Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Frankie Muniz Leads Sole ARCA Menards Series Practice from Daytona

Frankie Muniz placed his Rette Jones Racing Ford Mustang at the top of the speed charts on Thursday, ahead of his ARCA Menards Series debut on the 2.5-mile superspeedway. PC: Craig White |

It didn’t take long for Frankie Muniz to get acclimated with Daytona International Speedway, or the ARCA Menards Series as it turns out, as the former Hollywood star rocketed to the top of the speed charts in the series’ sole practice on Thursday.

Muniz, piloting the No. 30 HairClub Ford Mustang for Rette Jones Racing, posted the quickest time in Thursday’s 50-minute practice session, getting around the 2.5-mile superspeedway in a blistering 49.393 seconds.

Connor Mosack, driving the No. 18 Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing, put down the second-quickest lap in the session, with Lavar Scott, Andy Jankowiak, and Dale Quarterley completing the top five.

Jack Wood, the anchor driver of Kyle Busch Motorsports’ No. 51 Chevrolet Silverado in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, ended up sixth-quickest in the session, with ARCA full-timer Greg Van Alst in seventh.

Venturini Motorsports, which usually has a stranglehold on the ARCA Menards Series field at the superspeedway, failed to place a car inside the top five, with Toni Breidinger’s eighth-place lap being the fastest of the team’s four entries.

Breidinger’s teammates Gus Dean and Amber Balcean rounded out the top-10 in Thursday’s practice session, ranking ninth and 10th, respectively. Jesse Love, the team’s only full-time driver, ended up 12th.

Over the course of the 50-minute practice session, only 33 of the 41 entries turned a lap around the 2.5-mile superspeedway, with the slowest full-speed lap belonging to Caleb Coster, approximately seven seconds off-pace of the Rette Jones Racing No. 30.

ARCA Practice Results:

Pos#DriverBest TimeDiffBest LapLaps
130Frankie Muniz*49.3931113
218Connor Mosack*49.403-0.0099999999999981013
32Lavar Scott*49.404-0.0110000000000031114
473Andy Jankowiak*49.405-0.0121114
54Dale Quarterley49.406-0.0129999999999981012
66Jack Wood49.473-0.07999999999999878
735Greg Van Alst49.477-0.0839999999999961112
855Toni Breidinger49.631-0.23827
925Gus Dean49.639-0.24627
1015Amber Balcaen49.643-0.2525
118Sean Corr49.661-0.2681213
1220Jesse Love*49.713-0.3277
1332Christian Rose*50.217-0.82426
1403Brayton Laster*50.224-0.831213
1536Ryan Huff50.234-0.84125
1663Logan Misuraca*50.254-0.861711
173Willie Mullins50.259-0.8661719
1869Scott Melton50.508-1.1151416
1953Natalie Decker50.784-1.39199
2066Jon Garret*50.867-1.474916
2162Steve Lewis Jr.*50.966-1.5731212
2244Jason White51.019-1.62668
2342Robby Lyons51.043-1.6579
2497Jason Kitzmiller51.108-1.715314
2512Zach Herrin*51.348-1.955811
2610Ed Pompa51.377-1.9841012
2727Tim Richmond51.440-2.04723
2811Bryce Haugeberg51.747-2.3541015
2902Miguel Gomes*52.427-3.03445
3068Gage Rodgers*52.893-3.527
316A.J. Moyer*54.514-5.12133
3293Caleb Costner*56.104-6.71122
3301Andres Perez de Lara*--------
3448Brad Smith--------
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