Chris Buescher, Tim George Jr and Ty Dillion Top Morning ARCA Daytona Test

Eighteen-year old rookie Chris Buescher drove the Roulo Brothers Racing Ford, marked with an orange No. 17, to a lap of 49.315 seconds (182.5 mph) in the opening session to top the charts.

[media-credit name=”arcaracing.com” align=”alignleft” width=”287″][/media-credit]”It was a little unexpected, for sure, being the first session out on a speedway for me,” said Buescher, who has two wins in 15 ARCA Racing Series starts over two seasons. “To be honest, I’m not at all comfortable yet. I was a little bit all over the place, but that means I’ve got a good piece under me. We did a good job preparing.”

Buescher has experience in the ARCA Racing Series as he won both races at Toledo last year, however this marks his first full-season now that he has become of age.


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Buescher was followed by Richard Childress Racing Development driver teammates Tim George Jr. (49.368 seconds) and Ty Dillon (49.497 seconds). The 2011 season marks George’s third full season in ARCA while Dillon, grandson of Richard Childress and brother of Camping World Truck Series driver Austin Dillon, enters his first full year of ARCA Racing.

Benny Chastain and Dakoda Armstrong rounded out the top five and Matt Lofton was sixth.

IndyCar driver Milka Duno, who recently announced she had joined forces with Sheltra Motorsports, ended the morning seventh. Scott Stenzel, Mark Thompson, and 2010 ARCA Racing Series champion Patrick Sheltra completed the top 10.

DAYTONA INT’L SPEEDWAY TEST – 1/11-13/11  
ARCA RACING SERIES PRESENTED BY MENARDS  
JANUARY 11, 2011, MORNING SESSION    
           
  CAR # DRIVER MAKE TIME SPEED
1 17a Chris Buescher Ford 49.315 182.500
2 31 Tim George Chevy 49.368 182.304
3 41a Ty Dillon Chevy 49.497 181.829
4 75b Benny Chastain Chevy 49.680 181.159
5 22 Dakoda Armstrong Dodge 49.755 180.886
6 97 Matt Lofton Chevy 50.059 179.788
7 63a Milka Duno Dodge 50.066 179.763
8 42a Scott Stenzil Ford 50.149 179.465
9 66 Mark Thompson Toyota 50.151 179.458
10 63 Patrick Sheltra Dodge 50.180 179.354
11 5a Bobby Gerhart Chevy 50.204 179.269
12 36b Brett Hudson   50.227 179.186
13 5c Damon Lusk Chevy 50.244 179.126
14 77 Joey Licata, Jr. Dodge 50.262 179.062
15 16b Joey Coulter Chevy 50.290 178.962
16 68 Steve Blackburn Dodge 50.317 178.866
17 14b John Ferrier Ford 50.318 178.862
18 5 Bobby Gerhart Chevy 50.337 178.795
19 54 Will Vaught Chevy 50.356 178.727
20 1 Chad McCumbee Ford 50.383 178.632
21 82 Sean Corr Ford 50.744 177.361
22 44 Frank Kimmel Ford 50.877 176.897
23 12c Chase Austin Dodge 50.897 176.828
24 36 Grant Enfinger Dodge 51.089 176.163
25 11 Bryan Silas   51.140 175.987
26 10a Ed Pompa   51.233 175.668
27 58 Chad Hackenbracht Chevy 51.244 175.630
28 14 John Graham Ford 51.685 174.132
29 2 Kevin Swindell Toyota    
30 3 Brent Brevak Dodge    
31 4 Brian Rose Dodge    
32 5 Brian Smith Chevy    
33 6 Jason Bowles Toyota    
34 10 Rick Clifton      
35 12 Jared Marks Dodge    
36 12 Maryeve Dufault Dodge    
37 15 Kyle Fowler Chevy    
38 16 Randy Renfrow Chevy    
39 18 Ryan Glenski      
40 18 Tyler Speer      
41 18 Jeremy Frankoski      
42 23 Rob Jones Chevy    
43 25   Toyota    
44 42 Joey Gase Ford    
45 42 Ryan Lynch Ford    
46 48 James Hylton Ford    
47 49 Jimmie Nowell      
48 55 Steve Arpin Toyota    
49 62 Drew Charleson Chevy    
50 73 John Sendo      
51 75 Hannah Baler Chevy    
52 95 Tommy Joe Martins      
53 08 James Hylton Ford    
54 09 Benny Gordon Ford    
55   Russell Henderson      
56   Ricky Byers      
57   Hal Martin Toyota    
58   Jake Crum Chevy    
59   Bobby D Earnhardt      
60   Chris Davis    

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