Déjà Vu: Heim Captures Second Straight Lucas Oil 250 Driven By General Tire ARCA Menards Series Victory at Daytona International Speedway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 19, 2022) – Corey Heim and Venturini Motorsports experienced a déjà vu Saturday at Daytona International Speedway.
Last year, Heim and his team opened the season with a superspeedway victory when he won the race following an overtime restart. While it was not technically an overtime finish this time, the 2022 Lucas Oil 200 Driven By General Tire ended with a restart on the final lap. And once again, Heim wheeled his No. 20 Crescent Tools Toyota for Venturini Motorsports to the checkered flag.

The victory marked VMS’ fifth consecutive 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 on me,” Heim said. “I had great teammates with me the whole way. Venturini Motorsports — the most organized team out here. Toyota Racing has helped me get here, Crescent Tools … It just all came together for this race, and it worked out.”

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 objective here today was to have a Venturini car win, and we succeeded at that,” Chase said. “Five in a row for Venturini, which is incredible. That’s what we came here to do.”

A stalled car brought out the final caution of Saturday’s race with four laps to go, setting up the final-lap restart. Drew Dollar, who was driving the No. 18 Lynx Capital Toyota for Kyle Busch Motorsports, crashed hard on the backstretch during the final lap before the leaders drove on to take the checkered. Dollar was evaluated in and released from the Daytona infield care center.

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

“To finish third, with us points racing this year, I think there were 36 cars in this race — to be in the top five and finish third clean is a great start to our year,” Dye said. “I’m just proud to be here and 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 completed the top 10.

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  • Race results
Pos. Car No. Driver Sponsor Laps Diff.
1 20 Corey Heim Crescent Tools Toyota 80  –
2 15 Parker Chase * Vertical Bridge Toyota 80 0.156
3 43 Daniel Dye * Halifax Health Chevrolet 80 0.294
4 29 Sean Corr Winnebago/NESCO Chevrolet 80 0.528
5 55 Gus Dean Dean Custom Air Toyota 80 0.977
6 73 Andy Jankowiak * Jankowiak Racing Ford 80 1.235
7 44 Mason Diaz * Solid Rock Carriers/Prince William Marina Chevrolet 80 1.465
8 63 Dave Mader, III Diamond C Ranch/PBW LLC Chevrolet 80 1.48
9 25 Toni Breidinger * HAIRCLUB Toyota 80 1.577
10 36 Ryan Huff * H & H Excavation/SouthEastern Services Ford 80 1.604
11 6 Rajah Caruth * Rev Racing Chevrolet 80 1.724
12 5 Dale Quarterley Van Dyk Recycling Solutions Chevrolet 80 1.762
13 3 Brayton Laster * IndyAutoRecyclers Ford 80 2.265
14 3 Willie Mullins Corvetteparts.net/Crow Wing Recycling Chevrolet 80 3.79
15 11 Chuck Hiers AshleyHomesJax.com Toyota 80 4.377
16 30 Amber Balcaen * Icon Ford 80 5.283
17 10 Jason White Powder Ventures Excavating Chevrolet 80 10.878
18 27 Tim Richmond Immigration Law Center Toyota 80 11.204
19 18 Drew Dollar Lynx Capital Toyota 79 1 Lap
20 2 Nick Sanchez Rev Racing Chevrolet 79 1 Lap
21 60 Michael Lira JW Motorsports Ford 79 1 Lap
22 35 Greg Van Alst * CB Fabricating Chevrolet 79 1 Lap
23 12 D.L. Wilson Trading House Bar & Grill Chevrolet 78 2 Laps
24 6 Zachary Tinkle * GreatRailing.com Chevrolet 78 2 Laps
25 1 Benny Chastain Fast Track High Performance Driving Ford 78 2 Laps
26 57 Bryan Dauzat Brother-In-Law Motorsports Chevrolet 77 3 Laps
27 7 Brian Kaltreider Mystic Motorsports Ford 76 4 Laps
28 48 Brad Smith PSST…Copraya Websites Chevrolet 76 4 Laps
29 0 Con Nicolopoulos Grateful Rescue/GreatRailing.com Ford 76 4 Laps
30 69 Scott Melton Melton McFadden Ins/Donna’s Donuts Ford 75 5 Laps
31 42 Christian Rose * Visit West Virginia Chevrolet 73 7 Laps
32 32 Max Gutierrez * ToughBuilt Chevrolet 63 17 Laps
33 94 Bryce Haugeberg * Magnum Construction Toyota 61 19 Laps
34 97 Jason Kitzmiller A.L.L. Construction Chevrolet 51 29 Laps
35 68 Will Kimmel E3 Spark Plugs Ford 50 30 Laps
36 7 Eric Caudell Red Tide Canopies/Coble Enterprises Ford 21 59 Laps
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