2008 DAYTONA TESTING


2007 Daytona Testing Day 1 Speeds/Notes
2007 Daytona Testing Day 2 Speeds/Notes
2007 Daytona Testing Day 3 Speeds/Notes
2007 Daytona Testing Day 4 Speeds/Notes
2007 Daytona Testing Day 5 Speeds/Notes
Cumulative Speeds

THE SPEEDS - Day 1 - Jan. 18, 2008

  • Kyle Busch Fastest Friday Afternoon: #18-Kyle Busch [Toyota] was fastest in Friday afternoon's test session with a top speed of 182.556mph. #40-Dario Franchitti [DoDodge] was second, #4-Robert Richardson [Chevy] was third, #1-Johnny Sauter [Chevy] fourth, and #33-Kevin Harvick [Chevy] fifth. #16-Eric Darnell was the fastest Ford in 18th. Testing continues on Saturday, but rain showers are in the forecast(1-18-2008)

  • Johnny Sauter Tops Friday Morning Testing: #1-Johnny Sauter [Chevy] had the top speeds in Friday morning's opening test session at Daytona. His top speed was 179.076mph. He was followed by #20-Mike McLaughlin [Toyota], testing for Joe Gibbs, and #33-Kevin Harvick [Chevy], #88-Brad Keselowski [Chevy] and #21-Tim McCreadie [Chevy]. #41-Bryan Clauson was the fastest DoDodge in 7th. #27-Brad Coleman was the fastest Ford in 12th. 31 cars took to the track during the session, which was delayed by rain at the start.(1-18-2008)

    Preseason Thunder Practice Jan 18 (AM)
    Daytona Intl Speedway - 2.500
    1/18/2008

    Pos No Name Make Best Time Best Speed
    1 1A Johnny Sauter Chevy 50.258 179.076
    2 20A Mike McLaughlin Toyota 50.291 178.958
    3 33A Kevin Harvick Chevy 50.315 178.873
    4 88B Brad Keselowski Chevy 50.333 178.809
    5 21A Tim McCreadie Chevy 50.341 178.781
    6 2A Brandon Miller Chevy 50.377 178.653
    7 41A Bryan Clauson DoDodge 50.414 178.522
    8 5B David Green Chevy 50.463 178.348
    9 88A Brad Keselowski Chevy 50.488 178.260
    10 5A David Green Chevy 50.600 177.866
    11 21B Tim McCreadie Chevy 50.614 177.816
    12 27A Brad Coleman Ford 50.617 177.806
    13 60B Carl Edwards Ford 50.698 177.522
    14 18B Kyle Busch Toyota 50.713 177.469
    15 33B Kevin Harvick Chevy 50.741 177.371
    16 40A Dario Franchitti DoDodge 50.763 177.294
    17 20B Mike McLaughlin Toyota 50.791 177.197
    18 16A Erik Darnell Ford 50.846 177.005
    19 30A Stanton Barrett Chevy 50.873 176.911
    20 27B Brad Coleman Ford 50.879 176.890
    21 41B Bryan Clauson DoDodge 50.961 176.606
    22 37A Stanton Barrett Ford 51.056 176.277
    23 37B Stanton Barrett Ford 51.094 176.146
    24 60A Carl Edwards Ford 51.129 176.025
    25 24A Eric McClure Chevy 51.237 175.654
    26 28A Brian Keselowski Chevy 51.276 175.521
    27 7B Mike Wallace Toyota 51.352 175.261
    28 7A Mike Wallace Toyota 51.383 175.155
    29 56A Danny OQuinn Chevy 51.392 175.125
    30 16B Erik Darnell Ford 51.451 174.924
    31 4A Robert Richardson Chevy 51.985 173.127


    Preseason Thunder Practice Jan 18 (PM)
    Daytona Intl Speedway - 2.500
    1/18/2008


