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ROOKIE STEVE ARPIN FASTEST IN ARCA RE/MAX SERIES OPEN TESTING AT ROCKINGHAM SPEEDWAY

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Stock Car Racing Topics:  Steve Arpin, ARCA RE/MAX American 200

ROOKIE STEVE ARPIN FASTEST IN ARCA RE/MAX SERIES OPEN TESTING AT ROCKINGHAM SPEEDWAY

Emily Teeter
Venturini Motorsports
September 23, 2009

ROCKINGHAM NC (9-23-09) - Rookie Steve Arpin, in a Venturini Motorsports Chevrolet, led the speed charts in ARCA RE/MAX Series open testing Wednesday at Rockingham Speedway.

The Fort Frances, Ontario driver circled the historic one-mile oval in 24.877 seconds, an average speed of 144.712 mph.

"The biggest thing we have been working on today is learning the place; learning tire management and getting me acquainted with what that's all about," said Arpin. "We got a really good car. The Venturini's have had a good car every time they have come here. We are just going to do it again."

To say the Venturini's have had good cars at Rockingham could be an understatement. In the last two ARCA races at Rockingham, the Venturini's have won both with Joey Logano in 2008 and earlier this year with Sean Caisse. Arpin's in the same no. 25 car that carried Logano and Caisse to victory lane.

"This place is awesome," added Arpin. "Of all the places we go this is my favorite. It's racy. It has three or four distinct grooves. It's going to be a lot of fun."

Arpin was one of 22 drivers that posted time and speed at Rockingham Wednesday in preparation for the October 11th ARCA RE/MAX American 200, all part of championship weekend for the 57-year-old tour.

Championship weekend for the ARCA RE/MAX Series at Rockingham Speedway gets underway with practice on Saturday, October 10th from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM. Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell follows Saturday at 2:30 PM. The ARCA RE/MAX American 200 is scheduled to roll off at 1:00 PM Sunday afternoon, October 11th.

The ARCA RE/MAX American 200 will feature live timing and scoring and live streaming audio at ARCAracing.com. The race will also air same night on SPEED at 10:00 PM Eastern.

For more information about the ARCA RE/MAX American 200 or the accompanying USARacing Aaron's 150 October 9-11 or to order tickets, please contact the Rockingham Speedway at (910) 205-8800 or visit our website at www.rockinghamspeedway.com.

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