6:32
Thanks for joining us here today. Come back and see us this weekend as we’ll have action from all around the country.
6:32
That puts the closing touches on the race here today at Talladega. We want to thank Team Construction of Nashville, Tennessee is a proud supporter of today’s Speed51.comTrackside Now coverage and ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards competitor Mason Mingus.

Mingus, 18, is currently second in ARCA Racing Series points and recently earned the Ansell Pole Award in the ARCA event at Mobile (AL). For more on Brentwood, Tennessee racer Mason Mingus, visit www.masonmingusracing.com.

6:30
Frank Kimmel told the media the win means a bunch as he now has 77 and he is two behind Iggy Katona. He said he would like to gets the wins record even if it means not winning a 10th title.
6:24
Mason Mingus told the media he learned more today then he did at Daytona. He hates to finish second to Kimmel as far as the points go.
6:23
Josh Williams told the media they had three gallons left and would not have made the rest of the race.
6:09
Comment From Guest 

Thanks for the great coverage Speed 51 and congrats to Frank Kimmel and the whole 44 team! 

6:07
Frank Kimmel celebrates Dega baby! (Speed51.com Photos)
6:06
The weekend is just beginning here on Speed51.com. We have planned action tomorrow at Anderson (IN) for ARCA / CRA, in Anderson (SC) for Pro Cup and Montgomery, AL for Southenr Super Series.
6:05
“I’ll take it any way I can get it, Kimmel says in victory lane.
6:05
6:05
Kimmel will hold the ARCA points leads as the series heads to Toledo. Kimmel is a nine-time winner at Toledo as he is in search for that 10th title.  
6:04
Frank Kimmel’s car makes its way to victory lane in the rain. (Speed51.com Photos)
6:03
Unofficial ARCA Results

1 44 Frank Kimmel 73
2 32 Mason Mingus 73
3 55 Caleb Armstrong 73
4 66 Mark Thompson 73
5 30 Terry Jones 73
6 02 Josh Williams 73
7 69 John Ferrier 73
8 13 George Cushman 73
9 6 Ricky Ehrgott 73
10 54 Matt Kurzejewski 73
11 92 Brennan Newberry 73
12 10 Cody McMahan 73
13 22 Korbin Forrister 73
14 82 Sean Corr 73
15 3 Drew Charlson 73
16 90 Grant Enfinger 73
17 88 Buster Graham 73
18 94 Barry Fitzgerald 73
19 75 Benny Chastain 73
20 40 Galen Hassler 68
21 06 James Swanson 67
22 2 Thomas Praytor 65
23 34 Darrell Basham 62
24 5 Bobby Gerhart 53
25 99 Mason Mitchell 48
26 77 Tom Hessert 40
27 23 Spencer Gallagher 37
28 08 Clay Campbell 36
29 35 Milka Duno 34
30 25 Justin Boston 34
31 42 Bo LeMastus 34
32 19 Donnie Neuenberger 34
33 48 James Hylton 33
34 15 John Wes Townley 28
35 97 Roger Carter 15
36 68 Will Kimmel 4
6:00
A make-shift victory lane will be inside this garage stall. (Speed51.com Photos)
5:57
Crew chief Jeroid Prince congratulates now two-time Talladega winner Frank Kimmel. (Speed51.com Photos)
5:57
Top Five: Kimmel, Mingus, Armstrong, Thompson and Jones.
5:57
For Frank Kimmel this is his 77th career win.
5:56
This race has been cut short 21 laps by rain.
5:56
The word has come and Frank Kimmel is the winner.
5:55
Still waiting on the out come of the track drying.
5:53
4th place Mark Thompson discusses possible strategy. (Speed51.com Photos)
5:50
Frank Kimmel awaits word. (Speed51.com Photos)
5:49
Caleb Armstrong’s car is banged up, battered and bruised, but he’s third. (Speed51.com Photos)
5:49
Drivers are still in their cars.
5:48
Running Order
1. Kimmel
2. Mingus
3. Armstong
4. Thompson
5. Jones
6. Williams
7. Ferrier
8. Cushman
9. Ehrgott
10. Kurzejewski
11. McMahan
12. Newberry
13. Forrister
14. Charlston
15. Enfinger
16. Graham
17. Corr
18. Fitzgerald
19. Chastain

Those are the lead lap cars.

5:47
Cars lined up on pit road. (Speed51.com Photos)
5:45
Cars are coming to pit road and we will go under the RED FLAG for rain.
5:44
Kimmel leads Mingus, Armstrong, Thompson and Jones.
5:43
The radar looks pretty green.
5:43
YELLOW FLAG: Lap 72: Rain is the cause of this yellow.
5:43
The strongest rain of the day now being felt on pit road.
5:42
Mason Mingus’ team tells us that Frank Kimmel is holding them up. They also are reminding Mingus that he is racing for a championship and not to make a wrong move.
5:42
Kimmel leads the pack with Mingus and Armstrong in tow.
5:41
On the restart the 02 of Josh Williams goes backwards. He might have a fuel pick up problem.
5:41
GREEN FLAG: Back to racing with 71 laps in the books.
5:40
Coming to the green.
5:39
Current Running Order – Lap 70

1. Kimmel
2. Mingus
3. Armstrong
4. Thompson
5. Williams
6. Jones
7. McMahan
8. Ferrier
9. Cushman
10. Ehrgott

5:38
A splash and go for Sean Corr. (Speed51.com Photos)
5:38
Ricky Ehrgott is back to 10th after spinning out a few laps ago.
5:37
Still working caution here with 69 laps of 94 complete.
5:35
A cut right-front tire forced Chastain to pit. (Speed51.com Photos)
5:33
This is the sixth caution.
5:33
Darrell Basham pancaked the side of his 34. (Speed51.com Photos)
5:32
YELLOW FLAG: LAP 66: Thomas Praytor stops on the track after catching the wall. Darrell Basham was also in it.
5:31
Benny Chastain with an unexpected pit stop. He was 17th. (Speed51.com Photos)
5:30
Grant Enfinger had a run going in the high lane, but now he’s falling back again.
5:30
Current Running Order – Lap 65

1. Kimmel
2. Mingus
3. Armstrong
4. Thompson
5. Williams
6. Jones
7. Enfinger
8. Newberry
9. Graham
10. McMahan

5:29
Single-file. (Speed51.com Photos)
5:29
Kimmel leads Mingus, Armstrong, Thompson and Williams.
5:28
30 to go at the line.
5:28
The two lanes become one again. Armstrong to third.
5:28
Mingus goes high to block.
5:28
Jim Tretow is one of the pit reporters for the ARCA race on SPEED. (Speed51.com Photos)
5:28
Lap 63: The high lane is working again with Armstrong up front.
5:27
Kimmel leads Mingus as Williams slips back from the front two.
5:27
Armstrong looks high and tries to gain ground.
5:26
Kimmel snakes the train to the low lane.
5:26
GREEN FLAG: Back to racing with 33 laps to go.
5:25
Car owner Bob Schacht has been to Dega a time or two. (Speed51.com Photos)
5:24
Current Running Order – Lap 60

1. Kimmel
2. Mingus
3. WIlliams
4. Jones
5. Armstrong
6. Thompson
7. Newberry
8. McMahan
9. Corr
10. Ferrier

5:24
One lap to green.
5:24
Team Construction of Nashville, Tennessee is a proud supporter of today’s Speed51.comTrackside Now coverage and ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards competitor Mason Mingus.

