Over 70 drivers migrated to NASCAR’s birthplace over the weekend to test setup for the 2014 ARCA Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway. From 28 states and 4 countries, the optimistic drivers strapped in ready to roll, and among them Austin Wayne Self from the Lone Star State. Wheeling the 22 Cunningham Motorsports Dodge, Austin turned heads and gained valuable seat time building the foundation for his 2014 season.
Self boldly approached top speeds and quickly separated himself from the field. As a rookie, he also learned the elements of drafting while at Daytona. “I learned a lot this weekend. Drafting, setup and feel are all important. We worked on that a lot and it showed! We led the top of the charts throughout the weekend and everyone worked really hard. The guys at Cunningham gave us a great car and we want to win,” said Self.
If Daytona is any indication of the 2014 season, Austin Wayne Self will be the driver to watch. In the final test session Self took P2, and maintained top 10 for overall test results. Below are the results for the final test session. The official race, The Lucas Oil 200 presented by MAV TV-American Real, is set to run February 15 at Daytona International Speedway and will air live on Fox Sports 1.
Daytona International Speedway ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards
Test Results (Session 2 on 12-22-13)
Position Car Number Driver Time Speed
1 22A Tyler Reddick 49.146 183.13
2 22 Austin Wayne Self 49.163 183.06
3 2 Thomas Praytor 49.206 182.91
4 82B Jacob Engle 49.25 182.74
5 22B Shannon McIntosh 49.27 182.67
6 82A Cole Powell 49.313 182.51
7 39A Mario Gosselin 49.338 182.42
8 39B Alex Guennet 49.34 182.41
9 56 Derrick Lancaster 49.342 182.4
10 48 Sean Corr 49.35 182.37