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ARCA Racing Series Opens Up Speed Weeks

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A brand new racing season has arrived, and within the next following days, several racing series will start their seasons at one of the most famous tracks in the world.

With the start of the racing season and Speed Weeks at Daytona International Speedway, the first series to get their opportunity on the track will be the ARCA Racing Series. The upcoming Lucas Oil 200 featuring the ARCA Series will be the race to set the tone of Speed weeks as well as a race filled weekend at Daytona.

With the ARCA Series race bringing the first green flag at the track, in the race a couple of NASCAR drivers are getting their year started. NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers John Wes Townley and Darrell Wallace Jr. will race at Daytona both with two entries from Venturini Motorsports. NASCAR Nationwide Series driver and the 2012 NASCAR K&N East champion Kyle Larson will also make his start in the race.

For Saturday’s race Townley won the pole along with Milka Duno sweeping the front row for Venturini Motorsports.

Throughout the race, all of the drivers in the field for the race, including 2012 ARCA Series champion Chris Buescher will be the among the drivers to kick things up a notch at Daytona.

With the start of Speed Weeks officially underway after the ARCA Series and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series took their turns around the track at Daytona for practice, the first events on Saturday will set the mood for the remainder of the weekend and Speed Weeks. Following the ARCA race, the Sprint Unlimited would let NASCAR have their turn on the track. Soon enough, qualifying for the Daytona 500 will begin followed by the Duels, the return of the NASCAR Nationwide Series, and Camping World Truck Series to the tracks and the Daytona 500.

Christy Valdez is a member of the NASCAR Media. Follow her on Twitter @Knowursports and on Facebook at On The Sidelines With Christy