Mingus, 18, is currently second in ARCA Racing Series points and recently earned the Ansell Pole Award in the ARCA event at Mobile (AL). For more on Brentwood, Tennessee racer Mason Mingus, visit www.masonmingusracing.com.

5:23
60 complete this time by.
5:23
We were going one lap to green, but they waved it off.
5:22
Ricky Ehrgott pits for tires. (Speed51.com Photos)
5:21
Josh Williams team just informed us they are trying to go the distance on fuel. “With as many cautions as we’ve had, we’re trying, the fuel man told us. Josh’s dad, Kevin, said he’s saved nearly 20 laps during cautions and that Josh is shutting the car off constantly. “It’s the only hope we have,” he said. “I know they are going to tear this car apart if we make it.” Josh’s mother’s response, “I’m praying for rain.”
5:20
Mingus is telling SPEED that they are close on fuel. He thinks they will make the rest of the race, but they are saving.
5:18
15 cars still on the lead lap.
5:17
Several teams still have tires, but will they take them with the weather in the area?
5:17
This is the fifth caution of the race.
5:15
YELLOW FLAG: Bobby Gerhart brings out the yellow as he was not in a 100% safe spot. This will slow things down with less the 40 laps to go.
5:15
Current Running Order – Lap 55

1. Kimmel
2. Mingus
3. Williams
4. Jones
5. Armstrong
6. Thompson
7. Newberry
8. McMahan
9. Corr
10. Ferrier

5:14
Comment From Montgomery Motorhead

Good Luck to Grant Enfinger in todays ARCA race at Talladega. 

5:14
Lap 55: Bobby Gerhart has pulled off on the back stretch. He is not off the track, but is safe for now. They lost an engine.
5:14
Comment From Old Man Richard

Speed/51 can you give us and idea – what’s on tap for the rest of the weekend == Gerhart hang in there – Give it your best shot == James Hylton thank’s == Conyers, Ga. == 

5:14
Comment From Rhonda

Go Mason Mingus !!!!! 

5:13
Kimmel leads Mingus, Williams, Jones, Armstrong and Thompson.
5:13
Bobby Gerhart is slow on the track.
5:13
The Joe Shear Classic 100, May 4-5 at Wisconsin’s Madison International Speedway will kick off the 2013 ARCA Midwest Tour point season. It’s one of the highlights on the ARCAMT schedule each year as Super Late Model racers from throughout the Midwest and beyond battle on the high banks of Madison to honor a Midwestern short track racing legend, Joe Shear. Fans and racers can get more information on the Madison International Speedway Joe Shear Classic 100 for the ARCA Midwest Tour, visit www.madisoninternationalspeedway.com.

5:12
Rain drops are pretty heavy on pitroad.
5:12
The front six have broken away.
5:12
Kimmel still leads the train over Mason Mingus.
5:11
Grant Enfinger is up to 11th after being in the big yellow.
5:11
Kevin Williams watches his son, Josh, race at the front of this field. (Speed51.com Photos)
5:11
Lap 51: The pack snakes back by the main grandstand.
5:10
Terry Jones is into the top five in fourth.
5:10
Current Running Order – Lap 50

1. Kimmel
2. Mingus
3. Williams
4. Jones
5. Armstrong
6. Kurzejewski
7. Thompson
8. Corr
9. Newberry
10. Gerhart

5:10
Williams still rides third.
5:09
Lap 49: Kimmel leads Mingus as the front two break away.
5:09
Mitchell limps back to the pits.
5:09
Off the next turn the 99 of Mason Mitchell pounds the wall. Still no yellow.
5:08
On the start Ricky Ehrgott spins. No yellow.
5:07
GREEN FLAG: Back to racing on lap 48: Kimmel leads the pack to turn one.
5:06
One lap to green. The race is now past halfway.
5:06
Grant Enfinger is back up to 14th.
5:05
Kimmel and Mingus are one and two in the points and one and two on the track.
5:05
5:05
Frank Kimmel’s crew chief Jeroid Prince (right) and car chief Rich Luches. (Speed51.com Photos)
5:04
Williams and Praytor have not pitted yet.
5:03
Current Running Order – Lap 45

1. Kimmel
2. Mingus
3. Williams
4. Ehrgott
5. Kurzejewski
6. Jones
7. Praytor
8. McMahan
9. Thompson
10. Corr

5:03
We are coming back to 46 and the next time by will be 47.
5:03
YELLOW FLAG: Debris in the tri-oval.
5:02
Lap 45: Two laps to halfway as the drops are all around the track.
5:02
Williams falls into line in third.
5:01
FOX Sports’ Ray Dunlap. (Speed51.com Photos)
5:01
Kimmel and Mingus are one and two.
5:01
Lap 44: Frank Kimmel goes high and takes the lead.
5:01
Ricky Ehgott is up to sixth.
5:00
Lap 43: : Willams leads Kimmel and Mingus is third.
5:00
Lap 42: Three and four wide behind the pack.
4:59
Lap 42: Williams clears the pack by a good margin.
4:58
GREEN FLAG: Lap 41: Josh Williams tries to hold off Frank Kimmel.
4:58
The pit-sign for Brennan Newberry. (Speed51.com Photos)
4:58
Cars are single file on the back stretch as we get set to go green.
4:57
Mark Thompson is up to sixth after starting 33rd.
4:56
One lap to green.
4:56
Raindrops still being felt on pitroad.
4:55
Enfinger is the last car on the lead lap.
4:55
This will leave us with 17 cars on the lead lap.
4:54
Water spewing from the 40 of Galen Hassler. (Speed51.com Photos)
4:54
38 laps complete.
4:53
SPEED is saying 14 cars were in it and all four Venturini Motorsports cars.
4:52
Top Five: Williams, Kimmel, Kurzejewski, Thomas Praytor and Mason Mingus.
4:51
Galen Hassler and Clay Campbell were also in the wreck.
4:51
Fixing left rear quarter panel damage on Korbin Forrister #22. (Speed51.com Photos)
4:50
Add George Cushman to the wreck.
4:49
Donnie Neuenberger was also in it.
4:49
Milka Duno went below the yellow line and shot up the track and took the 2 of Thomas Praytor out. That triggered a wreck that collected 15 plus cars.
4:49
Justin Boston brings the 25 to the garage. (Speed51.com Photos)
4:47
Mason Mitchell has damage.
4:46
James Hylton, Grant Enfinger, Tom Hesset III, Bo LeMastus, Justin Boston, Drew Charlson, Spencer Gallagher, and others.
4:46
The restart. (Speed51.com Photos)
4:45
YELLOW FLAG: Multi car wreck in the first turn.
4:45
Right on the start Frank Kimmel goes to second as they wreck behind him.
4:44
GREEN FLAG: Back to racing with 34 in the books.
4:43
This restart could be a bit wild.
4:43
Just as we say that we get one lap to green.
4:42
There are some drops out there in turn one.
4:41
Bobby Gerhart’s crew chief and brother, Billy. (Speed51.com Photos)
4:41
4:41
For Mingus to be ninth after that pit issue is pretty impressive.
4:40
32 laps in the books.
4:39
Bobby Gerhart has been on and off pit road to fix some minor damage he got in that last deal.
4:39
It is now raining in the pit road area.
4:39
Chastain pitted out of the top three.
4:39
Justin Boston’s pitstop. (Speed51.com Photos)
4:38
Matt Kurzejewski is fifth. Duno came out sixth, Enfinger, Mitchell, Newberry, Mingus and Boston.
4:38
Current Running Order – after pit stops on lap 31

