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Decker to race Ford in ARCA opener at Daytona

Natalie Decker’s best result last season might have come in her first

Natalie Decker

race as she grabbed a solid sixth place showing in the season opener at Daytona International Speedway.

She’s back, with a different team owner (Ken Schrader Racing/FURY Race Cars) in a different model car (Ford Mustang), but with the same N29 Technologies Inc. and looking to match or improve on last season’s performance at the Lucas Oil 200 Driven by General Tire.

Decker, from Eagle River, announced earlier this season she will be racing a partial season in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Trucks Series which will see yet another change as the races under the Niece Motorsports in the #44 Chevy.

For the ARCA opener, she will be piloting the #52.

She also expects to compete for the Ave Motorsports team, led by Tony Ave, a native of Hurley, Wis. In a GT4 in competition in the 2020 Trans Am West Coast Series. That includes six events, beginning at Sonoma Raceway in California March 14-15 and wrapping up at the Circuit of The Americas Road Course at Austin, Texas Nov. 6-8.

Teams have arrived at Daytona for the season opener as they get season opening paperwork done and the drivers will hit the track for two practice sessions Friday (February 7) at 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. CDT and group qualifying is scheduled for 11:30 Saturday morning.

The green flag on the season opener is expected to fly on the 80-Lap race at 3:45 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

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