Friday, August 14, 2020

ARCA Daytona Road Course Event

ARCA Daytona Road Course Event UPDATE:  The Race started after an over three hour delay

UPDATE: This Event is under a weather delay due to Lightning Strikes.

ARCA Menards Series

  • Next Race : General Tire 100
  • The Place : Daytona International Speedway Road Course
  • The Date : Friday, August 14
  • The Time : 5 p.m. ET
  • TV : Broadcast live on MAVTV and streamed live on NBC Gold TrackPass
  • Distance : 101.8 miles (28 laps)

ARCA Daytona Road Course Event
Michael Self leads during the Lucas Oil 200 Driven By General Tire for the ARCA Menards
Series at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. (Kyle Zedaker/ARCA Racing)

NASCAR and Daytona International Speedway announced a new twist to the storied, high-banked tri-oval/infield road course with the addition of a chicane at the exit of the NASCAR turn four that will provide competitors with yet another passing zone. The new chicane now creates a 14-turn, 3.61-mile layout (from the 3.56-mile/12 turn) on the storied DAYTONA Road Course, which, for the first time in history, will play host to NASCAR’s three top national series, along with the ARCA Menards Series

The General Tire 100 at the DAYTONA Road Course (5 p.m., MAVTV / TrackPass / MRN) will be the 12th race of the ARCA Menards Series. Road course races tend to bring out new faces to the series, and the ARCA Menards Series is no different.

Canadian Andrew Ranger, a three-time NASCAR Pinty’s Series champion, is the only driver to win more than one ARCA Menards road course race. He dropped in and swept the events at New Jersey Motorsports Park from 2011-14. Ranger won four of his five road-course starts in the series including his 2011 debut at New Jersey.

Parker Chase hopes to follow in Ranger’s ‘Tire Tracks.’ Chad Bryant Racing announced Parker, 19, will pilot the team’s No. 22 VerticalBridge/Enertech Resources Ford. The Texas native, who has driven several late model events for the team as a development diver, is coming off his first IMSA podium in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Series at Wisconsin’s Road America. Chase also competed on Kyle Busch’s team in the 2020 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona in IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship in the GTD Series. 

ARCA’s first road course race was October 19, 1958 at Meadowdale International Raceway outside of Chicago, Illinois. Fred Lorenzen was the winner. Meadowdale held two more races, in 1960 and 1964, won by Nelson Stacy and Elmer Musgrave, respectively.

Other winners include:
  • Ken Schrader (Heartland Park),
  • Darrell Waltrip (Heartland Park)
  • Jack Bowsher (Mid-Ohio)
  • Justin Allgaier (New Jersey)
  • Patrick Long (New Jersey)
  • Casey Roderick (New Jersey)
  • Kyle Weatherman (New Jersey)
  • Parker Kligerman (New Jersey)
  • Justin Marks (Palm Beach International)
  • Chris Buescher (Road America)
  • AustinTheriault (Road America)
  • Bob Schacht (St. Louis International)
  • Scott Lagasse (Streets of Des Moines)
  • Curtis Turner (Virginia International Raceway)
  • John Finger (Watkins Glen).

Justin Marks won the only ARCA Menards Series road course race in the rain, in 2010 at Palm Beach.

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