1. Williams
2. Chastain
3. Praytor
4. Kimmel
5. Kurzejewski
6. Duno
7. Enfinger
8. Mitchell
9. Newberry
10. Mingus

4:37
ARCA official tells Mason Mingus to back up after he over-shot his pit stall. (Speed51.com Photos)
4:37
Top 5: Josh Williams, Benny Chastain, Thomas Praytor and Frank Kimmel.
4:36
Mason Mingus slid past his box and will come out several spots back.
4:36
Lot of fuel only stop.
4:36
Current Running Order – Lap 30

1. Kimmel
2. Enfinger
3. Mingus
4. Duno
5. Mitchell
6. Corr
7. Gerhart
8. Newberry
9. Kurzejewski
10. Armstrong

4:36
John Wes Townley’s team reacts after the crash. (Speed51.com Photos)
4:35
Josh Williams is shown as the leader as the cars flash by the starting line.
4:35
Leaders pit. Kimmel, Enfinger, Mingus and Duno pit.
4:35
Duno shot up the track to avoid a lap car. She would have run over the lap car and could have triggered a huge wreck.
4:34
Milka Duno and John Wes Townley made contact.
4:33
We could have pit stops among the leaders.
4:33
Window net is down, the driver is ok.
4:33
YELLOW FLAG: John Wes Townley slams the wall going into turn one.
4:32
The outsdie lane looks to be a way to pass with the right players.
4:31
Top Five: Kimmel leads Enfinger, Mingus, Duno and Townley.
4:31
Cathy Venturini keeps lap times for Justin Boston. (Speed51.com Photos)
4:31
Lap 26: We said Sean Corr had fallen back, but it was another car. Corr runs fifth.
4:30
Mason Mingus’ dad, Donnie, watches his son at Talladega. (Speed51.com Photos)
4:30
the front 18 cars have broken away from the pack.
4:29
Korbin Forrister is coming to pit road with some damage.
4:29
Lap 25: Kimmel dropped down, but the outside lane is coming again.
4:28
In all his years Kimmel has only won here once.
4:28
Bobby Gerhart is up to eighth after starting 35th.
4:28
Lap 24: Kimmel leads Enfinger, Townley and Mingus.
4:27
Caleb Armstrong reporting oil on the windshield making it difficult to see.
4:27
Spencer Gallagher is running hot back in the pack.
4:27
Paul Andrews (front) and son, Tim, atop the pitbox for Tom Hessert. (Speed51.com Photos)
4:27
Lap 23: Frank Kimmel rides the high line to the lead.
4:26
the pack shifts around a lap car.
4:26
Lap 22: Kimmel inches out in front of Enfinger.
4:25
Current Running Order – Lap 20

1. Enfinger
2. Mingus
3. Duno
4. Kimmel
5. Townley
6. Mitchell
7. Corr
8. Boston
9. Gerhart
10. Armstrong

4:25
Lap 20: From the outside Frank Kimmel charges to take second. Kimmel was secon by 0.017.
4:25
Mason Mingus leads the field. (Speed51.com Photos)
4:24
Enfinger leads Mingus, Kimmel, Townley and Duno.
4:24
Lap 19: Enfinger crosses over and takes the lead. Frank Kimmel came to fourth in this run.
4:23
4:23
By 0.015 Mingus led that last lap. Enfinger charges from the high side to the lead.
4:23
Two-by-two some 15 rows deep.
4:23
Mingus leads as Enfinger pulls even.
4:22
Lap 18: Enfinger is along side the second place car. Enfinger is looking for the lead.
4:22
Lap 16: Duno keeps peaking out of line. Outside is coming hard.
4:21
The high lane with Grant Enfinger at the points is up to fifth.
4:21
Current Running Order – Lap 15

1.  Mingus
2. Duno
3. Mitchell
4. Boston
5. Armstrong
6. Gallagher
7. Newberry
8. Graham
9. Enfinger
10. Charlson

4:21
Lap 16: Mingus leads Duno, and Mitchell.
4:21
Lap 15: The outside line is charging forward as Townley cracks the top 10.
4:20
John Wes Townley is up to 13th.
4:19
31 cars still on the lead lap.
4:19
Lap 14: Tom Hesset III just got kicked wide and lost several spots.
4:18
The front pack stays single file.
4:18
Lap 12: Mingus leads Duno and Mitchell.
4:17
Frank Kimmel comes to ninth.
4:17
The second pack has a bunch of players as Kimmel, Townley ans Corr work forward.
4:16
Lap 10: Enfinger has not been able to get down and keeps sliding back.
4:16
Current Running Order – Lap 10

1. Mingus
2. Duno
3. Mitchell
4. Boston
5. Armstrong
6. Gallagher
7. Enfinger
8. Newberry
9. Hessert
10. Graham

4:16
Lap 9: Big shake up of turn two as the pack snakes around for spots third on back.
4:15
4:15
Enfinger got hung out to dry.
4:14
Lap 8: Mingus leads Duno and Mitchell.
4:14
Lead Change: Mason Mingus goes to the lead.
4:14
Top Five: Duno, Mingus, Enfinger, Mitchell and Boston.
4:13
Lap 6: Townley is up to 21st.
4:13
Lap 5: Still watching John Wes Townley work his way forward.
4:12
Kimmel never got going and rides 12th.
4:11
Lap 5: Duno leads Mingus, and Enfinger.
4:11
Kimmel has help and we will see how far he goes.
4:11
Behind the leader Frank Kimmel got a heck of a start.
4:10
GREEN FLAG: Lap 4: Back to racing.
4:10
Coming back to the restart.
4:09
Working the yellow here on the third lap.
4:07
Bobby Gerhart is already up to the 27th spot. He started 35th.
4:06
LAP 2: YELLOW FLAG: Debris on the track.
4:06
Lap 2: The pack comes back to Duno as they are two-by-two behind the pole sitter.
4:05
Lap 1: Duno leads lap one over Enfinger and Mingus.
4:05
Lap 1: Milka Duno will hold the lead to turn three.
4:04
Lap 1: Side-by-side for the lead.
4:04
GREEN FLAG: We are racing here at Talladega.
4:03
Field is in three and four.
4:03
Coming to the green.
4:01
This is the biggest track Speed51.com has every done Trackside Now at.
4:00
The pace car is still taking the field around the track.
3:57
There is weather coming to the area so lap 47 could be the money lap. Teams will have to pit for fuel at some point and we are thinking that it will be a two-stop race.
3:56
Cars are rolling on the speedway.
3:54
Starting Lineup for the International Motorsports Hall of Fame 250
1 35 Milka Duno
2 32 Mason Mingus
3 90 Grant Enfinger
4 25 Justin Boston
5 55 Caleb Armstrong
6 99 Mason Mitchell
7 23 Spencer Gallagher
8 3 Drew Charlson
9 92 Brennan Newberry
10 42 Bo LeMastus
11 44 Frank Kimmel
12 77 Tom Hessert
13 82 Sean Corr
14 88 Buster Graham
15 6 Ricky Ehrgott
16 68 Will Kimmel
17 08 Josh Williams
18 13 George Cushman
19 08 Clay Campbell
20 19 Donnie Neuenberger
21 10 Cody McMahan
22 54 Matt Kurzejewski
23 69 John Ferrier
24 30 Terry Jones
25 2 Thomas Praytor
26 34 Darrell Basham
27 40 Galen Hassler
28 97 Roger Carter
29 94 Barry Fitzgerald
30 15 John Wes Townley
31 48 James Hylton
32 22 Korbin Forrister
33 66 Mark Thompson
34 06 James Swanson
35 5 Bobby Gerhart
36 75 Benny Chastain
3:54
The first lap by the field will wave to the fans.
3:53
Engines have fired.
3:53
This is the fourth race of the 2013 season. We have had three different winners so far.
3:52
The cars will be rolling of soon for the ARCA race.
3:48
Milka Duno will start from the pole for today’s race.
3:46
Pre-race ceremonies are underway.
3:45
Bobby Gerhart and John Wes Townley will be charging from the back as they will start 30th and 35th.
3:44
We spoke to Bobby Gerhart this morning at Talladega and he was still upset about his time being disallowed yesterday in post-qualifying tech. Initially we asked him about what they found wrong with his car.