    Pos No Name Make Best Time Best Speed
    1 18B Kyle Busch Toyota 49.300 182.556
    2 40A Dario Franchitti Dodge 49.371 182.293
    3 4A Robert Richardson Chevy 49.374 182.282
    4 1A Johnny Sauter Chevy 49.446 182.017
    5 33B Kevin Harvick Chevy 49.539 181.675
    6 20A Mike McLaughlin Toyota 49.587 181.499
    7 21A Tim McCreadie Chevy 49.868 180.476
    8 2B Brandon Miller Chevy 50.010 179.964
    9 33A Kevin Harvick Chevy 50.085 179.695
    10 88B Brad Keselowski Chevy 50.086 179.691
    11 88A Brad Keselowski Chevy 50.304 178.912
    12 5B David Green Chevy 50.328 178.827
    13 2A Brandon Miller Chevy 50.346 178.763
    14 7A Mike Wallace Toyota 50.370 178.678
    15 5A David Green Chevy 50.373 178.667
    16 18A Kyle Busch Toyota 50.434 178.451
    17 16A Erik Darnell Ford 50.441 178.426
    18 27B Brad Coleman Ford 50.445 178.412
    19 20B Mike McLaughlin Toyota 50.475 178.306
    20 21B Tim McCreadie Chevy 50.505 178.200
    21 60B Carl Edwards Ford 50.525 178.130
    22 1B Johnny Sauter Chevy 50.744 177.361
    23 30A Stanton Barrett Chevy 50.814 177.117
    24 37A Stanton Barrett Ford 50.957 176.620
    25 37B Stanton Barrett Ford 50.990 176.505
    26 24A Eric McClure Chevy 51.079 176.198
    27 56A Danny OQuinn Chevy 51.161 175.915
    28 60A Carl Edwards Ford 51.219175.716
    29 16B Erik Darnell Ford 51.344 175.288

    THE SPEEDS - Day 2 - Jan. 19, 2008

  • Saturday Testing #18-Kyle Busch [Toyota] was fastest in the only test session Saturday. His top speed was 184.415mph. #60-Carl Edwards [Ford] was second, #20-Mike McLaughlin [Toyota] third, #1-Johnny Sauter [Chevy] fourth, and #41-Bryan Clauson fifth. 33 cars took do the track. Rain washed out the morning session. The afternoon session focused on drafting.(1-19-2008)

  • Testing Resumes at Daytona: UPDATE: Nationwide Series testing at Daytona resumed just after 1 p.m. EST on Saturday after the morning session was washed out. The afternoon session will end at 5 p.m. as scheduled. The final day for the first set of cars is Sunday, with the second set of cars starting its three day test Sunday, too.(SceneDaily.com)(1-19-2008)
    UPDATE: Saturday afternoon's session will run until 5:30pm/ET.(1-19-2008)

    Preseason Thunder Practice Jan 19 (PM)
    Daytona Intl Speedway - 2.500
    1/19/2008


    Pos No Name Make Best Time Best Speed
    1 18B Kyle Busch Toyota 48.803 184.415
    2 60B Carl Edwards Ford 48.826 184.328
    3 20A Mike McLaughlin Toyota 48.952 183.854
    4 1A Johnny Sauter Chevy 48.954 183.846
    5 41A Bryan Clauson Dodge 49.061 183.445
    6 60A Carl Edwards Ford 49.133 183.176
    7 18A Kyle Busch Toyota 49.147 183.124
    8 56A Danny OQuinn Chevy 49.177 183.012
    9 28A Brian Keselowski Chevy 49.205 182.908
    10 40B Dario Franchitti Dodge 49.229 182.819
    11 33B Kevin Harvick Chevy 49.230 182.815
    12 4A Robert Richardson Chevy 49.232 182.808
    13 30A Stanton Barrett Chevy 49.248 182.749
    14 88A Brad Keselowski Chevy 49.264 182.689
    15 24A Eric McClure Chevy 49.270 182.667
    16 40A Dario Franchitti Dodge 49.305 182.537
    17 27B Brad Coleman Ford 49.317 182.493
    18 16B Erik Darnell Ford 49.499 181.822
    19 7B Mike Wallace Toyota 49.548 181.642
    20 7A Mike Wallace Toyota 49.572 181.554
    21 16A Erik Darnell Ford 49.674 181.181
    22 21A Tim McCreadie Chevy 49.851 180.538
    23 37A Kenny Wallace Ford 49.882 180.426
    24 33A Kevin Harvick Chevy 49.882 180.426
    25 88B Brad Keselowski Chevy 49.958 180.151
    26 2B Brandon Miller Chevy 50.031 179.888
    27 5A David Green Chevy 50.085 179.695
    28 5B David Green Chevy 50.108 179.612
    29 20B Mike McLaughlin Toyota 50.355 178.731
    30 37B Kenny Wallace Ford 50.492 178.246
    31 21B Tim McCreadie Chevy 50.516 178.161
    32 1B Johnny Sauter Chevy 50.592 177.894
    33 41B Bryan Clauson Dodge 50.596 177.880



