DeLand, Fla. Daniel Dye, who attends high school a few miles from Daytona, finishes third

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (February 19, 2022) – Corey Heim and Venturini Motorsports experienced deja vu Saturday at Daytona International Speedway.

Last year, Heim and his team opened the season with a superspeedway victory when he won the race after an overtime restart. Although not technically an overtime this time, the 2022 Lucas Oil 200 Driven By General Tire ended with a restart on the final lap. And once again, Heim rolled his #20 Toyota Crescent Tools for Venturini Motorsports to the checkered flag.

The win marked VMS’s fifth straight ARCA Menards Series triumph at Daytona. It was Heim’s eighth trip to Victory Lane in the ARCA Menards series dating back to 2020.

“My team made it easy for me,” Heim said. “I had great teammates with me all the way. Venturini Motorsports – the most organized team here. Toyota Racing helped me get here, Crescent Tools… Everything fell into place for this run, and it worked.

The teammate who spent the majority of Saturday’s race pushing Heim was Parker Chase, who finished second, a new career high in the ARCA Menards Series.

Chase was on Heim’s bumper as the two crossed the finish line.

“The goal here today was to win a Venturini car, and we achieved that,” Chase said. “Five in a row for Venturini, which is unbelievable. That’s what we came here to do.

A stalled car brought out the final warning for Saturday’s race with four laps to go, setting the stage for the final lap restart. Drew Dollar, who was driving the #18 Toyota Lynx Capital for Kyle Busch Motorsports, crashed hard on the straight on the final lap before the leaders chased to take the checkered flag. Dollar was assessed and released from the Daytona Field Care Center.

Daniel Dye, who attends high school a few miles from Daytona in DeLand, Fla., finished third on Saturday to open his first full-time season in the ARCA Menards Series for GMS Racing.

“To finish third, with us in the points race this year, I think there were 36 cars in this race – to be in the top five and finish third clear is a good start to our year,” said Dye. “I’m just proud to be here and to be part of this GMS team.”

Sean Corr and Gus Dean rounded out the top five in Saturday’s race. Andy Jankowiak, Mason Diaz, Dave Mader III, Toni Breidinger and Ryan Huff complete the top 10.

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About Daytona International Speedway
Daytona International Speedway is a state-of-the-art motorsports facility and received SportsBusiness Journal’s prestigious Sports Business Award for Sports Facility of the Year in 2016. Daytona International Speedway is home to the Great American Race – the DAYTONA 500. Although the NASCAR Cup Series season-opening event attracts the most attention – as well as the biggest audience in motorsport – the approximately 500-acre motorsports complex, also known as the name of World Center of Racing, offers the most diverse racing calendar in the world. In addition to at least nine major event weekends, the grounds of the Speedway are also used extensively for events such as concerts, civic and social gatherings, car shows, photo shoots, vehicle test drives, production and training of police motorcycles. The iconic venue will be the site of a host of motorsports events in early 2022, starting with the AHRMA Classic Motofest and Rolex 24 At DAYTONA in January, and the 64th DAYTONA 500, which will launch the first race at NASCAR’s “Next Gen” points. car as part of Speedweeks presented by AdventHealth in February. The rich tradition of the 81st Annual DAYTONA Bike Week returns in March, with DAYTONA Supercross and the DAYTONA 200, and in May with the Heroes Honor Festival. Later in the summer, during Independence Day weekend, the track, in association with Torneos, will host Soccer Fest before the NASCAR Cup Series returns for the final race of the regular season with the Coke Zero Sugar 400 on August 27.