2007 LAS VEGAS TESTING


2007 Las Vegas Testing Day 1 Speeds/Notes
2007 Las Vegas Testing Day 2 Speeds/Notes

Daytona Testing News & Notes

Images from Day #1 of Testing, courtesy of Las Vegas Motor Speedway:

Kasey Kahne
Tires
Mike Wallace
Joe Nemechek
Paul Menard
Kasey Kahne
#1 Chevy
#41 Dodge
#15 & #34
#9 Dodge
#23 Chevy
Aric Almirola
Reed Sorenson
#25 & #22
#9 Dodge
#9 Dodge
Paul Menard
#28, #87, & #28
#2 Chevy
#2 Chevy
#9 Dodge

  • Kahne Leads Monday Afternoon Session: #9-Kasey Kahne's lap of 180.367mph was the fastest during Monday afternoon's test session at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. #22-David Stremme was second, #20-Denny Hamlin third, #60-Carl Edwards fourth, and #2-Clint Bowyer fifth. 56 cars were on the track during the session.(2-5-2007)

  • Kenseth Paces Monday Morning Testing: #17-Matt Kenseth led all participants in Monday mornings test session at Las Vegas. His top speed was 181.190mph. He was followed by #9-Kasey Kahne, #2-Clint Bowyer, #21-Kevin Harvick and #60 Carl Edwards. 47 drivers in 62 cars made it onto the track.(2-5-2007)

  • Monday at Las Vegas: 47 Drivers begain the week testing Busch Series cars at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. On the opening day, (Monday) #12-Kurt Busch, #32-Dave Blaney, and #16-Todd Kluever crashed. Busch said his car was set up way to loose and was the cause of his wreck.(PRN's Garage Pass Radio).(2-5-2007)

    THE SPEEDS - Day 1 - February 5, 2007

    DAY 1- Feb 5, 2007 AM Speeds
    Pos No. Name Make Best Time Best Speed
    1 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 29.803 181.190
    2 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 29.847 180.923
    3 2B Clint Bowyer Chevy 29.942 180.349
    4 21 Kevin Harvick Chevy 29.955 180.270
    5 60 Carl Edwards Ford 29.960 180.240
    6 17B Matt Kenseth Ford 30.001 179.994
    7 60B Carl Edwards Ford 30.022 179.868
    8 32B Dave Blaney Toyota 30.030 179.820
    9 16B Greg Biffle Ford 30.039 179.766
    10 22 David Stremme Dodge 30.086 179.485
    11 99 David Reutimann Toyota 30.102 179.390
    12 6 David Ragan Ford 30.132 179.211
    13 21B Kevin Harvick Chevy 30.151 179.099
    14 29B Scott Wimmer Chevy 30.152 179.093
    15 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 30.178 178.938
    16 99B David Reutimann Toyota 30.195 178.838
    17 12 Kurt Busch Dodge 30.231 178.625
    18 2 Clint Bowyer Chevy 30.271 178.389
    19 77B Bobby Labonte Chevy 30.289 178.283
    20 38A Jason Leffler Toyota 30.298 178.230
    21 15 Paul Menard Chevy 30.305 178.188
    22 16 Greg Biffle Ford 30.306 178.183
    23 6B David Ragan Ford 30.339 177.989
    24 24B Casey Mears Chevy 30.365 177.836
    25 24A Casey Mears Chevy 30.367 177.825
    26 5B Kyle Busch Chevy 30.382 177.737
    27 26 Todd Kluever Ford 30.386 177.713
    28 47 Jon Wood Ford 30.419 177.521
    29 42H D. Stremme/ K.Hamlin Dodge 30.487 177.125
    30 33 Cale Gale Chevy 30.508 177.003
    31 38B Jason Leffler Toyota 30.529 176.881
    32 37 Jamie McMurray Ford 30.530 176.875
    33 9B Kasey Kahne Dodge 30.558 176.713
    34 04B Regan Smith Chevy 30.563 176.684
    35 59A Marcos Ambrose Chevy 30.615 176.384
    36 41A Reed Sorenson Dodge 30.621 176.350
    37 1B J.J. Yeley Chevy 30.644 176.217
    38 12B Kurt Busch Dodge 30.705 175.867
    39 20 Denny Hamlin Chevy 30.718 175.793
    40 27 Ward Burton Ford 30.747 175.627
    41 25 David Gilliland Ford 30.789 175.387
    42 87 Joe Nemechek Chevy 30.828 175.165
    43 04 Regan Smith Chevy 30.849 175.046
    44 66 Steve Wallace Dodge 30.876 174.893
    45 35 Bobby Hamilton, Jr. Ford 30.903 174.740
    46 18 B. Coleman/ A. Almirola Chevy 30.915 174.672
    47 90 Stephen Leicht Ford 30.973 174.345
    48 1 J.J. Yeley Chevy 30.981 174.300
    49 14 Kyle Krisiloff Ford 31.013 174.121
    50 15B Paul Menard Chevy 31.022 174.070
    51 7 Mike Wallace Chevy 31.029 174.031
    52 88 Shane Huffman Chevy 31.046 173.935
    53 90B Stephen Leicht Ford 31.105 173.606
    54 88B Shane Huffman Chevy 31.165 173.271
    55 70 Justin Diercks Ford 31.609 170.837
    56 23 Brad Keselowski Chevy 31.620 170.778
    57 34 Brian Conz Chevy 31.663 170.546
    58 70B Justin Diercks Ford 31.756 170.047
    59 36 Brent Sherman Chevy 31.779 169.924
    60 28 Robert Richardson Chevy 32.245 167.468
    61 0 Eric McClure Chevy 32.694 165.168
    62 27B Ward Burton Ford 34.863 154.892
    63 32 Dave Blaney Dodge -.-- -


