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Labonte, Earnhardt quickest in ARCA RE/MAX Series LMS testing CONCORD NC, 4-25-01 - Third-generation drivers' Justin Labonte and Kerry Earnhardt unofficially posted the quickest speeds in ARCA RE/MAX Series open testing Wednesday night under the...

Labonte, Earnhardt quickest in ARCA RE/MAX Series LMS testing

CONCORD NC, 4-25-01 - Third-generation drivers' Justin Labonte and Kerry Earnhardt unofficially posted the quickest speeds in ARCA RE/MAX Series open testing Wednesday night under the lights at Lowe's Motor Speedway.

Labonte, son of 2-time NASCAR Winston Cup champion Terry Labonte, was quickest at 181.757 mph ahead of Earnhardt at 178.512. Both Labonte and Earnhardt were in Chevy Monte Carlos while Robby Benton, with the fastest Ford Taurus in the field, was next with a speed of 178.510. Josh Richason, in a Ford, was 4th quickest at 178.336 over third-generation driver Steadman Marlin at 176.702 in the Sadler Bros Ford to complete the top-five. Marlin, who finished 13th in his first ARCA start at Nashville Superspeedway, is the son of Winston Cup veteran Sterling Marlin. Philip Kranefuss, son of Winston Cup/ARCA team owner Michael Kranefuss, was next in a Ford at 174.984 over Rick Thoennes (Chevy) 175.382, Todd Shafer (Ford) 172.194, Terry Harris (Ford) 172.629, Richard Mitchell (Pontiac) 170.670, Carl McCormick (Ford) 161.146, Robbie Cowart (Chevy) 157.987, John Neal (Chevy) 139.860.

The test session was in preparation for the EasyCare ARCA 100 Saturday evening, May 19 at Lowe's Motor Speedway which kicks off a big night under the lights to include NASCAR's allstar events: The Winston Open and The Winston.

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Series ARCA
Drivers Terry Labonte , Sterling Marlin , Richard Mitchell , Justin Labonte , Robbie Cowart , Rick Thoennes , Robby Benton