“I think they didn’t like the color,” replied Gerhart, a former winner at Talladega.

According to Gerhart, ARCA did not like how the right-front spring sat in the helix early in the day yesterday, so his team fixed it according to how the series officials wanted it done.

After qualifying ARCA found the infraction and penalized Gerhart. It involved the same issue that was reportedly told to the teams earlier.

“I’m done,” said Gerhart, an eight-time ARCA winner at Daytona Int’l Speedway. “I’m not happy and the only way to show my displeasure is to not show up. I’ll race somewhere else.”

Gerhart planned to race in 12 events this year.

3:42
We were just told that John Wes Townley will run the Nationwide race tomorrow in the number 10 car. So he will have the chance to do double duty.
3:40
We spoke to Jim Tretow who will be on pit road for the ARCA show live on SPEED later today. He said he thinks the 90 of Grant Enfinger could be the one to watch today. We will have to see as 35 other cars will have something to say about that.
3:36

The stars of the ARCA CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS will take on the tough Berlin Raceway on Saturday, May 11 competing in a 125-lap main event. There will also be a full racing program.  Plus $1 beer and $1 hot dogs.

For more information, please visit www.cra-racing.com or www.berlinraceway.com.   

3:34
Starting Lineup for the International Motorsports Hall of Fame 250
1 35 Milka Duno
2 32 Mason Mingus
3 90 Grant Enfinger
4 25 Justin Boston
5 55 Caleb Armstrong
6 99 Mason Mitchell
7 23 Spencer Gallagher
8 3 Drew Charlson
9 92 Brennan Newberry
10 42 Bo LeMastus
11 44 Frank Kimmel
12 77 Tom Hessert
13 82 Sean Corr
14 88 Buster Graham
15 6 Ricky Ehrgott
16 68 Will Kimmel
17 08 Josh Williams
18 13 George Cushman
19 08 Clay Campbell
20 19 Donnie Neuenberger
21 10 Cody McMahan
22 54 Matt Kurzejewski
23 69 John Ferrier
24 30 Terry Jones
25 2 Thomas Praytor
26 34 Darrell Basham
27 40 Galen Hassler
28 97 Roger Carter
29 94 Barry Fitzgerald
30 15 John Wes Townley
31 48 James Hylton
32 22 Korbin Forrister
33 66 Mark Thompson
34 06 James Swanson
35 5 Bobby Gerhart
36 75 Benny Chastain
3:23
ARCA cars are getting ready to be staged. (Speed51.com Photo)
3:16
We are 15 minutes from driver intros.
3:14

The best of the Midwest Weekly Warriors will get together on Memorial Day for a classic battle on Wisconsin’s Columbus 151 Speedway bullring in a 78-lap feature event. This will be the second event of the season for the Big 8 Series Late Models featuring the best Limited Late Model drivers. The Great Northern Sportsman Series and Bandit Blast will also be competing on Monday, May 27 starting at 2pm.

Columbus 151 Speedway is located between Columbus and Sun Prairie, WI off of Hwy. 151. Check out www.big8series.com or www.columbus151.com for more information.  

3:13
Current ARCA Racing Series Standings
After Three Events

1. Frank Kimmel 630
2.  Mason Mingus 600
3.  Tom Hessert 575
4.  Mason Mitchell 505
5. Justin Boston 480
6.  Grant Enfinger 475
7.  Spencer Gallagher 470
8.  Milka Duno  460
9.  Roger Carter 420
10. Bo LeMastus 420

3:10
A young fan meets Frank Kimmel earlier today. (Speed51.com Photi
3:06
Just to look back if you are just joining us: Four ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards teams were penalized for post-qualifying technical inspection violations after Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell at Talladega Superspeedway Thursday, May 2. Each of the four teams had their qualifying times/speeds disallowed based on the violations of rules and procedures specified in the 3-1-13 ARCA Technical Bulletin related to the event.

The Cunningham Motorsports #22 driven by Korbin Forrister and the Turner Scott Motorsports #66 driven by Mark Thompson failed to meet minimum rear quarter panel height as referenced in item 13.

The Bobby Gerhart Racing #5 driven by Bobby Gerhart and the Venturini Motorsports #15 driven by John Wes Townley had unapproved suspension mounting/placement as referenced in items 17, 18 and/or 19.

All four teams earned provisional starting positions for the International Motorsports Hall of Fame 250 scheduled for 4 p.m. Central Friday, May 3. – ARCA PR

3:04
Comment From RePete 

It’s a darn shame Brandon McReynolds isn’t in this race…or any race this weekend, for that matter. Kid’s a dang wheelman. Proved it last year and proves it every time he runs anything. 

3:04
Comment From Montgomery Motorhead 

Good Luck to Grant Enfinger in the ARCA race at Talladega today. 

3:02
Lots of people are here to check out Talladega this weekend. NASCAR K&N East Series driver and former ARCA competitor Kenzie Ruston was hanging out in the garage area today. (Speed51.com Photo)
2:58
Comment From Old Man Richard 

Thank’s for the coverage Speed/51 == You help make our weekend == Thanks to all the Driver’s & Teams – The Track & Staff – And especially the Sponsor’s – Who make this possibale for us fans at home == Everyone have a safe weekend & race == Thanks == A racing nut == Conyers , Ga. == 

2:58
Comment From Kaitlyn 

LETS GO MASON MINGUS!!!! 

