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

Ashley McCubbinAnalyst IJanuary 11, 2011

(C)ARCA Racing Network
(C)ARCA Racing Network

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.

"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.

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 #DRIVERMAKETIMESPEED
117aChris BuescherFord49.315182.500
231Tim GeorgeChevy49.368182.304
341aTy DillonChevy49.497181.829
475bBenny ChastainChevy49.680181.159
522Dakoda ArmstrongDodge49.755180.886
697Matt LoftonChevy50.059179.788
763aMilka DunoDodge50.066179.763
842aScott StenzilFord50.149179.465
966Mark ThompsonToyota50.151179.458
1063Patrick SheltraDodge50.180179.354
115aBobby GerhartChevy50.204179.269
1236bBrett Hudson 50.227179.186
135cDamon LuskChevy50.244179.126
1477Joey Licata, Jr.Dodge50.262179.062
1516bJoey CoulterChevy50.290178.962
1668Steve BlackburnDodge50.317178.866
1714bJohn FerrierFord50.318178.862
185Bobby GerhartChevy50.337178.795
1954Will VaughtChevy50.356178.727
201Chad McCumbeeFord50.383178.632
2182Sean CorrFord50.744177.361
2244Frank KimmelFord50.877176.897
2312cChase AustinDodge50.897176.828
2436Grant EnfingerDodge51.089176.163
2511Bryan Silas 51.140175.987
2610aEd Pompa 51.233175.668
2758Chad HackenbrachtChevy51.244175.630
2814John GrahamFord51.685174.132
292Kevin SwindellToyota  
303Brent BrevakDodge  
314Brian RoseDodge  
325Brian SmithChevy  
336Jason BowlesToyota  
3410Rick Clifton   
3512Jared MarksDodge  
3612Maryeve DufaultDodge  
3715Kyle FowlerChevy  
3816Randy RenfrowChevy  
3918Ryan Glenski   
4018Tyler Speer   
4118Jeremy Frankoski   
4223Rob JonesChevy  
4325 Toyota  
4442Joey GaseFord  
4542Ryan LynchFord  
4648James HyltonFord  
4749Jimmie Nowell   
4855Steve ArpinToyota  
4962Drew CharlesonChevy  
5073John Sendo   
5175Hannah BalerChevy  
5295Tommy Joe Martins   
5308James HyltonFord  
5409Benny GordonFord  
55 Russell Henderson   
56 Ricky Byers   
57 Hal MartinToyota  
58 Jake CrumChevy  
59 Bobby D Earnhardt   
60 Chris Davis  
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