    THE SPEEDS - Day 3 - Jan. 20, 2008

  • Coleman Leads Sunday Afternoon Session: #27-Brad Coleman [Ford] led Sunday afternoon's test session at Daytona with a speed of 184.042mph. #88-Brad Keselowski [Chevy] was second, #1-Johnny Sauter [Chevy] third, #5-David Green [Chevy] fourth, and #47-Kelly Bires [Ford] fifth. #38-Jason Leffler was the fastest Toyota in 7th, #41-Bryan Clauson was the fastest Dodge, in 8th. 44 cars participated in the session. Testing continues Monday with only the second set of teams.(1-20-2008)

  • Tim McCreadie Fastest Sunday Morning: #21-Tim McCreadie [Chevy] topped the speed charts Sunday morning in Daytona testing with a speed of 180.032mph. #5-David Green [Chevy] was second, #33-Kevin Harvick [Chevy] third, #20-Mike McLaughlin [Toytota] fourth, and #41-Bryan Clauson [Dodge] fifth. #27-Brad Colman was the fastest Ford in 17th. 45 cars made it on the track during the session. Testing ends for the first group of teams this afternoon.(1-20-2008)

    Preseason Thunder Practice Jan 20 (AM)
    Daytona Intl Speedway - 2.500
    1/20/2008


    Pos No Name Make Best Time Best Speed
    1 21A Tim McCreadie Chevy 49.991 180.032
    2 5A David Green Chevy 50.097 179.651
    3 33A Kevin Harvick Chevy 50.195 179.301
    4 20A Mike McLaughlin Toyota 50.208 179.254
    5 41B Bryan Clauson Dodge 50.231 179.172
    6 5B David Green Chevy 50.259 179.072
    7 88B Brad Keselowski Chevy 50.272 179.026
    8 88A Brad Keselowski Chevy 50.272 179.026
    9 2B Brandon Miller Chevy 50.355 178.731
    10 1A Johnny Sauter Chevy 50.408 178.543
    11 66R Steve Wallace Chevy 50.458 178.366
    12 29B Scott Wimmer Chevy 50.511 178.179
    13 29A Scott Wimmer Chevy 50.537 178.087
    14 77B Cale Gale Chevy 50.543 178.066
    15 9A Chase Miller Dodge 50.548 178.049
    16 18B Jeremy Clements Toyota 50.587 177.911
    17 27B Brad Coleman Ford 50.654 177.676
    18 20B Mike McLaughlin Toyota 50.722 177.438
    19 16A Erik Darnell Ford 50.780 177.235
    20 66W Steve Wallace Chevy 50.792 177.193
    21 38A Jason Leffler Toyota 50.809 177.134
    22 37A Kenny Wallace Ford 50.844 177.012
    23 7A Mike Wallace Toyota 50.881 176.883
    24 24A Eric McClure Chevy 50.917 176.758
    25 6A David Ragan Ford 50.941 176.675
    26 17B Erik Darnell Ford 50.955 176.626
    27 47A Kelly Bires Ford 51.044 176.318
    28 37B Kenny Wallace Ford 51.047 176.308
    29 32B Tony Raines Toyota 51.079 176.198
    30 17A Erik Darnell Ford 51.088 176.167
    31 99A David Reutimann Toyota 51.128 176.029
    32 1B Johnny Sauter Chevy 51.128 176.029
    33 64J David Stremme Chevy 51.132 176.015
    34 32A Tony Raines Toyota 51.172 175.877
    35 64B David Stremme Chevy 51.186 175.829
    36 59A Marcos Ambrose Ford 51.250 175.610
    37 70A Mark Green Chevy 51.262 175.569
    38 00A Michael McDowell Toyota 51.301 175.435
    39 6B David Ragan Ford 51.323 175.360
    40 38B Jason Leffler Toyota 51.392 175.125
    41 11A Jason Keller Chevy 51.461 174.890
    42 16B Erik Darnell Ford 51.528 174.662
    43 05A Justin Ashburn Chevy 52.175 172.496
    44 05B Justin Ashburn Chevy 52.596 171.116
    45 72A D.J. Kennington Chevy 52.729 170.684


    Preseason Thunder Practice Jan 20 (PM)
    Daytona Intl Speedway - 2.500
    1/20/2008


