2008 ARCA Daytona 200


WITH THAT QUALIFYING.>>LET’S GO TO THE ARCA RACE. RICK ALLEN?>>YOU HAVE SEEN IT ALL. THE JOURNEY HERE. THESE BANKS HAVE HELD THEIR GRIP. THIS TRACK HAS SET THE STAGE FOR LEGENDS TO BE BORN. A STEP TOWARDS ROYALTY. SOME OF RACING’S GREATEST DRIVERS HAVE WON THE ARCA 200 AT DAYTONA. A TRACK KNOWN TO SHOWER SOMEWHERE SUCCESS.>>AND IT WILL BE NUMBER FIVE FOR BOBBY GERHART WINNING AT DAYTONA.>>REDUCE OTHERS TO RUBBLE.>>THEY ARE FLIPPING DOWN THE BACK STRAIGHT AWAY. NOTHING ELSE MATTERS. FOR EVERY TEAM, DAYTONA IS A STEPPINGSTONE TO GREAT NECESSARY. THE ARCA 200 AT DAYTONA BEGINS NOW! — GATENESS. THE ARCA 200 AT DAYTONA BEGINS NOW.>>WE ARE IN DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA. THE MECCA OF MOTORSPORTS. DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY, ABOUT TO KICK OFF THE 2008 SEASON FOR THE ARCA RE/MAX SERIES. TONIGHT, IT IS THE ARCA 200 FROM DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY IN DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA. THE FIRST OF 23 RACES FOR THE ARCA RE/MAX SERIES. HELLO, EVERYONE. NOW, THE ONE AMAZING THING ABOUT DAYTONA IS THAT IT ALWAYS BRINGS OUT A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO REALLY WANT TO MAKE A NAME FORTHEMSELVES AND THIS WEEKEND IS NO DIFFERENT. 65 CARS TRYING TO GET INTO THIS FIELD, PHIL, AND IT WAS AN AMAZING QUALIFYING EFFORT YESTERDAY, WHEN WE WERE ONLY ABLE TO GET 43 IN THE FIELD.>>65 QUALITY RACE CARS WERE HERE AT DAYTONA. 32 CARS QUALIFIED ON TIME. ALL 32 CARS WITHIN ONE SECOND WHICH IS HUGE AT A RESTRICTOR PLATE LIKE DAYTONA. EXTREMELY COMPETITIVE FIELD HERE FOR THE ARCA RE/MAX SERIES.>>WE TALK ABOUT COMPETITIVE FIELD. YOU HAVE YOUR VETERANS AND THE GUYS WHO HAVE BEEN AROUND FOR A LONG TIME, BUT, KEN, WE HAVE SOME YOUTH IN THIS FIELD AND WE ALWAYS SEEM TO HAVE SOME PRETTY GOOD TALENT THAT START OFF THE SEASON HERE AT DAYTONA.>>A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF YOUTH IN THIS FIELD. A LOT OF THEM ARE LOOKING AT THE WHOLE SEASON, THE BIG PICTURE. THIS IS THEIR OPPORTUNITY TO MAYBE PROGRESS. A LOT OF THEM ARE LOOKING AT JUST TONIGHT. TONIGHT IS THE PLACE WHERE THEY CAN SHOW CASE THEIR TALENT AND COME UP WITH MORE RACES FOR THE YEAR WHAT WE HAVE HERE, BESIDES JUST YOUTH, WE HAVE ENTHUSIASM! AMONG THE VETERANS AND AMONG THE YOUTH AND EVERYBODY IS READY TO GO. THE FIRST RACE OF THE YEAR AT DAYTONA.>>THE ADRENALINE IS ALWAYS HIGH. THE EXCITEMENT IS ALWAYS THERE. THE DRIVERS HAVE ACTUALLY STRAPPED INTO THEIR CARS. BEFORE THEY DID THAT, JIM TRAYLOR WAS ABLE TO STOP BY AND TALK TO FRANK KIMMEL.>>FOR 45 YEARS, THIS YEAR, HOWEVER, AS EVERYONE LOOKS FOR A NEW SEASON AND THE CHANGE TO COME, THERE’S NO BIGGER CHANGE IN THE ARCA RE/MAX SERIES GARAGE, THAN FRANK KIMMEL, WHO ANNOUNCED THAT HE AND HIS BROTHER ARE STRIKING OUT ON THEIR OWN. YOU HAVE COME TO DAYTONA, KNOWING YOU HAVE A GREAT PIECE OF LARRY CUMMINGS BACKING. TELL US ABOUT YOUR OPTIMISM ABOUT THIS RACE.>>OUR STARTING SPOT DOESN’T REFLECT THE EFFORT WE PUT FORWARD. WE HAVE SOME GREAT SPONSORS, RIVERSIDE RECYCLING AND AUTO PARTS. IT’S JUST BEEN A — IT’S REALLY BEEN A REWARDING WEEK BECAUSE OF ALL THE PEOPLE COMING OUT OF THE WOOD WORK TO HELP US. IT’S — IT’S GOING TO BE A COOL RACE STARTING THIS FAR BACK. WE HAVE TO BE SMART ALL DAY. ARE.>>FRANK KIMMEL WILL START 43rd AND HOPES TO WIN HIS VERY FIRST ARCA 200 HERE AT DAYTONA.>>>BOBBY GERHART HAS DOMINATED DAYTONA FOR THREE YEARS IN A ROW. HE’S LOOKING TO MAKE IT A FOURTH IN A ROW. DOES YOUR GAME PLAN CHANGE AT ALL? WE WERE LOOKING AT YOUR PRACTICE TIME. AND IT’S YOUR FIRST RACE BACK IN THE CAR SINCE YOUR WRECK AT POCONO.>>WE CAN’T CONTROL WHAT OTHER TEAMS DO AND WHAT OTHER TEAMS COME HERE WITH. WE KNOW WE LEFT THE SHOP, WE WERE PROBABLY A STRAIGHT LINE WHERE WE WERE LAST YEAR. THAT’S THE WAY IT TURNED OUT. IT’S THE SAME CAR WE WON WITH LAST YEAR. I THINK IT’S A LITTLE BIT BETTER, YOU KNOW, LOOKING FORWARD TO A GOOD RACE. I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO THANK, FIRST OF ALL, ALL OF MY SPONSORS, LUCAS OIL, EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED BOBBY GERHART. IT’S BEEN A DIFFICULT YEAR, ME BEING AWAY FROM THE THEM. PUTTING EVERYTHING BACK TOGETHER WAS GOOD FOR ME AND THE WHOLE TEAM. I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS TEAM. I THINK IT’S THE BEST MEDICINE I CAN MAYBE GIVE MYSELF AND BEAUTIFUL DAY HERE. I WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE FANS FOR COMING OUT AND EVERYBODY WATCHING ON TELEVISION. AND HOPEFULLY WE CAN PUT ON A GOOD SHOW FOR EVERYBODY. THANK YOU.>>BOBBY GERHART BACK TO GOOD HEALTH, HOPING TO MAKE HIS SIXTH VICTORY HERE AT DAYTONA.>>THIS IS GREAT MEDICINE AND OBVIOUSLY GREAT MEDICINE FOR ANYONE WHO HAS BEEN EXPECTING TO SEE SOME STOCK CARS ON THE RACETRACK. THEY ARE GOING TO SEE THEM RIGHT HERE AT DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY. LET’S GET THE ENGINES STARTED. WE GO DOWN FOR TODAY’S COMMAND.>>AND NOW FOR THE MOST FAMOUS WORDS IN MOTORSPORTS, PLEASE WELCOME BACK TODAY’S GRAND MARSHALL, AARON O’BRIEN.>>DRIVERS… START YOUR ENGINES! [ ENGINES ROAR ]>>BEEN ALMOST THREE MONTHS SINCE THEY HEARD THOSE WORDS AND NOW IT’S HAPPENED. THE ENGINES ARE FIRED UP AND THE CARS ABOUT TO ROLL ON TO THIS TWO AND A HALF MILE SUPER SPEEDWAY THAT HAS SO MUCH HISTORY. WHO COULD COME HOME AND BE VICTORIOUS AT DAYTONA? WILL IT BE BOBBY GERHART ONCE AGAIN IN WE WILL ONLY BE ABLE TO FIND OUT AFTER THEY COMPLETED THE 80 LAPS AND 200 MILES. WHEN WE COME BACK, WE’LL GIVE YOU THE LINEUP AND WE’LL SEE THE GREEN FLAG.>>>SPEED’S COVERAGE OF THE ARCA RE/MAX SERIES IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY:>>THE FIELD IS MOVING FORWARD AS THEY MAKE THEIR WAY AROUND THE TWO AND A HALF MILE SUPER SPEEDWAY. WE’D LIKE TO CALL DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY. THE CLOUDS HAVE JUST ROLLED IN, AS OF THE PAST HOUR OR TWO. SO THE WEATHER HAS DROPPED A BIT. I THINK IT WAS UP IN THE 70s EARLIER TODAY. NOW IT’S 69 DEGREES. 50% HUMIDITY, AND, AGAIN, PARTLY CLOUDY. NOT TOO MUCH SUN BEATING DOWN ON THE TRACK.>>ABSOLUTELY IDEAL RACING CONDITIONS. COOL A LITTLE BIT. AND THE CARS WILL RUN FAST.>>THAT’S JUST WHAT WE NEED, EVERYBODY IN ONE BIG PILE AND DRIVING FASTER. I DON’T KNOW IF THAT’S IDEAL BUT IT WILL MAKE FOR MORE EXCITEMENT.>>WELL, THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT EVERYONE HAS BEEN LOOKING FORWARD TO IS THE EXCITEMENT OF THE ARCA RE/MAX SERIES RACING. AND THEY ALWAYS KICK OFF SPEEDWEEKS HERE AT DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY. YESTERDAY WAS QUALIFYING TO GET INTO THIS FIELD. AGAIN, 43 CARS WILL START. NOW, YESTERDAY AFTER QUALIFYING, THEY HAD HAPPY HOUR. WE HAD A LITTLE PROBLEM COMING OUT OF TURN NUMBER TWO. THAT WAS RICKY STENHOUSE, JR., IN THE NUMBER 99.>>YES, TRYING TO MAKE HIS FIRST EVER DAYTONA START. UNFORTUNATELY HE GOT A LITTLE BIT LOOSE COMING OFF TWO AND KENNY’S CAR, THE 52 BILL BAIRD CAME ALONG WITH NOWHERE TO GO.>>YES, BILL’S OPTIONS WERE LIMITED. THEY GOT ANOTHER SATURN OUT THERE. HE WILL HAVE TO GO TO THE BACK, ALONG WITH RICKY AND SEVERAL OTHER CARS FOR DIFFERENT REASONS. HOPEFULLY WE’LL HAVE A GOOD RACE, LIKE EVERYBODY.>>HE WILL HAVE SOME PRETTY GOOD COMPANY. YOU MENTIONED RICKY STENHOUSE, Jr. HE’S GOING TO THE BACKUP CAR. HE WILL HAVE TO GO TO THE BACK TO START THIS ONE. WE WILL SEE SOME GREAT THINGS OUT OF STENHOUSE. SOMETHING HAS TO HAPPEN TO KIND OF WAKE YOU UP A LITTLE BIT WHEN YOU FIRST GET IN A STOCK CAR. OKAY, THESE THINGS ARE PRETTY TOUGH TO DRIVE.>>I NEVER WANTED ONE OF THOSE WAKE-UP CALLS AND UNFORTUNATELY WE ALL GOT A VIEW OF THEM. RICKY WILL GO TO THE BACK BUT HE WILL HAVE SOME GOOD EQUIPMENT, AND FRANK KIMMEL WHO WILL BE STARTING LAST IN THE FEEL. HE WILL BE WITH THEM, AS WELL AS THE 22 OF KEN BUTLER III. AND 52 OF BILL BAIRD. SO HE WILL HAVE SOME GOOD CARS BACK THERE TO LEARN FROM.>>RICKY HAS TREMENDOUS CAR CONTROL. WE’VE SEEN THIS PART IN HIS CAREER, IN THE OPEN-WHEEL CARS AND STUFF, HE HAS TO LEARN 180 MILES PER HOUR AND 3400 POUNDS AND WHAT YOU CAN GET BY WITH AND WHAT YOU CAN’T. BUT WE’LL BE READING ABOUT AND WATCHING RICKY FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS.>>HE WILL BE RUNNING THE ENTIRE ARCA RE/MAX SERIES SCHEDULE THIS YEAR. THAT’S 21 RACES. I MENTIONED 23 EARLIER, BUT IT’S 21. LET’S TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY. 31 DEGREES BANKING IN THE CORNER. NOW, PHIL, IT’S NOT THAT EASY TO JUST SAY, WELL, IT’S REALLY HIGH BANK AND YOU HOLD IT FLAT.>>IT REALLY ISN’T. WE COMPARE DAYTONA ALWAYS TO TALLADEGA. TALLADEGA IS REPAVED A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO. LIGHTNING QUICK. LIGHTNING, JUST PERFECTLY SMOOTH. THIS RACETRACK, IT’S BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE IT’S BEEN REPAVED. A LOT OF BUMPS AND EVERY ONE OF THOSE BUMPS WANT TO UPSET THE CAR. YOU SEE THE 31 DEGREES BANKING. THE 18 DEGREES IN THE FRONT STRAIGHTAWAY, THAT’S A TURN. THAT’S NOT A STRAIGHTAWAY. AND, KENNY, THIS RACETRACK IS NOT AS WIDE AS TALLADEGA.>>THREE WIDE HERE. EVERYBODY NEEDS TO BE ON THEIR TOES. IT MAKES A HUGE DIFFERENCE.>>LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT HOW THEY WILL LINE UP. ON THE FRONT ROW, IT’S JUSTIN MARKS WITH HIS SECOND CAREER POLE. ON HIS OUTSIDE IS SCOTT SPEED. HE STARTED 7th AT TALLADEGA LAST YEAR. HE FINISHED 7th THERE. SO HE HAS SOME HISTORY AT A SUPER SPEEDWAY INTO THAT’S THE GUY RIGHT THERE IN NUMBER TWO, BOBBY GERHART. HE CERTAINLY HAS SOME HISTORY. AS WE HEARD EARLIER, FIVE-TIME WINNER OF THIS RACE HERE AT DAYTONA.>>LANDON CASSILL WILL BE DRIVING FOR DALE EARNHARDT, Jr. PART OF THE HENDRICK ORGANIZATION IN THAT CAR. WE SAW DARIO FRANCHITTI IN ROW NUMBER FIVE. OUR REIGNING INDY 500 WINNER, AND IRL CHAMPION. HE ALSO WON THE TALLADEGA RACE LAST FALL. AND ROW 10 YOU SEE DEXTER BEAN. HE WAS THIRD IN THE POINTS STANDING AT THE END OF 2007. WE ARE EXPECTING BIG THINGS OUT OF HIM.>>YES, HE LEFT HIS FAMILY-OWNED TEAM. THEY ARE EXCITED ABOUT CONTENDING FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP THIS YEAR.>>MARIO GOSSELIN THERE.>>WE SAW ABOUT FIVE OR SIX CARS COME DOWN PIT ROAD WITH THE TOP OFF. I DON’T KNOW IF YOU CAN DO THAT BEFORE THE GREEN FLAG. I DON’T KNOW IF YOU CAN.>>BUT I BELIEVE SINCE THEY ARE STARTING IN THE BACK, THE PENALTY IS THAT THEY GO TO THE BACK.>>IT’S LEGAL IN ARCA RE/MAX SERIES. IN THE CUP SERIES, THE NASCAR MAJOR SERIES, IT’S NOT LEGAL TO DO THAT, BUT IT IS LEGAL IN ARCA RE/MAX SERIES.>>WE WILL BE RIDING ALONG WITH FRANK KIMMEL, IN THE NUMBER 44. THAT’S A NEW CAR NUMBER AND A NEW CAR FOR HIM. HE’S DRIVING A DODGE FIRE SUIT. HE’S DRIVING A NUMBER 44 DODGE. THERE’S GOSSELIN. HE’S STARTING BACK IN THE 27th POSITION. HE HAS HIS TEAMMATE AND ALLI OWENS IN THIS FIELD AS WELL.>>NUMBER 11 OF BRYAN SILAS WILL CARRY ONE OF OUR CAMERAS. ANDY HILLENBERG, HE PURCHASED ROCKINGHAM AND THE ARCA RE/MAX SERIES WILL GO THERE THIS SEASON.>>WE WILL BE RIDING ALONG IN THE TEAM GLOCK, THE CAR RIGHT THERE, THE NUMBER 37 WITH DEXTER BEAN. WE JUST TALKED ABOUT HIM. HE WILL BE STARTING BACK IN THE 20th POSITION.