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
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – 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.