2007 LOWE'S MOTOR SPEEDWAY TESTING


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  • Busch Testing Ends the Way it Begins; With Edwards Fastest: #60-Carl Edwards swept all four test sessions at Lowes Motor Speedway Monday and Tuesday. After leading the first three sessions, he also paced Tuesday evenings session with a top speed of 181.525mph. #18-Aric Almirola was second in the final session, #90-Stephen Leicht was third, #17-Matt Kenseth fourth, and #21-Scott Wimmer fifth. #99-David Reutimann was the fastest Toyota in 8th. There were 3 spins during the session by Kenseth, Leicht, and #28-Robert Richardson. None of them suffered any damage. The most serious incident during the seven-hour testing session took place at 4:40 p.m. when Kurt Busch lost control of the #12 Dodge and hit the wall. He was not hurt.(5-15-2007)

    Pos No. Name Make Best Time Best Speed
    1 60 Carl Edwards Ford 29.748 181.525
    2 18 Aric Almirola Chevy 29.770 181.391
    3 90B Stephen Leicht Ford 29.959 180.246
    4 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 29.973 180.162
    5 29 Scott Wimmer Chevy 30.017 179.898
    6 6 David Ragan Ford 30.032 179.808
    7 2 Clint Bowyer Chevy 30.050 179.700
    8 99A David Reutimann Toyota 30.136 179.188
    9 59A Marcos Ambrose Ford 30.206 178.772
    10 4 Regan Smith Chevy 30.223 178.672
    11 55 Robby Gordon Ford 30.225 178.660
    12 44 Mike Bliss Dodge 30.284 178.312
    13 6B David Ragan Ford 30.302 178.206
    14 20 Denny Hamlin Chevy 30.389 177.696
    15 20B Denny Hamlin Chevy 30.392 177.678
    16 26 Todd Kluever Ford 30.394 177.667
    17 47 Jon Wood Ford 30.415 177.544
    18 10 Dave Blaney Toyota 30.452 177.328
    19 38A Jason Leffler Toyota 30.471 177.218
    20 42H Reed Sorenson Dodge 30.479 177.171
    21 35 Bobby Hamilton, Jr. Ford 30.485 177.136
    22 38B Jason Leffler Toyota 30.518 176.945
    23 66 Steve Wallace Dodge 30.535 176.846
    24 36 Brent Sherman Chevy 30.585 176.557
    25 21 Timothy Peters Chevy 30.585 176.557
    26 01 Shelby Howard Chevy 30.637 176.257
    27 11 Jason Keller Chevy 30.647 176.200
    28 91 David Green Toyota 30.659 176.131
    29 7 Mike Wallace Chevy 30.787 175.399
    30 70 Justin Diercks Ford 30.810 175.268
    31 30 Stanton Barrett Chevy 30.838 175.109
    32 32 Bill Elliott Toyota 31.025 174.053
    33 14 Kyle Krisiloff Ford 31.063 173.840
    34 28 Robert Richardson Chevy 31.200 173.077
    35 49 Johnny Sauter Chevy 31.201 173.071



  • Edwards Up Front Again; Leads Tuesday Afternoon Test Session: #60-Carl Edwards again topped the speed charts in Lowe's testing. His top speed during Tuesday afternoon's session was 179.390mph. His Roush Racing teammate, #26-Todd Kluever was second. #2-Clint Bowyer was third, #17-Matt Kenseth fourth, and #22-Mike Bliss fifth. #99-David Reutimann was the fastest Toyota in 16th.(5-15-2007)

