Hailie Deegan Sets Pace In Dual Practice Sessions For ARCA Series At Daytona

Story By: DAVEY SEGAL / ARCA – DAYTONA BEACH, FL – Hailie Deegan lead the way in dual 60-minute practice sessions on Friday afternoon in preparation for Saturday’s Lucas Oil 200 driven by General Tire.

Deegan, who’ll be making her first start for DGR-Crosley and Ford Performance, turned a 49.027-second lap around the 2.5-mile oval in the first session and ran 24 laps (third-most). She was among a handful of the faster cars that did not go out for the second session.

“That was the real drafting practice that i had with more than five cars,” she said. “I needed that, and I didn’t get a lot of that in the test. It was really good leading the pack too. Felt super stable, not darty at all.”

Connor Hall, driving for Chad Bryant Racing, ran a lap of 49.496 seconds, good enough for first in final practice. Venturini Motorsports’ drivers Michael Self, Ryan Repko and Drew Dollar didn’t participate in the session, along with Joe Gibbs Racing’s Riley Herbst.

Dollar (49.093), Tanner Gray (49.122), Herbst (49.141) and Bret Holmes (49.164) rounded out the top five speeds. Hall, Jacob Heafner, Gus Dean, Self and Repko competed the top 10.

Qualifying for the Lucas Oil 200 driven by General Tire is scheduled for Saturday, February 8 at 12:30 p.m. EST. The green flag for the season opener is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. EST on Fox Sports 1.

Rank Driver Car # Time Diff Speed
1   Hailie Deegan 4 49.027 183.572
2   Drew Dollar 15 49.093 .066 183.326
3   Tanner Gray 17 49.122 .095 183.217
4   Riley Herbst 18 49.141 .114 183.146
5   Bret Holmes 23 49.164 .137 183.061
6   Connor Hall 22 49.165 .138 183.057
7   Jacob Heafner 77 49.172 .145 183.031
8   Gus Dean 32 49.188 .161 182.971
9   Michael Self 25 49.213 .186 182.879
10   Ryan Repko 20 49.217 .190 182.864
11   John Ferrier 01 49.360 .333 182.334
12   Thad Moffitt 46 49.410 .383 182.149
13   David Gravel 28 49.494 .467 181.840
14   Andy Seuss 02 49.500 .473 181.818
15   Sean Corr 8 49.931 .904 180.249
16   Thomas Praytor 9 49.956 .929 180.159
17   Willie Mullins 3 50.338 1.311 178.791
18   Natalie Decker 52 50.459 1.432 178.363
19   Dave Mader III 63 50.499 1.472 178.221
20   Jason White 12 50.596 1.569 177.880
21   J.J. Pack 61 50.861 1.834 176.953
22   Chuck Hiers 11 50.925 1.898 176.730
23   Dominique Van Wieringen 30 51.257 2.230 175.586
24   Ryan Huff 10 51.397 2.370 175.107
25   Benny Chastain 09 51.442 2.415 174.954
26   Scott Melton 69 51.493 2.466 174.781
27   Jason Kitzmiller 97 51.535 2.508 174.639
28   Eric Caudell 7 51.671 2.644 174.179
29   Scott Reeves 88 51.785 2.758 173.796
30   Tim Richmond 06 52.011 2.984 173.040
31   Brad Smith 48 52.219 3.192 172.351
32   Con Nicolopoulos 0 53.365 4.338 168.650
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