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.