Talladega test preview

Series Prepares for 2-Day Test at Talladega; 30-Plus ARCA RE/MAX Series Talladega Testers on the Way Logano, Kimmel, Stenhouse, Gerhart, Caisse Among the Entrants TALLADEGA AL (9-11-08) -- The list of entrants for the ARCA RE/MAX Series open...

Series Prepares for 2-Day Test at Talladega; 30-Plus ARCA RE/MAX Series Talladega Testers on the Way
Logano, Kimmel, Stenhouse, Gerhart, Caisse Among the Entrants

TALLADEGA AL (9-11-08) -- The list of entrants for the ARCA RE/MAX Series open test at Talladega Superspeedway, scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, September 17th & 18th, looks more like the main event.

At present, 30-plus drivers have sent notice that they intend on testing at Talladega in preparation for the upcoming ARCA RE/MAX 200, LIVE on SPEED Friday, October 3rd at 5:00 pm ET.

From a nine-time ARCA RE/MAX Series champion to a rising star in the NASCAR ranks; from Roush Fenway Racing to Kevin Harvick, Inc., the field is packed with flavor and stories galore to help get things kicked off at the renowned 2.66-mile Alabama speedplant.

Joe Gibbs Racing's Joey Logano is one of the drivers scheduled to test. Logano, who won the ARCA RE/MAX Series race at Rockingham Speedway back in May, is entered in a Venturini Motorsports-prepared Chevrolet.

Roush Fenway Racing's Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., who is currently second in ARCA RE/MAX Series points, is also scheduled to test.

AMA Motocross national champion Ricky Carmichael is also entered to test. The Clearwater, Florida driver is entered in a no. 33 Kevin Harvick, Inc Chevrolet.

Other test entrants include nine-time ARCA RE/MAX Series champion and former Talladega winner Frank Kimmel, five-time Daytona winner and former Talladega winner Bobby Gerhart, 1999 ARCA RE/MAX Series champion Bill Baird in a Ken Schrader-owned Dodge and rookie Sean Caisse, entered in a Shigeaki Hattori-owned Aisin Toyota.

Noticeably absent from the list is current ARCA RE/MAX Series point leader Scott Speed, who will be in Las Vegas competing in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Jeff Fultz is scheduled to test the Eddie Sharp-owned Red Bull Toyota in place of Speed.

The Eddie Sharp Racing team is also testing two other team cars with Ken Butler III and Justin Lofton driving.

The two day test is scheduled for on-track activity from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day with an hour break for lunch.

-credit: arca

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Series ARCA
Drivers Ken Schrader , Kevin Harvick , Shigeaki Hattori , Frank Kimmel , Bobby Gerhart , Ricky Carmichael , Scott Speed , Jeff Fultz , Justin Lofton , Joey Logano , Sean Caisse
Teams Roush Fenway Racing , Joe Gibbs Racing