    Pos No Name Make Best Time Best Speed
    1 27B Brad Coleman Ford 48.902 184.042
    2 88B Brad Keselowski Chevy 48.957 183.835
    3 1A Johnny Sauter Chevy 49.060 183.449
    4 5A David Green Chevy 49.173 183.027
    5 47A Kelly Bires Ford 49.192 182.957
    6 24A Eric McClure Chevy 49.250 182.741
    7 38A Jason Leffler Toyota 49.253 182.730
    8 41A Bryan Clauson Dodge 49.253 182.730
    9 99A David Reutimann Toyota 49.277 182.641
    10 9A Chase Miller Dodge 49.277 182.641
    11 60B Carl Edwards Ford 49.289 182.597
    12 7A Mike Wallace Toyota 49.307 182.530
    13 20A Mike McLaughlin Toyota 49.312 182.511
    14 88A Brad Keselowski Chevy 49.321 182.478
    15 6A David Ragan Ford 49.330 182.445
    16 33A Kevin Harvick Chevy 49.357 182.345
    17 59A Marcos Ambrose Ford 49.368 182.304
    18 77A Cale Gale Chevy 49.384 182.245
    19 17B Erik Darnell Ford 49.446 182.017
    20 37A Kenny Wallace Ford 49.451 181.998
    21 6B David Ragan Ford 49.479 181.895
    22 66R Steve Wallace Chevy 49.502 181.811
    23 32B Tony Raines Toyota 49.566 181.576
    24 29B Scott Wimmer Chevy 49.619 181.382
    25 1B Johnny Sauter Chevy 49.668 181.203
    26 70A Mark Green Chevy 49.672 181.189
    27 32A Tony Raines Toyota 49.714 181.036
    28 20B Mike McLaughlin Toyota 49.723 181.003
    29 38B Jason Leffler Toyota 49.742 180.934
    30 16A Erik Darnell Ford 49.961 180.141
    31 64J David Stremme Chevy 50.192 179.311
    32 64B David Stremme Chevy 50.455 178.377
    33 29A Scott Wimmer Chevy 50.532 178.105
    34 66W Steve Wallace Chevy 50.554 178.027
    35 9B Chase Miller Dodge 50.760 177.305
    36 18B Jeremy Clements Toyota 50.769 177.274
    37 70B Mark Green Chevy 50.865 176.939
    38 11B Jason Keller Chevy 51.046 176.312
    39 00A Michael McDowell Toyota 51.327 175.346
    40 72A D.J. Kennington Chevy 51.514 174.710
    41 11A Jason Keller Chevy 51.658 174.223
    42 05B Brett Rowe Chevy 52.146 172.592
    43 52A Donnie Neuenberger Ford 52.198 172.420
    44 05A Justin Ashburn Chevy 52.431 171.654



    THE SPEEDS - Day 4 - Jan. 21, 2008

  • Darnell Leads on Monday Afternoon: #17-Eric Darnell's [Ford] top speed of 184.744mph was fastest of all competitors in Monday afternoon testing. #32-Tony Raines [Toyota], testing for Braun Racing, was second, #9-Chase Miller [Dodge] was third, #66-Steve Wallace [Chevy] was fourth and #00-Michael McDowell [Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota] was 5th. 25 cars took to the track during the session. Nationwide testing at Daytona concludes on Tuesday.(1-21-2008)

  • Steve Wallace Wrecks in Daytona Garage: IMAGE Steve Wallace knocked down the fence - literally - at Daytona on Monday. The second-year driver was leaving the garage through an opening on pit road when he lost control of his #66 Rusty Wallace Racing Chevy and slammed into a chain-link fence and pole behind the pit wall. Part of a gate was knocked off its hinges, and another part of the fence was twisted. "Sometimes you do the most embarrassing stuff you ever thought you'd do in your life, and today was it," Wallace said. The front end of Wallace's car was damaged enough that track workers needed a rollback to take the car back to the team's garage stall. Wallace said he had been making drafting runs in the afternoon, when brake pads are pulled back off the rotors. "It usually takes four or five pumps to build the pedal back up so the car can stop, and I just honestly forgot the brakes were pulled back, went around the corner too fast, went to hit the brakes, and the brake pedal hit the floor," Wallace said. "There was nothing I could do about it."(SceneDaily.com)(1-21-2008)


  • Cale Gale Tops Speed Charts Monday Morning: #77-Cale Gale [Chevy] ran the fastest lap during Monday morning's test session at Daytona. His top speed was 180.679 mph. He was followed by #9-Chase Miller [Dodge]. Gale was also third fastest in a second KHI car. #29-Scott Wimmer [Chevy] was fourth fastest and #66-Steve Wallace [Chevy] was 5th. #38-Jason Leffler was 6th fastest and the quickest Toyota. #17-Eric Darnell was the fastest Ford in 8th. Just 29 cars took to the track during the session.(1-21-2008)

    Preseason Thunder Practice Jan 21 (AM)
    Daytona Intl Speedway - 2.500
    1/21/2008


