Entries are in for the 2023 ARCA Menards Series season-opener at Daytona International Speedway, with 41 teams on the entry list for the 60th Annual Daytona ARCA 200. The 41 entries represent the most for the ARCA Menards Series at Daytona since 2017 when there were 42 teams entered.
“It’s gratifying to see a large entry list of drivers and teams entered to compete in our season opener,” said ARCA president Ron Drager. “We have seen a lot of positive momentum in the last two years, the direct result of really hard work by everyone in our company. The ARCA platform has been a home for racers who have decided this is where they want to make their living, and a developmental platform where young emerging talent can gain valuable experience as they pursue a career in the NASCAR national series. Our Daytona entry list is a great mix of both, the career ARCA racers and those still developing their skill.”
The entry list is headlined by championship contenders Jesse Love, a two-time ARCA Menards West champion who will be driving for Venturini Motorsports, Indiana’s Greg Van Alst, and West Virginia’s Christian Rose. Love will be joined at Venturini Motorsports by former Talladega winner Gus Dean, and two fast females, Toni Breidinger and Amber Balcaen, who finished 1-2 in the series’ annual pre-season pre-race practice at Daytona in January.
Connor Mosack will make his first Daytona start driving the No. 18 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing, the team that won the ARCA Menards Series owner’s championship in 2021 and 2022, first with Ty Gibbs at the wheel and last year with a combination of Drew Dollar and two-time ARCA Menards East champion Sammy Smith driving. Mosack will run six races for the team while William Sawalich, who isn’t eligible to compete on superspeedways until he turns 18, will run the rest as the team looks to score its third straight owner’s title.
Hollywood A-lister Frankie Muniz is also entered, driving a Ford Mustang for Rette Jones Racing. Muniz, the star of beloved sitcom Malcolm in the Middle and a former runner-up on Dancing with the Stars will be making his series debut driving for the team that has finished in the top three at Daytona twice in recent years, second in 2017 with team co-owner Terry Jones at the wheel and third in 2019 with Canadian Grant Quinlan driving.
New York’s Andy Jankowiak is entered fresh off a preliminary night win his three-quarter midget at the Gambler’s Classic, held indoors in the legendary Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Jankowiak finished sixth last year, recovering from a mid-race spin and crash to score his best career series finish.
Other notables on the entry list include former Daytona runner-up Willie Mullins and Brayton Laster for Mullins Motorsports, Sean Corr in his family-owned No. 8 Chevrolet, Jack Wood and Lavar Scott in a pair of potent Chevrolets for Rev Racing, Illinois veteran Tim Richmond, who nearly pulled off an upset top-five finish last year before running out of fuel with just a couple of laps remaining, and the four-car Fast Track High Performance Racing entry for 1995 series champion Andy Hillenburg, with drivers Ed Pompa, Bryce Haugeberg, Zach Herrin, and Jon Garrett.
The 60th Annual Daytona ARCA 200 at Daytona International Speedway is set for Saturday, February 18. The race will be televised live flag-to-flag on FS1 starting at 1:30 pm ET; the race will also be broadcast on select affiliates of the MRN Radio network nationwide. For complete event information, including live timing & scoring, please visit ARCARacing.com; for up-to-the minute news and updates, please follow @ARCA_Racing on Twitter.
DAYTONA 200 ENTRY LIST
Car No. Driver Sponsor
2 Lavar Scott Max Siegel Inc
3 Willie Mullins Corvetteparts.net-TravelCamp
4 Dale Quarterley Van Dyk Recycling Solutions-Motul-Walker Furn.
6 Jack Wood WB-Velocity Racing-Max Siegel Inc
7 Eric Caudell Coble Enterprises-Red Tide Canopies
8 Sean Corr The Trans Group
10 Ed Pompa HYTORC of New York-Double H Ranch
11 Bryce Haugeberg Magnum Contracting-Haugeberg Farms-UTI
12 Zach Herrin Lambda Legal
15 Amber Balcaen ICON Direct
18 Connor Mosack Mobil 1
20 Jesse Love Yahoo
25 Gus Dean JBL-Dean Custom Air
27 Tim Richmond Latino Immigration and Legal Center
30 Frankie Muniz HairClub-Ford Performance
32 Christian Rose West Virginia Tourism #AlmostHeaven
35 Greg Van Alst Vern’s Concrete-CB Fab-Sam Pierce Chevrolet
36 Ryan Huff Southeastern Services
42 Robby Lyons Sunwest Construction-MMI
44 Jason White Powder Ventures Excavating
45 Tony Cosentino Tamayo Sports Florida
48 Brad Smith Copraya.com
53 Natalie Decker Splat
55 Toni Breidinger FP Movement
57 Hunter Deshautelle Brother In Law Motorsports
62 Steve Lewis Jr Telco Construction-Jeffery Machine
63 Logan Misuraca CELSIUS
66 Jon Garrett The Camping Crew
68 Gage Rodgers SEKISUI Voltek
69 Scott Melton Melton McFadden Insurance-Donna’s Donuts
73 Andy Jankowiak Whelen
74 Mandy Chick Rose Hulman Institute of Technology
75 Bryan Dauzat Brother In Law Motorsports
82 Kevin Campbell Mizzou Tigers
87 Charles Buchanan Spring Drug Pharmacy
93 Caleb Costner Innovative Tiny Houses-Lickety Lew’s
97 Jason Kitzmiller A.L.L. Construction
1 Andres Perez De Lara FastTrackRacing.com
2 Miguel Gomes Simthunder
3 Brayton Laster Indy Auto Recyclers-autorepairvinstickers.com
6 A.J. Moyer River’s Edge Cottages & RV Park
Content: ARCA PR / Charles Krall
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