Saturday's 50th running of the Lucas Oil 200 ARCA Racing Series race at Daytona International Speedway will be a great start to Speedweeks at Daytona. Two of NASCAR's upcoming talents, Kyle Larson and Darrell Wallace Jr, will make their Daytona on track racing debuts in the race.
The 19-year old Wallace will drive the No. 55 Toyota for Venturini Motorsports on Saturday with sponsorship from Toyota. He will be driving full time for Kyle Busch Motorsports in the Camping World Truck Series this season and is a Joe Gibbs Racing developmental driver.
"I know they have great equipment and have helped a lot of talented young drivers gain valuable experience,” Wallace said of Venturini Motorsports. “I appreciate Toyota continuing their support of me and being on board for my first Daytona race."
The 20-year old Larson will drive the No. 4 Cessna Chevrolet for Turner Scott Motorsports in the race. He will compete full time for TSM in the Nationwide Series this season as an Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing developmental driver.
"Daytona is a huge place, and any time you get to race somewhere with so much history, it's really exciting,” Larson said. “I'm just really ready to get in the car and see what we can do. Since it's my first time on a restrictor-plate track, I think it'll be a good learning experience. Hopefully, we can stay out of trouble and prepare ourselves for the rest of the season. The No. 4 Cessna Impala that my team has prepared has always been fast in all of the races it's been in, and I think we have a good strategy to get up front again."