2:56
It’s the most prestigious Outlaw Super Late Model event in the country and it’s back for a 21st time at Michigan’s Kalamazoo Speedway…it’s the Kalamazoo Klash!  The Klash brings in the best Outlaw talents from the Midwest plus invaders from all around the country to battle in the event that annually packs the Kalamazoo Speedway grandstands.  For more on the Kalamazoo Klash XXI, visit www.kalamazoospeedway.com.
2:55
We spoke with Grant Enfinger who has already won an ARCA race in the state of Alabama this year at Mobile.  Enfinger said that was such a  great day and he hopes to win another one here at Talladega and sweep his home state.  Enfinger has been third and sixth here in the past.
2:48
Mason Mingus will roll from the outside of the front row. (Speed51.com Photo)
2:44
Good information.  There is a lot of ARCA history here at Talladega.
2:43
Comment From 2 Fan 

Grant Adcox would have won 6 straight if he hadnt been caught up in a wreck in the spring race in 88. 

2:40
The ARCA track qualfying record here is 205.432 MPH back in May of 1987.  There was some buzz in the media center as the NASCAR Sprint Cup cars almost hit 200 MPH in the first practice.
2:33
an unprecedented triple-header of Super Late Model action North of the Border in 2013…the Autobus La Quebecois Triple Crown at the Autodrome Chaudiere in Valley Junction, Quebec in 2013.   The Autobus La Quebecois Triple Crown will pit the best Super Late Model drivers from across North America in a series of three events with a purse totaling $135,000.   And, as an added bonus, drivers who compete in all three Triple Crown events will vie for their share of a bonus points fund totaling $30,000.    Round 1 will be a 150 lapper on May 18, 2013 and will double as the Autodrome Chaudiere season opener.   Round 2 will be staged on August 6, 2013 and will feature NASCAR star Kyle Busch competing at Chaudiere.   The final round will be a 200 lap race on September 7, 2013.   It will be pay $10,000 to win and will pay $100 per lap to the race leader, a total of $20,000 in guaranteed lap leader money. 
2:32
Previous winners here at Talladega in ARCA
10/29/1969 Jim Vandiver
4/11/1970 Ramo Stott
6/14/1970 Ramo Stott
5/3/1975 Jim Vandiver
5/1/1976 Johnny Halford
8/6/1977 Ron Hutcherson
8/5/1978 Bruce Hill
8/4/1979 Sandy Satullo
8/2/1980 Billie Harvey
8/1/1981 Mark Martin
5/1/1982 Jim Vaughan
7/31/1982 Rick Roland
4/30/1983 Davey Allison
7/30/1983 Davey Allison
5/5/1984 Davey Allison
7/28/1984 Red Farmer
5/4/1985 Davey Allison
7/27/1985 Rain Out
5/3/1986 Grant Adcox
7/26/1986 Grant Adcox
5/2/1987 Grant Adcox
7/25/1987 Grant Adcox
4/30/1988 Red Farmer
7/30/1988 Grant Adcox
5/6/1989 Tracy Leslie
7/29/1989 Tracy Leslie
5/5/1990 Jimmy Horton
7/28/1990 Charlie Glotzbach
5/4/1991 Jimmy Horton
7/27/1991 Charlie Glotzbach
5/2/1992 Charlie Glotzbach
5/1/1993 Tim Steele
4/30/1994 Jeff Purvis
4/29/1995 Mike Wallace
4/27/1996 Tim Steele
10/11/1997 Tim Steele
10/10/1998 Tim Steele
10/16/1999 Bob Strait
10/14/2000 David Keith
10/20/2001 Bobby Gerhart
10/5/2002 Keith Segars
9/27/2003 Paul Menard
10/2/2004 Blake Feese
10/1/2005 Kraig Kinser
10/6/2006 Frank Kimmel
10/5/2007 Michael Annett
10/3/2008 Justin Allgaier
4/24/2009 Justin Lofton
4/23/2010 Dakoda Armstrong
4/15/2011 Ty Dillon
5/4/2012 Brandon McReynolds
2:28
Tom Hessert III is going for two wins in a row after winning Salem. (Speed51.com Photo)
2:25
Team Construction of Nashville, Tennessee is a proud supporter of today’s Speed51.comTrackside Now coverage and ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards competitor Mason Mingus.

Mingus, 18, is currently second in ARCA Racing Series points and recently earned the Ansell Pole Award in the ARCA event at Mobile (AL). For more on Brentwood, Tennessee racer Mason Mingus, visit www.masonmingusracing.com.

2:21
There will be one more Sprint Cup practice before the ARCA race.
2:19
Sprint Cup racer Denny Hamlin practices climbing out of the roof hatch under NASCAR supervision at Talladega to prep for Sunday’s driver swap with Brian Vickers. (Speed51.com Photos)
2:14
Driver intros will be next to their cars on the grid.
2:11
There will be no free pass under 10 laps and restarts will be single file.
2:07
The drivers were also told to come across two-by-two for a nice clean start of the race.
2:06
This is an eight tire race. You can not pit or add fuel before the start of the race. Teams that do will be sent to the tail. 
2:05
The first order of business was to honor James Hylton who is making his final Talladega start today. He won the cup race here in 1972.
2:00
The meeting is underway.
1:51
Drivers are on their way to the pre-race meeting. It starts at 2pm.
1:36
We spoke to Bobby Gerhart this morning at Talladega and he was still upset about his time being disallowed yesterday in post-qualifying tech. Initially we asked him about what they found wrong with his car.

“I think they didn’t like the color,” replied Gerhart, a former winner at Talladega.

According to Gerhart, ARCA did not like how the right-front spring sat in the helix early in the day yesterday, so his team fixed it according to how the series officials wanted it done.

After qualifying ARCA found the infraction and penalized Gerhart. It involved the same issue that was reportedly told to the teams earlier.

“I’m done,” said Gerhart, an eight-time ARCA winner at Daytona Int’l Speedway. “I’m not happy and the only way to show my displeasure is to not show up. I’ll race somewhere else.”

Gerhart planned to race in 12 events this year.

1:25
He was so close last week, but he’ll have another shot today. Spencer Gallager will start seventh. (Speed51.com Photo)
1:21
Breaking news in the media center. John Wes Townley has been disqualified from Nationwide Series qualifying. Post-qualifying tech uncovered that the left front was too low. Townley will now not be in the Nationwide race here at Talladega. He will still be running the ARCA show as he will roll off 30th.
1:15
One of the most prestigious Super Late Model events in the country celebrates its 30th running in 2013. It’s the World Crown 300 at Jefferson, Georgia’s Gresham Motorsports Park. The World Crown winners’ list reads like a who’s-who in short track racing and drivers from throughout the country will try to etch their name into World Crown history on July 4 in the 30th annual running of the 300-lap event. For more details on the 30th Annual World Crown 300 at Gresham Motorsports Park, visit www.racegmp.com
1:00
Fans are getting a chance to get autographs from their favorite ARCA drivers in the garage area.
12:46
Teams going into the tech line. (Speed51.com Photo)
12:19
Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell starts 19th. (Speed51.com Photos)
12:18
We are going to stand down for about 20 minutes to refuel for the afternoon ahead. We’ll be back on the keys shortly.
12:17
Before we get to racing here today the NASCAR teams will have the track for the better part of the afternoon. Several drivers that are running in Nationwide and Sprint Cup learned in the ARCA Series. We’ll fill you in on how some of them do today.
12:10
Today will be the 52nd race here at Talladega for the ARCA Series.
12:03
Speaking of Frank Kimmel, he will be making his 453rd start here today at Talladega. The front 10 in the lineup have only made a total of 138 starts. Kimmel is the senior driver here today as far as starts go.