    THE SPEEDS - Day 1 - February 5, 2007

    DAY 1- Feb 5, 2007 PM Speeds
    Pos No. Name Make Best Time Best Speed
    1 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 29.939 180.367
    2 22 David Stremme Dodge 30.081 179.515
    3 20 Denny Hamlin Chevy 30.137 179.182
    4 60 Carl Edwards Ford 30.141 179.158
    5 2B Clint Bowyer Chevy 30.150 179.104
    6 16B Greg Biffle Ford 30.210 178.749
    7 17B Matt Kenseth Ford 30.242 178.560
    8 77B Bobby Labonte Chevy 30.277 178.353
    9 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 30.371 177.801
    10 38A Jason Leffler Toyota 30.372 177.795
    11 18 Aric Almirola Chevy 30.427 177.474
    12 5B Kyle Busch Chevy 30.433 177.439
    13 32B Dave Blaney Toyota 30.446 177.363
    14 15 Paul Menard Chevy 30.476 177.189
    15 29B Scott Wimmer Chevy 30.498 177.061
    16 41A Reed Sorenson Dodge 30.499 177.055
    17 12B Kurt Busch Dodge 30.513 176.974
    18 2 Clint Bowyer Chevy 30.518 176.945
    19 21 Kevin Harvick Chevy 30.527 176.893
    20 27 Ward Burton Ford 30.533 176.858
    21 99B David Reutimann Toyota 30.555 176.730
    22 24A Casey Mears Chevy 30.579 176.592
    23 6B David Ragan Ford 30.588 176.540
    24 26 Todd Kluever Ford 30.604 176.448
    25 47 Jon Wood Ford 30.649 176.188
    26 6 David Ragan Ford 30.682 175.999
    27 59A Marcos Ambrose Chevy 30.691 175.947
    28 87 Joe Nemechek Chevy 30.691 175.947
    29 90B Stephen Leicht Ford 30.695 175.924
    30 99A David Reutimann Toyota 30.704 175.873
    31 35 Bobby Hamilton, Jr. Ford 30.725 175.753
    32 1B J.J. Yeley Chevy 30.779 175.444
    33 88 Shane Huffman Chevy 30.780 175.439
    34 22B David Stremme Dodge 30.781 175.433
    35 38B Jason Leffler Toyota 30.797 175.342
    36 25 David Gilliland Ford 30.797 175.342
    37 33 Cale Gale Chevy 30.802 175.313
    38 7 Mike Wallace Chevy 30.809 175.273
    39 04B Regan Smith Chevy 30.809 175.273
    40 16 Greg Biffle Ford 30.860 174.984
    41 66B Steve Wallace Dodge 30.918 174.656
    42 42H Kevin Hamlin Dodge 30.935 174.560
    43 66 Steve Wallace Dodge 30.940 174.531
    44 59B Marcos Ambrose Chevy 30.952 174.464
    45 37 Jamie McMurray Ford 30.961 174.413
    46 14 Kyle Krisiloff Ford 30.965 174.390
    47 35B Bobby Hamilton, Jr Ford 31.041 173.963
    48 24B Casey Mears Chevy 31.054 173.891
    49 47B Jon Wood Ford 31.154 173.332
    50 36 Brent Sherman Chevy 31.412 171.909
    51 70B Justin Diercks Ford 31.490 171.483
    52 34 Brian Conz Chevy 31.583 170.978
    53 23 Brad Keselowski Chevy 31.690 170.401
    54 27B Ward Burton Ford 31.942 169.056
    55 28 Robert Richardson Chevy 32.062 168.424
    56 0 Eric McClure Chevy 33.862 159.471
    57 7B Mike Wallace Chevy -.-- -



