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Coughlin, Staropoli Pace Day One of First ARCA Preseason Daytona Test

Coughlin, Staropoli Pace Day One of First ARCA Preseason Daytona Test

by December 19, 2014 0 comments

Photo Credit: ARCAracing.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Day one of a two-day preseason test at Daytona International Speedway for the ARCA Racing Series is in the books after eight hours of testing around the 2.5-mile superspeedway.

The first day of testing was split up into two separate sessions – one that took place in the morning and one in the afternoon.

Cody Coughlin, driving for Venturini Motorsports, paced the morning session with a lap of 48.210 seconds. In the afternoon, Patrick Staropoli led the way with a timed lap of 47.785 seconds.

Rounding out the top-10 on this morning’s speed chart were Sean Corr, Tom Hessert, Leilani Munter, Bobby Gerhart, David Levine, Clay Campbell, Austin Cindric, Travis Braden, and John Lowinski-Loh.

Rounding out the top-10 in the afternoon were Levine, Corr, Coughlin, Cindric, Munter, Hessert, Campbell, Matt Kurzejewski, and Gerhart.

Teams in the ARCA garage will have their last opportunity of the weekend to feel out the 2015 restrictor plate race package with tomorrow’s test that’ll run from 8:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m CST.

As was the case for Friday’s test, Saturday’s test will be split up into two separate sessions.

After this weekend, teams will have another opportunity to test the 2015 regulations in another open test at Daytona that is scheduled to take place in January.

Top-10 Drivers of the Morning Session

  1. 55 – Cody Coughlin – Toyota – Venturini Motorsports – 48.210 | Leader
  2. 48 – Sean Corr – Ford – John Corr – 48.362 | -0.152
  3. 77 – Tom Hessert – Dodge – Cunningham Motorsports – 48.366 | -0.156
  4. 66 – Leilani Munter – Toyota – Venturini Motorsports – 48.470 | -0.260
  5. 5 – Bobby Gerhart – Chevrolet – Bobby Gerhart Racing – 48.989 | -0.779
  6. 68A – David Levine – Ford – Kimmel Racing – 49.098 | -0.888
  7. 52 – Clay Campbell – Chevrolet – Ken Schrader Racing – 49.151 | -0.941
  8. 77A – Austin Cindric – Dodge – Cunningham Motorsports – 49.205 | -0.995
  9. 69B – Travis Braden – Ford – Kimmel Racing – 49.633 | -1.423
  10. 88 – John Lowinski-Loh – Ford – Team BCR – 49.651 | -1.441

Top-10 Drivers of the Afternoon Session

  1. 8A – Patrick Staropoli – Ford – Empire Racing – 47.785 | Leader
  2. 68A – David Levine – Ford – Kimmel Racing – 48.294 | -0.509
  3. 48 – Sean Corr – Ford – John Corr – 48.386 | -0.601
  4. 55 – Cody Coughlin – Toyota – Venturini Motorsports – 48.405 | -0.620
  5. 77A – Austin Cindric – Dodge – Cunningham Motorsports – 48.541 | -0.640
  6. 66 – Leilani Munter – Toyota – Venturini Motorsports – 48.479 | -0.694
  7. 77 – Tom Hessert – Dodge – Cunningham Motorsports – 48.541 | -0.756
  8. 52 – Clay Campbell – Chevrolet – Ken Schrader Racing – 48.566 | -0.781
  9. 54 – Matt Kurzejewski – Toyota – Brian Keselowski Racing – 48.722 | -0.937
  10. 5 – Bobby Gerhart – Chevrolet – Bobby Gerhart Racing – 48.760 | -0.975
Kyle Pokrefky
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