[media-credit name=”ARCA Racing Network” align=”alignright” width=”180″][/media-credit](TALLADEGA, Ala.) – After today’s announcement that ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards officials have cancelled Menards Pole Qualifying for rain at Talladega Superspeedway, a full starting lineup is available.
All 43 eligible teams will start the International Motorsports Hall of Fame 250, and officials remain hopeful for the opportunity to practice later today.
Matt Lofton, driver of the No. 16 Chevrolet for Coulter Motorsports, will start first in tomorrow’s race. The team acquired the owner points of the No. 41 Chevrolet, last year’s ARCA Racing Series champion. The previous year’s owner points are used to set thefield in instances where qualifying is cancelled in any of a season’s first four races.
The full starting lineup is below.
|1||16||Matt Lofton/Roxboro NC||Joe Coulter|
|2||17||Chris Buescher/Prosper TX||Russ Roulo|
|3||44||Frank Kimmel/Clarksville IN||Duke Thorson|
|4||25||Brennan Poole/The Woodlands TX||Cathy Venturini|
|5||99||Brandon Davis/Huntington Beach CA||Gary Roulo|
|6||1||Mikey Kile/Westlake LA||Jennifer Belmont|
|7||52||Tom Hessert/Cherry Hill NJ||Ken Schrader|
|8||31||Mike Harmon/Birmingport AL||Wayne Peterson|
|9||58||Chad Hackenbracht/Cornelius NC||Greg Hackenbracht|
|10||32||Brandon McReynolds/Mooresville NC||Kevin Cywinski|
|11||15||Ryan Reed/Bakersfield CA||Bill Venturini|
|12||82||Sean Corr/Goshen NY||John Corr|
|13||23||Spencer Gallagher/Las Vegas NV||TJ Clark|
|14||55||Kevin Swindell/Germantown TN||Mike Curb|
|15||10||Bill Coffey/Danbury CT||Andy Hillenburg|
|16||2||Thomas Praytor/Mobile AL||Wayne Hixson|
|17||34||Darrell Basham/Henryville IN||Darrell Basham|
|18||48||James Hylton/Inman SC||James Hylton|
|19||68||Will Kimmel/Sellersburg IN||Bill Kimmel|
|20||02||Josh Williams/Port Charlotte FL||Theresa Williams|
|21||18||Tyler Speer/Woodstock GA||Dave McClure|
|22||06||Tommy O’Leary/Cygnet OH||Wayne Peterson|
|23||35||Nelson Canache/Caracas Venezuela||Bill Venturini|
|24||5||Bobby Gerhart/Lebanon PA||Bill Gerhart|
|25||04||Larry Barford Jr./Denton MD||Roger Carter|
|26||22||Alex Bowman/Tucson AZ||Kerry Scherer|
|27||94||Steve Blackburn/Prestonburg KY||Darrell Basham|
|28||28||Drew Charlson/New Bremen OH||Wayne Hixson|
|29||6||Milka Duno/Caracas Venezuela||Jessica Sharp|
|30||7||George Cushman/Waterville NY||Bill Gerhart|
|31||61||Joey Coulter/Miami Springs FL||Joe Coulter|
|32||11||Brett Hudson/Owensboro KY||Andy Hillenburg|
|33||66||Mark Thompson/Cartersville GA||Cathy Venturini|
|34||08||Clay Campbell/Martinsville VA||Jeff Spraker|
|35||40||Greg Hutto Jr./Grand Bay AL||Roger Carter|
|36||90||Zach Ralston/Springville IA||Doug Stringer|
|37||30||Terry Jones/Amherstburg ON||Terry Jones|
|38||88||Buster Graham/Lafayette LA||Howard Bixman|
|39||76||John Ferrier/Middletown NY||John Ferrier|
|40||78||Aleks Gregory/Baton Rouge LA||Aleks Gregory|
|41||67||Roger Carter/Charlotte NC||Dana Carter|
|42||97||Donnie Neuenberger/Edgewater MD||Dana Carter|
|43||83||Mike Affarano/Shorewood IL||Mike Affarano|
Tomorrow’s International Motorsports Hall of Fame 250 – the fourth race of ARCA’s 60th Anniversary Season – will air live on SPEED at 5 p.m. (4 p.m. Central). ARCARacing.com will feature live timing and scoring coverage, as well as live audio coverage of the race, as presented by WTDR Thunder 92.7 FM of Alabama.
2012 is the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards’ 60th Anniversary Season, featuring 20 races at 18tracks. The complete 2012 event schedule is available at ARCARacing.com.
The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards has crowned an ARCA national champion each year since its inaugural season in 1953, and has toured over 200 race tracks in 28 states since its inception. The series has tested the abilities of drivers and race teams over the most diverse schedule of stock car racing events in the world, visiting tracks ranging from 0.4 mile to 2.66 miles in length, on both paved and dirt surfaces as well as a left- and right-turn road course in its most recent season. This year, the series will visit Alabama’s Mobile International Speedway and Minnesota’s Elko Speedway for the first time; ARCA’s first visit to Minnesota will give ARCA a race in a 29th state.
Founded by John and Mildred Marcum in 1953 in Toledo, Ohio, the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is recognized among the leading sanctioning bodies in the country. Closing in on completing its sixth decade after hundreds of thousands of miles of racing, ARCA administers over 100 race events each season in three professional touring series and local weekly events.