>>YOU REMEMBER THE FIRST CAR THAT WE WERE RIDING ON BOARD WITH WAS FRANK KIMMEL. WELL, NOW WE ARE ON BOARD WITH THE 46 CAR. NO LONGER IS THAT FRANK KIMMEL PILOTING THAT. THAT’S MATT CARTER STARTING IN THE 7th SPOT. MATT CARTER THE SON OF TRAVIS CARTER.>>A LOT OF STOCK CAR EXPERIENCE FROM THAT CAR. NOT IN THE ARCA RE/MAX STARTS TO HIS CREDIT, BUT A LOT OF EXPERIENCE RUNNING THE HOOTERS SERIES.>>AND NO PRESSURE AT ALL, I WOULDN’T THINK. [ LAUGHTER ]>>THE PACE CAR COMES OFF THE RACETRACK. THE LIGHTS ARE ON. IT’S IN THE HANDS OF JUSTIN MARKS. THE 45th RUNNING OF THE ARCA 200. GREEN FLAG IN THE AIR! [ ENGINES ROAR ]>>>KIRK SHE WILL BETTER DINE HAS A BOAR START.>>THEY WILL ARGUE FOR SPACE, BEFORE THEY GET IN THERE.>>THEY WILL GET UP TO SPEED. AND YOU WILL ALSO SEE SOME TWO WIDE HERE AT DAYTONA. IT’S ALL TOYOTA FRONT ROW. JUSTIN MARKS AND THE 2 OF SCOTT SPEED.>>YOU MENTIONED A LITTLE BIT SLOW ON THE START AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS RACE. LET’S TAKE ANOTHER LOOK AT WHAT TOOK PLACE AT THE BEGINNING. YOU SEE THE CARS THERE LOCK THEIR BRAKES UP. THAT WAS WHERE THE TIRE SMOKE CAME FROM. TRYING TO GET UP THROUGH THE GEARS, OBVIOUSLY, STAY WITH THE PACK, BUT SOME GOT UP THROUGH THE GEARS QUICKER AND NOW WE SEE SCOTT SPEED OUT IN FRONT OF THE SPEED. JUSTIN MARKS WILL BE RUNNING SECOND. YOU CAN ACTUALLY SEE HOW ROUGH THIS RACETRACK IS IN CERTAIN AREAS. YOU CAN SEE THE CARS BOUNCING AROUND AS THEY WENT THROUGH TURNS ONE AND TWO.>>I THINK HIGH DEFINITION POINTS THAT OUT EVEN MORE AS YOU CAN SEE THE WAVINESS OF THIS RACETRACK.>>YOU CAN SEE THAT YELLOW LINE, WHEN WE COME HERE TO DAYTONA AND TALLADEGA. THAT’S OUT OF BOUNDS. YOU CAN’T IMPROVE YOUR POSITION BY GOING OVER THAT YELLOW LINE.>>THE ARCA RE/MAX OFFICIALS WILL BE WATCHING THAT VERY CLOSELY.>>THEY WANT TO KEEP THAT OUT OF BOUNDS. WHEN YOU ARE UNDERNEATH THERE AND YOU GET TO THE TURN, IT CREATES HAVOC BEFORE YOU CAN GET BACK UP. IT IS A REAL GOOD RULE.>>THE LAP TIMES JUST BELOW 50 SECONDS. WE ARE GETTING CLOSER TO WHAT SPEEDS THEY WERE RUNNING IN PRACTICE NOW THAT EVERYONE IS UP TO SPEED.>>WE HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT PROBABLY 80% OF THESE CARS RAN DAYTONA OR TALLADEGA IN THE NEXTEL CUP CARS. SO THE QUALITY OF THE EQUIPMENT IS PHENOMENAL.>>THAT’S THE GLOCK CAR, DEXTER BEAN. YOU MENTIONED HIM IN THE 37. MANY WOULD SAY, WAIT A MINUTE, A THOUGHT DEXTER BEAN WAS IN THE 6. THAT WAS A NUMBER CHANGE FOR HIM.>>GREAT OUTSIDE RICE. JASON ALLGAIER. THE 75 CAR MAKING SOME NICE MOVES ON THE OUTSIDE.>>JIM TRAYLOR, WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH THE 17?>>DEXTER BEAN SAYS I CAN’T WAIT TO GET THIS ON THE RACETRACK. KENNY TO YOUR POINT, THIS IS THE SAME RACETRACK THAT MARK MARTIN WAS TWO FEET SHY OF WINNING LAST YEAR’S DAYTONA 500 IN.>>THERE’S A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF EQUIPMENT. WE ARE TRYING EXTREMELY HARD TO ELIMINATE SOME OF THAT GOOD EQUIPMENT RIGHT HERE THREE WIDE.>>YES.>>IT’S GOING TO BE EXCITING HERE.>>IN THE MIDDLE, THAT’S J.R. HEFFNER IN THE 39 AND HE’S BOUNCED AROUND QUITE A BIT. DEVELOP TO CHECK UP BECAUSE THE 93 IS GOING THE WRONG DIRECTION. THAT’S PIERRE BOURQUE.>>HE’S SEIZED UP THAT CENTER LANE FOR A LITTLE BIT. MARIO GOSSELIN IS ON THE INSIDE OF HIM.>>VERY CLOSE THERE. WE SAW THAT 39 MOVE OUT IN FRONT OF THE 60 OF PATRICK SHELTRA. NOW, THEY GO TWO BY TWO ONCE AGAIN.>>YOU KNOW, THE ARCA RE/MAX COMPETITORS HAD A VERY, VERY CLEAN WEEK, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THAT ONE INCIDENT WE SAW, KENNY, IN THE VERY BEGINNING OF HAPPY HOUR WITH YOUR CAR, OF BILL BAIRD AND RICKY STENHOUSE. I THINK WE HAD ONE MINOR INCIDENT THE ENTIRE DURING PRACTICE.>>WE ALSO DIDN’T HAVE A TON OF DRAFTING PRACTICE. AND DRAFTING PRACTICE WHEN THEY ARE OUT THERE IN EIGHT OR NINE OR TEN CAR GROUPS IS NOTHING LIKE THIS. THIS IS THEIR FIRST ON HANDS TORE A LOT OF THESE GUYS. AND IT WILL BE A LITTLE STRESSFUL.>>THAT’S BRIAN SCOTT RIGHT THERE IN THE MIDDLE IN THAT NUMBER 75. YOU SEE HIM WIGGLING AROUND. THESE SCARS LOOK TO BE A HANDFUL — THESE CARS LOOK TO BE A HANDFUL FOR THESE DRIVERS TODAY.>>AND MARIO GOSSELIN –>>OH, RIGHT THERE! ALLI OWENS IN THE 12 GETS TURNED AROUND. THERE WAS SOME CONTACT AS THEY CAME THROUGH THE TRIOVAL. SHE WILL GO THROUGH GRASS. IT DOESN’T LOOK LIKE SHE WILL TURN ANYTHING.>>YOU CAN SEE THE ROOF FLAPS DEPLOY AS SHE GOT TURNED AROUND. IT KEEPS THE CAR ON THE GROUND. SHE DID A NICE JOB NOT MAKING ANY CONTACT WITH THE INSIDE WALL. SHE GETS HER CAR RIGHTED AND HEADED BACK TOWARDS THE RACETRACK.>>A COUPLE OF FLATS.>>WHAT HAPPENS, WHEN THESE THINGS GET TO WOBBLING — SHE GOT PUSHED DOWN A LITTLE BIT, WHICH MADE HER GO BACK UP A LITTLE BIT AND THEN WHEN SHE GOT BACK UP, SHE GOT INTO THAT BLACK CAR AND THEN THAT’S IT.>>BUT IT’S NICE TO KNOW ALL OF THAT ASPHALT IS DOWN THERE, ISN’T IT, KENNY. YOU DON’T WANT THEM TO SLIDE THROUGH THE GRASS TOO MUCH. THE ASPHALT KEEPS THEM ON THE GROUND.>>THEY SLOW DOWN ON THE ASPHALT. THEY DON’T SLOW DOWN ON THE GRASS.>>YOU SEE THE J.R. HEFFNER CAR, THE 39. REMEMBER, SHE’S RUNNING 189 MILES PER HOUR WHEN SHE STARTS THAT SPIN.>>WE’LL SEE A GOOD VIEW OF IT RIGHT HERE. SHE WILL DUMP BELOW THE 39 AND WOBBLED UP INTO HIM A LITTLE BIT. THEN SHE TRIES TO KEEP HER CAR OFF OF HIM. SHE TURNS LEFT AND LOSES CONTROL ON THE INSIDE.>>THEY ACTUALLY WENT A COUPLE MORE LAPS THAN A ANTICIPATED AFTER WATCHING THEM THE FIRST COUPLE LAPS.>>THE WAY THAT ONE STARTED, IT LOOKED LIKE IT WOULD BE HAIRY. YOU CAN SEE THE LEFT FRONT TIRE IS FLAT FOR ALLI OWENS. SHE WILL BRING IT ON PIT ROAD. THEY WILL CHECK IT OVER BEFORE SHE SEND IT BACK OUT. IT’S THE FIRST CAUTION OF THE DAY FROM THE DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY AND THE ARCA RE/MAX 200 GETTING UNDERWAY. COMING OUT OF THE TRI>>>THIS VALENTINE’S DAYS SOME HEARTS WILL SOAR AND SOME WILL BE BROKEN. MOST DRIVERS WILL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO MAKE THE DAYTONA 500. WE HAVE YOUR VALENTINE’S DAY RIGHT HERE! NASCAR ON SPEED. BE THERE!>>I ALWAYS FELT LIKE THE DUELS ARE THE MOST EXCITING RACES OF SPEEDWEEKS. KENNY, YOU WILL BE PART OF THE DUELS TRYING TO GET INTO THE 500 IN THAT 49 VAN CAR.>>WE HAVE TO RACE OUR WAY IN. WE HAVE TO BE ONE OF THE TOP TWO FINISHERS IN ONE OF THOSE RACES ON THURSDAY. WOW, YOU THINK THEY ARE EXCITING FROM THE COUCH OR FROM THE GRAND STANDS. YOU OUGHT TO BE DOWN THERE! I MEAN, THERE’S STUFF HAPPENING YOU JUST WOULDN’T BELIEVE.>>YEAH, RIGHT ON THE EDGE OF YOUR SEAT AND OBVIOUSLY COMING TO YOU ON SPEED IN HIGH DEFINITION. SO IT BRINGS YOU THAT MUCH CLOSER TO THE ACTION. TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT’S GOING ON LATER ON TODAY. RIGHT AFTER THIS RACE, IT’S NASCAR RACE DAY AT 6 P.M. EASTERN AND THEN THE BUD SHOOTOUT AT 8 P.M. ON FOX. OUR FOX FAMILY. AND THEN 10 P.M. EASTERN, HERE ON SPEED IS NASCAR VICTORY LANE. SO WE’LL HEAR FROM ALL THE EXCITING PARTICIPANTS IN THE BUD SHOOTOUT.>>THAT’S ANOTHER RACE THAT YOU ARE INVOLVED IN, RIGHT, KENY.>>YES, WE ARE STARTING 13th IN THE SHOOTOUT. IT WAS AN EXCITING PRACTICE. I’M SURE IT WILL BE A LOT CALMER WHEN IT PAYS.>>YOU ARE A BUSY MAN. AND JIM.>>I KNOW BOBBY GERHART, HE’S RUNNING THE SAME CAR HE RACED LAST YEAR. HE’S ON THE SAME HOOSIER TIRES. ONE THING THAT CHANGES. ONLY THREE SETS OF TIRES ALLOWED. SO BOBBY GERHART HAS TO LAY HIS STRATEGY OUT WITH THREE SETS OF TIRES. THEY ARE DOWN TO THREE SETS AND THE STRATEGY STARTS HERE. THESE GUYS RUN SCUFFS. A LOT OF GUYS ARE ON STICKERS. WHEN HE’LL SEE HOW GERHART HOLDS UP WITH A CAR HE REALLY LIKES RIGHT NOW.>>GOOD SIGN WHEN BOBBY GERHART LIKES HIS CAR.>>HE’S DRIVING THAT SAME CAR FOR HOW LONG NOW?>>LIKE EIGHT YEARS, I BELIEVE, NOW. FIVE WINS.>>THERE’S NO REASON NOT TO LIKE THAT CAR.>>THE 99 OF RICKY STENHOUSE, JR., IS ON PIT ROAD AND FRANK KIMMEL. SOME GUYS ARE TAKING THIS OPPORTUNITY TO TOP THESE THINGS OFF WITH FUEL. THERE’S FRANK LEAVING PIT ROAD. IT IS GOOD TO SEE THE RIVER SIDE AUTO PARTS ON THERE. GREAT TO SEE THEM GET BACK IN THE ARCA RE/MAX SERIES.>>YES, I GOT TO DRIVE FOR THEM IN SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS, AND IT WAS A LOT OF FUN.>>DOES IT YOU WERE YOU THAT WE SEE THE 44, THE NINE-TIME ARCA SERIES CHAMPION, FRANK KIMMEL, REALLY NOT SPONSORED? WE DON’T HAVE A SERIOUS SPONSOR FOR FRANK KIMMEL RIGHT NOW.>>WE SEE THAT IN ALL DIVISIONS. IT’S NOT LIKE THEY STARTED DOING IT IN JUNE OR JULY. IT ALL CAME ABOUT LATE IN THE YEAR. SO IT — YOU LOSE A LOT OF TIME TO PUT THAT TOGETHER.>>THE RIDE THAT HE JUMPED OUT OF NOW DRIVEN BY MATT CARTER. WENDY, WHAT’S GOING ON WITH THAT TEAM?>>I CAN ALSO ADD ON THE 60.>>WHAT’S GOING ON WITH THE 46 TEAM?>>HEY, GUYS. JUST WANT TO TALK ABOUT MATT CARTER WHO, OF COURSE, HAS HIS ARCA DEBUT. HIS FIRST RACE HERE AT DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY. HE’S THE SON OF LONG-TIME CREW CHIEF AND TEAM OWNER, TRAVIS CARTER. HE WAS JUST TALKING DURING THAT LAST CAUTION LAP ABOUT JIMMIE SPENCER, OUR OWN JIMMY SPENCER GAVE HIM ADVICE YESTERDAY ABOUT HOW TO GET AROUND THE TRACK, HOW TO USE THAT THROTTLE AND HE’S USING ALL OF THAT ADVICE IN HIS DEBUT HERE AT DAYTONA.>>GREEN FLAG BACK OUT IN THE AIR HERE AT DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY. SCOTT SPEED IN FRONT OF THE FIELD, AND JUSTIN MARKS JUST BEHIND HIM. JUSTIN MARKS IS GOING TO GO TO THE OUTSIDE AND MAYBE MAKE A MOVE FOR THE LEAD. GOING INTO TURN NUMBER ONE. MARKS WITH THE MOMENTUM BUT THE HIGHER LINE NOW.>>I THINK BOBBY GERHART IS GOING TO BE CONTROLLING WHO LEADS HERE.>>GERHART TO GET BEHIND THE NUMBER TWO OF SCOTT SPEED AND NOW MOVES TO THE OUTSIDE LINE. THAT’S THE 28 RIGHT BEHIND BOBBY GERHART. THAT’S MICHAEL. HE WON THE ARCA RE/MAX AT TALLADEGA.>>YES, AT TALLADEGA.>>MATT CARTER THE 46 UP ON THE INSIDE. THAT’S CASSILL IN THE 88. THAT’S OUT OF THE DALE EARNHARDT, JR., STABLE. SMALLER PACK BREAKING OUT ON THE TRIOVAL.>>00, ED KENNEDY GETS TURNED AROUND. HE COLLECTS ANOTHER CAR. THAT’S THE 25. THAT’S THE VENTURINI-OWNED 25 DRIVEN BY RYAN FISCHER. AND QUITE A BIT OF DAMAGE ON THE 25 CAR.>>MORE THAN LIKELY GOING TO BE TERMINAL. SECOND CAUTION COMES OUT ON LAP 10, JUST ON THE RESTART. AND THERE’S ED KENNEDY, 00, THE DAYTONA LaGOON CHEVROLET. YOU SAW THE WINDOW NET COMING DOWN FOR ED. SO SIGNIFYING TO THE SAFETY CREWS THAT THE DRIVER IS OKAY. SAFETY CREWS GETTING QUICKLY OUT TO THESE VEHICLES. SHORT DAY FOR RYAN FISCHER AS WELL. YOU SEE RYAN, HE ALREADY TOOK HIS HELMET OFF. HE’S HANGING IT ON THE HOOK ON THE ROLE CAGE. AGAIN, THIS IS COMING — ROLL CAGE. AGAIN, THIS IS COMING OUT OF TURN FOUR, PHIL. YOU CAN SEE THE 00 OF ED KENNEDY GET TURNED AROUND. HE WAS ON THE INSIDE OF THE OTHER CAR. HE MAKES SOME CONTACT ON THE OUTSIDE WALL. HE BACKS ACROSS THE RACETRACK. UNFORTUNATELY THE 25 OF RYAN FISCHER WAS NOT AS LUCKY.>>TRYING TO GET OUT OF THE WAY. NOWHERE TO GO.>>YEAH, JUST RYAN FISCHER IN THE 25 JUST GOT CAUGHT UP IN THE RIGHT REAR CORNER BY ED KENNEDY COMING ACROSS THE RACETRACK. THE 4 CAR RIGHT THERE, TAYLOR MALSAM DID A REAL NICE — TAYLER MALSAM DID A REAL NICE JOB OF AVOIDING THAT.