Hailie Deegan Sets The Pace At Daytona

The making of Danica #2 - Hailie Deegan placed first in ARCA practice 1. So predictable.
The making of Danica #2 – Hailie Deegan placed first in ARCA practice 1. So predictable.

Hailie Deegan led the way in dual 60-minute practice sessions on Friday afternoon in preparation for Saturday’s Lucas Oil 200 driven by General Tire.

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

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

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

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

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

Practice 1 Results:

Rank Driver No. Car Time Diff Speed # Laps
1 Hailie Deegan 4 Ford 49.027 0.000s 183.572 24
2 Drew Dollar 15 Toyota 49.093 0.066 183.326 22
3 Tanner Gray 17 Ford 49.122 0.095 183.217 14
4 Riley Herbst 18 Toyota 49.141 0.114 183.146 18
5 Bret Holmes 23 Chevrolet 49.164 0.137 183.061 16
6 Connor Hall 22 Ford 49.165 0.138 183.057 12
7 Jacob Heafner 77 Ford 49.172 0.145 183.031 15
8 Gus Dean 32 Chevrolet 49.188 0.161 182.971 19
9 Michael Self 25 49.213 0.186 182.879 20
10 Ryan Repko 20 Toyota 49.217 0.190 182.864 20
11 John Ferrier 01 Chevrolet 49.360 0.333 182.334 21
12 Thad Moffit 46 Ford 49.410 0.383 182.149 20
13 David Gravel 28 Chevrolet 49.494 0.467 181.840 25
14 Andy Seuss 02 Chevrolet 49.500 0.473 181.818 26
15 Sean Corr 8 Chevrolet 49.931 0.904 180.249 14
16 Thomas Praytor 9 Chevrolet 49.956 0.929 180.159 14
17 Willie Mullins 3 Ford 50.338 1.311 178.791 21
18 Natalie Decker 52 Ford 50.459 1.432 178.363 17
19 Dave Mader III 63 Chevrolet 50.499 1.472 178.221 5
20 Jason White 12 50.596 1.569 177.880 13
21 J.J. Pack 61 Toyota 50.861 1.834 176.953 11
22 Chuck Hiers 11 Toyota 50.925 1.898 176.730 11
23 Dominique Van Wieringen 30 Ford 51.257 2.230 175.586 7
24 Ryan Huff 10 Toyota 51.397 2.370 175.107 10
25 Benny Chastain 09 Chevrolet 51.442 2.415 174.954 13
26 Scott Melton 69 Ford 51.493 2.466 174.781 19
27 Jason Kitzmiller 97 Chevrolet 51.535 2.508 174.639 10
28 Eric Caudell 7 Ford 51.671 2.644 174.179 5
29 Scott Reeves 88 Chevrolet 51.785 2.758 173.796 12
30 Tim Richmond 06 Toyota 52.011 2.984 173.040 17
31 Brad Smith 48 Chevrolet 52.219 3.192 172.351 5
32 Con Nicolopoulos 0 Chevrolet 53.365 4.338 168.650 10

Practice 2 Results

Rank Driver No. Car Time Diff Speed # Laps
1 Connor Hall 22 Ford 49.476 0.00s 181.906 10
2 Dave Mader III 63 Chevrolet 49.495 0.019 181.837 6
3 Dominique Van Wieringen 30 Ford 49.568 0.092 181.569 16
4 Willie Mullins 3 Ford 49.685 0.209 181.141 11
5 Sean Corr 8 Chevrolet 49.786 0.310 180.774 22
6 Jason White 12 49.792 0.316 180.752 5
7 Thad Moffit 46 Ford 49.816 0.340 180.665 15
8 Natalie Decker 52 Ford 49.820 0.344 180.650 9
9 Chuck Hiers 11 Toyota 49.852 0.376 180.534 3
10 Jacob Heafner 77 Ford 50.120 0.644 179.569 9
11 Andy Seuss 02 Chevrolet 50.605 1.129 177.848 13
12 Jason Kitzmiller 97 Chevrolet 50.606 1.130 177.845 12
13 Bret Holmes 23 Chevrolet 50.820 1.344 177.096 2
14 Scott Melton 69 Ford 50.942 1.466 176.672 19
15 Tim Richmond 06 Toyota 51.006 1.530 176.450 18
16 Benny Chastain 09 Chevrolet 51.027 1.551 176.377 8
17 Ryan Huff 10 Toyota 51.206 1.730 175.761 8
18 Scott Reeves 88 Chevrolet 51.433 1.957 174.985 14
19 John Ferrier 01 Chevrolet 51.648 2.172 174.257 8
20 Eric Caudell 7 Ford 52.075 2.599 172.828 4
21 Brad Smith 48 Chevrolet 52.109 2.633 172.715 4
22 J.J. Pack 61 Toyota 52.435 2.959 171.641 5
23 Con Nicolopoulos 0 Chevrolet 53.699 4.223 167.601 8
24 Chuck Buchanan, Jr. 87 Chevrolet 55.949 6.473 160.861 2

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