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From old to young: ARCA celebrates 50 years at Daytona with 20 rookies in 40-car field

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FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2013, file photo, a pack of cars drives past the start/finish line moments before a wreck on the backstretch during NASCAR auto race testing at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. There's a buzz about NASCAR and the season-opening Daytona 500 that has nothing to do with an exploding jet dryer or a well-timed tweet. NASCAR's new Gen-6 race car makes its long-awaited debut and the success of the 2013 season could depend heavily on its performance. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File) (The Associated Press)

ARCA will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its first race at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday.

The field includes drivers of all ages, from 20-year-old Kyle Larson to 78-year-old James Hylton. Larson is one of 20 first-time drivers at Daytona.

John Wes Townley took the pole and Milka Duno is second. Eight-time Daytona ARCA winner Bobby Gerhart is third in the 40-car field.

Darrell Wallace Jr. is part of the whopping Daytona rookie class. Wallace will run a full season in the Trucks Series in the No. 54 Toyota for Kyle Busch Motorsports and is set to become the fourth black driver to run a full-time schedule in the NASCAR series.