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ARCA FirstPlus Financial 200 Practice Speeds and Notes (Friday)

5 February 1999


Josh Baltes, in the Big Daddy's BBQ Sauce Chevrolet, topped the speed
charts today in practice with a speed of 187.274 mph followed by Matt
Hutter at 186.714, Glen Morgan 186.567, Bobby Hamilton Jr. 186.197,
Jimmy Kitchens 185.862, Shane Yoder 185.644, Ron Barfield 185.548,
Dill Whittymore 184.961, Bob Kelly 184.513, Joe Ruttman 184.502, Kirk
Shelmerdine 184.185, Mike Swaim Jr. 183.471, John Kinder 183.191, Mike
Ciochetti 183.120, Andy Hillenburg 182.157, Ed Kennedy 182.127, Jeff
Streeter 181.708, Ed Curtis 181.675, John Metcalf 181.313, Bob Strait
180.748, Bill Baird 180.719.  

In other news from Daytona, defending ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series champion
Frank Kimmel had contact with the turn 4 wall yesterday in qualifying. The
14-time series winner was transported to Halifax Medical Center in
Daytona Beach where he was held overnight for evaluation. Kimmel was
released this morning. If in the event that Kimmel is unable to qualify
tomorrow in 2nd round, team owner Larry Clement has advised ARCA that
Bob Hill will qualify the car.