Staff Report

ARCA Season Opens Saturday

Practice for Saturdays Lucas Oil 200 at Daytona International Speedway started Thursday. Brandon McReynolds paced the two-hour practice with a fast lap of 49.014 seconds/183.62 miles per hour. McReynolds is the son of former NASCAR crew chief and current NASCAR on FOX analyst Larry McReynolds. Final practice for Saturday’s race is Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Qualifying for the Lucas Oil 200 is Friday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. The green flag is scheduled to fly for the race Saturday at 4:45 p.m.

Advanced Auto Parts Clash Is Sunday

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will run the Advance Auto Parts Clash Sunday at 3 p.m. The clash will follow Daytona 500 qualifying that starts Sunday at noon. Daytona 500 qualifying will take place Saturday with two sessions, one at 1 p.m., the final session at 3 p.m.

Bloomquist Facing Penalties

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series announcing Thursday that Scott Bloomquist is facing penalties and fines for infractions that took place during Tuesday night’s Winternationals event at East Bay Raceway. A release from the series says that Bloomquist left the track Tuesday night after an incident in his heat race. Bloomquist did not run the B-Main but did accept a series provisional to start the A-Main. Series officials would later find out that Bloomquist was not in the car when it completed five-laps during the A-Main before retiring from the event. Bloomquist was disqualified from Tuesday’s event, forfeited his earnings from Tuesday night and will be placed under probation.

CRS Super Truck Series Schedule Released

Anderson Speedway in Anderson, Indiana will host the opener for the CRS Super Truck Series. Midvale Speedway will host the series on May 11, August 3 and September 14. All three events will be 50-laps.

Mansfield Schedule Set

Sprints, late models and monster trucks are featured on the 2019 schedule at Mansfield Motor Speedway. The .44-mile dirt oval will host events later this year in May, June, July and August. The Sprint Car World Championship will open the schedule May 30 – June 1. Monster Truck Mania is slated for Saturday, June 15. Ohio Sprint Speedweek featuring the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions will visit Mansfield on Thursday, June 20. Freedom Fest will take place Sunday, June 30. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series rolls into town for the Freedom 50 on Saturday, July 6. Mansfield Motor Speedway will close its 2019 schedule with the Dirt Million, running from August 22 through August 24. Tickets and camping for all events, excluding the Dirt Million go on sale on Friday, February 15.