>>YOU CAN SEE HIM SLIDE INTO THE SAFER BARRIER. NOW THE 4 CAR ACTUALLY HAD TO AVOID BOTH OF THOSE CARS, THE 00 OF ED KENNEDY AND THE 25 OF RYAN FISCHER.>>I LIKE THE FLAGMAN UP THERE, THAT HOLDS THE PIT FLAGS.>>HE JUMPED OUT OF THE WAY.>>HE SAID, I’M NOT SURE WHERE TO STAND, BUT THIS IS NOT A GOOD SPOT.>>I WILL JUMP BEHIND THIS BIG WALL HERE.>>AS THEY ATTEMPT — THAT’S THE GENTLEMAN WE ARE TALKING ABOUT RIGHT THERE, LETTING EVERYONE KNOW THAT THE PITS ARE CLOSED RIGHT NOW AS THEY CLEAN UP THIS MESS HERE, COMING OUT OF TURN FOUR AND ON THE PIT ENTRANCE>>>WELCOME BACK. UNDER OUR SECOND CAUTION. FIVE-TIME WINNER OF THIS RACE, BOBBY GERHART BROUGHT HIS TEAMMATE DOWN PIT ROAD.>>A LOT OF GUYS WERE TALKING ABOUT REALLY, REALLY GOOD FUEL MILEAGE. THESE ENGINES MAKE ABOUT 425-HORSEPOWER. THIS IS, I THINK, A LITTLE BIT EARLY, UNLESS BOBBY IS PLANNING ON A LOT OF CAUTION LAPS. HE FEELS LIKE WITHOUT ANY CAUTION LAPS, HE CAN PROBABLY RUN SOMEWHERE ABOVE 60 LAPS. THIS MAY BE SOME STRATEGY. I WOULDN’T BET AGAINST HIM. WHAT’S GOING ON DOWN THERE ON PIT ROAD.>>I CHECKED WITH HIS BROTHER, HIS BROTHER, BILLY, UP ON TOP OF THE BOX. HE SAYS WE ARE GETTING GREAT GAS MILEAGE AND WE THINK WE CAN GO THE ENTIRE DISTANCE. THEY KNOW WHAT THEY CAN DO. THEY HAVE DONE A LOT OF TESTING IN DAYTONA AND TALLADEGA HERE THIS OFF-SEASON.>>THAT’S 68 LAPS.>>AND THE NIGH THING, AS YOU MENTIONED, HE BROUGHT HIS TEAMMATE WITH HIM, KYLE KRISILOFF. HE KNOWS HE HAS SOMEONE TO DRAFT WITH AND HE HAS A LONG WAY TO GO. HE KNOWS EVERYONE IN FRONT OF HIM WILL HAVE TO MAKE A PIT STOP FOR SURE. WHETHER HE CAN MAKE IT OR NOT — YOU SEE BILL BAIRD IN THE 52 GO OUT IN HIS DODGE. BILL HAD TO COME BACK DOWN TO PIT ROAD.>>I’M SURE IT WAS JUST A SMALL, MINOR ADJUSTMENT THAT WILL MAKE IT BETTER. THE PROBLEM WITH BOTH THE TEAMMATES GOING TO THE BACK IS IF SOMETHING HAPPENS, YOU CAN BOTH BE IN IT. I HATE TO BE THE DEVIL’S ADVOCATE OF THAT, BUT THAT’S A ROLL OF DICE.>>THAT’S A LITTLE BIT NEGATIVE, KENNY.>>A LITTLE BIT NEGATIVE.>>IS THE GLASS HALF EMPTY.>>NO, IT’S ALWAYS HALF FULL BUT I’M A REALIST TOO.>>HE’S ALSO A CAR OWNER!>>THAT’S RIGHT.>>HE’S DEFINITELY A VETERAN.>>I JUST KNOW WHAT GOOD THINGS CAN HAPPEN AND WHAT BAD THINGS CAN HAPPEN.>>BILL BAIRD GETTING BACK UP TO SPEED COMING UP TO THE FEEL.>>AGAIN, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT HAS BEEN CHANGED IN 2008 FOR THE ARCA RE/MAX SERIES IS THE ADDITION OF THE LUCKY DOG. THEY ARE NOW GIVING A FREE PASS TO THE HIGHEST SCORING DRIVER ONE LAP DOWN. THEY CAN BE EVEN MORE THAN ONE LAP DOWN. THAT’S NEW TO THE ARCA RE/MAX SERIES. WE HAD IT IN THE NASCAR SERIES FOR A WHILE. THEY DECIDED TO JUMP ON BOARD FOR THE LUCKY DOG. THAT WILL BE A GREAT ADDITION TO THE SERIES, I THINK.>>MOST DEFINITELY. THE CREWS WAITING UNTIL THEY HAVE>>>THE NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES KICKED OFF ANOTHER HARD-NOSED SEASON. CAUTION, THESE TRUCKS DON’T PLAY NICE! THE NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES IS FRIDAY, 7:30 P.M. EASTERN, AND 4:30 PACIFIC. BE THERE, AND WE WILL BE THERE TO WATCH EVERY EXCITING LAP.>>WHAT KIND OF INCREDIBLE RACES HAVE WE SEEN IN THE TRUCKS? KENNY, YOU WERE PART OF THAT RACE OF THE TRUCK SERIES.>>RIGHT UP UNTIL IT GOT REAL BAD FOR US. OH, BOY, IS THAT AN EXCITING RACE. IT’S ONE OF MY EXCITING RACE. THE TRUCKS, JUST ABOUT ANYWHERE, IS AN EXCITING RACE.>>AND THE DUEL ON SPEED, THURSDAY AT 2:00. WE WILL SEE WHO WILL MAKE THE DAYTONA 500. THERE’S ABOUT A QUARTER OF A MILLION DOLLARS TO START THE DAYTONA 500.>>YEAH, SOMETHING LIKE THAT. BUT NOBODY REALLY PAYS ATTENTION TO THAT MONEY. THAT WOULD BE FINE IF YOU WEREN’T SPENDING THREE-QUARTER OF A MILLION DOLLARS TO COME DOWN AND RUN THAT RACE.>>WE HAVE A COUPLE MORE CARS COMING DOWN PIT ROAD.>>JIM, WHAT IS GOING ON WITH BILL BAIRD IN THE NUMBER 52.>>WHEN ED KENNEDY SPUN, THE CREW CHIEF TOLD ME THEY HAD THE LEFT FRONT THAT GOT SOME SCRAPES. THEY GOT IT PULLED AWAY FROM THE TIRE AND A SECOND TIME TO TOP IT OFF WITH FUEL. HE WAS OUT THERE BRINGING THE FENDER AWAY FROM THE 52.>>IT MUST HAVE BEEN RUBBING COMPOUND OR SOMETHING.>>WE HEARD HE TRIED TO GET OFF OF PIT ROAD A LITTLE BIT QUICKER AND WAS PENALIZED FOR TOO FAST EXIT OF PIT ROAD. THE LIGHTS ARE OUT ON THE PACE CAR. WE WILL BE GOING BACK TO GREEN.>>THAT WILL BRING BILL BAIRD BACK TO PIT ROAD FOR A PASS THROUGH PENALTY. HE WILL RESTART THIS RACE BEHIND THE ENTIRE FIELD AND PROBABLY BY THE TIME HE GETS BACK UP TO SPEED, HE WILL BE PROBABLY A QUARTER OF A LAP BEHIND ANYWAY.>>AT LEAST A QUARTER OF A LAP BEHIND.>>JUSTIN MARKS HOLDING ON TO THE TOP SPOT. SCOTT SPEED WILL RUN SECOND. JUSTIN MARKS MOVED TO THE TRUCK SERIES FOR 2008, FOR JERMAINE RACING, AND THAT’S WHO FIELDED THIS CAR FOR HIM. JUSTIN MARKS, THEY WANTED TO GET HIM SOME ADDITIONAL SEAT TIME ON THIS RACETRACK.>>HERE’S THE GUYS WHO WON THIS RACE, WON THE POLE. BACK IN 1969, MY BROTHER BENNY WON THIS.>>BIG NAME THERE IGGY KATONA. JUST EIGHT WINS HEAD OF FRANK KIMMEL IN THE ALL-TIME WINS LIST IN THE ARCA RE/MAX SERIES. GREEN FLAG BACK IN THE AIR. WE ARE BACK TO RACING!>>SCOTT SPEED DIPS TO THE INSIDE THERE. GOING TO TRY TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF RESTART. AND ANOTHER TOYOTA IS RIGHT BEHIND HIM.>>STAYED IN LINE AS THEY MOVE INTO TURN NUMBER ONE. A LITTLE CONTACT THERE AS JUSTIN MARKS COMES DOWN ON SCOTT SPEED.>>TRIED TO BREAK THE MOMENTUM THAT SCOTT SPEED HAD. NOW MICHAEL ANNETT IS PRETTY MUCH IN CHARGE OF WHO WILL LEAD THIS RACE, ISN’T HE, KENNY.>>I DO BELIEVE SO. AND HE CAN’T MAKE UP HIS MIND RIGHT NOW.>>JUSTIN MARKS MOVING OUT, JUST THE NOSE IN FRONT OF THAT 2 OF SCOTT SPEED AND NOW THEY ARE SIDE BY SIDE, DOOR TO DOOR AS THEY GO INTO TURN THREE.>>HOW ABOUT THAT 94 CAR.>>RIGHT THERE.>>MAX DUMAREY. HE WAS IN THE TOP 10 IN THE TALLADEGA, IN THE FIRST EVER ARCA RE/MAX.>>46 CAR OF MATT CARTER RUNNING AS WELL. WE HEAR ONE OF THE CAR HAS LOWED. THE 37 OF DEXTER BEAN HAS MOVED TO THE INSIDE OF THE YELLOW LINE. HE’S DOWN ON THE APRON OF THE RACETRACK, MAKING HIS WAY BACK TO PIT ROAD.>>JUSTIN MARKS’ CAR IS REALLY STOUT TO BE ABLE TO LINE UP AGAINST THAT INSIDE ROW.>>SO WE’LL KEEP YOU ABREAST OF WHAT’S GOING ON WITH DEXTER BEAN AS WE CONTINUE WITH THE RACING ON THE RACETRACK.>>YOU MENTIONED JUSTIN MARKS AND STOUT. HE REALLY HASN’T HAD ANY HELP. THERE’S BEEN NOBODY RIGHT BEHIND HIM, BUT HE’S BEEN ABLE TO HANG RIGHT ON THE DOOR OF SCOTT SPEED.>>RIGHT. THAT’S — THAT’S EXTREMELY HARD TO DO WHEN THE INSIDE ROW LINES UP LIKE THAT, TO BE ABLE TO HANG JUST A COUPLE CARS LIKE THAT ON THE OUTSIDE. THEY ARE NOT REALLY NOSE-TO-TAIL. THEY ARE NOT GETTING THE FULL BENEFIT OF THE DRAFT. TO BE ABLE TO HAND THERE IS VERY STOUT.>>THERE’S MATT CARTER RIGHT, THERE HIS ON-BOARD CAMERA. WE HAD A BREAK AWAY OF EIGHT OR TEN CARS AND NOW WE HAVE ABOUT 20 CARS. THAT SECOND PACK HAS CAUGHT THIS LEAD PACK.>>MICHAEL ANNETT JUST ON THE OUTSIDE IN THE NUMBER 28.>>IT DOESN’T LOOK LIKE MICHAEL HAS PULLED UP TO THE REAR BUMPER OF JUSTIN MARKS TO HELP HIM RIGHT NOW.>>WHAT IS GOING ON WITH MICHAEL ANNETT.>>YOU MENTIONED IT DIDN’T LOOK LIKE MICHAEL ANNETT COULD PULL UP, BUT MOMENTS AGO, HE SAID THESE CARS ARE SLOWING ME DOWN AND HIS CREW CHIEF JUST REMINDED HIM TO BE PATIENT. THIS CAR IS THE CAR HE WON LAST YEAR AT TALLADEGA.>>A GOOD PIECE, OBVIOUSLY.>>THAT SOUNDS REAL GOOD, BUT HE HASN’T PULLED OUT AND PASSED THEM, YOU KNOW.>>THEY ARE HOLDING HIM UP. THEN HE SHOULD GO BY.>>JUST PASS ‘EM.>>WELL, WE SAW TWO WIDE. WE HAVE SEEN THREE WIDE AND IN SOME RACES WE HAVE SEEN FOUR WIDE. RIGHT NOW, IT LOOKS LIKE CALMER HEADS ARE PREVAILING AS THEY GET INTO TWO DISTINCT LINES AND SEPARATE THEMSELVES BY ABOUT A CAR LENGTH IN BETWEEN THEM. AND THAT WENT AWAY. BIG DRAFT NOW. SIDE BY SIDE AND A NUMBER OF ROWS BACK COMING OFF OF TURN NUMBER FOUR.>>IT’S JUST AMAZING TO WATCH HOW MUCH THOSE CARS BOUNCE UP AND DOWN, AND THEN MOVE SIDE TO SIDE.>>ABOUT 20 CARS IN THIS PACK HERE THAT’S BROKEN AWAY FROM THE REST OF THE FIELD.>>AGAIN, WE HAD PROBLEMS WITH DEXTER BEAN EARLIER. TAKE A LISTEN TO THIS CAR. [ ENGINE NOISE ]>>IS THAT A TRANSMISSION THERE? JIM, WHAT WAS THE PROBLEM?>>HE LOST THIRD AND FOURTH GEAR ON THAT UP SHIFT, GUYS AND THEY ARE BACK IN THE GARAGE TRYING TO FIX IT. HE’S TRYING TO GO FOR A CHAMPIONSHIP. HE FINISHED THIRD LAST YEAR, BUT OBVIOUSLY, THE TRANSMISSION HAS PUT THEM IN A GARAGE.>>TOO BAD FOR DEXTER BEAN. I’M HOPING THIS IS JUST ONE OF 21 RACES. HE WILL STILL BE FIGHTING FOR A CHAMPIONSHIP HERE IN 2008.>>THAT’S ONE OF THE THINGS YOU WORRY ABOUT ON RESTARTS, IS TRANSMISSIONS AND CLUTCHES AND THINGS LIKE THAT. AGAIN, WE REMAIN SIDE BY SIDE FOR THE LEAD AND ALL THE WAY BACK. NOW WE’LL HAVE ABOUT 30 CARS IN THIS LEAD DRAFT HERE.>>IT LOOKS TO ME THAT THE OUTSIDE LINE MIGHT BE MOVING A LITTLE BIT, KEN.>>YES, THEY GAINED ALMOST A FENDER IN FIVE OR SIX LAPS BUT THIS IS REMINISCENT OF WHAT WE SAW AT TALLADEGA LAST YEAR ON THE NEW PAVEMENT. TO SEE IT HERE, ON THIS SURFACE JUST TELLS US THAT ALL OF THOSE CARS ARE THAT MUCH CLOSER TOGETHER.>>CONTINUING TO WORK SIDE BY SIDE IN THE TWO AND A HALF MILE SPEEDWAY. KICKING OFF THE 2008 SEASON HERE AT DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY. YOU WANTED TO KNOW WHERE FRANK KIMMEL IS RUNNING? WELL, HE’S STILL TOWARDS THE BACK. HE SCORED IN THE — WE MISSED IT RIGHT NOW. PROBLEMS JUST IN FRONT OF HIM. THE 12 OF ALLI OWENS GETS TURNED AROUND ONCE AGAIN. THAT’S THE THEIR CAUTION OF THE DAY. THE SECOND ONE THAT ALLI HAS BROUGHT OUT.>>YEAH, THE OWN THING I KNOW ABOUT THIS IS WHEN YOU SPIN RIGHT HERE AND YOU DIDN’T HIT ANYTHING, IT’S TIME TO REEVALUATE YOUR DAY.>>WELL, YOU MIGHT WANT TO CALL VEGAS.>>YES.>>THE LUCK IS DEFINITELY ON HER SIDE.>>YES.>>REMEMBER, SHE HAD FLAT TIRES AFTER THE FIRST SPIN. SHE HAS FLAT TIRES AGAIN, AND SHE ONLY HAVE THREE SETS THE>>>WELCOME BACK TO THE ARCA 200. WE ARE UNDER OUR THIRD CAUTION OF THE DAY. THE FIELD IS LOOKING LIKE THEY MAY BE MAKING A HARD LEFT TURN HERE COMING UP ON PIT ROAD. WE HAVE COMPLETED 23 LAPS OF RACING AND THEY ARE ON PIT ROAD. LET’S GO TO WENDY.>>I’M ON PIT ROAD. IT’S MAX DUMAREY. HE HAS HIS BROTHER VISITING FROM BELGIUM. HE WANTS A GOOD RUN TODAY.>>THEY ARE COMING UP SECOND IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP. ONE REAR TIRE AND ONE TURN ON THE LEFT REAR. NO CHANGE FOR JUSTIN MARKS IN THE 65. THEY WILL GO RACING. A LITTLE HANG UP ON THE RIGHT REAR ON THAT 65 TOYOTA AND HE’S OUT AND AWAY.>>SCOTT SPEED MADE PRETTY QUICK WORK OF GETTING OFF OF PIT ROAD. IT LOOKED LIKE HE WAS GOING FASTER THAN THE OTHER CARS BUT WE DON’T KNOW IF HE SPED OR NOT, THE ARKANSAS OFFICIALS ARE COMING IN.>>HE HAD A BIG GAP BETWEEN HIMSELF AND THE SECOND PLACE CAR OF JUSTIN MARKS. IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE WHAT THE ARCA RE/MAX OFFICIALS SEE.>>I’M SURE WE WILL FIND OUT REAL QUICK.>>AND, AGAIN, THAT WAS JUST MY PERCEPTION WATCHING THE OTHER CARS. I DON’T HAVE ANY TELEMETRY UP HERE TO TELL ME THAT HE WAS GOING FAST OR SLOW. DID HE COME OFF OF PIT ROAD PRETTY GOOD. WE WILL WAIT TO SEE IF THERE WAS ANYTHING THAT WAS NOT CORRECT THERE. THERE WE SEE THE 84 OF NORM BENNING. HE’S THE AARON’S LUCKY DOG. AS WE MENTIONED EARLIER, ARCA RE/MAX SERIES ADDING THE LUCKY DOG TO THEIR RULES AND SO NORM BENNING WILL GET A LAP BACK.