    Images from Day #2 of Testing, courtesy of Las Vegas Motor Speedway:

    #26 Wreck
    Carl Edwards
    #26 Wreck
    #28 Wreck
    #26 Wreck
    #26 Wreck
    Carl Edwards
    Carl Edward
    #66 Dodge
    #26 Wreck
    #26 Wreck
    #15 Chevy
    #33 & #70 Chevys
    #24 Chevy
    #12 Dodge
    #12 Dodge

  • Mears Leads Final Vegas Test Sesssion: #24-Casey Mears turned in the fastest lap during the afternoon - and final - session of Busch Series testing at Las Vegas (29.685 sec./181.910 mph). Paul Menard's best lap of 29.603 sec./182.414 mph, set during this morning's session, stands as the fastest lap overall since testing began Monday morning.(LVMS PR)(2-6-2007)

  • Tuesday at Vegas: On the second and final day of the Busch Series test at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, #12-Kurt Busch ran his Penske Dodge until lunch. When the afternoon session began, he was replaced by Penske's Indy 500 champion Sam Hornish, Jr., who stayed in the car for the rest of the day. Crashing on the second day, #26-Todd Kluever for a second time along with #28-Robert Richardson and #34-Brian Conz.(PRN's Garage Pass Radio).(2-6-2007)

  • Menard Tops Tuesday Morning Test: #15-Paul Menard was fastest in Tuesday morning's test session with a speed 182.414mph. #60-Carl Edwards had the second and third fastest times in two different cars. #9-Kasey Kahne was fourth and #5-Kyle Busch was fifth. 65 cars took to the track during the session.(2-6-2007)

