2012 ARCA Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 Finish - Bobby Gerhart Wins
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The #5 Lucas Oil Chevrolet will start 29th.
Bobby Gerhart Finishes 7th in The Arca Race @ Talladega
Bobby will start 13th in The Arca Race & 30 in The Nationwide Race today in Talladega
Bobby Gerhart will pilot this car in this weekends Aaron's 312 NASCAR Nationwide Series Race at Talladega Superspeedway. The race will be Televised LIVE on ESPN at 2:30pm eastern.
Scotty Hubler getting ready for Talladega
Feb. 15, 2014 Great run for Gerhart again at Daytona
Eight time Daytona Lucas Oil 200 champion Bobby Gerhart put on quite a performance in the Lucas Oil 200 presented by MAVTV American Real at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday afternoon. After sitting on the pole on Friday, Gerhart’s Lucas Oil Chevy was disqualified by ARCA officials for a rear suspension violation.
Starting 40th, Gerhart was on the move right from the start, moving into the top 25 by lap 6. On lap seven, Bobby scraped the wall in turn 2 attempting a three-wide pass. The BGR team decided to stay out on the track hoping for an early caution. The decision paid off as Chase Elliot and Buster Graham tangled off turn 4 on lap 11 causing an 8 car accident also involving Bobby's teammate Scotty Hubler in the AMPS Chevy. Hubler had a great run going, running in 10th spot after starting 20th.
Unfortunately, Hubler was done for the day with extensive left rear damage. Gerhart did a great job avoiding that accident off turn 4 and headed to the pits for repairs. The BGR team went to work and made right side body repairs, pitting 3 times under the long caution, remaining on the lead lap. Restarting 29th on lap 20, Gerhart went back to work in the outside lane, breaking into the top 15 on lap 40. By lap 60, Bobby had moved into the 9th position looking for drafting help in the outside lane. A brief caution flag flew on lap 70. Bobby restarted 9th, on the inside of row 5. Bobby had a great restart on lap 73, moving into 5th and looking for more. On the last lap, Bobby pulled out of line on the backstretch moving up to third, but with no drafting help fell back to 6th at the stripe ending another great run at Daytona.
Congratulations to Bobby and the entire BGR team on a terrific performance and comeback.
BGR would like to thank all of our sponsors for all the support during Daytona Speedweeks 2014.
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In reference to the disqualification from the pole, BGR disagrees with the penalty and questions the integrity of the inspection process. BGR passed all phases of inspection on Wednesday and Thursday prior to practice. All rear end suspension parts were checked and passed by ARCA officials. After capturing the pole during qualifying on Friday afternoon, the same suspension parts were deemed in violation. Due to 2013 car owner points, the BGR Chevy received the last and final provisional starting spot and started the event from the 40th position.
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Gerhart Wins 8th ARCA Race at DAYTONA..........
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Bobby Gerhart has been downright dominant over the years at Daytona International Speedway.
This time, he was simply fortunate.
Gerhart raced to his record eighth ARCA series victory at Daytona - and third in a row - Saturday after two of the top cars ran out of gas just a few hundred feet from the finish.
"It took one little slip from the leader," Gerhart said. "Unbelievable! Wow!"
Gerhart, who spends all year getting ready for the annual race that kicks off Speedweeks, started 42nd after failing a post-qualifying inspection Friday. He worked his way toward the front, taking advantage of some fuel strategy moves, and was just behind the leaders when the green flag dropped on a two-lap sprint to the finish.
Brandon McReynolds was up front, with Chris Windom close behind, when their cars started sputtering. McReynolds, the son of former NASCAR crew chief and current television analyst Larry McReynolds, led the previous 62 laps and appeared to be a lock for his first ARCA victory. But McReynolds ran out of gas on the frontstretch and faded to 11th. Windom also came up short and finished eighth.
McReynolds, Windom and others crashed after crossing the finish line, but were not injured.
Gerhart passed both of them on the outside and took the checkered flag once again at the storied speedway. Drew Charlson finished second, just ahead of Will Kimmel, Steve Blackburn and Mark Thompson.
"I learned a long time ago that these things are not over until they're over," Gerhart said. "And I don't care if it's the last lap, two to go, five to go. A lot of things can happen, as it just played out tonight."
Brett Hudson, Nelson Canache and Frank Kimmel were penalized for driving below the yellow line at the bottom of the track. ARCA officials placed them at the end of the lead lap.The drivers spent most of the race in a single-file line, avoiding the tight packs and the two-car tandems that have become the norm at Daytona in recent years. That changed on the final lap, and things really got hairy when the leaders started
running out of fuel.
Aside from the final wreck after the finish, the race was relatively free of cautions.
It wasn't a strong showing for three female drivers in the season opener.
Former IndyCar driver Milka Duno brought out the first caution early in the race, never recovered and finished 37th. She was 13 laps down.
Leilani Munter spun shortly after a restart following Duno's problems, causing another caution, and finished 36th. Sloan Henderson had an ignition switch problem and finished 40th.
Pole-sitter Sean Corr blew an engine midway through the race and finished last.
Bobby Gerhart Wins at Daytona 2012 (HD) (ARCA)
Dec 20 2014
Eight-time Daytona winner Bobby Gerhart was sixth fastest in his own Bobby Gerhart Racing Chevrolet, one spot ahead of Venturini Motorsports’ Leilani Munter in seventh