>>I KNOW HE’S APPRECIATIVE OF THAT AND MIKIE WOULD BE HAPPY THAT AARON’S IS GIVING THAT.>>BUT I NORM WAS COASTING. OH, HE HAS A GEAR NOW.>>HE’S FIRED BACK UP.>>ISSUE ON PIT ROAD. MATT CARTER UP THERE LEADING PIT ROAD. YOU CAN SEE THE 47 OF BRAD BAKER. IT LOOKED LIKE HE ALMOST MADE A LITTLE CONTACT. HE FORCED THE 46 OF MATT CARTER OUT INTO THE GRASS.>>A PRETTY GOOD DEN BEHIND THE RIGHT FRONT TIRE.>>ALLI OWENS STOPPED AT THEN OF PIT ROAD. WE SAW THAT AS THE CARS WERE GOING BY. SO ALLI OWENS BRINGING OUT OUR THIRD CAUTION OF THE DAY. WE SEE THE 40 ON PIT ROAD NOW. WENDY?>>WE DO KNOW DARIO FRANCHITTI CAME DOWN PIT ROAD. HE NEEDED ONLY TWO TIRES TO MAKE UP SOME TIME. UNFORTUNATELY HE HAD A LITTLE BIT OF DAMAGE AS WE JUST SAW ON THE VIDEO. THEY HAD TO COME BACK PIT ROAD AND PULL OUT THE FENDER A LITTLE BIT.>>YOU DO A LITTLE PIT STRATEGY, AND MAYBE TRY TO CHANGE ONLY TWO TIRES BUT WHEN YOU LEAVE PIT ROAD, INEVITABLY THE BACK OF THE FIELD IS COMING ON THE ROAD, AND THAT’S WHEN YOU SEE THE INCIDENT.>>AND THE FRONT FENDERS ARE SO CRITICAL AS FAR AS GOING THROUGH THE AIR. HE HAS SOME FRONT-END DAMAGE TOO. ANY TIME YOU MESS WITH THE FRONT OF THE CAR, YOU HURT IT AERODYNAMICALLY, PLUS YOU ROLL THE DICE. YOU HAVE TIRE RUB HERE. TIRE RUB IS NOT GOOD.>>YOU CAN SEE THE CREW MEN OPENING THAT UP. THREE NEED TO PUT A PATCH ON THAT FRONT END. THE HOLE ON THE FRONT OF THESE CARS AT A HIGH-SPEED RACETRACK LIKE THIS WILL KILL THE SPEED.>>AND IT JUST KEEPS GETTING BIGGER.>>CERTAINLY DOES.>>DARIO FRANCHITTI RAN IN TALLADEGA LAST YEAR. HE FINISHED 17th IN THAT RACE. LOOKING TO IMPROVE ON THAT TODAY.>>PLENTY OF TIME LEFT IN THIS RACE, THOUGH, AND THERE ARE 55 LAPS REMAINING FOR THE ARCA 200. WE WILL BE B>>>WELCOME BACK TO DAYTONA, DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA. THE ARCA 200 AT DAYTONA CONTINUING. THE PACE CAR WILL BE PULLING OFF ON TO PIT ROAD, LEAVING THE FIELD IN THE HANDS OF NUMBER ONE. WE HAVEN’T SEEN THAT AS OF YET TODAY. TOM HESSERT III, AND BEHIND HIM MARIO GOSSELIN. GREEN FLAG IN THE AIR. THE FIRST FOUR CARS DID NOT COME TO PIT ROAD. I THINK THE ENTIRE REST OF THE FEEL DID. KEEP AN EYE ON THAT 5 CAR OF BOBBY GERHART. HE WILL RESTART THE RACE IN THE FIFTH POSITION.>>I’M GUESSING IT WON’T TAKE LONG AS HE PEEKS TO THE OUTSIDE WHEN THEY GET INTO TURN NUMBER ONE. IT WON’T TAKE LONG FOR BOBBY GERHART TO DECIDE THIS WILL BE A GOOD TIME FOR ME TO BE OUT FRONT.>>HE HAS HIS TEAMMATE OUT FRONT.>>THE PIT STRATEGY MAY BE WORKING. I THINK PROBABLY ONLY PUT FUEL IN THE CAR. THAT’S WHY HE GOT OUT SO FAR IN THE FRONT. I THINK THAT HE WAS THE LEAD CAR OFF PIT ROAD.>>THE NUMBER 23 ON THE INSIDE OF GERHART, AS THEY MAKE THEIR WAY THROUGH TURNS THREE AND FOUR AND BACK DOWN HERE ON THE TRIOVAL. MARIO GOSSELIN HOLDS DOWN THE SECOND POSITION. DAWAYNE BRYAN IS IN THIRD.>>A LITTLE PUMP FROM KRISILOFF. AND HERE COMES JUSTIN MARKS ON THE INSIDE!>>I’M NOT SURE THAT WAS IN BOBBY GERHART’S GAME PLAN WITH HIS TEAMMATE.>>NO. NO. IT HARDLY EVER IS WITH YOUR TEAMMATE.>>SO JUSTIN MARKS HAS MOVED INTO THE THEIR SPOT. AND THEY ARE CHASING TOM HESSERT.>>HE’S BEEN IN MIDGETS BUT NEVER A DRAFTING SITUATION LIKE THIS BEFORE. HE REMAINS IN THE LEAD BUT HE DID NOT PIT BECAUSE ANDY BEAUMONT TOLD ME, WE CAN’T GO THE REST OF THE WAY AT LAP 25. JUST STAY OUT. THAT’S WHY THEY DIDN’T PIT.>>YOU KNOW, THAT’S THE THING, THE ONE CAR DID NOT RACE HERE. IT RAN THE REST OF THE SCHEDULE AND REALLY A GREAT RUN, ESPECIALLY TOWARDS THE END OF THE CONDITION AND TOM HESSERT HAS STEPPED IN. THEY ARE DOING A GREAT JOB THUS FAR.>>RIGHT NOW, TOM HESSERT III HAS A COUPLE OF CARS WHO WANT TO GET BY HIM. KRISILOFF MADE AN AGGRESSIVE MOVE COMING THROUGH THE TRIOVAL AND MOVED HIS TEAMMATE, BOBBY GERHART OUT OF THE WAY.>>HE WENT RACING. THAT’S KEN BUTLER THE THIRD, THE 22 ON THE OUTSIDE.>>BRIAN SCOTT AND PROBLEMS IN FRONT OF HIM. WE SEE THE CAR TURNING AROUND. THAT’S THE 7 OF KYLE KRISILOFF. HE WAS RUNNING SECOND BEFORE HE GOT SPUN AROUND. THE PROBLEMS CONTINUING ON THE RACETRACK!>>HARD CONTACT.>>OKAY. CAN YOU TELL ME AGAIN IF MY GLASS IS HALF FULL OR HALF EMPTY?>>I THINK I’M GOING TO GO WITH HALF EMPTY ON THAT, KEN.>>YEAH.>>THIS IS JUST BEFORE THE START/FINISH LINE. THE NUMBER 16 CAR. IS THAT MARIO GOSSELIN’S CAR, THE ONE WITH THE ON BOARD CAMERA.>>LOOK AT SCOTT SPEED. THE RED BULL TOYOTA DAMAGED. HE STARTS SECOND AND HE ENDS WITH 50 LAPS OF RACING TO GO, AFTER ONLY 30 LAPS OF RACING. SCOTT SPEED’S DAY IS OVER. KYLE KRISILOFF CLIMBING OUT OF HIS CAR. NOW, WE SAW HIM SIDEWAYS AND, AGAIN, HE WAS RUNNING SECOND. WE ARE GOING TO BE TAKING ANOTHER LOOK AND SEE IF THERE WAS SOMETHING THAT TOOK PLACE THAT GOT HIM TURNED AROUND. BRYAN SILAS ALSO INVOLVED IN THIS ONE. YOU CAN SEE THE NUMBER 11 COMING OFF THE WALL, UNDER HIS OWN POWER BUT SO MUCH DAMAGE TO THAT CAR. HE WON’T MAKE IT BACK OUT.>>YEAH, YES, VERY DIFFICULT. GETTING A REPORT THAT ARCA RE/MAX OFFICIALS ARE GOING TO RED FLAG THIS RACE TO GIVE THEM AMPLE OPPORTUNITY TO CLEAN UP THE RACETRACK. THEY ARE GOING TO STOP THE FEEL OVER THERE — A LITTLE DAMAGE TO JUSTIN MARKS, THE REAR OF HIS CAR.>>HE WAS RUNNING THIRD. AND IF KYLE KRISILOFF DID GET SIDEWAYS, SOMEONE COULD HAVE — I MEAN, NOT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO CHECK UP AND GET INTO THE BACK.>>JUST FOR A SECOND, THE 46 OF MATT CARTER WHO MAY HAVE BEEN RUNNING BEHIND HIM. HE HAD DAMAGE TO THE RIGHT FRONT CORNER. MORE THAN LIKELY THE RIGHT FRONT CORNER OF MATT CARTER GOT INTO THE LEFT REAR OF JUSTIN MARKS’ CAR, THE 65 CAR.>>RED FLAG IS OUT. AGAIN, THAT’S BRIAN SCOTT’S IWX, NUMBER 75 THAT THEY ARE WORKING ON RIGHT NOW. IT’S AMAZING THAT WE HAVE THAT INCIDENT AND, YOU KNOW, PROBABLY TWO-THIRDS OF THE FIELD WERE AFFECTED BY THAT INCIDENT BECAUSE IT HAPPENED SO CLOSE TO THE FRONT, WHEN KYLE KRISILOFF RUNNING SECOND GOT SIDEWAYS. I MEAN, THE GUYS THAT GOT THROUGH THIS THING MAY HAVE FLAT SPOTTED TIRES, TRYING TO GET SEIZED UP, OR WHOAD UP. THAT IS MARIO GOSSELIN’S CAR, UP FORTUNATELY FOR HIM. — UNFORTUNATELY FOR HIM. HE WAS RUNNING UP IN THE TOP FIVE. THAT’S MARIO WALKING AROUND THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE CAR AND AROUND THE FRONT.>>YOU KNOW, YOU KIND OF GET PARTIAL. I MEAN, YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO BE UP HERE WATCHING EVERYTHING, WHICH I AM BUT I KNOW BILL BAIRD WENT INTO THE TURN RUNNING 24th AND HE’S 8th NOW. SOMEWHERE THERE’S 16 CARS LAYING AROUND THERE, JUST A LITTLE BIT.>>WE HAD TO CHECK UP AND SLOW DOWN AND AVOID WHAT TOOK PLACE RIGHT IN THE FRONT OF THIS FEEL. AGAIN, TOM HESSERT III WAS READING IT RACE AND BEHIND HIM WAS THE 7 OF KYLE KRISILOFF. NOW THE 7 OF KYLE KRISILOFF WAS SIDEWAYS WHEN WE SAW HIM COME INTO OUR CAMERA ANGLE. THAT WAS A PROBLEM. LET’S TAKE ANOTHER LOOK AT WHAT TOO MANY PLACE.>>WE SAW THE CAR GETTING LOOSE, THE 75 OF BRIAN SCOTT AND THEN WE SAW THE SMOKE UP AHEAD OF THESE GUYS AND THEN THEY ALL TRY TO TAKE SOME EVASIVE ACTION. 75 OF BRIAN SCOTT COLLECTS THE 4 CAR AND THE 09, AND THE 44 OF FRANK KIMMEL SLIDING THROUGH THE INFIELD.>>THERE’S THE 7. WE SEE HIM CHECKED UP WAY BACK THERE. WE BELIEVE HE HAD A LOT TO DO WITH WHAT TOOK PLACE BEHIND HIM.>>A LOT OF DAMAGE TO MARIO GOSSELIN’S CAR. THIS IS A LITTLE BIT CLOSER TO THE FRONT. YOU SAW JUST LEFT OF YOUR SCREEN WAS THE 2 OF SCOTT SPEED. WE KNOW HE HAS CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE IN THIS INCIDENT.>>THERE’S A LITTLE BIT OF DAMAGE BETWEEN HIM AND BRIAN SCOTT. HE MADE A LITTLE CONTACT WITH THAT 32 CAR.>>THAT’S CASOLA. AND BRIAN SCOTT.>>EVERYONE IS CHECKING UP, NOT ONLY BECAUSE OF WHAT WAS GOING ON WITH BRIAN SCOTT BUT ALSO THE FRONT OF THE FEEL. HERE’S A GOOD LOOK AT NOW THE 7. AGAIN, THE 7 MOVES UP THE RACETRACK AND THEN TRIES TO COME BACK DOWN, BUT THERE WAS NOT ROOM.>>HE JUST COMES BACK DOWN AND JUSTIN MARKS ALREADY COMMITTED TO THAT PART OF THE RACETRACK AND THEN HE SLID BACK UP THE RACETRACK AND CAUGHT THE 2 OF SCOTT SPEED. HE WILL COME BACK DOWN AND TRY TO GET IN THAT HOLE THAT’S NOT THERE. AND THEN YOU SEE CARTER RUNS INTO THE BACK OF 65 OF JUSTIN MARKS AND BOBBY GERHART DOES A GREAT JOB AND EVERYBODY ELSE, IT SEEMS LIKE IS INVOLVED. FRANK KIMMEL, HE SPINS IN BETWEEN TWO OR THREE CARS. HERE COMES RICKY STENHOUSE, RIGHT ON HIS FRONT END. FRANK WILL SLIDE OUT OF THE WAY OF HIM. JUST HAVOC ALL OVER THE RACE TRACK.>>IT SEEMS LIKE WE ALWAYS TALK ABOUT THE BIG ONE, WHEN WE TALK ABOUT RESTRICTOR PLATE RACING AND THIS ONE — THIS ONE STARTED AT THE FRONT AND AT THE MIDDLE ALMOST SIMULTANEOUSLY.>>CARTER DID A REALLY GOOD JOB.>>YES, EVEN THOUGH HE MADE CONTACT WITH JUSTIN MARKS. BUT IT COULD HAVE BEEN WORSE. YOU CAN SEE KRISILOFF COME BACK UP THE RACETRACK. THERE’S SOME HARD HITTING. THERE THAT’S MARIO GOSSELIN IN THE 21. AND THEN YOU SCOTT SPEED RUNNING ALONG THE TOP. THERE’S ANOTHER CONTACT THERE AND A VERY BIG HIT. THAT’S A PRETTY TOUGH CAMERA BY THE WAY.>>YES. THAT’S THE 72 OF DAWAYNE BRYAN. AND 32 OF DOMINICK CASOLA.>>NOW HERE’S FRANK KIMMEL. THIS WILL BE AN INTERESTING RIDE. HE SEES THE SMOKE. HE’S OFF THE THROTTLE. CARS SLIDING IN FRONT OF HIM. BRIAN SCOTT COMES BACK UP THE RACETRACK. HE AVOIDS IT BUT GETS TAGGED JUST A BIT.>>I THINK FRANK IS GOING TO HAVE MINIMAL DAMAGE. SO HE’S GOING TO — HE WAS RIDING AROUND AT THE TAIL END OF THIS PACK. HE’S GOING TO EMERGE WITH SOME GOOD FORTUNES FOR SURE. HERE’S BRYAN SILAS RIGHT HERE, HIS ON BOARD CAMERA. HE’S RIGHT BY PATRICK SHELTRA. HE’S TRYING TO GET SLOWED DOWN. THE CARS ARE CLEANING OFF THE BANK. OH, JUST –>>THERE’S THE CONTACT WITH MARIO GOSSELIN AGAIN.>>EMERGED FROM THE SMOKE AND MARIO GOSSELIN WAS RIGHT THERE, UNFORTUNATELY. THE CAR RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIM STILL CRASHING.>>WE HAVE CONTACT AGAIN AND THEN MORE DAMAGE. AND SILENCE.>>YES.>>RED FLAG HAS COME BACK OUT HERE AT DAYTONA. THE FOURTH CAUTION OF THE DAY CAME OUT AND THEN THEY DECIDED TO STOP THE FIELD. THERE’S THE RED BULL TOYOTA OF SCOTT SPEED. SUCH A GOOD RACE CAR! LED THIS RACE THE FIRST TIME HERE AT DAYTONA. THERE’S THE KYLE KRISILOFF CHEVROLET WHO TRIED TO GET IN A CAR THAT WASN’T THERE.>>SILAS GOT CAUGHT UP IN IT, THE NUMBER 11.>>WE’LL LET YOU KNOW HOW MANY CARS WERE INVOLVED. AGAIN, THE FOURTH CAUTION OF THE DAY, AND NOW THE>>>THIS VALENTINE’S DAY, SOME HEARTS WILL SOAR AND SOME WILL BE BROKEN. MOST DRIVERS WILL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO DO THE DAYTONA 500. THE DAYTONA DUEL, THURSDAY 2 P.M. EASTERN. WE HAVE YOUR VALENTINE’S DAY HERE. NASCAR ON SPEED, BE THERE. I KNOW, KEN, YOU WILL BE THERE OBVIOUSLY, RACING TO GET YOUR WAY IN. CONTINUING TONIGHT WITH COVERAGE HERE ON SPEED. “NASCAR RACEDAY” FOLLOWS US AT 6 P.M. EASTERN AND THEN HAS THE BUD SHOOTOUT AND THEN 10 P.M. EASTERN WE ROUND IT ALL UP WITH NASCAR VICTORY LANE, TALKING TO ALL THE PLAYERS IN THE BUD SHOOTOUT THAT WILL TAKE PLACE LATER ON THIS EVENING.>>THAT’S THE 88 CAR OF DALE EARNHARDT, Jr., GOING THROUGH INSPECTION, GETTING READY FOR THE SHOOTOUT TONIGHT.>>IT LOOKS A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT THAN HIS CARS HAVE IN THE PAST.