Drivers with the most starts in the field:

Frank Kimmel 452
Darrell Basham 286
Bobby Gerhart 279
James Hylton 156
Tom Hessert 101

12:02
Frank Kimmel threw out the first pitch at Wednesday’s Birmingham Barons minor league baseball game.  Kimmel was the 2006 ARCA winner at Talladega.
11:59
Former Daytona 500 winner Geoff Bodine is serving as driving coach and spotter for Bo LeMastus, who will start tenth.
11:58
Milka Duno, who will start on the pole for today’s race, had a career-best eighth place finish last week on the high-banked short track of Salem Speedway in Indiana.
11:54
Roger Carter (#97) is tenth in points and will start 28th. (Speed51.com Photos)
11:54
Mother Nature intervened for the original April 13 race date, but don’t miss out when the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS starts off its season at Anderson Speedway (IN) on May 4 with the Sell It Again, Sam! 125 presented by Great Deals Magazine. The short track gladiators of the ARCA/CRA Super Series will battle for 125 laps in one of the most anticipated early-season Super Late Model events.  For more details, entry forms for racers and more, visit www.andersonspeedway.com.
11:48
Matt Kurzejewski looks at his car. He will start 22nd. (Speed51.com Photos)
11:46
Remaining Schedule for ARCA Racing Series
Talladega Superspeedway – May 3, 2013

12:00 PM Pre-Race Tech In-Line Time
12:00-1:00 PM Open Garage for Fans
1:30 PM Chapel Service
2:00 PM ARCA Racing Series Driver, Spotter and Crew Chief Meeting
3:00 PM ARCA Racing Series Registration Closes
3:30 PM ARCA Racing Series Driver Introduction
4:00 PM Start of the Int’l Motorsports Hall of Fame 250
(250 miles / 94 laps)
11:44
The NASCAR Nationwide Series cars are now qualifying at Talladega Superspeedway.
11:43
Mason Mingus is second in ARCA Racing Series points and leading the SCOTT Rookie Challenge entering the fourth event of the season.

“I’m really excited to go to Talladega,” said Mingus, who comes through the ARCA CRA Super Series ranks. “I have learned a lot about speedway racing between Daytona and the Talladega test. It (Talladega) drives very similar to Daytona and we had a pretty good car there.”

Mingus finished 7th at Daytona in February.

11:38
A little fine-tuning on Caleb Armstrong’s 55 for Venturini Motorsports. (Speed51.com Photos)
11:37
Be there when the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour visits Missouri’s only asphalt oval, Lebanon I-44 Speedway, for the Mercy Lebanon Masters of the Pros on Saturday, May 18th. The event will pay a minimum of $8,000 to win with $600 to start, highlighted by the winner receiving a signature green jacket similar to the one donned by the champion of golf’s The Masters event. The Mercy Lebanon Masters of the Pros 144 will be the first headline touring series event on the track’s schedule, which also has the track’s first-ever NASCAR K&N Pro Series West visit on Sunday, June 9. For a detailed schedule and more, visit www.i44speedway.net.
11:37
11:36
Drew Charlson starts eighth in today’s IMHoF 250. He finished second to Bobby Gerhart at Daytona Int’l Speedway in 2012.
11:35
Starting Lineup for the International Motorsports Hall of Fame 250
1 35 Milka Duno
2 32 Mason Mingus
3 90 Grant Enfinger
4 25 Justin Boston
5 55 Caleb Armstrong
6 99 Mason Mitchell
7 23 Spencer Gallagher
8 3 Drew Charlson
9 92 Brennan Newberry
10 42 Bo LeMastus
11 44 Frank Kimmel
12 77 Tom Hessert
13 82 Sean Corr
14 88 Buster Graham
15 6 Ricky Ehrgott
16 68 Will Kimmel
17 2 Josh Williams
18 13 George Cushman
19 8 Clay Campbell
20 19 Donnie Neuenberger
21 10 Cody McMahan
22 54 Matt Kurzejewski
23 69 John Ferrier
24 30 Terry Jones
25 2 Thomas Praytor
26 34 Darrell Basham
27 40 Galen Hassler
28 97 Roger Carter
29 94 Barry Fitzgerald
30 15 John Wes Townley
31 48 James Hylton
32 22 Korbin Forrister
33 66 Mark Thompson
34 6 James Swanson
35 5 Bobby Gerhart
36 75 Benny Chastain
11:34
The latest we were told is that Kyle Busch was seeing if his schedule will allow him to participate once again this year. Please stay tuned to Speed51.com for more details.
11:34
Comment From william 

hi,is kyle busch participating in this years rowdy 251?planning on making the trip again this year. 

11:26
Prep on the 92 of Brennan Newberry. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver will start 9th. (Speed51.com Photos)
11:20
One of the premier events on the 2013 Berlin Raceway schedule will take place on June 14-15 with the annual running of the Rowdy 251 for the ARCA CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS. There will be two nights of racing with the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour 100 on Friday, June 14 and the Rowdy 251 on Saturday, June 15.

Tickets are on sale now by visiting www.berlinraceway.com. For more information about the ARCA CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS and the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour, please visit www.cra-racing.com.

11:16
Bobby Gerhart’s time was disallowed in post-qualifying tech and he was displeased about it. Scroll through our coverage to see more.
11:16
Comment From kid12369 

what happwn to gerhart 

11:14
Tom Hessert’s 77 led practice. (Speed51.com Photos)
11:10
Spencer Gallagher will start 7th today at Talladega Superspeedway. He scored a career-best second place finish Sunday on the high-banked short track of Salem Speedway in Indiana.
11:08
Ricky Ehrgott’s #6 was one of the cars that practiced today. (Speed51.com Photos)
11:07
James Hylton will be making his final career start at Talladega Superspeedway. The 70-something driver won here in 1972 in a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event. He announced in February that 2013 is his farewell tour.
11:05
Team Construction of Nashville, Tennessee is a proud supporter of today’s Speed51.com Trackside Now coverage and ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards competitor Mason Mingus.

Mingus, 18, is currently second in ARCA Racing Series points and recently earned the Ansell Pole Award in the ARCA event at Mobile (AL). For more on Brentwood, Tennessee racer Mason Mingus, visit www.masonmingusracing.com.