    THE SPEEDS - Day 2 - February 6, 2007

    DAY 2 - Feb 6, 2007 AM Speeds
    Pos No. Name Make Best Time Best Speed
    1 15 Paul Menard Chevy 29.603 182.414
    2 60 Carl Edwards Ford 29.656 182.088
    3 60B Carl Edwards Ford 29.710 181.757
    4 9B Kasey Kahne Dodge 29.786 181.293
    5 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 29.855 180.874
    6 33B Kevin Harvick Chevy 29.898 180.614
    7 2 Clint Bowyer Chevy 29.910 180.542
    8 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 29.922 180.469
    9 22 David Stremme Dodge 29.930 180.421
    10 2B Clint Bowyer Chevy 29.950 180.301
    11 29 Jeff Burton Chevy 29.972 180.168
    12 12B Kurt Busch Dodge 29.987 180.078
    13 88 Shane Huffman Chevy 29.987 180.078
    14 5B Kyle Busch Chevy 30.039 179.766
    15 90B Stephen Leicht Ford 30.054 179.677
    16 17B Matt Kenseth Ford 30.069 179.587
    17 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 30.069 179.587
    18 22B David Stremme Dodge 30.082 179.509
    19 27 Ward Burton Ford 30.095 179.432
    20 41B Reed Stremme Dodge 30.111 179.336
    21 99B David Reutimann Toyota 30.142 179.152
    22 20 Denny Hamlin Chevy 30.154 179.081
    23 26 Todd Kluever Ford 30.157 179.063
    24 24B Casey Mears Chevy 30.161 179.039
    25 6 David Ragan Ford 30.175 178.956
    26 99A David Reutimann Toyota 30.181 178.921
    27 66B Steve Wallace Dodge 30.190 178.867
    28 87 Joe Nemechek Chevy 30.201 178.802
    29 32B Dave Blaney Toyota 30.209 178.755
    30 16B Greg Biffle Ford 30.217 178.707
    31 59A Marcos Ambrose Ford 30.222 178.678
    32 47 Jon Wood Ford 30.259 178.459
    33 21B Timothy Peters Chevy 30.260 178.453
    34 38A Jason Leffler Toyota 30.285 178.306
    35 21 Timothy Peters Chevy 30.295 178.247
    36 16 Greg Biffle Ford 30.297 178.235
    37 04B Regan Smith Chevy 30.300 178.218
    38 6B David Ragan Ford 30.347 177.942
    39 18 Brad Coleman Chevy 30.368 177.819
    40 25 David Gilliland Ford 30.380 177.749
    41 24A Casey Mears Chevy 30.439 177.404
    42 41A Reed Sorenson Dodge 30.442 177.387
    43 77 Kertus Davis Chevy 30.449 177.346
    44 23 Brad Keselowski Chevy 30.460 177.282
    45 42H Kevin Hamlin Dodge 30.468 177.235
    46 66 Steve Wallace Dodge 30.475 177.194
    47 70B Justin Diercks Ford 30.504 177.026
    48 37 Jamie McMurray Ford 30.516 176.956
    49 38B Jason Leffler Toyota 30.545 176.788
    50 37B Jamie McMurray Ford 30.578 176.598
    51 35 Bobby Hamilton, Jr. Ford 30.582 176.574
    52 42G Kevin Hamlin Dodge 30.587 176.546
    53 14 Kyle Krisiloff Ford 30.623 176.338
    54 33 Kevin Harvick Chevy 30.632 176.286
    55 1 J.J. Yeley Chevy 30.633 176.280
    56 1B J.J. Yeley Chevy 30.668 176.079
    57 7 Mike Wallace Chevy 30.798 175.336
    58 87B Joe Nemechek Chevy 30.806 175.291
    59 36 Brent Sherman Chevy 31.040 173.969
    60 7B Mike Wallace Chevy 31.068 173.812
    61 36B Brent Sherman Chevy 31.122 173.511
    62 34 Brian Conz Chevy 31.241 172.850
    63 28B Robert Richardson Chevy 31.254 172.778
    64 0B Eric McClure Chevy 31.515 171.347
    65 27B Ward Burton Ford 31.601 170.881