    Pos No. Name Make Best Time Best Speed
    1 60 Carl Edwards Ford 30.102 179.390
    2 26 Todd Kluever Ford 30.166 179.009
    3 2 Clint Bowyer Chevy 30.237 178.589
    4 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 30.247 178.530
    5 22 Mike Bliss Dodge 30.286 178.300
    6 12 Kurt Busch Dodge 30.293 178.259
    7 18 Aric Almirola Chevy 30.321 178.094
    8 55 Robby Gordon Ford 30.322 178.089
    9 6 David Ragan Ford 30.418 177.526
    10 29 Scott Wimmer Chevy 30.456 177.305
    11 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 30.481 177.160
    12 11 Jason Keller Chevy 30.563 176.684
    13 60B Carl Edwards Ford 30.571 176.638
    14 59A Marcos Ambrose Ford 30.607 176.430
    15 4 Regan Smith Chevy 30.611 176.407
    16 99A David Reutimann Toyota 30.625 176.327
    17 38B Jason Leffler Toyota 30.629 176.304
    18 35 Bobby Hamilton, Jr. Ford 30.692 175.942
    19 90B Stephen Leicht Ford 30.777 175.456
    20 66 Steve Wallace Dodge 30.785 175.410
    21 10 Dave Blaney Toyota 30.823 175.194
    22 0B Eric McClure Chevy 30.857 175.001
    23 42H Reed Sorenson Dodge 30.864 174.961
    24 21 Timothy Peters Chevy 30.867 174.944
    25 44 Mike Bliss Dodge 30.925 174.616
    26 47 Jon Wood Ford 30.987 174.267
    27 25 Bobby Hamilton, Jr Ford 31.016 174.104
    28 6B David Ragan Ford 31.065 173.829
    29 91 David Green Toyota 31.084 173.723
    30 32 Bill Elliott Toyota 31.111 173.572
    31 01 Shelby Howard Chevy 31.189 173.138
    32 36 Brent Sherman Chevy 31.236 172.877
    33 14 Kyle Krisiloff Ford 31.260 172.745
    34 70 Justin Diercks Ford 31.321 172.408
    35 7 Mike Wallace Chevy 31.409 171.925
    36 30 Stanton Barrett Chevy 31.426 171.832
    37 0 Eric McClure Chevy 31.690 170.401
    38 66B Steve Wallace Dodge 32.130 168.067



  • Edwards / Kvapil Fastest in Final Monday Session: Carl Edwards and Travis Kvavil, sharing time in the #60, topped the speed charts during Monday evenings test with a top speed of 182.648mph. #35-Bobby Hamilton Jr was second, #42-Reed Sorenson third, #18-Aric Almirola fourth, and #21- Scott Wimmer fifth. #99-David Reutiman was the fastest Toyota in 8th. Four separate incidents were reported during the session -- accidents by #33-Cale Gale, #92-Bobby Santos, and #88 Shane Huffman and a spin by #59-Marcos Ambrose. There are 35 cars with 22 teams at the track.(5-14-2007)

    Pos No. Name Make Best Time Best Speed
    1 60 C. Edwards/ T. Kvapil Ford 29.565 182.648
    2 35 Bobby Hamilton, Jr. Ford 29.822 181.074
    3 42H Reed Sorenson Dodge 29.843 180.947
    4 18 Aric Almirola Chevy 29.958 180.252
    5 21 Scott Wimmer Chevy 29.973 180.162
    6 16 Greg Biffle Ford 30.028 179.832
    7 6 David Ragan Ford 30.055 179.671
    8 99A David Reutimann Toyota 30.064 179.617
    9 47 Jon Wood Ford 30.090 179.462
    10 6B David Ragan Ford 30.110 179.342
    11 44 David Stremme Dodge 30.143 179.146
    12 29 Jeff Burton Chevy 30.163 179.027
    13 12 Kurt Busch Dodge 30.164 179.021
    14 38B Jason Leffler Toyota 30.187 178.885
    15 4 Regan Smith Chevy 30.191 178.861
    16 26 Todd Kluever Ford 30.227 178.648
    17 55 Robby Gordon Ford 30.229 178.636
    18 4B Regan Smith Chevy 30.231 178.625
    19 11 Jason Keller Chevy 30.288 178.288
    20 90B S. Leicht/ D. Gilliland Ford 30.295 178.247
    21 7 Mike Wallace Chevy 30.316 178.124
    22 10 Dave Blaney Toyota 30.318 178.112
    23 59A Marcos Ambrose Ford 30.331 178.036
    24 1 J.J. Yeley Chevy 30.365 177.836
    25 16B Greg Biffle Ford 30.417 177.532
    26 99B David Reutimann Toyota 30.460 177.282
    27 92 Bobby Santos Toyota 30.476 177.189
    28 66B Steve Wallace Dodge 30.512 176.980
    29 32 Bill Elliott Toyota 30.521 176.927
    30 20 Mike McLaughlin Chevy 30.561 176.696
    31 91 David Green Toyota 30.655 176.154
    32 88 Shane Huffman Chevy 30.714 175.816
    33 30 Stanton Barrett Chevy 30.722 175.770
    34 25 David Gilliland Ford 30.734 175.701
    35 70 M. Green/ J. Diercks Ford 30.742 175.655
    36 26B Todd Kluever Ford 30.782 175.427
    37 18B Aric Almirola Chevy 30.804 175.302
    38 01 Shelby Howard Chevy 30.807 175.285
    39 0B Eric McClure Chevy 30.884 174.848
    40 14 Kyle Krisiloff Ford 30.896 174.780
    41 1B J.J. Yeley Chevy 30.906 174.723
    42 7B Mike Wallace Chevy 30.964 174.396
    43 14B Kyle Krisiloff Ford 31.450 171.701
    44 0 Eric McClure Chevy 31.772 169.961