11:04
Final Practice Speeds – Talladega Superspeedway
ARCA Racing Series – May 3, 2013

Driver Speed (mph)
1. Tom Hessert 178.940
2. Drew Charlson 178.118
3. Korbin Forrister 177.916
4. Ricky Ehrgott 175.797
5. Cody McMahan 175.655
6.  Terry Jones 173.484
7.  Benny Chastain 172.267
8.  Thomas Praytor 170.908

10:58
Final practice is now complete for the ARCA Racing Series. Only eight cars took to Talladega Superspeedway with Tom Hessert the fastest at 178.94 mph.
10:55
Brandon McReynolds is the defending winner of this ARCA event at Talladega, but he does not have a ride for this race. McReynolds told us recently that he is still trying to put together some races for this season. He is currently driving part-time for Bill McAnally in NASCAR’s K&N Pro Series
10:54
Sean Corr’s car (starts 16th) has been in the pit area this entire practice. (Speed51.com Photos)
10:51
Only five minutes remain in ARCA Racing Series final practice at Talladega and only eight cars have hit the racetrack. The track is quiet as we speak.
10:51
SPEED is broadcasting five of the first eight ARCA Racing Series events of the 2013 season and ten races in all. The next event will be at Toledo Speedway in Ohio on May 19th.
10:49
In addition to our coverage on Speed51.com presented by JEGS, television network SPEED will broadcast the International Motorsports Hall of Fame 250 live from Talladega Superspeedway today at 4pm CT. It is SPEED’s 200th ARCA broadcast.  Speed51.comowner Bob Dillner has served as play-by-play and pit-road reporter for many of those.
10:47
Matt Kenseth, David Ragan, Kenny Wallace, Joe & John Hunter Nemechek and more will join ARCA Midwest Tour regulars Jonathan Eilen, Nathan Haseleu, Dan Fredrickson, and others in a 150-lap Super Late Model event on the historic Milwaukee Mile to benefit the MACC Fund on July 8-9. Last year, Travis Sauter held off Chase Elliott to win the Howie Lettow Memorial 150 event.

There will be a special pre-race party on Monday, July 8 featuring music from 38 Special. Tickets are on sale now at www.arcafest.com.

10:44
Ten minutes remain in ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards Final Practice at Talladega Superspeedway in AL.
10:41
Just to clarify, Bobby Gerhart will race today at Talladega, but vows not to return to the series after this event.
10:39
Gerhart’s team works on the right-front of the car today after yesterday’s infraction. Notice the spring on the ground by the car. (Speed51.com Photos)
10:36
We spoke to Bobby Gerhart this morning at Talladega and he was still upset about his time being disallowed yesterday in post-qualifying tech. Initially we asked him about what they found wrong with his car.

“I think they didn’t like the color,” replied Gerhart, a former winner at Talladega.

According to Gerhart, ARCA did not like how the right-front spring sat in the helix early in the day yesterday, so his team fixed it according to how the series officials wanted it done.

After qualifying ARCA found the infraction and penalized Gerhart. It involved the same issue that was reportedly told to the teams earlier.

“I’m done,” said Gerhart, an eight-time ARCA winner at Daytona Int’l Speedway. “I’m not happy and the only way to show my displeasure is to not show up. I’ll race somewhere else.”

Gerhart planned to race in 12 events this year.

10:32
With eight cars participating in practice to this point, Tom Hessert is fastest with a speed of 177.097.
10:29
Racing Electronics is at Talladega to service all the ARCA teams’ needs. (Speed51.com Photos)
10:28
Drew Charlson, Korbin Forrister, Tom Hessert, Ricky Ehrgott, Cody McMahan and Thomas Praytor are now on-track.
10:17
Tom Hessert (left) told us he will practice in the draft today. (Speed51.com Photos)
10:16
Chastain has completed four laps, but is the only car on the track.
10:13
Benny Chastain, in the Bob Schact Motorsports 75, is the first car on the track.
10:13
We suggest you open another window on your computer to see live timing and scoring on your computer through http://timing1.arcaracing.com
10:11
From our vantage-point, cars have not hit the racetrack during final practice just yet. The session runs till 10:55am CT.
10:08
The 15 of John Wes Townley and the 5 of Bobby Gerhart go thru ARCA tech after yesterday’s issues. (Speed51.com Photos)
10:04
The Venturini Motorsports team of John Wes Townley told us the team had discussed the #15 car issue with ARCA officials yesterday regarding the right-rear spring location on their car. In fact, they had fixed it prior to qualifying, but when they went through pre-tech, the car was too low. When they raised the car, according to the team, it moved the spring location. They understand the infraction and, as long as they don’t get caught up in a big wreck, feel as though Townley will be able to move to the front of the field.
10:00
Pulling to cover off of Frank Kimmel’s car although he will not practice today before the race. (Speed51.com Photos)
9:58
Practice is scheduled to begin at 10am CT at the Talladega Superspeedway, but several teams tell us they will not participate. This list includes all four Venturini Motorsports teams, including pole winner Milka Duno, and nine-time series champion Frank Kimmel.
9:56
Team Construction of Nashville, Tennessee is a proud supporter of today’s Speed51.com Trackside Now coverage and ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards competitor Mason Mingus.

Mingus, 18, is currently second in ARCA Racing Series points and recently earned the Ansell Pole Award in the ARCA event at Mobile (AL). For more on Brentwood, Tennessee racer Mason Mingus, visit www.masonmingusracing.com.

9:55
The 66 of Mark Thompson was one of the cars that did not pass post-qualifying tech. (Speed51.com Photos)
9:51
Statement from ARCA regarding penalties during post-qualifying tech:
Four ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards teams were penalized for post-qualifying technical inspection violations after Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell at Talladega Superspeedway Thursday, May 2. Each of the four teams had their qualifying times/speeds disallowed based on the violations of rules and procedures specified in the 3-1-13 ARCA Technical bulletin related to the event.

The Cunningham Motorsports #22 driven by Korbin Forrister and the Turner Scott Motorsports #66 driven by Mark Thompson failed to meet minimum rear quarter panel height as referenced in item 13.

The Bobby Gerhart #5 driven by Bobby Gerhart and the Venturini Motorsports #15 driven by John Wes Townley had unapproved mounting/placement as referenced in items 17, 18 and/or 19.

All four teams earned provisional starting positions for the International Motorsports Hall of Fame 250 scheduled for 4 p.m. Central Time, Friday, May 3.

9:42
Grant Enfinger’s #90 getting primed for the day. (Speed51.com Photos)
9:37
Comment From Alabama 

WOW Thanks A Lot for the coverage today of this ARCA Event. You guys at Speed 15 are Tops. Great pictures, keep em comming. Realtime coverage of the inside story at grass roots racing. What was the tech inspection trouble with the cars sent to the back? And how bout that Grant Enfinger starting P3. Been watching him for years in Mobile and five flags. Good luck Grant. 