    DAY 2 - Feb 6, 2007 PM Speeds
    Pos No. Name Make Best Time Best Speed
    1 24B Casey Mears Chevy 29.685 181.910
    2 60 Carl Edwards Ford 29.744 181.549
    3 15 Paul Menard Chevy 29.757 181.470
    4 99B David Reutimann Toyota 29.868 180.796
    5 60B Carl Edwards Ford 29.889 180.668
    6 25 David Gilliland Ford 29.897 180.620
    7 59A Marcos Ambrose Ford 29.930 180.421
    8 33B Kevin Harvick Chevy 29.954 180.276
    9 38A Jason Leffler Toyota 30.001 179.994
    10 27 Ward Burton Ford 30.014 179.916
    11 35 Bobby Hamilton, Jr. Ford 30.073 179.563
    12 04B Regan Smith Chevy 30.077 179.539
    13 66B Steve Wallace Dodge 30.095 179.432
    14 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 30.103 179.384
    15 22 David Stremme Dodge 30.105 179.372
    16 17B Matt Kenseth Ford 30.165 179.015
    17 24A Casey Mears Chevy 30.184 178.903
    18 37B Jamie McMurray Ford 30.204 178.784
    19 90B Stephen Leicht Ford 30.246 178.536
    20 77 Kertus Davis Chevy 30.259 178.459
    21 41B Reed Stremme Dodge 30.259 178.459
    22 12B Sam Hornish, Jr Dodge 30.262 178.442
    23 6 David Ragan Ford 30.300 178.218
    24 5B Kyle Busch Chevy 30.302 178.206
    25 9B Kasey Kahne Dodge 30.308 178.171
    26 2B Clint Bowyer Chevy 30.319 178.106
    27 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 30.347 177.942
    28 32B Dave Blaney Toyota 30.369 177.813
    29 6B David Ragan Ford 30.412 177.561
    30 18 Brad Coleman Chevy 30.431 177.451
    31 16B Greg Biffle Ford 30.465 177.253
    32 21B Timothy Peters Chevy 30.483 177.148
    33 42H Kevin Hamlin Dodge 30.498 177.061
    34 88 Shane Huffman Chevy 30.500 177.049
    35 47 Jon Wood Ford 30.501 177.043
    36 66 Steve Wallace Dodge 30.569 176.650
    37 38B Jason Leffler Toyota 30.622 176.344
    38 33 Kevin Harvick Chevy 30.639 176.246
    39 27B Ward Burton Ford 30.655 176.154
    40 1B J.J. Yeley Chevy 30.666 176.091
    41 7B Mike Wallace Chevy 30.721 175.776
    42 42G Kevin Hamlin Dodge 30.729 175.730
    43 26 Todd Kluever Ford 30.732 175.713
    44 87B Joe Nemechek Chevy 30.785 175.410
    45 14 Kyle Krisiloff Ford 30.805 175.296
    46 70B Justin Diercks Ford 30.883 174.853
    47 36 Brent Sherman Chevy 30.947 174.492
    48 04 Regan Smith Chevy 31.081 173.740
    49 22B David Stremme Dodge 31.133 173.449
    50 37 Jamie McMurray Ford 31.158 173.310
    51 28B Robert Richardson Chevy 31.278 172.645
    52 36B Brent Sherman Chevy 31.292 172.568
    53 0B Eric McClure Chevy 31.372 172.128
    54 34 Brian Conz Chevy -.-- -



    Indy 500 winner Hornish among 45 drivers set for Busch test at LVMS

    LAS VEGAS – Indianapolis 500 winner Sam Hornish Jr. will return to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the first time in seven years next week as he takes part in the Busch Series edition of NASCAR Preseason Thunder Las Vegas. He will be joined by 44 other drivers for the test.

    Hornish, who finished a then career best third in the 2000 Vegas Indy 300 Indy Racing League event at LVMS, will test on Tuesday, Feb. 6. Teammate Kurt Busch will test the car on Monday, Feb. 5.

    “I’m excited to test at Las Vegas Motor Speedway,” Hornish said. “Kurt and Ryan (Newman) tested their Nextel Cup cars last week and, as I understand it, the changes made to the track have made it especially fast. I have not turned a lap at LVMS in a stock car, but having an experienced driver like Kurt will certainly help my education.”

    In addition to Hornish, 24 current full-time NASCAR Nextel Cup Series drivers will participate in the two-day test as they prepare for the Sam’s Town 300. Defending series champion Kevin Harvick, defending Sam’s Town 300 champion Kasey Kahne, Las Vegans Kurt and Kyle Busch and all five drivers from the Roush Racing stable are scheduled to test.

    Australian Marcos Ambrose, former Formula I driver Juan Pablo Montoya and two-time Sam’s Town 300 winner Jeff Burton also are scheduled to test.

    The speedway’s grandstands will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.


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