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Bobby Gerhart was closing in on his ninth ARCA Series victory at Daytona International Speedway when his car slowed.
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"Tough, tough, tough," said Gerhart, who also won at Daytona in 1999, 2002 and 2005-07. "Wow. That was one that got away, no question."
"It was a fuel issue of some sort," Gerhart said. "I'm not sure if had a pump or a pickup problem or we lost a cable. We went to a new system this year where it was a cable-driven deal. It shut off, but I came down pit road and it started running again, just kept right on trucking. A couple laps later, it was out completely. I don't know what to say."