Developmental Series

ARCA: Lucas Oil 200 Qualifying Results

The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards had its qualifying Friday afternoon for the Lucas Oil 200 driven by General Tire. Group qualifying is in place for all ARCA races, including restrictor plate tracks. Christian Eckes in the #15 JBL Audio Toyota was the fastest driver securing the General Tire Pole for the event on Saturday afternoon. Eckes’s lap averaged just over 183 miles per hour for a time of 49.180 seconds on the Daytona high-banks.

“You always want to start your season off this way,” Eckes said. “We watched a couple of others do it. Our plan was to stay up tight with the cars in front of us and see what happens but it turns out we dropped back and got a really good run We brought a really fast car here and we didn’t really show it yesterday. We have 80 more laps to do this. My whole team is just excited to get going.”

Eckes’s pole is the third straight year that Venturini Motorsports will lead the field to green at Daytona International Speedway. In 2018 it was Natalie Decker who grabbed the first starting spot, while Tom Hessert III scored pole in 2017.

Thad Moffitt, grandson of seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champ Richard Petty, missed the top spot by less than .046 seconds. Moffitt is driving the #46 Performance Plus Oil Chevy in his first appearance at Daytona.

“It’s really important for me to come out here and run well in my first race at Daytona,” Moffitt said. “I feel like racing at Daytona is a part of the family legacy and on Saturday I’ll do that. That’s one foot in the door. To win here would be getting both feet in the door.”

With the front row comprised of up and coming racers, the 2019 Lucas Oil 200 driven by General Tire is sure to be another thrilling race. The green flag is scheduled to drop at 4:30 ET on Saturday, February 9. It will be televised live on FS1, with live timing and scoring on ARCARacing.com

Qualifying Results
  1. Christian Eckes
  2. Thad Moffitt
  3. Leilani Munter
  4. Willie Mullins
  5. Harrison Burton
  6. Michael Self
  7. Natalie Decker
  8. Travis Braden
  9. Andy Seuss
  10. Connor Hall
  11. Brandon McReynolds
  12. Tyler Dippel
  13. CJ McLaughlin
  14. Bret Holmes
  15. Codie Rohrbaugh
  16. Gus Dean
  17. Riley Herbst
  18. Todd Gilliland
  19. Brenden Queen
  20. Joseph Graf Jr.
  21. John Ferrier
  22. Sean Corr
  23. Paul Williamson
  24. Bobby Gerhart
  25. Grant Quinlan
  26. Derrick Lancaster
  27. Dave Mader III
  28. Scott Melton
  29. J.J. Pack
  30. Tommy Vigh Jr.
  31. Jason White
  32. Eric Caudell
  33. Chuck Hiers
  34. Brad Smith
  35. Con Nicolopoulos
Nate Zimmerly
Nate Zimmerly is the Co-Owner of FifthTurn.com, which covers all things NASCAR. He loves NASCAR Racing more than he probably should and works full-time at Chick-fil-A to support his addictions to NASCAR and DraftKings.

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