9:28
The WinTron team for Mason Mingus has not opened up shop for the day just yet. (Speed51.com Photos)
9:00
A little polish and shine for Thomas Praytor’s car. (Speed51.com Photos)
8:56
Checkin the timing on the engine for Mason Mitchell. (Speed51.com Photos)
8:34
Nine-time ARCA Racing Series champion Frank Kimmel qualified 14th for today’s race. “We just did single-car runs in practice, trying to help the car for qualifying. I don’t even know if we’re planning to go out in the practice,” said Kimmel, referring to today’s final practice at 10am CT.
8:29
Milka Duno will start on the pole for today’s IMHoF 250 at Talladega Superspeeday. She is the first female to win an ARCA pole at Talladega since 1988. Overall, Duno is the fourth female to win a series pole award; the others were Patty Moise, Shawna Robinson and Erin Crocker. Moise is the only other female pole winner at Talladega, in fact, she had two ARCA poles at Talladega in 1988.
8:20
The Hollywood Casino 100 will kick off the ARCA Late Model Gold Cup Series at Ohio’s Toledo Speedway on Friday, May 10th. Be there when the top Outlaw Super Late Model teams in the Midwest and beyond battle on the high banks of Toledo Speedway. Also on the card will be the Toledo Speedway Sportsman and X-Car divisions. Racing begins at 7:30pm. For more details on this event and the ARCA Late Model Gold Cup Series, visit www.toledospeedway.com.
8:18
8:17
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8:06
It is currently 64-degrees at the Talladega Superspeedway with cloudy skies.  The high is expected to 66-degrees.  There is a 50-percent chance of rain.  Track officials believe, with the “scattered” terminology used by forecasters, that this race will get in today.
8:02
Current ARCA Racing Series Standings
After Three Events

1. Frank Kimmel 630
2.  Mason Mingus 600
3.  Tom Hessert 575
4.  Mason Mitchell 505
5. Justin Boston 480
6.  Grant Enfinger 475
7.  Spencer Gallagher 470
8.  Milka Duno  460
9.  Roger Carter 420
10. Bo LeMastus 420

7:54
Qualifying Results for the IMHoF 250
Talladega Superspeedway
Eastaboga, AL
Thursday, May 2, 2013
POS NO DRIVER/HOMETOWN TEAM & CAR TIME SPEED
1 35 Milka Duno/Caracas Venezuela CanTV-Milkaway Toyota 53.652 178.484
2 32 Mason Mingus/Brentwood TN Diamond Eqpt-811 Call Before You Dig Toyota 53.787 178.036
3 90 Grant Enfinger/Fairhope AL Motor Honey-Casite-Triple K Construction Ford 53.805 177.976
4 25 Justin Boston/Baltimore, MD ZLOOP Computer & Electronics Recycling Toyota 53.946 177.511
5 55 Caleb Armstrong/New Castle IN Cometic Gasket-Susie’s Hope Toyota 53.987 177.376
6 99 Mason Mitchell/W. Des Moines IA Happy Cheeks-BeavEx-Reliance Tool Ford 54.212 176.640
7 23 Spencer Gallagher/Las Vegas NV Allegiant Air Chevrolet 54.268 176.458
8 3 Drew Charlson/New Bremen OH Aluma Aluminum Trailers-J&M Chevrolet 54.536 175.590
9 92 Brennan Newberry/Bakersfield CA FightForLifeEvent.org Chevrolet 54.549 175.549
10 42 Bo LeMastus/Louisville KY Crosley Radio Dodge 54.558 175.520
11 44 Frank Kimmel/Clarksville IN Ansell-Menards Toyota 54.645 175.240
12 77 Tom Hessert/Cherry Hill NJ Barbera’s Autoland Dodge 54.657 175.202
13 82 Sean Corr/Goshen NY Empire Racing Ford 54.659 175.195
14 88 Buster Graham/Lafayette LA Don Mashburn Inc. Ford 54.783 174.799
15 6 Ricky Ehrgott/Valrico FL Platinum Wealth Partners-RCV1 Chevrolet 54.836 174.630
16 68 Will Kimmel/Sellersburg IN Bill Kimmel Racing Ford 54.856 174.566
17 02 Josh Williams/Port Charlotte FL Southwest Florida Cable Construction Ford 54.933 174.321
18 13 George Cushman/Waterville NY Greg Smith Racing-Sangfield Auto & Tire Chevrolet 55.030 174.014
19 08 Clay Campbell/Martinsville VA Mountain Dew Ford 55.105 173.777
20 19 Donnie Neuenberger/Edgewater MD Eagle Convenience Stores Chevrolet 55.134 173.686
21 10 Cody McMahan/Chilhowie VA Fram-Prestone-Hefty-Circle Track Warehouse Ford 55.148 173.642
22 54 Matt Kurzejewski/Mansfield PA Costy’s Energy Service Dodge 55.160 173.604
23 69 John Ferrier/Middletown NY The Mosquito Patch Ford 55.425 172.774
24 30 Terry Jones/Amherstburg Ontario J-AAR Excavating Dodge 55.596 172.243
25 2 Thomas Praytor/Mobile AL Alabama Realtors-Golden Flake Ford 55.688 171.958
26 34 Darrell Basham/Henryville IN Darrell Basham Racing Chevrolet 55.930 171.214
27 40 Galen Hassler/Columbia MO CheapGasPromo.com Dodge 56.452 169.631
28 97 Roger Carter/Sunfield MI RoadRunnerTheMovie.com Dodge 56.541 169.364
29 94 Barry Fitzgerald/Sykesville MD Race Against Drugs-OperationShoebox.com Ford 56.745 168.755
66 Mark Thompson/Cartersville GA Phoenix Air Chevrolet 0.000 0.000
48 James Hylton/Inman SC Radon.com Ford 0.000 0.000
75 Benny Chastain/Tallahassee FL Amac-Bob Schacht Motorsports Chevrolet 0.000 0.000
06 James Swanson/Clarksboro NJ Wayne Peterson Racing Chevrolet 0.000 0.000
22 Korbin Forrister/Cedartown GA Fuzzy’s Vodka Drink Responsibly Dodge 0.000 0.000
15 John Wes Townley/Watkinsville GA Zaxby’s Toyota 0.000 0.000
5 Bobby Gerhart/Lebanon PA Lucas Oil-MavTV American Real Chevrolet 0.000 0.000
7:50
Qualifying for the ARCA Racing Series event was held yesterday at Talladega Superspeedway. John Wes Townley, the ARCA race winner from February at Daytona International Speedway, set fast-time around the 2.66 mile racetrack.

In post-qualifying tech, Townley and four other competitors did not pass for various reasons. Each of those drivers will start at the rear of the field for today’s race.

We will have more on this story as soon as the garage opens at Talladega Superspeedway, which is located in the Central Time Zone.

7:44
Fri. Schedule
8:00 AM ARCA Racing Series Garage and Registration Opens
10:00-10:55 AM Final Practice (limited impound adjustments)
12:00 PM Pre-Race Tech In-Line Time
12:00-1:00 PM Open Garage for Fans
1:30 PM Chapel Service
2:00 PM ARCA Racing Series Driver, Spotter and Crew Chief Meeting
3:00 PM ARCA Racing Series Registration Closes
3:30 PM ARCA Racing Series Driver Introduction
4:00 PM Start of the Int’l Motorsports Hall of Fame 250
(250 miles / 94 laps)
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Team Construction of Nashville, Tennessee is a proud supporter of today’s Speed51.comTrackside Now coverage and ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards competitor Mason Mingus.

Mingus, 18, is currently second in ARCA Racing Series points and recently earned the Ansell Pole Award in the ARCA event at Mobile (AL). For more on Brentwood, Tennessee racer Mason Mingus, visit www.masonmingusracing.com.

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Welcome to Speed51.com’s coverage of the International Motorsports Hall of Fame 250 at Talladega Superspeedway in Eastaboga, AL for the ARCA Racing Series
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Trackside Now: ARCA Racing Series – Talladega Super Series (AL) – 5/3/13