Open Race Thread – ARCA Series Presented by Menards RainEater Wiper Blades 200 – Michigan International Speedway

There’s been a lot of excitement for today’s ARCA race on Facebook and Twitter, perhaps due to the lack of a Truck Series race.

In response, I’ve decided to open up a race thread to discuss today’s ARCA Series event on SPEED. The race is set to begin at any moment so I’ll see you below in the comment section.

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Cale Gale has not made a start in the ARCA Series since August of 2007, but will start today’s RainEater Wiper Blades 200 from the pole. His qualifying time set a new track/series record.

Gale drove his Rheem Chevrolet around Michigan International in 37.97 seconds, earning the Menards Pole Award at 189.623 mph.

Today’s starting lineup:

 

2011 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards Event #8    
Michigan Int’l Speedway, Brooklyn Michigan, 6-17-11    
RainEater Wiper Blades 200      
           
Qualifying Results
POS NO DRIVER/HOMETOWN TEAM & CAR TIME SPEED
1 33 Cale Gale/Winston Salem NC Rheem Chevrolet 37.970 189.623
2 41 Ty Dillon/Lewisville NC SKF Chevrolet 38.029 189.329
3 55 Hal Martin/Galliano LA NOLA Motorsports Park-U.S. Forensic Toyota 38.369 187.651
4 17 Chris Buescher/Prosper TX David Ragan Fan Club Ford 38.415 187.427
5 51 Casey Roderick/Lawrenceville GA Security Benefit-Thank A Teacher Today Chevy 38.463 187.193
6 15 Josh Richards/Shinnston WV Detroit Salt Company-P&H Mining Equipment Toyota 38.808 185.529
7 25 Max Gresham/Griffin GA Live Oak Plantation Toyota 38.939 184.905
8 58 Chad Hackenbracht/New Philadelphia OH CGH Motorsports Chevrolet 39.041 184.422
9 31 Tim George Jr./New York NY Applebee’s-Potomac Family Dining Group Chevrolet 39.104 184.124
10 16 Joey Coulter/Miami Springs FL Rip It Energy Fuel Chevrolet 39.126 184.021
11 44 Frank Kimmel/Clarksville IN Ansell-Menards Ford 39.226 183.552
12 1 Chad McCumbee/Supply NC ModSpace Ford 39.303 183.192
13 42 Clay Rogers/Troutman NC Beard Oil-Conoco Phillips Lubricants Chevrolet 39.318 183.122
14 36 Grant Enfinger/Fairhope AL Hoosier Tire Midwest-racetires.com Ford 39.370 182.880
15 52 Tom Hessert/Cherry Hill NJ Federated Auto Parts Chevrolet 39.432 182.593
16 12 Maryeve Dufault/Sorel Quebec Mad Croc Energy-VR 12 Dodge 39.463 182.449
17 82 Sean Corr/Goshen NY Roush Yates Performance-Roush Yates Engines Ford 39.504 182.260
18 5 Bobby Gerhart/Lebanon PA Lucas Oil Chevrolet 39.545 182.071
19 32 Matt Merrell/Portland TX Champion Oil Toyota 39.611 181.768
20 97 Matt Lofton/Mooresville NC Strutmasters.com Chevrolet 39.806 180.877
21 6 Bryan Silas/Stuart FL Weaver Media-ESR Toyota 40.080 179.641
22 2 Robb Brent/Shelby Township MI AutoDealerAds.com Toyota 40.147 179.341
23 35 Tom Berte/New Berlin WI CGS Premier-StayTuned Customs Chevrolet 40.309 178.620
24 68 Will Kimmel/Sellersburg IN Clarksville Schwinn & Cyclery Ford 40.831 176.337
25 70 Tony Palumbo/Frankfort IL NOTW.com Ford 41.238 174.596
26 48 James Hylton/Inman SC Radon.com Ford 42.058 171.192
27 11 Rick Clifton/Circleville OH Kixor Herbicides Chevrolet 42.110 170.981
28 7 Kent Schenkel/Huntington IN Schenkel Racing Dodge 42.123 170.928
29 23 Levi Youster/Oak Harbor OH Fox Realty-Hixson Construction Ford 42.366 169.948
30 75 Benny Chastain/Tallahassee FL AARP-Bob Schacht Motorsports Ford 42.564 169.157
31 40 Roger Carter/Mooresville NC Trevor Coleman Fundraiser Dodge 42.571 169.129
32 29 Ron Cox/Soddy Daisy TN Fox Realty-Cox Masonry Chevrolet 42.704 168.602
33 28 Rob Jones/Bowie MD Fox Realty-Hixson Construction Chevrolet 43.107 167.026
34 34 Darrell Basham/Henryville IN Darrell Basham Racing Chevrolet 43.701 164.756
35 06 Tom O’Leary IV/Cygnet OH Wayne Peterson Racing Ford 43.788 164.429
36 94 Brad Smith/Shelby Township MI BradSmithMotorsports.com Ford 45.572 157.992
37 0 Wayne Peterson/Pulaski TN Wayne Peterson Racing Chevrolet 45.789 157.243
38 26 Con Nicolopoulos/Columbus MI BradSmithMotorsports.com Ford 53.705 134.066
10 Richard Harriman/Snohomish WA Double H Ranch Chevrolet DNQ
14 Marc Easton/Saranac Lake NY ABR Dodge DNQ