>>NEW TEAM, NEW FEEL FOR THAT TEAM.>>THEY WILL BE GOOD!>>A VERY PRISTINE LOOKING RACE CAR, AND THERE’S A FEW CARS ON THE BACK STRETCH THAT DON’T LOOK TOO SCRATCHED UP, BUT THERE’S QUITE A FEW THAT ARE SCRATCHED UP, AREN’T THERE, JIM.>>WELL, JUSTIN MARKS WAS A CONTENDER AND HE MAY BE. HERE’S HIS CREW CHIEF.>>WE HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF DAMAGE WHEN THE 7 CAR CAME DOWN INTO HIM. WE HAVE THE LEFT QUARTER PANEL PUSHED OUT, AND A BALD TIRE. WE WILL JUST TRY TO GET HER FIXED BACK UP. WE HAVE A HOT ROAD. ALL OF MY GUYS HAVE BUILT AND AWESOME, AWESOME RACE CAR. I HAVE TO THANK JOHN DICINGER UP THERE IN HIGH POINT. THEY BUILD US PHENOMENAL ENGINES. ALL THE GUYS WHO HELP US AND SUPPORT US, IT’S AN AWESOME DAY FOR THE TOYOTA CAMRY. WE WILL SEE WHAT HAPPENS.>>IT LOOKS LIKE YOUR TEAM IS READY TO DO SOMETHING ON THE FRONT AND THE REAR. HOW BAD IS IT.>>IT IS NOT TERRIBLE. WE GET THE QUARTER PANEL PUSHED IN, WE WILL BE ALL RIGHT. JUST STAYING OUT OF TROUBLE HERE WAS SO BIG. YOU KNOW, WATCHING THESE RACES OVER THE YEARS, THERE’S SO MANY GUYS THAT GET THEMSELVES IN TROUBLE, AND, YOU KNOW, I DON’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED OUT THERE FOR SURE. IT LOOKS LIKE GUYS NEED TO USE A LITTLE BIT MORE GIVE AND TAKE THIS EARLY IN THE RACE. SO WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS. JUSTIN IS DOING AN AWESOME JOB IN THE RACE CAR, AND, YOU KNOW, WE WILL SEE WHAT HAPPENS I DON’T KNOW.>>CREW CHIEF ABNER.>>Reporter: AND MATT CARTER. THIS IS HIS FATHER, TRAVIS CARTER. HE’S MAKING HIS DEBUT IN THE OLD FRANK KIMMEL RIDE. YOU THINK YOU HAVE A HOLE IN THE NOSE.>>EVERYTHING HAS GONE REALLY WELL. I THINK — YOU KNOW, SOMETIMES YOU ARE JUST PLAIN FORTUNATE. HE DID A GOOD JOB IN THAT ACCIDENT AND MISSED. THAT WE DON’T KNOW THE EXTENT OF THE DAMAGE. I GUESS WE WILL DETERMINE WHAT YOU HAVE TO RISK BY GIVING UP THE TRACK POSITION AND I’M PRETTY RELUCTANT TO GIVE UP TRACK POSITION.>>SO WE ARE MORE THAN LIKELY NOT GOING TO SEE YOU COME DOWN PIT ROAD?>>WELL, IF IT WORKS LIKE I THINK IT WILL, I THINK WE’LL PROBABLY STAY OUT AND SEE HOW WELL IT RUNS. AND IF IT KIND OF FEELS LIKE IT’S HURTING HIM MUCH, THEN WE WILL HAVE TO DO SOMETHING. THIS RACE — IF HE PITS, HE COULD BE BY HIMSELF AND YOU DON’T NEED TO DO THAT.>>WHAT WAS I HEARING THAT MATT SAID THAT JIMMY SPENCER GAVE HIM ADVICE. IS HE LISTENING TO IT.>>A LOT OF GUYS GAVE HIM SOME ADVICE. HE HAS SOME POINTERS. MY ADVICE IS TO HELP SOME YOUNG GUY AND TELL HIM ALL THE THINGS NOT TO DO. YOU KNOW, PEOPLE KNOW WITH TO DO. THEY DON’T REALLY KNOW WHAT NOT TO DO. THOSE ARE THE KIND OF THINGS THAT I THINK THOSE GUYS HELPED HIM WITH.>>WE DO WANT TO SHOW YOU. WE HAVE VIDEO, A CLOSE-UP OF MATT’S CAR. THERE’S THE HOLE RIGHT THERE AND TRAVEL SIS GETTING A GOOD LOOK AT OUR MONITORS RIGHT NOW. — TRAVIS IS GETTING A GOOD LOOK AT OUR MONITORS RIGHT NOW.>>WE MIGHT SEE WHAT — WHAT THAT THING DOES LIKE THAT. I HATE TO START BEHIND 30 CARS THERE, WITH THOSE REAL FAST CARS ALL UP FRONT. THAT’S THE THING YOU HAVE TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT. IF YOU HAVE THREE OR FOUR CARS WITH, YOU THAT’S ONE THING. IF YOU HUNG BY YOURSELF, IT’S DIFFICULT TO GET BACK IN THIS RACE.>>A GOOD LOOK AND THAT WAS HIS GOOD LOOK ON THE MONITOR.>>I THINK WHAT TRAVIS IS NOT THINKING ABOUT IS ALL THE OTHER CARS THAT ALSO HAVE SOME DAMAGE LIKE JUSTIN MARKS AND PEOPLE LIKE THAT. THIS IS 46, MATT CARTER, WENT INTO THE 7 OF KYLE KRIS LOVE. JUSTIN HAS TO GET ON THE BRAKES. WE SAW THE DAMAGE TO MATT’S CAR, THAT GAPING HOLE IN THE FRONT BUMPER. AND THERE’S SO MANY OTHER CARS THAT GOT A LITTLE PIECE OF THAT, KENNY, THAT WILL COME DOWN PIT ROAD AS WELL. I ALMOST THINK THAT TRAVIS WOULD RESTART WITH MATT AS FAR BACK AS HE THINKS HE WAS.>>OTHER GUYS WERE LUCKY ENOUGH TO GET THROUGH THE FLAT SPOTTED TIRES. THERE WILL BE ENOUGH GOOD CARS IN THE BACK. I KNOW I WOULD DEFINITELY WANT TO FIX THAT HOLE. IT’S TOO BIG.>>RIGHT NEXT TO HIM, THE 5 OF BOBBY GERHART IS THERE. WE ARE HEARING FROM THE INFIELD CARE CENTER AND WE SEE THE DAMAGE OBVIOUSLY TO THE 5 OF BOBBY GERHART. THEY WILL PROBABLY COME DOWN PIT ROAD. I BET WE SEE QUITE A FEW CARS ON PIT ROAD.>>WHEN IT’S ALL SAID AND DONE, WE WILL PROBABLY SEE THE 46 CAR ON PIT ROAD. THERE’S THE 72. AND HERE’S BILLY GERHART RIGHT THERE. HE’S TRYING TO TAKE A LOOK AT OUR PICTURES TO SEE HOW MUCH DAMAGE HE HAS DOWN THERE IN HIS 5 CAR WITH BOBBY. WE KNOW THAT THE 65 OF JUSTIN MARKS HAS DAMAGE. YOU SEE GERHART RIGHT NOW, HE’S TALKING TO HIS DRIVER SAYING I DON’T SEE A HOLE BUT AS HE LOOKS CLOSER AT IT, HE WILL SEE THAT. SO THEY WILL KNOW THAT THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE TO MAKE THEIR WAY DOWN PIT ROAD AS WELL TO FIT THAT DAMAGE. WE WILL SEE A LOT OF TAPE, AREN’T WE, THAT 200-MILE TAPE THAT EVERYONE IS SO FOND OF PUTTING ON THE FRONT OF THESE CARS.>>YES, TAPE AND PROBABLY — THAT TAPE WILL BE OVER SOME ALUMINUM THAT’S POP RIVETTED THERE.>>THE DRIVERS THAT WERE INVOLVED IN THIS ACCIDENT, YOU SEE THE LONG LIST THERE. WE HAVE HEARD THAT THE ONES THAT WERE TAKEN TO THE INFIELD CARE CENTER THAT HAVE BEEN RELEASED, THE 7 OF KYLE KRISILOFF, THE 2 OF SCOTT SPEED AND THE 72 OF BRIAN SCOTT. THEY WERE CHECKED OUT AND RELEASED. THE OTHER ONES DIDN’T GO TO THE INFIELD CARE CENTER. YOU SEE THE 2 OF SCOTT SPEED IS NOT ON THAT LIST, BUT AS YOU MENTIONED, HE IS — WE SAW ALL THE DAMAGE TO THAT RED BULL TOYOTA AND HE HAS BEEN RELEASED FROM THE INFIELD CARE CENTER.>>LIGHTS ARE BACK ON. THEY ARE ABOUT READY TO FIRE THE ENGINES BACK UP. THEY WILL GET THEM ROLLING AND WHEN THEY DO, WE WILL TAKE A LOOK AT WHO WILL MAKE THEIR WAY ON TO PIT ROAD. THERE’S A PROBLEM THERE WITH THE 44 OF FRANK KIMMEL.>>EVEU■?■o■o■çóÑo>>>WELCOME BACK TO THE ARCA 200. JUSTIN MARKS IS DOWN ON PIT ROAD. A LOT OF WORK UNDERNEATH. THEY WANT TO GET THAT SEALED BACK UP. THEY ARE WORKING ON THE INNER FENDER WALLS. THEY ALSO ADDRESSED THE RIGHT FRONT NOSE. THEY ARE WAITING TO ADD FUEL. SO HE’S STOPPED WITH A NUMBER OF CARS FROM THAT DAMAGE.>>THERE WERE REALLY ONLY 10 CARS THAT STAYED ON THE RACETRACK. ONLY 10 CARS OF ENTIRE FEEL RUNNING. THERE’S THE TEAM MANAGER HANDING SOME TAPE OVER.>>OBVIOUSLY FRUSTRATING FOR THIS TEAM WITH SUCH A GREAT CAR TO START OFF. YOU CAN SEE THAT BIG BAR STICKING OUT UNDERNEATH THE BUMPER. THAT’S WHAT MADE THE DAMAGE TO THE 46 OF MATT CARTER. WENDY?>>NOW, WE DO KNOW THAT THE 46 OF MATT CARTER IS TAKING A CHANCE AND STAYING OUT. THE 99 OF RICKY STENHOUSE, HE’S STAYING OUT AS WELL. WHO CAME DOWN THE PIT ROAD WAS THE 40 OF DARIO FRANCHITTI. THEY CAME AND CHECKED THE TOW ON THE CAR AND PULLED OUT THE FENDERS. IT SEEMS LIKE THERE WERE SO MANY CARS THAT WERE DAMAGED AND VERY LITTLE OF THEM DECIDED TO COME DOWN PIT ROAD AND FIX IT.>>TAKING A LOOK AT DARIO FRANCHITTI, MAKING HIS WAY OUT ON THE RACETRACK, THE NUMBER 40. HIS TEAM TALKING OVER WHAT CHANGES WERE MADE AND WHAT THEY MIGHT HAVE TO DO IF HE COMES BACK DOWN ON PIT ROAD ONCE AGAIN, WHICH I’M SURE HE WILL DO. BRAD PARROTT, RIGHT THERE IN THE MIDDLE OF YOUR SCREEN, THE ONE NOT IN A FIRE SUIT UNIFORM.>>NEW TO THE ARCA RE/MAX SEAR IS THIS YEAR, THE LUCKY DOG. THE 38 MAKING HIS WAY BACK ON TO PIT ROAD. THAT’S ACTUALLY ED KENNEDY THAT HAS STEPPED INTO THAT CAR. HE WAS STARTING OFF IN THE 00. NOW HE HAS MOVED TO THE 38.>>CHANGING THE RIGHT SIDE TIRES. WE ALSO SEE THE 40 OF DARIO FRANCHITTI IN AND THEY ARE PUTTING TAPE ON THE FRONT OF THAT CAR. THEY WILL GET HIM OUT ON THE RACETRACK.>>DID YOU MENTION, PHIL, THAT ONLY 10 CARS STAYED OUT ON TO THE RACETRACK? THE MOST RECENT CAUTION, AGAIN, WE WENT CAUTION AND THEN TO RED FLAG. AND NOW BACK TO YELLOW FLAG SITUATION WHERE THEY ARE MAKING THEIR WAY AROUND THE RACETRACK.>>SPEEDWEEKS CONTINUING ALL WEEK LONG AND THE RACE THAT EVERYONE IS POINTING THEIR FINGER TOWARDS HERE AT SPEEDWEEKS IS THAT FRIDAY RACE OF THE NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES AS THEY TAKE TO THE HIGH BANKS OF DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY ON FRIDAY, 7:30 P.M. EASTERN, 4:30 P.M. PACIFIC. IT’S THE NCTS OPENING NIGHT, PRESENTED ON SPEED BY TOYOTA.>>GREAT FINISHES. OFTEN THREE WIDE HERE. LAST YEAR, WE HAD TRAVIS KVAPIL, ABOUT 100 FEET BEFORE THE START/FINISH LINE. WE ARE TRYING TO GIVE HIM THE WIN AND HE ENDS UP FINISHING THIRD.>>AMAZING!>>JIM, WHAT ARE THEY DOING TO THE 65.>>THEY ARE TRYING AS MUCH AS THEY CAN TO KEEP THE LEFT FENDER ON THIS TOYOTA TO SO IT DOESN’T FLY OFF OR FLY OVER. YOU CAN SEE WHERE THE CREWMAN’S HAND IS THE BUMPER. THAT’S THE BUMPER BAR. THAT’S WHERE ALL THE DAMAGE AND THE CONCERN IS FOR JUSTIN MARKS NUMBER 65 TEAM.>>RIGHT BEHIND THAT TIRE, YOU REALLY HAVE TO GET THAT TUCKED BACK IN BECAUSE THAT WOULD ACT AS A PARACHUTE. REALLY THAT DAMAGE, IT LOOKS LIKE THEY HAVE IT CONTAINED.>>I WOULD MUCH RATHER HAVE THEM TAKE THE TIME AND DO THAT. I REALLY THINK THAT BOBBY GERHART OUT THERE WITH THE HOLES IN ANYWHERE FRONT END, THAT IT’S GOING TO CAUSE THEM SOME SERIOUS ISSUES.>>YES, YOU WILL TUCK IN OBVIOUSLY SOMEBODY. BUT THE SECOND THAT THAT GETS OUT THERE, AND YOU GET 180, OR 185-MILE-PER-HOUR WINDS COMING INTO THAT, WE WILL SEE — THAT COULD RIP THE BODY RIGHT OFF OF THAT CAR.>>IT MAKES YOU A CAR THAT HAS TO FOLLOW, INSTEAD OF LEAD.>>WHAT IS GOING ON WITH THE 5 TEAM.>>A LOT OF RAID CHATTER ON THE 5 CAR. IS THERE A HOLE OR NOT A HOLE IN THE FRONT OF THE BUMPER.>>THE CREW IS TAKING A PEEK AT OUR CAMERAS. YOU CAN SEE THE HOLE BELOW THE HEADLIGHT. THE CREW CHIEF IS IN A LONG DISCUSSION. IF THERE’S A HOLE. NOW THAT THEY SEE THE HOLE, THEY ARE CONSIDERING COMING?>>IT LOOKS LIKE THE HOLE GOT WORSE. THEY ARE RUNNING AROUND HERE AT 70 MILES PER HOUR AND IT LOOKS LIKE THE HOLE GOT WORSE. YOU CAN SEE FRANK KIMMEL’S GUYS, BILL KIMMEL, HIS BROTHER, DIRECTING THIS PIT CREW. THEY ARE DOING A LITTLE BIT OF REPAIR TO THAT GOT.>>THE VALANCE GOT KNOCKED OFF WHEN HE WENT THROUGH THE GRASS. THEY WILL TRY TO FIX THAT. EVEN THE SLIGHTEST ADJUSTMENTS TO THE CARS AND THE AERODYNAMICS REALLY GOES OUT THE WINDOW.>>YOU GOOD IN A “WINDTUNNEL” WITH THESE CARS AND YOU PUT ONE PIECE OF TAPE IN THE WRONG PLACE AND YOU SEE HOW MUCH WORSE THAT CAR IS AS FAR AS AERODYNAMICS GOES. AND THEN YOU GET THE FRONT END KNOCKED OFF THE THING. IT’S AMAZING HOW CRITICAL — YOU KNOW, EVERY AREA OF THIS RACE CAR, ESPECIALLY THE FRONTAL AREA WHICH IS WHAT THEY ARE WORKING ON RIGHT HERE WITH FRANK KIMMEL’S CAR. THE FRONTAL AREA IS SO IMPORTANT TO THESE CARS AND SO THEY CAN GET THROUGH THE AIR.>>SO THEY WILL CONTINUE TO WORK ON THAT NUMBER 44. HOW ABOUT THIS… THE 37 OF DEXTER BEAN BACK ON THE SOAR>>>SPEED’S COVERAGEA. OF THE ARCA RE/MAX SERIES IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY…>>>THEY ARE WORKING THEIR WAY THROUGH TURNS THREE AND FOUR. THE PACE CAR HAS HIS LIGHTS OFF. WE’VE BEEN BACK TO RACING. IT HAS BEEN QUITE SOMETIME SINCE THE GREEN FLAG WAS OUT IN THE AIR. QUITE A FEW CARS INVOLVED IN THE MOST RECENT CAUTION. AN ACCIDENT, ONE OF THOSE THAT WAS UNHURT AND UNSCATHED WAS THE NUMBER ONE OF TOM HESSERT III. NOW WE ONLY HAVE 54 LAPS TO GO. HE ELECTED TO STAY ON THE RACETRACK.