086
5 68a David Levine 48.294
6 48 Sean Corr 48.337
7 52 Clay Campbell 48.397
8 77a Austin Cindric 48.425
9 77 Tom Hessert 48.541
10 88a Mario Clauser 48.695
11 54 Matt Kurzejewski 48.722
12 2a Sarah Cornett-Ching 49.243
13 88 John Lowinski-Loh 49.332
14 3 Karl Weber 49.363
15 97a Cassie Gannis 49.599
16 69a Ty Majeski 49.660
17 97k Tommy Barrett 49.663
18 12 Tyler Audie 49.730
19 03a Rick Clifton 49.851
20 95 Mark Meunier 49.918
21 7b JJ Pack 49.947
22 42 Bo LeMastus 49.952
23 41a Thomas Serwin 50.032
24 58a Michael Lira 50.156
25 57c Robert French 50.170
26 57b Bryan Dauzat 50.171
27 59 Michael Lira 50.230
28 5a Scott Hubler 50.242
29 97l Amber Balcean 50.269
30 41c Garrett Smithley 50.292
31 7a Kyle Lockrow 50.361
32 41 Robby Lyons 50.505
33 78 Mason Mitchell 50.574
34 75 Benny Chastain 50.715
35 75a Ginny Quinones 50.928
36 98 Austin Wayne Self 52.222
37 69h Andy Hillenburg 52.590
38 97j Kevin Hinckle 53.735
39 97g Roger Carter 55.797
10:36
Leilani Munter, currently P2, turned just 7 laps earlier this morning and is now heading to staging for her second run of the day.
10:35
Drafting into turn three. (Speed51.com photo)
10:34
Yes. That was in the afternnon session in a draft. The track conditions were much cooler with cloud cover.

Under the heat of the day in single car testing, Coughlin led the way as one of only three cars over 186mph.  

10:33
Comment From Joey F

Didn’t Patrick Staropoli GO over 188 MPH In yesterdays afternoon session?

10:32
With times changing at a rapid pace due to draft testing, we will post a complete field rundown at the lunch break which is scheduled for 12:00pm.
10:31
Current top ten:

1 55 Cody Coughlin 48.522
2 66 Leilani Munter 48.597
3 78 Austin Wayne Self 48.755
4 88 John Lowinski-Loh 48.786
5 8A Patrick Staropoli 48.909
6 54 Matt Kurzejewski 48.934
7 12 Tyler Audie 48.937
8 77A Austin Cindric 49.059
9 97G Roger Carter 49.080
10 69H Michael Lira 49.126
10:29
10:28
We can confirm that one car from yesterday’s session that has left the speedway is Clay Campbell’s Ken Schrader Racing No. 52 as their garage stall remains empty and the hauler is parked outside of the speedway.
10:26
There is chatter amongst the garage area that some teams, happy thus far, may not participate in the afternoon session. We will update as soon as we can confirm from any of the teams.
10:25
Even with today’s drafting, nobody has eclipsed the 186mph marker that Coughlin set in yesterday mornings session.
10:20
Remaining at the top of the board, Coughlin has turned just 5 laps in today’s session.
10:20
Top five as of now:

1 55 Cody Coughlin 48.522
2 66 Leilani Munter 48.597
3 8A Patrick Staropoli 48.923
4 54 Matt Kurzejewski 48.934
5 12 Tyler Audie 48.937
10:20
21 drivers have now been on the track.
10:17
Cody Coughlin is currently P1 on the morning chart. (Speed51.com photo)
10:16
Good start to the morning with @VenturiniMotor drivers at the top of the board in single car runs.
10:14
Roger Carter has now moved into P5.
10:13
10:11
Once again, the spotters are enjoying a full view of the Superspeedway as today\’s weather is much more in tune with Florida\’s \”sunshine\” reputation. (Speed51.com photo)
10:07
David Levine (68a) gets pushed out on to pit road. (Speed51.com photo)
10:07
Munter and Cindric round out the top three.
10:04
Dauzat, Lowinski-Loh and Staropoli are all well within the top ten so far. (Speed51.com photo)
10:04
Austin Wayne Self has been on the track today, but scoring is showing him as Mason Mitchell. (Speed51.com photo)
10:03
Quite a bit of shuffling on the charts now as drafting practice picks up. Coughlin continues to lead the way.
10:01
9:59
Bryan Dauzat, in an Andy Seuss Motorsports entry has moved into the top ten while participating in a draft.
9:56
Today most of the cars are blank when it comes to sponsors and decals. One of the Hixson Motorsports teams has a special sticker to help the family of Alex White.

White was born in 1995 with cerebral palsy and epilepsy and depends on his parents for 100% of his care. Recently White noticed problems seeing the television and he was diagnosed with a disease called Kerataconus that leads to blindness.