  • Edwards Leads Monday Afternoon Testing at Lowe's: #60-Carl Edwards lead the opening test session at Lowe's Motor Speedway on Monday afternoon. His top speed was 180.505mph. He was followed by #16-Todd Kluever, #12-Kurt Busch, #21-Scott Wimmer, and #29-Jeff Burton. #38-Jason Leffler was the fastest Toyota in 11th.(5-14-2007)

    Pos No. Name Make Best Time Best Speed
    1 60 Carl Edwards Ford 29.916 180.505
    2 16 Todd Kluever Ford 30.248 178.524
    3 12 Kurt Busch Dodge 30.262 178.442
    4 21 Scott Wimmer Chevy 30.317 178.118
    5 29 Jeff Burton Chevy 30.317 178.118
    6 4B Regan Smith Chevy 30.339 177.989
    7 6 David Ragan Ford 30.343 177.965
    8 4 Regan Smith Chevy 30.395 177.661
    9 26 Todd Kluever Ford 30.425 177.486
    10 47 Jon Wood Ford 30.430 177.456
    11 38B Jason Leffler Toyota 30.487 177.125
    12 6B David Ragan Ford 30.489 177.113
    13 90B Stephen Leicht Ford 30.499 177.055
    14 35 Bobby Hamilton, Jr. Ford 30.512 176.980
    15 99A David Reutimann Toyota 30.513 176.974
    16 44 David Stremme Dodge 30.523 176.916
    17 10 Dave Blaney Toyota 30.547 176.777
    18 22 Mike Bliss Dodge 30.556 176.725
    19 42H Reed Sorenson Dodge 30.591 176.523
    20 88 Shane Huffman Chevy 30.614 176.390
    21 1 J.J. Yeley Chevy 30.638 176.252
    22 92 D.Blaney/ B. Santos Toyota 30.687 175.970
    23 18 Aric Almirola Chevy 30.688 175.965
    24 66 Steve Wallace Dodge 30.722 175.770
    25 18B Aric Almirola Chevy 30.746 175.633
    26 26B Todd Kluever Ford 30.761 175.547
    27 20 Mike McLaughlin Chevy 30.764 175.530
    28 33 Cale Gale Chevy 30.775 175.467
    29 38A Jason Leffler Toyota 30.791 175.376
    30 90 Stephen Leicht Ford 30.819 175.217
    31 32 Bill Elliott Toyota 30.849 175.046
    32 7 Mike Wallace Chevy 30.850 175.041
    33 59A Marcos Ambrose Ford 30.866 174.950
    34 99B David Reutimann Toyota 30.889 174.820
    35 91 David Green Toyota 31.031 174.020
    36 25 David Gilliland Ford 31.040 173.969
    37 30 Stanton Barrett Chevy 31.234 172.889
    38 01 Shelby Howard Chevy 31.287 172.596
    39 66B Steve Wallace Dodge 31.333 172.342
    40 70 Mark Green Ford 31.437 171.772
    41 14 Kyle Krisiloff Ford 31.448 171.712
    42 0 Eric McClure Chevy 31.868 169.449
    43 7B Mike Wallace Chevy 32.434 166.492
    44 14B Kyle Krisiloff Ford -.-- -



    Final Exam: 2007 NASCAR Busch Series Tests Conclude At Lowe's Motor Speedway

    Although out of the racing spotlight since last September, former NASCAR Busch Series champion David Green (No.  91 Riley-D’Hondt Motorsports Toyota) kept himself busy.