>>ONE GUY WHO MAY HAVE MADE AN ERROR IN THE JUDGMENT OF NOT COMING ON TO PIT ROAD IS THE NUMBER 5 OF BOBBY GERHART. THERE’S A HOLE UNDERNEATH THE HEADLIGHT, OR THE HEADLIGHT DECAL THAT’S ON THE CAR. WHAT WILL AIR WHEN HE GETS UP TO 185 MILES PER HOUR GO TO THE BODY OF THAT CAR.>>WELL, RIGHT NOW HE’S TUCKED IN. HE WAS ABLE TO GET BY THE 46 OF MATT CARTER ON THE RESTART. HE’S JUMPED UP TO SECOND. RIGHT NOW, TOM HESSERT IN THE LEAD WITH THE 1 CAR.>>PATRICK SHELTRA IS IN THE NUMBER 60 AND THE NUMBER 46 OF MATT CARTER HAS MOVED TO THE HIGH LINE. HE’S BACKING UP AS A FEW OTHER CARS HAVE JUMPED IN BEHIND HIM TO SEE IF THEY CAN MOVE FORWARD. YOU>>YOU CAN SEE THE 99 OF RICKY STENHOUSE. THERE HE IS RUNNING FIFTH RIGHT NOW IN THE K & N FILTERS FORD.>>ONE OF THE THINGS WE HAVE TO REMEMBER ABOUT GERHART, SOME OF THE STRONGER CARS THAT HE WAS RACING ARE ELIMINATED IN THAT RACE TOO.>>WE TALK ABOUT BOBBY GERHART MAKING HIS WAY UP INTO THE SECOND SPOT ON THAT RESTART. IT LOOKS AS THOUGH HE RESTARTED THIS ONE IN THE FOURTH OR THE FIFTH POSITION. LET’S TAKE ANOTHER LOOK AT THE RESTART AND HOW BOBBY GOT UP THERE.>>MATT CARTER IS A LITTLE SLOW IN THE TAKEOFF. BOBBY JUST JUMPED UP THERE. YOU CAN PASS TO THE OUTSIDE. WATCH THE GREEN AS IT’S DISPLAYED. PATRICK SHELTRA IS HAVING A GREAT RUN IN THE FOURTH POSITION IN THAT NUMBER 60 CAR.>>SO FAR, NOT A BAD MOVE FOR BOBBY GERHART STAYING ON THE RACETRACK, EVEN WITH THAT DAMAGE TO THE FRONT END OF HIS CAR. REMEMBER, KENNY, WHAT YOU SAID, HE MAY BE RELEGATED TO A FOLLOWER BECAUSE OF THE GAPING HOLE HE HAS ON THE FRONT OF HIS CAR. IT LOOKS LIKE TOM HESSERT IS ABLE TO COMFORTABLY LEAD THIS RACE.>>BUT WE THINK TOM HESSERT HAS TO PIT, DON’T WE?>>OUT OF THE RACING LINE, J.R. HEFFNER. THE LEFT REAR TIRE IS FLAT ON THAT CAR. J.R. WAS BEING SHOWN BACK IN THE 22nd POSITION. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT HOW THAT DAMAGE TOOK PLACE. YOU SEE THE CLOSE SHOT. YOU CAN SEE THE TIRE RUB GOING ON THERE.>>THE TIRE IS ALREADY FLAT. SO HE DOES A NICE JOB KEEPING CONTROL OF THAT CAR, KEEPS IT UP HIGH, OUT OF THE WAY AND DOES NOT LOSE CONTROL.>>LOOK WHO JUST WENT BY, FRANK KIMMEL. I MEAN, HE SEES IT ALL.>>HE DID A REAL GOOD JOB OF CONTROLLING THAT.>>THE FLAG MAN TRYING TO SIGNAL HIM TO GET OVER ON THE BOTTOM OF THE RACETRACK. THERE’S LANDON CASSILL, AND CHASTAIN, AND THERE’S THE 37 OF DEXTER BEAN. REMEMBER, DEXTER IS ABOUT 15 LABS DOWN BECAUSE OF THAT TRANS — LAPS DOWN BECAUSE OF THAT TRANSMISSION PROBLEM.>>BUT GAINING SPOTS RAPIDLY.>>STRONG CAR FOR THAT NUMBER 37. HEY, WENDY, WHAT IS GOING ON ON PIT ROAD?>>I DID WANT TO TALK ABOUT MATT CARTER WOULD HAS FALLEN BACK TO SIXTH, BUT WHEN THEY DID GET UP TO SPEED, HE REPORTED BACK TO HIS OWNER, LARRY CLEMENS AND ALSO TO HIS FATHER, TRAVIS CARTER, THAT HE THINKS THE CAR IS JUST FINE, DESPITE HAVING THAT BIG HOLE IN THAT NOSE ON THE RIGHT FRONT.>>HE JUST ABOUT HAD TO HIT THE BRAKES FROM RUNNING INTO THE BACK OF THE 99 CAR OF RICKY STENHOUSE AS THEY CARS GOT SIDE BY SIDE, MICHAEL AND THAT’S ON THE OUTSIDE IN A BATTLE FOR SECOND WITH THE 5 OF BOBBY GERHART.>>NEITHER OF THEM WITH HELP. AND NOW WE SEE RICKY STENHOUSE, JR., ABOVING UP BEHIND THE NUMBER 5. BOBBY GERHART MAY MOVE TO THE OUTSIDE AND TRYING TO MAKE THE MOVE ON GERHART. NOW WE SEE RICKY STENHOUSE, JR., MOVING ALL OVER THE RACETRACK, TRYING TO FIND A LINE TO RUN.>>THAT’S WHAT YOU WANT TO TELL THE YOUNG GUYS, STAY IN LINE. IF YOU WANT TO RUN THE BOTTOM OF THE RACETRACK, RUN THE BOTTOM. IF YOU WANT TO RUN THE TOP, RUN THE TOP. JUST DON’T SWITCH. THAT’S WHAT HAPPENED TO KYLE KRISILOFF. HE MOVED UP THE RACETRACK EARLIER. HE TRIED TO GET BACK IN LINE. THE HOLE WAS NOT THERE ANYMORE AND HE CAUSED A BIG WRECK.>>NOW GERHART LOOKING TO THE OUTSIDE. WE TALKED ABOUT GERHART BEING RELEGATED TO A FOLLOWER. NOW IT LOOKS LIKE HE WANTS TO TAKE THE LEAD AND MAYBE TEST OUT HOW BIG THAT HOLE IS IN THE FRONT OF HIS CAR.>>HE’S GOT A LOT OF HAD HELP RIGHT NOW. HE HAS A GOOD PUSHER BEHIND HIM IN NUMBER 28. NOW HE MOVES. A LITTLE BIT, RICKY STENHOUSE TAKES OVER THE THIRD SPOT MOMENTARILY.>>PROBLEMS ALMOST THERE NORICKY STEP HOUSE. AGAIN, THAT’S THE SPEEDY DRIVE THAT YOU ARE SEEING THERE. AND RIGHT DOWN ON THE DOOR OF THAT 99 IS MICHAEL ANNETT.>>WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH RICKY.>>RICKY STENHOUSE DECIDED TO STAY OUT UNDER THAT LAST CAUTION. HE WAS HAVING TROUBLE WITH THE VALANCE. THE CREW WANTED A GOOD SHOT DURING THAT LAST CAUTION. OUR SPEED CAMERAS GAVE IT. THEY TOOK A CHANCE AND DIDN’T GIVE UP THAT TRACK POSITION. HE’S BATTLING MICHAEL ANNETT FOR THAT THIRD POSITION RIGHT NOW.>>AND THEY ARE BATTLING HARD, THAT’S FOR SURE.>>SIDE BY SIDE, AND PROBLEMS WITH THE 19 NOW. JACK BAILEY RIGHT THERE. IT LOOKS LIKE HE BLEW UP THE LEFT REAR TIRE. HE PROBABLY HAD A TIRE RUB FROM BEFORE. HE HAD A LITTLE BIT OF THAT ACCIDENT. SIDE BY SIDE, THERE’S GERHART ON THE OUTSIDE. AND GERHART MAKES HIS MOVE TO THE HIGH SIDE OF RACETRACK, THE CAUTION HAS COME OUT ONCE AGAIN. GERHART TRYING TO TAKE OVER THE LEAD. WE’LL TAKE A LOOK AT THE CAMERAS AND ARCA WILL LET US KNOW WHERE BOBBY GERHART WAS WHEN THAT CAUTION CAME OUT. YOU CAN SEE THE DAMAGE TO THE LEFT REAR OF THAT NUMBER 19 OF JACK BAILEY. HE WILL TRY TO MAKE HIS WAY AROUND INTO THE PITS.>>THERE’S THE LEFT REAR TIRE GOING DOWN, BLOWING OUT AND DOING ALL THAT DAMAGE TO THE BOTTY WORK THERE.>>A LOT OF DEBRIS — BODY WORK THERE.>>A LOT OF DEBRIS. HE DOES A GOOD JOB OF KEEPING THE CAR AWAY FROM THE OUTSIDE AND INSIDE WALL.>>A QUALIFYING RUN, HE WAS 13th STARTING THIS RACE, BUT OBVIOUSLY THE DAMAGE HAS TAKEN OVER FOR THE 19 OF JACK BAILEY.>>>WELCOME BACK. TOM HESSERT III. WE EXPECT HIM TO COME DOWN PIT ROAD. WE’LL SEE IF HE MAKES HIS WAY DOWN. HE’S THE LEADER OF THIS RACE. ALTHOUGH WE KNEW THAT HE WAS GOING TO HAVE TO STOP AT SOME TIME AND IT LOOKS LIKE IT WILL BE NOW.>>THE BIG QUESTION IS WHETHER BOBBY GERHART WILL STAY ON THE RACETRACK. IT APPEARS HE WILL. AND IT APPEARS THAT THE 99 OF RICKY STENHOUSE WILL STAY OUT THERE. MATT CARTER WILL STAY ON THE RACETRACK. BUT THERE’S OUR LEADER, THE NUMBER 1, TOM HESSERT. HESSERT COMPLAINS THERE’S NO ONE ELSE COMING WITH HIM. HE SAYS WE HAVE THE HORSE. DON’T WORRY ABOUT IT. THE DISCUSSION WAS DO THEY DO TWO TIRES OR FOUR. HE SAYS LET’S GO TWO RIGHT SIDE TIRES ONLY AND FILL THIS BABY UP WITH GAS.>>PRETTY IMPORTANT CALL TO MAKE THAT YOUNG MAN MAKE.>>REALLY. THEY DO HAVE A GREAT HORSE. THEY HAD A GOOD RUN LAST YEAR, TALLADEGA, WITH THE CONTROL IN THIS CAR. ANDY DOES A NICE JOB WITH THIS TEAM.>>THE AARON’S LUCKY DOG GOING TO THE NUMBER 4 WHO GETS HIS LAP BACK. THAT’S TAYLER MALSAM IN THAT NUMBER 4 DODGE.>>WENDY VENTURINI.>>OH, LAST-MINUTE CALL WAS MADE BY MICHAEL ANNETT’S TEAM. HE TOLD HIM TO STAY OUT. HE’S A DEVELOPMENT DRIVER. ALL OF A SUDDEN YOU HEARD, ARE YOU SURE YOU CAN’T MAKE IT TO THE END. HIS CREW CHIEF DECIDED, MAKING THE LAST-MINUTE CALL FOR MICHAEL ANNETT. TAKING A CHANCE AS WE ARE 45 LAPS INTO THIS 80-LAPPER.>>AND SO THE GREEN FLAG WILL COME BACK OUT. WE’VE HAD FIVE CAUTIONS.>>>UNDER OUR FIFTH CAUTION OF THE DAY FROM DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY FOR THE ARCA # HUNDRED AT DAYTONA. LET — 200 AT DAYTONA. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT HOW WE GOT HERE, HOW THIS RACE HAS EVOLVED, FROM THE DROP OF THE GREEN FLAG TO WHERE WE ARE NOW WITH 34 LAPS REMAINING. GREEN FLAG FLEW AND EARLY ON, THERE WAS BUMPING AND BANKING AT THE STOP AS ALLI OWENS GOES TO THE INSIDE AND SLIDES SIDEWAYS. AND THEN ED KENNEDY GOT A FEW OTHER CARS AND A COUPLE OF GUYS GETTING BY THAT RYAN FISCHER HIT THE INSIDE WALL OF THE 25 CAR. HERE’S THE BIG ONE RIGHT HERE. KYLE KRISILOFF TRIES TO GET BACK IN LINE. HE DOESN’T HAVE THE ROOM. HE’S GOING TO CREATE A LOT OF HAVOC FOR SCOTT SPEED AND MARIO GOSSELIN AND A WHOLE BUNCH — A WHOLE BUNCH OF CARS.>>BRYAN SILAS IS INVOLVED.>>WE HAD A ABOUT A DOZEN CARS IN THAT. 22 CARS WITH A LOT OF DAMAGE. SOME OF THE CARS STAYED ON THE RACETRACK.>>THE MOST RECENT CAUTION FLAG, JACK BAILEY BRINGING THAT OUT.>>THAT BROUGHT OUT OUR MOST RECENT CAUTION, THE FIFTH CAUTION OF THE DAY. THAT’S WHY WE ARE UNDER THIS CAUTION. WE ARE ABOUT TO GO BACK TO GREEN FLAG RACING, BUT JOINING US IN THE BOOTH, WE’D LIKE TO WELCOME MICHAEL McDOWELL. NOW SECOND IN THE POINTS A YEAR AGO IN THE ARCA RE/MAX SERIES. ARE YOU GLAD YOU ARE IN THE BOOTH INSTEAD OF ON THE TRACK.>>IT KILLS ME TO BE UP HERE, BUT SINCE THAT BIG WRECK, I’M GLAD THAT I WAS STANDING FROM THE SPOTTER STAND. SOME INTERESTING STUFF HAPPENING FOR YOU WITH MICHAEL WALTRIP RACING. YOU ARE GOING TO GO FOR THE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR.>>YES, AN UNBELIEVABLE OPPORTUNITY. IT IS A LITTLE CONFUSING, BUT THE GOOD NEWS IS I CAN DO SOME CUP RACING. A NEW DIVISION OF AARON’S JUST SIGNED ON TODAY, ACTUALLY. SO LOOK FOR THAT 00 TOYOTA CAMRY NEXT WEEK.>>YOU KNOW BEING MICHAEL, WE TALKED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SHOW OF HOW IMPORTANT THIS RACE IS FOR YOUNG GUYS AND WHETHER THEY HAVE, YOU KNOW, THE GOAL OF RUNNING FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP OR MAYBE JUST THIS ONE RACE. HOW IMPORTANT WAS THIS RACE FOR YOU LAST YEAR, STARTING YOUR FULL SEASON HERE WITH EDDIE.>>WELL, DAYTONA IS REALLY SPECIAL. IT’S ONE RACE WHEN YOU ARE IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP, YOU HAVE TO GET THROUGH THIS ONE RACE. YOU ARE SIDE BY SIDE FOR SO LONG. YOU JUST HAVE TO GET THROUGH THIS FIRST RACE AND MAKE SURE YOU START THE SEASON OFF RIGHT.>>ABOUT TO GO BACK WITH GREEN FLAG RACING. WE’D LOVE TO HAVE YOUR INPUT. BOBBY GERHART OUT IN FRONT OF THE FIELD, AT DAYTONA. THAT’S SOMETHING THAT WE HEARD A LOT OVER THE PAST SIX, SEVEN YEARS. BUT THE PROBLEM THAT BOBBY GERHART FACES IS HE HAS A BIG HOLE IN THE FRONT END OF THAT RACE CAR, JUST OVER THE LEFT FRONT WHEEL. THERE’S A GAPING HOLE AS WE SEE DEXTER BEAN QUITE A FEW LAPS TRYING TO GET BY BOBBY GERHART.>>THAT CAR GOES WITH HIM AND IT LOOKS LIKE HE WILL LINE UP WITH HIM IS THE — A LITTLE SIDE ACTION GOING ON THERE. REMEMBER THE 28 CAR OF MICHAEL ANNETT, THEY DECIDED TO STAY OUT ON THE RACETRACK. THEY DID NOT COME DOWN PIT ROAD. THAT’S THE CAR THAT ONE TALLADEGA LAST OCTOBER.>>GOOD TRADEOFF.>>BOBBY GERHART THAT HE HAS SOME WORRIED ABOUT THE RIGHT SIDE WINDOW UNDER GROWN AND THE FRONT DAMAGE MADE HIS CAR NOT AS PERFECT, NOT AS DRIVABLE AS IT WAS. HE SAYS, YOU KNOW WHAT, LET’S HOPE FOR THE BETTER FINISH, THE BEST FINISH WE CAN GET OUT OF THIS. IF THEY GET BY ME, THEY CAN GET BY ME.>>I WOULDN’T COUNT HIM OUT.>>I WOULDN’T COUNT HIM OUT.>>WE HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO HERE.>>IF THEY DECIDE RIGHT NOW THAT THEY CAN’T RUN WITH THESE GUYS, OR CAN’T PASS THESE GUYS, THEY MAY DECIDE IF WE CATCH ANOTHER CAUTION FLAG TO COME DOWN PIT ROAD AND REPAIR THAT DAMAGE AND TRY TO TAKE THEIR CHANCES THERE. WENDY, WHAT IS GOING ON ON PIT ROAD?>>DURING THAT LAST CAUTION, WE WERE HEARING THE VOICE OF THE SPOTTER FOR MICHAEL ANNETT, CARL MILLER. HE WAS SAYING DON’T FORGET THE INDIAN CHOP. THAT’S THE SIGN FOR THE 99 RICKY STENHOUSE. THOSE TWO ARE OUT FRONT NOW WHAT A GAME PLAN AND IT WORKED.