Frankie Muniz landed fairly a bit increased than simply the center in his massive race automobile driver debut … almost cracking the highest 10 at a semi-pro sequence that was all gasoline, no brakes.
The actor-turned-driver raced within the ARCA Menards Collection Saturday on the Daytona Worldwide Speedway down in Florida — marking his first time revving up amongst different professionals. It was an 80-lap journey, with round 40 drivers going spherical and round.
ONE FOR THE UNDERDOGS!@GregVanAlst35 steals the lead on the final lap and WINS at @DAYTONA!@FS1 | #Menards200 pic.twitter.com/YPBh4fvvXN
— ARCA Menards Collection (@ARCA_Racing) February 18, 2023
Muniz positioned eleventh total when it was all stated and accomplished … and the ultimate lap proved to be fairly dramatic, with Frankie climbing again from twelfth place. Even earlier than that, although, he was doing extremely effectively … cracking the highest 10 a number of occasions all through the course.
Frankie himself detailed the journey, saying he was ecstatic and pleased with himself for having the ability to rank as excessive as he did … mentioning that at one level, he was twenty fourth place.
Holy moly!!! That was probably the most insane factor I’ve ever accomplished. Received up into the highest 3 earlier than getting turned and inflicting harm. Went to the again and went from twenty fourth to eleventh within the last 2 laps. I am so grateful to my staff and @hairclub and sponsors for making my dream a actuality!
— Frankie Muniz (@frankiemuniz) February 18, 2023
He writes, “Holy moly!!! That was probably the most insane factor I’ve ever accomplished. Received up into the highest 3 earlier than getting turned and inflicting harm. Went to the again and went from twenty fourth to eleventh within the last 2 laps. I am so grateful to my staff and @hairclub and sponsors for making my dream a actuality!”
In the course of the race, Frankie was getting props from the broadcasters for avoiding what might’ve been a significant accident … so, yeah, he was hanging robust with the very best of them on the market.
Frankie Muniz is racing in ARCA this season and he did a masterful job not crashing his #30 automobile at Daytona. pic.twitter.com/jVruMWV95C
— The Comeback (@thecomeback) February 18, 2023
FM has been racing for years now, however it wasn’t till lately that he determined to pursue it full-time … forgoing his performing profession, for now, and choosing the scent of burned rubber as a substitute.
We really talked to him final month about his foray into a complete new business, and he made it clear to us that he was over the moon concerning the alternative, and deliberate to take it critically. Contemplating how effectively he is accomplished for his first official outing, in all probability much more so.
eleventh for @FrankieMuniz
Loved watching him race immediately! pic.twitter.com/Pg6In4UozV
— Eric Estepp (@EricEstepp17) February 18, 2023