    He’s spotted for up-and-coming driver Stephen Leicht (No. 90 CitiFinancial Ford) in the NASCAR Busch Series and also for former series champion and good friend Brian Vickers during NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series races.

    Green also served as a key test driver for Hendrick Motorsports as that team began building its solid Car of Tomorrow foundation, one that, as he proudly points out “is five-for-five right now” in NASCAR NEXTEL Cup competition.

    But racing for points – not information – is what the 48-year-old Green is still about. And after biding his time waiting for what he felt was the right situation since leaving Brewco Motorsports last fall, he believes he’s found it with the new Riley-D’Hondt Motorsports organization.

    “We’ll start up next week here in Charlotte,” Green said Monday from Lowe’s Motor Speedway where he turned laps for the first time for the team during the final scheduled NASCAR Busch Series test of the 2007 season. “My hope is that we’ll run the rest of this year then compete for a championship in 2008.”

    He was encouraged when fellow veteran Jason Keller (No. 11 CJM Racing Chevy) made his return to the series last Friday at Darlington Raceway and finished a respectable 14th.

     “Some of the old faces are coming back,” Green said. “It feels like the NASCAR Busch Series again.”

    Green will be driving a Toyota for his new team, the fourth different manufacturer he will have competed for during his 17-year career. He’s posted at least one win in the other three – Chevy, Pontiac and Ford – so he hopes that streak bodes well for his new ride.

    Green also is working with one of the series’ new names as a partner with his team. Bobby Santos, a 21-year-old developmental driver for Bill Davis Racing with an open-wheel background, is scheduled to run in select races this year in a second R-DM car. He made his series debut two weeks ago at Richmond International Raceway where his seventh-place start was the best among rookie drivers.

    “I’m sharing things with Bobby that I would be sharing with my six-year-old son Austin when he gets to that age,” Green said. “To say that I’m impressed with him is an understatement. He possesses characteristics that don’t necessarily pertain to his performance on the track.

    “This sport is more about more than just ability. It’s about being appreciative among other things. Bobby Labonte taught me that when I drove for him and it rubbed off. I made sure of it by following his path and his template. It made me a champion and I want to share that wisdom with Bobby Santos.

    “I see many of those traits in him and that’s what excites me. Maybe I’ll have the opportunity to finish out my career driving beside him.”

    Despite hearing talk that he was being labeled as a full-time spotter as opposed to full-time driver, Green felt it best to lay low and be patient to make sure his next opportunity was one that could carry him through to the end of his driving career.

    “It’s very satisfying and gratifying to be in this position right now,” he said. “I want to be able to fulfill my love for this sport, especially the Busch Series.

    “I’m not quite done doing that yet.”

    EDWARDS POSTS FASTEST TIME IN MONDAY’S AFTERNOON SESSION

    NASCAR Busch Series standings leader Carl Edwards (No. 60 Scott’s Ford) posted the fastest time of the first test session Monday afternoon at Lowe’s Motor Speedway, with a lap of 29.916 seconds (180.505 mph).

    Edwards’ Roush Fenway Racing teammate Todd Kluever (No. 16 3M Ford) was second-fastest with a lap of 30.248 seconds (178.524).

    Thirty-three drivers representing 22 teams posted times during the first session of Day 1; the second session was scheduled from 6-9:00 p.m.

    Testing concludes on Tuesday following two sessions from 1-5:00 p.m. and 6-9:00 p.m. After the test, the drivers and teams of the NASCAR Busch Series will take advantage of the second open week on the 2007 competition schedule before resuming May 26 in the CARQUEST Auto Parts 300 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.

    Testing Fast Facts

    What: NASCAR Busch Series testing.

    Where: Lowe’s Motor Speedway.

    Who: More than 33 drivers representing nearly 22 teams.

    Track Layout: 1.5-mile oval.

    When: Monday, May 14 – Tuesday, May 15. (Rain date – Wednesday, May 16).

    Schedule (both days): Garage Opens: 11:00 a.m.; Practice: 1 – 5:00 p.m.; Dinner Break: 5 – 6:00 p.m.; Practice: 6 – 9:00 p.m.; Garage Closes: 9:30 p.m.

    Next Race: CARQUEST Auto Parts 300, Saturday, May 26, Lowe’s Motor Speedway, 8:00 p.m. (ET)

    TV: ESPN2


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