>>HAND SIGNALS? WE ARE STARTING TO SEE SOME SORT OF HAND SIGNALS GOING ON HERE? THEY CALL THEM SOMETHING? I THOUGHT IT WAS ANY OF GUYS WANT TO COME WITH ME.>>I HAVEN’T HEARD THAT. THE GUYS WE RACE WITH, I WOULD BE AFRAID TO GIVE THEM THE CHOP.>>MATT CARTER IS IN THE 46. THAT RIGHT SIDE WINDOW DID LOOK LIKE IT WAS CHATTERING A BIT. IF THAT IS AN ISSUE AND THE RIGHT SIDE WINDOW COMES OFF, HE WILL BE REQUIRED TO COME ON TO PIT ROAD.>>I THINK THEY ARE PROBABLY HOPING FOR ANOTHER CAUTION FLAG SO THEY CAN GET DOWN ON PIT ROAD AND REPAIR THAT RIGHT SIDE WINDOW AND THE DAMAGE TO THE LEFT FRONT CORNER OF THAT CAR.>>DEXTER BEAN IN THAT 37 THAT WE ARE RIDING ALONG WITH. HE’S RIDING TWO LAPS DOWN. HE HAD TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS EARLIER. HE’S 15 LAPS DOWN FROM THE LEADER.>>YOU CAN SEE PATRICK SHELTRA BEHIND HIM.>>THEY SHOULD SLIDE IN THERE AND SOMEHOW THAT THING CAME OUT OF THAT TRACK.>>IF I WAS DEXTER RIGHT NOW, I WON BE IN THAT GROUP. I WOULD BE FAR ENOUGH BEHIND IT THAT IF SOMETHING WHO HAPPEN, I COULD CAPITALIZE ON IT. HE HAS NOTHING TO GAIN BY BEING IN IT.>>HE’S PROVEN THAT HE HAS A FAST RACE CAR. WE KNOW THAT NOW. THERE’S SOME BUMP DRAFTING GOING ON WITH PATRICK SVEHLA. THERE’S A RISK/RE — SHELTRA.>>THERE’S A RISK/REWARD FACTOR.>>YES.>>DEXTER BEAN, 15 LAPS DOWN, BUT YOU HAVE SOME GOOD PICTURES OF WHAT’S HAPPENING THERE. PATRICK SHELTRA RUNNING IN THE THEIR SPOT. RICKY STENHOUSE HOLING ON TO SECOND. OUR LEADER HERE AT DAYTONA IN>>>UNDER CAUTION FOR THE SIXTH TIME THIS EVENING. THIS TIME IT WAS A CAR THAT WAS LOOKING VERY STRONG AFTER HE HAD COME OFF OF PIT ROAD. THAT’S THE 65 OF JUSTIN MARKS. HE WAS RUNNING SECOND AND PROBLEMS ENSUED.>>I THINK IT WAS EITHER HIM OR PATRICK –>>PATRICK SHELTRA.>>ONE OF THEM GOT TO WIGGLING A LITTLE BIT AND JUST OFF OF TWO, IT’S EASY TO GET IN TROUBLE.>>THERE WAS VERY LITTLE CONTACT WITH THE INSIDE WALL THERE.>>YEAH.>>HE HAD A GREAT RUN GOING. HE WAS DOING A NICE JOB. AND YOU CAN SEE THE DAMAGE TO THAT K & N FORD. YOU CAN SEE HE GOT UP INTO THE OUTSIDE WALL.>>WENDY VENTURINI.>>THE 99 OF RICKY STEP HAAS HAS EXTENSIVE DAMAGE ON THE RIGHT SIDE. — STENHOUSE HAS EXTENSIVE DAMAGE ON THE RIGHT SIDE. HE SAID HE DOESN’T HAVE ANY BRAKES. IT’S AN UNFORTUNATENING FOR THE ROUSH FENWAY DEVELOPMENT DRIVER.>>THAT’S THE SECOND CAR THEY HAD OUT ON THAT RACETRACK AND THE SECOND CAR THAT THEY HAD SOME EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO.>>RICKY WAS INVOLVED IN A PRACTICE CRASH YESTERDAY. HE WAS DOING A GREAT JOB. HE WAS UP IN THE TOP FIVE. LET’S SEE IF WE CAN SEE WHAT HAPPENED ON THIS INCIDENT COMING OFF TURN NUMBER TWO HERE.>>THIS IS VINNY CHASTAIN.>>THAT’S BEHIND.>>THAT’S BEHIND. IT LOOKS LIKE HE MADE SOME CONTACT WITH THE OUTSIDE BARRIER.>>HE WILL SLIDE INTO WHAT WILL TAKE PLACE IN FRONT OF HIM. YOU CAN SEE THE SMOKE THERE. AND THAT’S WHERE WE’LL TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT TOOK PLACE UP FRONT. SHELTRA GETS LOOSE AND MAKES CONTACT WITH THE 65 OF JUSTIN MARKS. YOU CAN SEE THE 99 MAKING SOME CONTACT WITH THE OUTSIDE WALL THERE. THERE’S MATT CARTER ON THE OUTSIDE RIGHT UP AGAINST THE WALL AND JUSTIN MARKS AND PATRICK SHELTRA BOTH SPIN DOWN THROUGH THE INFIELD. IT LOOKS LIKE JUSTIN WAS ABOUT TO GET THE THING STRAIGHTENED OUT. HE’S HEADED TOWARDS THE INSIDE WALL. HERE COMES BOBBY GERHART ON PIT ROAD, JIM.>>A WINDSHIELD TEAR OFF. THEY WANT TO FIX THE RIGHT SIDE WINDOW. BOBBY GERHART HAS THE TIME. YOU CAN SEE THE DAMAGE UP CLOSE ON THE LEFT FRONT OF THE LUCAS OIL CHEVY. THEY WILL ALSO FIX THAT. THEY WILL FIX THE RIGHT SIDE WINDOW AND TAKE THE WINDSHIELD OFF AND FOUR TIRES. WHAT THEY ARE MOST CONCERNED ABOUT IS BOBBY IS ASKING HOW MANY CARS ARE ON THE LEAD LAP AND BILLY SAYS WE CAN GET BACK INTO THIS, GUYS. RIGHT NOW THEY ARE PUTTING A PIECE OF TAPER THAT HAS A PIECE OF TIN IN IT. IT’S A THIN PIECE OF METAL, BUT THEY ARE TRYING TO PROTECT THAT RIGHT FRONT NOSE ON BOBBY GERHART’S CHEVY. THEY MAY HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN THIS THING AND MAKE THEIR WAY THROUGH, SINCE THERE ARE SO FEW CARS ON THE LEAD LAP.>>YOU CAN’T COUNT THE 5 CAR OUT. I THINK HE WILL GET OUT THERE. WITH NOT MANY CARS ON THE LEAD LAP. THEY WILL GET BACK TO THE FRONT. IT’S SUCH A STRONG CAR.>>I WASN’T TOO SURE IF THEY WOULD BE A PLAYER UNTIL THEY REPAIRED THIS DAMAGE. NOW I THINK THEY ARE. AND THERE’S THE 46 OF MATT CARTER. WE SAW HIM MAKE A LITTLE BIT OF CONTACT TRYING TO AVOID PATRICK SHELTRA AND JUSTIN MARKS. IT DOESN’T APPEAR TO BE TOO MUCH DAMAGE AS THEY PUSH THE 99 OF RICKY STENHOUSE, JR., BEHIND THE WALL.>>THE 46 OF MATT CARTER ACTUALLY HAS A LOT OF DAMAGE ON THE LEFT-HAND SIDE. YOU CAN SEE ALL THE DAMAGE ON MATT CARTER’S MACHINE IS ON THAT LEFT-HAND SIDE. SO HE JUST MADE HIS WAY BACK OUT ON THE TRACK. WE WILL SEE IF HE WILL COME DOWN PIT ROAD. WE WILL GIVE YOU ANOTHER UPDATE.>>A LOT OF BODY DAMAGE. YOU CAN SEE IT ON THE LEFT FRONT TIRE. HE HAD A HOLE IN THE RIGHT FRONT OF THAT CAR BECAUSE HE RAN INTO THE BACK OF JUSTIN MARKS BUT THAT LOOKS MINOR COMPARED TO THE LEFT SIDE OF HIS CAR.>>AND EVERYTHING IS RELATIVE. THAT HOLE IS NOT THAT BIG OF A DEAL NOW.>>WE THOUGHT IT WAS.>>YEAH.>>BUT AS IT TURNS OUT, IT’S REALLY NOT.>>THE SIXTH CAUTION OF DAY AND IT HAPPENED AGAIN UP TOWARDS>>>WHAT A ROMANTIC LOOK AT THE SUN SETTING. WHEN YOU THINK OF ROMANCE, YOU THINK OF VALENTINE’S DAY. WHAT’S HAPPENING ON VALENTINE’S DAY, THE GATORADE DUEL HERE ON SPEED.>>I WONDERED HOW YOU WERE GOING TO GET VALENTINE’S AND ROMANCE INTO THE DUELS.>>THERE’S NOTHING ROMANTIC IN THERE.>>JIMMIE AND SOME OF THE GUYS ARE SCARY AND NOT ROMANTIC.>>I THINK THAT’S MORE ROMANTIC THAN THE GATORADE DUEL.>>YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS IT ON SPEED. BE THERE!>>AND YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS NASCAR RACE DAY. THAT WILL LEAD INTO THE BUD SHOOTOUT, WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE LATER ON THIS EVENING. MICHAEL, I TELL YOU WHAT, YOU HAVEN’T SEEN A LOT OF RACING UP HERE. WE APPRECIATE YOU COMING UP AND CHATTING WITH US. I’M SURE YOU WANTED TO SEE SOMETHING EXCITING UP HERE.>>THERE’S BEEN PLENTY OF EXCITEMENT. NOT A LOT OF RACING BUT IT’S BEEN GREAT. THE ARCA RE/MAX SERIES IS A GREAT PLACE TO RACE.>>DO YOU FEEL THIS IS WHERE YOU GOT YOUR OPPORTUNITY?>>OH, ABSOLUTELY. IT’S AMAZING THAT 12 MONTHS AGO, I WAS DRIVING AN ARCA CAR, AND NOW I’M DRIVING A CUP CAR FOR MICHAEL WALTRIP.>>YOU WENT FROM ROAD RACING TO THE ARCA SERIES. I MEAN, VERY LITTLE OVAL RACING BEFORE THAT, RIGHT.>>>EXACTLY. I DROVE FOR ROUSH FINLAY. AND I HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO GO STOCK CAR RACING AND JUST GREAT EQUIPMENT AND GREAT CARS. THAT WAS MY FIRST YEAR AROUND OVALS AND RACE CARS. AN UNBELIEVABLE EXPERIENCE.>>THE THING THAT I WAS PROUD OF AND IMPRESSED WITH, YOU HAD THE EXPERIENCE FROM RACING IN GENERAL TO KNOW THAT YOU HAD TO BE THERE WITH YOUR FENDERS ON AT THE END OF THE RACE.>>YES, THAT’S A BIG THING, ESPECIALLY HERE AT DAYTONA. THE START OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP. YOU JUST HAVE TO FINISH THIS OFF AND FRANK KIMMEL, HE’S FOURTH. HE STARTED WAY AT THE BACK AND THIS IS HOW HE WINS CHAMPIONSHIP.>>WHO IS THAT 52 CAR RUNNING THIRD THERE.>>LET’S NOT TALK ABOUT IT. EVERY TIME THERE’S BEEN A HIGHLIGHT REEL, HE’S BEEN IN THE MIDDLE OF IT AND LET’S HOPE THINGS KEEP GOING.>>I THINK WE SHOULD TALK ABOUT BILL BAIRD. BILL BAIRD IS THE MOST RECENT CHAMPION OTHER THAN FRANK KIMMEL AND THAT HAPPENED BACK IN 1999.>>1999! BILL BAIRD RAN ONE CHAMPIONSHIP THAT YEAR. AND CAME DOWN AND TESTED A CAR A LITTLE BIT LAST — DECEMBER FOR THE ARCA TEST. I’M TALKING DECEMBER OF ’06 AND SAYS, HEY, I WANT TO RUN DAYTONA AGAIN. WE TOOK HIM AND HE RAN 11th. WE BROUGHT HIM A LITTLE BIT BETTER CAR AND NOW HE’S BACK IN THE YELLOW CAR AGAIN.>>HE HAD A COUPLE OF INCIDENTS THAT CERTAINLY COULD HAVE COLLECTED BILL AND COLLECTED A LOT OF OTHER CARS. WE ARE GETTING READY TO RESTART THIS RACE AS THEY COME OFF TURN NUMBER TWO. THERE’S THE LUCKY DOG, J.R. HEFFNER IN THE 39 CAR.>>HE GETS THE AARON’S LUCKY DOG. AGAIN, NEW TO THE ARCA SERIES. THEY GET A LAP BACK. HE GETS ONE LAP BACK. QUITE A FEW OF THESE CARS ARE MULTIPLE SLAPS DOWN.>>JUSTIN ALLGAIER. I THINK THERE’S SOME INFO.>>YES, HE HAS A CAR. THIS IS ONE OF NINE CARS THIS CAR BROUGHT FROM HALL OF FAME RACING. THAT’S MAYBE WHY IT LOOKS FAMILIAR. BUT JUSTIN HAD A GREAT CAR ALL DAY LONG. THEY HAD SLIGHT RIGHT SIDE DAMAGE. THEY PUT FOUR CARS ON IT, AND THE CAR HAS BEEN GREAT SINCE. IT STARTED OUT A LITTLE BIT MORE THAN HE THOUGHT. HE HAS SEVERE SUNBURN, HEAT STROKE, SPENT SOME TIME IN THE HOSPITAL. HE WANTED TO COME OUT AND HAVE SOME QUIET TIME BEFORE THE RACES. HE DID IT A LITTLE TOO HARD IN THE SUNSHINE. I DON’T THINK THERE WILL BE ANY PATS ON THE BACK WHEN JUSTIN GETS OUT OF HIS CAR, NO MATTER WHERE HE FINISHES.>>NOW, JUSTIN IS ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE THAT REALLY MAKES ME FEEL — I REMEMBER WHEN JUSTIN WAS BORN. AND BEEN AROUND HIM HIS WHOLE LIFE. HIM AND HIS DADDY, MIKE AND MOM DARCY, THEY ARE JUST EXCELLENT PEOPLE. REALLY GOOD PEOPLE AND THEY HAVE DONE A GOOD JOB OF RAISING THAT BOY.>>I WAS WORKING FOR TRAVIS AT THE TIME. I WAS WITH TRAVIS THE DAY THAT MATT WAS BORN, ABOUT 26 AND A HALF YEARS AGO.>>GREEN FLAG BACK OUT AS THE ARCA 200 CONTINUES AT DAYTONA. THE FRONT OF THE FIELD IS MICHAEL ANNETT. CAN MICHAEL ANNETT MAKE IT TWO IN A ROW ON THE SUPER SPEEDWAY. HE’S LOOKING TO ADD TO HIS WIN COLUMN HERE AT DAYTONA THIS EVENING.>>MICHAEL HAS AN AWFULLY STRONG CAR. YOU CAN SEE JASON ALLGAIER. HE WILL TUCK IN BEHIND DEXTER BEAN. KEEP AN EYE ON THAT LUCAS CAR. LET’S SEE HOW STRONG THAT CAR IS. HE’S BEEN FINISHING STRONG HERE FOR YEARS.>>YOU CAN SEE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WHERE BOBBY GERHART IS COMPARED TO OUR LEADERS.>>WE HAVE A LOT OF RACE TO GO. WE HAVE 21 LAPS TO GO HERE. ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN HERE AT DAYTONA.>>WE SAW THAT IN FIVE LAPS WHAT COULD HAPPEN.>>REMEMBER DARIO FRANCHITTI, HE HAD TROUBLE ON PIT ROAD. ALL OF DAMAGE REPAIRED THEY DID. HE’S IN THE LEAD LAP RUNNING EIGHTH WITH THAT PATCH.>>DARIO FRANCHITTI THE ONLY OTHER ARCA RE/MAX START FINISHING 17th. HE’S LOOKING TO IMPROVE ON THAT.>>THERE’S THE 1 CAR OF TOM HESSERT. HE LEAD THIS GROUP. HE WILL LEAD THE BACK UP ON THE OUTSIDE. THAT’S THE STANLEY CAR. LANDON CASSILL ON THE OUTSIDE AND DARIO FRANCHITTI IN THE FASTENNAL DODGE.>>THEY RACE DOWN THE BACK STRETCH AND INTO THREE. DARIO FRANCHITTI LOOKS AS THOUGH HE WILL DECIDE ONCE HE COMES OUT OF FOUR WHICH LINE HE WANTS TO PICK.>>AWAS THE 72 CAR OF DAWAYNE BRYAN. HE HAS A LOT OF DAMAGE FROM THAT BIG ONE WE HAD COMING OFF TURN NUMBER FOUR. YOU CAN SEE ALL THE DAMAGE. HE’S ON THE LEAD LAP, RUNNING IN THE TOP 10 RIGHT NOW. MICHAEL, WHAT DO YOU REMEMBER ABOUT THIS RACE WHEN YOU WERE RUNNING IT IN A YEAR AGO.>>I REMEMBER HOLDING THE WHEEL REAL TIGHT BECAUSE YOU NEVER KNEW WHAT WAS GOING TO COME NEXT. NOW THE PACK IS SPREAD OUT A LITTLE BIT. BUT WHEN YOU GET TWO, THREE WIDE, IT GETS PRETTY BUSY OUT THERE. WE LOST A LOT OF GOOD CARS OUT THERE, BUT STILL A LOT OF RACING TO GO. THEY HAD A GREAT RUN AT TALLADEGA. WE SAW A LOT OF THAT 28 UP FRONT THERE AS WELL.