The doctors told the family that there was no cure for this disease in the United States and to do their own research. With the aggressive act of Lee and Gloria they located a doctor in Beverly Hills, California performing a procedure called Holcomb 3CR and this has a high success rate of stopping this disease and restoring Alex’s sight. Unfortunately this procedure is not FDA approved therefore health insurance would not cover the surgery. Alex’s family did not stop because of the price; they took out a medical loan to get this procedure done as quickly as possible. Now his home community is reaching out for help to take donation to help the family during this tough time financially. You can make a donation by going to http://www.gofundme.com/ale…

9:56
The White family is friends with the Hixson Motorsports team. Along with testing today they hope to help out their friends and their recent troubles with their son Alex White. (Speed51.com photo)
9:56
Top ten as more groups head out for drafting:

1 55 Cody Coughlin 48.522
2 66 Leilani Munter 48.597
3 77A Austin Cindric 49.139
4 97G Roger Carter 49.080
5 69H Michael Lira 49.126
6 8A Patrick Staropoli 49.139
7 69 Will Kimmel 48.229
8 54 Matt Kurzejewski 49.509
9 88 John Lowinski-Loh 49.713
10 78 Mason Mitchell 49.837

 

9:55
It is not uncommon to see drivers and their crews lined up along pit road, checking various components of the car\’s set-up. (Speed51.com photo)
9:55
Will Kimmel has hit the track for the first time this weekend and risen into the top ten.
9:50
Matt Kurzejewski (left) talks things over after his first run of the morning. (Speed51.com photo)
9:44
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9:44
9:41
A complete rundown just over 30 minutes in:

1 55 Cody Coughlin 48.560
2 66 Leilani Munter 48.597
3 69H Michael Lira 49.126
4 8A Patrick Staropoli 49.139
5 77A Austin Cindric 49.304
6 54 Matt Kurzejewski 49.509
7 78 Mason Mitchell 49.837
8 68A David Levine 49.867
9 57B Bryan Dauzat 49.961
10 03A Rick Clifton 50.164
11 75A Ginny Quinones 50.241
12 7 Willie Mullins 50.251
13 97G Gene Paul 50.364
14 57C Robert French 50.733
15 42 Bo LeMastus 50.754
9:40
Yesterday Cindric was also a worthy component, at one point holding P1 before Staropoli dominated the chart. (Speed51.com photo)
9:39
We have not seen any ‘active’ Cup drivers here yet.
9:39
Comment From JimLynchinPa

See any Cup guys there?

9:36
Austin Cindirc has now moved into the top five:

1 55 Cody Coughlin 48.560
2 66 Leilani Munter 48.597
3 69H Michael Lira 49.126
4 8A Patrick Staropoli 49.139
5 77A Austin Cindric 49.304

 

9:35
We have had no sightings of Enfinger and have not heard of his plans for 2015 as of yet.
9:34
Comment From Alabama

Noticed that last years winner, Grant Enfinger, is not listed. Any word on what Grant is doing in 2015?

9:33
And just as we posted that, Cody Coughlin has jumped to the top with a lap of 48.560sec at 185.338mph.
9:33
Here are the latest times:

1 66 Leilani Munter 48.597
2 55 Cody Coughlin 49.028
3 69H Michael Lira 49.126
4 8A Patrick Staropoli 49.139
5 54 Matt Kurzejewski 49.509
6 88 John Lowinski-Loh 49.762
7 78 Mason Mitchell 49.837
8 68A David Levine 49.867
9 57B Bryan Dauzat 49.961
10 03A Rick Clifton 50.164
11 75A Ginny Quinones 50.241
12 7 Willie Mullins 50.251
13 97G Gene Paul 50.364
14 57C Robert French 51.886

 

9:33
Fans are here anxious and early including a little girl seen here waving as Munter heads out to practice. (Speed51.com photo)
9:30
9:29
Michael Lira has jumped up to P2 on the board followed by Patrick Staropoli.
9:23
We are already seeing some three-car drafts setting up early this morning.
9:20
Some early times this morning:

1 66 Leilani Munter 48.597
2 54 Matt Kurzejewski 49.509
3 88 John Lowinski-Loh 49.762
4 78 Mason Mitchell 49.837
5 68A David Levine 49.867
6 8A Patrick Staropoli 50.063
7 75A Ginny Quinones 50.241
8 97G Gene Paul 50.364

 

9:19
Leilani Munter is picking up right where she left off and has jumped to the top of the leaderboard early.
9:15
9:15
Four cars have now been on the track with Levine, John Lowinski-Loh, Ginny Quinones and Gene Paul.
9:09
Benny Chastain is another one to go out right away this morning. (Speed51.com photo)
9:08
The track is green and for the second day, David Levine is the first car on the track.
9:06
A total of 48 drivers saw seat time throughout the day of testing. Most teams told 51 that they were focused primarily on single car runs yesterday and would shift their focus to more group or draft testing today.
9:00
9:00
The announcement has been made over the P/A that the track will be open to cars at 9:05am.
8:57
Timing and scoring is set to begin in just over two minutes, though no cars are in the staging area just yet.
8:56
We can confirm two cars that took the track yesterday.
8:56
Comment From Modfan11

How many cars does Andy Seuss Motorsport have?

8:54
Three of the fastest cars from the afternoon teamed up for a late day drafting session. Bobby Gerhart (5), Leilani Munter (66) and Cody Coughlin (55). (Speed51.com photo)
8:53
Teams are already getting set for practice. (Speed51.com photo)
8:51
8:49
Delaware, Ohio’s Cody Coughlin, in the JEGS sponsored, Venturini Motorsports car was tops in the morning session with a fast lap of 48.210 averaging just over 186mph.

While Florida’s Patrick Staropoli, driving for Empire Motorsports took over the leaderboard in the afternoon session at 47.785 seconds around the 2.5 mile tri-oval.

8:46
Yesterday’s morning session was dominated by single car runs with more group, draft testing in the afternoon.
8:34
Good morning and welcome to a gorgeous morning here in Daytona Beach, Florida for day two of the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards Open Test Session at Daytona International Speedway.
8:32
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8:32
8:32
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Trackside Now: ARCA Daytona Test (Saturday) – 12/20/14