>>I TELL YOU, THAT 5 CAR OF BOBBY GERHART IS ALSO MAKING HIS WAY TOWARDS THAT LEAD DRAFT. THERE YOU SEE BOBBY RIGHT THERE. HE’S CAUGHT THE BACK OF THAT LEAD DRAFT. THAT’S DAWAYNE BRYAN, THE 72 ON THE INSIDE LINE. CASSILL AND DARIO FRANCHITTI ON THE OUTSIDE.>>THEY ACTUALLY LOST TOUCH A LITTLE BIT WITH THAT FRONT PACK OF SIX CARS. REMEMBER, ONE OF THOSE CARS BEING THE LAPPED CAR OF DEXTER BEAN.>>IF THEY STAY IN A LINE, IT WOULD BE VERY DIFFICULT FOR THESE GUYS RUNNING TWO BY TWO TO CATCH UP TO THEM.>>RUNNING TWO BY TWO. JUST AS WE SAY THAT, THE GUYS SEE WHAT’S HAPPENING AND THEY GET IN A SITUATION WHERE IT LOOKS LIKE IT MIGHT BE EASIER TO — MIGHT BE EASIER TO GET IN LINE. IF THEY CAN’T GET IN LINE AND MAKE IT HAPPEN, THEN THEY NEED TO WORRY ABOUT RACING AMONGST THEMSELVES BUT THEY WILL COMMIT TO TRY TO RUN THEM DOWN TO SEE IF THEY CAN GAIN.>>THAT’S DAWAYNE BRYAN, AND BOBBY GERHART, LANDON CASSILL. IT LOOKS LIKE THEY ARE CLOSING THE GAP A LITTLE BIT.>>I WANTED TO GIVE YOU AN UPDATE OF THE MAKEO FORD. THEY PITTED ON LAP 45. THEY GOT THE CAUTION THEY NEEDED WHILE LEADING AND I WENT BACK TO ANDY BELMONT AFTER. I SAID HOW CLOSE WERE YOU? ALL HE DID WAS GRIN. THEY WERE VERY, VERY CLOSE TO RUNNING OUT OF FUEL. THEY ARE NOW BACK IN THE HUNT, GUYS, RUNNING FIFTH.>>A LOT OF GUYS IN THE HUNT WHEN YOU START ELIMINATING QUITE A FEW IN THIS FIELD.>>THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN A — THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN A LOT MORE IN THE OPPORTUNITY. I MEAN, WE STILL — WE DON’T KNOW IN THAT GROUP WHO IS GOING TO WIN AND WITH THE CARS THAT HAVE BEEN TAKEN OUT, THAT’S WHY IT JUST BECOMES SO COMPETITIVE THAT YOU CAN’T JUST LABEL THESE RACES THIS GUY’S RACE OR THIS GUY’S RACE ANYMORE.>>I’M REALLY SURPRISED WITH ALL THE DAMAGE THAT THE 72 CAR, DAWAYNE BRYAN HAS. BOBBY GERHART IS OKAY WITH STAYING BEHIND HIM.>>RIGHT.>>TO TRY TO RUN DOWN THIS. YOU SEE THEM GOING TO THE OUTSIDE, MAYBE TRYING TO MOVE TO THE OUTSIDE OF TOM HESSERT.>>THEY CAUGHT THAT PACK OF SIX THAT WE TALKED ABOUT EARLIER. THAT LINE HAS MOVED UP THERE. NOW WE WILL SEE IF THEY WILL MOVE BY OR BIDE THEIR TIME FOR A FEW MORE LAPS UNTIL WE GET MAYBE INSIDE OF 10 LAPS.>>WELL, I THINK WE MAY — I THINK THEY MADE UP THEIR MIND.>>DIDN’T TAKE VERY LONG, DID IT AS THEY MOVE TO THE OUTSIDE. LOOKING TO MAKE THE PASS, BUT NOW DUCKING BACK IN BEHIND THAT NUMBER 1.>>FRANK KIMMEL RIGHT THERE IN THE 44. HE COMPLAINED ABOUT AN ILL-HANDLING CAR IN PRACTICE AND THEN QUALIFIED POORLY. 42nd WAS THE QUALIFYING RECORD AND THEN GOT IN ON THE CHAMPION’S PROVISION.>>COMING UP NEXT, “NASCAR RACEDAY,” PRIOR TO THE BUD SHOOTOUT. WE WILL HAVE TO DECIDE THIS RACE HERE AT DAYTONA FIRST BEFORE WE CAN GET TO “NASCAR RACEDAY.” WE HAVE A BIG, LONG LINE. THAT CAR RUNNING IN SECOND IS DEXTER BEAN AND HE’S SOME 15 LAPS BEHIND. HE’S NOT A CONTENDER FOR THIS WIN, BUT HE CERTAINLY COULD –>>HE’S ROLLING.>>HE COULD BE A FACTOR.>>DEFINITELY A FACTOR.>>MICHAEL ANNETT, KIMMEL IS FOURTH AND DAWAYNE BRYAN HAS BEEN ABLE TO CATCH UP AND IS IN THE FIFTH SPOT.>>WENDY VENTURINI.>>MICHAEL ANNETT IS TRYING TO HOLE HIS OWN RIGHT NOW. NOW HIS PARTNER IS SUPPOSED TO BE FRANK KIMMEL WHO IS RUNNING FOURTH. BUT EVERYONE IS HOLDING THEIR LINE, SINGLE FILE, 65 LAPS IN THE BOOK, BUT I THINK WITH 10 TO GO, YOU WILL SEE THOSE DANCES STARTING AND EVERYONE WILL START. MICHAEL ANNETT IS IN THE LEAD AND HE’S LOOKING FOR FRANK KIMMEL TO BE HIS BEST BUD.>>FRANK KIMMEL, HE’S RUNNING BEHIND ANOTHER DODGE. THE DODGES SHOULD TEAM UP, NOT TO TRY TO HELP THE TOYOTA UP FRONT.>>I THINK BOTH OF OUR DODGES ARE PRETTY MUCH MAXED OUT RIGHT NOW AND I THINK MOST OF THOSE GUYS RIGHT NOW ARE LOOKING FOR A WHITE FLAG, A CHECKERED FLAG. SO WE’LL JUST SEE WHAT HAPPENS.>>NOTICE THE TAIL FOR DAWAYNE BRYAN AND FRANK KIMM .>>>WE HAVE SOME SUCCESS WITH THE MICHAEL ANNETT. AND BOBBY GERHART AND HE PICKS AWAY AT HIS COMPETITION.>>HE DOVE TO THE OUTSIDE AND HAS A LITTLE HELP FROM LANDON CASSILL. AND A SHOOT OUT FOR SECOND AND LET THESE GUYS CHALLENGE EACH OTHER AND WE SEE THAT WAY OUT IN FRONT AND DO THAT ON HIS OWN. THAT WILL CATCH HIM AND WHAT HE DOES IS DOESN’T WANT WHEN HE GETS TO HIM TO HAVE THE MOMENTUM BY HIM.>>YOU KNOW LANDON CASSELL IS SITTING BACK THERE AND THAT’S THE CAR JEFF GORDON RACED LAST JULY AND HE WAS SCHEDULED TO RACE IT IN TALLADEGA LAST FALL AND THIS REALLY TRULY IS BRANDON’S SUPER SPEEDWAY RACE AND THEY SEEM HAPPY WITH HIS PERFORMANCE TODAY.>>DO A LOT OF THE NATIONWIDE SERIES THIS YEAR AND FROM JR MOTORSPORTS AND BRIGHT FUTURE FOR LANDON CASSILL.>>A LOT OF THINGS TO AVOID ON THE RACETRACK AND NOW, LOOKS TO WORK WITH OR WORK BY THAT 44 OR NINE TIMES CHAMPION FRANK KIMMEL. HE IS WITH GREAT COMPANY. BOBBY GERHART AND NOW LANDON WILL DRIVE TO THE OUTSIDE AND SEE IF HE CAN DO SOMETHING WITH THE 9-TIME CHAMPION.>>WE WILL SEE THEM RUN TWO BY TWO AS BOBBY GERHART MADE A MOVE AND CASSILL MADE A MOVE AND STILL MICHAEL AND ANNETT AND TRYING TO GET BY AND THERE IS TOM AND AND THE FIRST TRIP TO I DO AND THEN FRANK KIMMEL.>>THEY COME TO THE TRIAL AND IT WILL BE SEVEN LAPS OF RACING TO GO AND THEY ARE SPREAD OUT AND PUT SOME DISTANCE BETWEEN EACH OTHER. SO, I THINK WE ARE GOING TO SEE SOME BIG RUNS COME AT THE END OF THE RACE.>>IT LOOKS LIKE THE 28 CAR AND SO STRONG BECAUSE THE 16th CAR AND MICHAEL WAS ABLE TO PULL OUT IN THE LEAD AND HE HAS THE CAUTION. AND GETTING THOSE GUYS WITH A BIG RUN AND HAVE MOMENTUM.>>IF HE CAN KEEP FOUR, FIVE CAR LENGTHS BEHIND AND NOT GET A RUN, HE IS IN GREAT SHAPE.>>WE SAW THE DAYTONA 500 WHERE KEVIN HARVICK WAS ABLE TO GET ON THE OUTSIDE AND LOSE BY ABOUT A BUMPER AND NOW MICHAEL ANNETT HAS TO WORRY ABOUT SLING SHOT PASSED HIM.>>HE HAS GOOD EXPERIENCE AND IN SIMILAR CHARACTERISTICS AND THE SAME EXACT CAR HE WON WITH AT TALLADEGA. AND NO ONE WAS ABLE TO DO ANYTHING WITH HIM AND RIGHT NOW, HE IS DOING THE SAME THING. RUNNING THE TYPE LINE AND NOT ALLOWING ANYONE TO GET IEWNDER NEATH HIM.>>BOBBY GERHART MADE A MOVE AHEAD OF FRANK KIMMEL AND AND LANDON CASSILL. AND DWAYNE BARRETT AND BAKER IS NINTH AND AT THE TOP IS DARIO FRANCHITTI.>>WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE TOP EIGHT CARS, EVERYONE HAS A LITTLE BIT OF DAMAGE HERE AT IT.>>DON’T WANT TO GET A HUGE RUN AND HAVE THEM GUY BY THEMSELVES. I THINK.>>MICHAEL, YOU ARE RIGHT. HE NEEDS IT TO GUARD AGAINST MOMENTUM. MOMENTUM IS YOUR FRIEND OR ENEMY, WHEREVER YOU ARE SITTING THERE. AND ALL THE CARS HAVE HAD SOME DAMAGE AND THAT’S WHY HE IS SO STRONG AND EVERYONE ELSE IS SO INVOLVED AND AT LEAST IN ONE OR TWO OF THE INCIDENTS AND YOU DRAG EACH OTHER DOWN AND WITH THE DAMAGE, YOU GET THE AIR ON THE BROKEN NOSE. AND THEN SOME OF THE OTHER CARS SLOW YOU DOWN AND GET SINGLE FILE HERE. THEY WILL GET THE RUN ON THE 28.>>POSED TO MAKE A RUN AND GERHART CHOMPING AT THE BIT AND MADE A COMMENT TO THE CREW CHIEF BILL GERHART AND SAID WE WILL GET THE BEST WE CAN GET. RIGHT NOW I AM THINKING THAT IS THE FOUR WINS AT DAYTONA AND THAT IS WHAT THEY ARE LOOKING AT.>>BOBBY GERHART IS BEHIND THE WHEEL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO WIN THE RACE AND HE IS THE GUY TO DO IT.>>WE HAVE FOUR LAPS TO GO AND TOWARDS THE BACK OF THE PACK AND YOU ARE NOT GOING TO WIN IT AT SEVENTH LIKE LANDON CASSILL AND HE MAY BE WIDE OPEN AND NO MOMENTUM AND HE HAS NO HELP FROM BEHIND HIM. MICHAEL ANNETT IN FRONT OF HIM AND LIKE YOU SAID THEY ARE NOT GETTING A BIG MOMENTUM ON HIM.>>INSIDE OF THREE HAPPENS OF RACING. JUSTIN ALLGAIER RUNS IN 28th.>>ABOUT HAVING THE CAR TO RUN. WE DON’T FOCUS ON DAYTONA. AND WE CAN SPEND OUR BUDGET AND BE HAPPY TO COME DOWN WITH A TOP 10 AND THESE GUYS ARE PUMPED.>>NASCAR VIEWERS WILL HAVE TO WAIT A FEW MORE MINUTES. AND FOR THE VICKTY AT THE ARCA RE/MAX SERIES AND HE CAME OFF A WIN IN TALLADEGA AND THIS IS THE SAME ONE HE WON WITH AND MICHAEL ANNETT IS TRYING TO MAKE IT TWO WINS. HERE AT DAYTONA T GUYS?>>5 MILES REMAINING. TWO LAPS HERE AT DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL RAISEWAY AND TWO CAR LENGTHS BETWEEN MICHAEL ANNETTAND JUSTIN ALLGAIER.>>THAT IS HAMPERING HIS CAR AND ALLGAIER IS DOING A GREAT JOB.>>GREAT RUN FOR MICHAEL ANNETT AND COULD HE MAKE IT TWO BACK TO BACK WINS AND AT TALLADEGA AND NOW A WIN AS DAYTONA. WHAT A HUGE BOOST TO THIS YOUNG MAN’S CAREER AT THESE HALLOWED GROUNDS AND INTO THE TRIAL. AND ONE LAP OF RACING FOR MICHAEL ANNETT.>>HE WOULD LOVE NOT TO SEE A CAUTION FLAG AND RESTART WOULD CHANGE EVERYTHING AND HE WANTS TO SEE IT GO CLEAN AND THEY HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO CLOSE UP ANY CLOSER THAN TWO OR THREE CAR LENGTHS. BOBBY GERHART MOVES A HALF LINE UP AS HE GOES INTO TURN ONE AND TWO AND ON TO THE BACK STRETCH WHO MOVES ON TO THE OUTSIDE TO TRY TO CATCH MICHAEL ANNETT HAD THEY DON’T HAVE IT AND HE MAY GET THE SECOND RE/MAX ARCA WIN HERE AND STARTING IN ROW NUMBER 2, 3rd SPOT OUT OF TURN NUMBER 4. BOBBY GERHART MOVES TO THE OUTSIDE AND CAN’T CATCH HIM AND MICHAEL ANNETT, WILL WIN AT DAYTONA.>>SUPER JOB. AND THAT ENTIRE RACING TEAM AND NUMBER 2. TWO RESTRICTED RACES IN A ROW WITH HIM. MICHAEL ANNETT OUT OF DID HE DID DEMEINES, EYE WITH A AND HE GETS .>>>COMING UP NEXT IT IS NASCAR RACE DAY ON SPEED. WE ARE WAITING FOR THE CELEBRATION TO CONTINUE FOR THE 28 TEAM AND MICHAEL AND ANNETT CLAIMING A WIN AND MAKES THE HARD LEFT TURN AND TOWARD VICTORY LANE AT DAYTONA. WHAT AN AMAZING THING FOR SOME YOUNG MAN TO BE ABLE TO ENJOY.>>TO GO TO VICTORY LANE IN DAYTONA AND I WASN’T FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO BE ABLE TO DO IT. AND GREAT DAY, GREAT EVENING.>>HE PULLS INTO VICTORY LANE AND LOOK AT OWN OFFICIAL RESULTS. BILL BAIRD AND BOBBY GERHART AND FRANK KIMMEL.>>AND LANDON CASSILL AND DAWAYNE BRYAN AND DARIO FRANCHITTI.>>PRETTY GOOD FINISHES. PATRICK SHELTRA ENDED UP 15 AND THAT IS THE SIXTH CAUTION. CONTINUE ON WITH THE UNOFFICIAL RESULTS. AND STEN HOUSE JUNIOR. A TOUGH NIGHT FOR HIM AND MARKS ENDS UP IN 25th. AND AND IN VICTORY LANE MICHAEL ANNET OUT OF THE CAR.>>FROM THE SHORT TRACKS OF OF IOWA, AND TWO FOR TWO AT BILL DAVIS RACING.>>WHAT IS THE MAGIC FOR YOU TWO OF TWO SUPER SPEEDWAYS, MICHAEL.>>IT IS THE CARS THEY PUT UNDERNEATH ME AND IT AS PRIVILEGE TO DRIVE THEM.>>YOU HAD A LOT OF GUYS BEHIND YOU.>>ANY WORRY WHEN YOU GOT THE CUSHION AT THE END.>>I CAN’T THINK ENOUGH AND MY FAMILY AND WE HAVE SOMEONE HOME AT THE HOSPITAL SICK. AND I CAN’T THANK HIM ENOUGH.>>AGAIN IN VICTORY FOR THE FIRST TIME AT DAYTONA. GUYS?>>YOUNG MIDWESTERNER ABLE TO MAKE IT TO VICTORY LANE IN DAYTONA. AND DRIVING WITH AN OPEN-WHEEL BACK IN THE MIDWEST. AND BILL DAVIS THERE STANDING RIGHT BEHIND HIM. HE IS A HAPPY CAR OPENER RIGHT NOW. TOYOTA IN VICTORY LANE. WILL THIS BE INDICATIVE OF OTHER THINGS LIKE IN THE CUP SERIES.>>IT IS A GREAT STABLE. AND MAYBE UP TO THE FRONT.>>MICHAEL, THANK YOU FOR JOINING US. PHIL PARSONS AND ALL THE ARCA RE/MAX SERIES AND THIS ONE WON BY MICHAEL ANNETT FROM DAYTONA.

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