    Pos No Name Make Best Time Best Speed
    1 77B Cale Gale Chv 49.812 180.679
    2 9A Chase Miller Dge 49.864 180.491
    3 77A Cale Gale Chv 49.892 180.390
    4 29B Scott Wimmer Chv 49.972 180.101
    5 66R Steve Wallace Chv 49.998 180.007
    6 38A Jason Leffler Tyt 50.016 179.942
    7 66W Steve Wallace Chv 50.068 179.756
    8 17A Erik Darnell Frd 50.203 179.272
    9 29A Scott Wimmer Chv 50.208 179.254
    10 70B Mark Green Chv 50.253 179.094
    11 17B Erik Darnell Frd 50.270 179.033
    12 32B Tony Raines Tyt 50.277 179.008
    13 47A Kelly Bires Frd 50.359 178.717
    14 64J David Stremme Chv 50.396 178.586
    15 99A David Reutimann Tyt 50.445 178.412
    16 32A Tony Raines Tyt 50.469 178.327
    17 11B Jason Keller Chv 50.506 178.197
    18 6A David Ragan Frd 50.554 178.027
    19 11A Jason Keller Chv 50.573 177.961
    20 59A Marcos Ambrose Frd 50.605 177.848
    21 9B Chase Miller Dge 50.620 177.795
    22 38B Jason Leffler Tyt 50.716 177.459
    23 72A D.J. Kennington Chv 50.828 177.068
    24 64B David Stremme Chv 50.829 177.064
    25 6B David Ragan Frd 50.921 176.744
    26 00A Michael McDowell Tyt 50.958 176.616
    27 52A Donnie Neuenberger Frd 51.453 174.917
    28 05B Brett Rowe Chv 51.590 174.452
    29 05A Justin Ashburn Chv 51.916 173.357


    Preseason Thunder Practice Jan 21 (PM)
    Daytona Intl Speedway - 2.500
    1/21/2008


    Pos No Name Make Best Time Best Speed
    1 17A Erik Darnell Ford 48.716 184.744
    2 32A Tony Raines Toyota 48.772 184.532
    3 9A Chase Miller Dodge 48.953 183.850
    4 66R Steve Wallace Chevy 48.975 183.767
    5 00A Michael McDowell Toyota 48.996 183.688
    6 99A David Reutimann Toyota 49.003 183.662
    7 59A Marcos Ambrose Ford 49.005 183.655
    8 6A David Ragan Ford 49.019 183.602
    9 38B Jason Leffler Toyota 49.024 183.584
    10 47A Kelly Bires Ford 49.036 183.539
    11 32B Tony Raines Toyota 49.046 183.501
    12 70B Mark Green Chevy 49.246 182.756
    13 64J D.Stremme/ R.Wallace Chevy 49.266 182.682
    14 17B Erik Darnell Ford 49.421 182.109
    15 72A D.J. Kennington Dodge 49.554 181.620
    16 77B Cale Gale Chevy 49.868 180.476
    17 77A Cale Gale Chevy 50.011 179.960
    18 29B Scott Wimmer Chevy 50.085 179.695
    19 29A Scott Wimmer Chevy 50.257 179.080
    20 9B Chase Miller Dodge 50.499 178.221
    21 11A Jason Keller Chevy 50.575 177.954
    22 05A Justin Ashburn Chevy 50.943 176.668
    23 6B David Ragan Ford 50.977 176.550
    24 52A Donnie Neuenberger Ford 51.320 175.370
    25 05B Justin Ashburn Chevy 51.572 174.513

    THE SPEEDS - Day 5 - Jan. 22, 2007

  • Stremme Leads Final Daytona Test Session: #64-David Stremme [Chevy] posted the fastest speed in the final Daytona test session Tuesday afternoon. His speed was 179.935mph. #66-Steve Wallace [Chevy] was second, #0-Kertus Davis [Chevy] third, #11-Jason Keller [Chevy] fourth, #64-David Stremme [Chevy] (in a second car) fifth, and #9-Chase Miller [Dodge] sixth. They were the only cars to take to the track during the session.(1-22-2008)

  • Gale Leads Tuesday Morning at Daytona: #77-Cale Gale [Chevy] topped the charts Tuesday morning with a speed of 179.917mph. He was followed by #9-Chase Miller [Dodge], and #66-Steve Wallace [Chevy]. #29-Scott Wimmer had the fourth and fifth fastest times in two different Richard Childress Racing Chevys. #10-Brian Vickers was the fastest Toyota in 9th and #17-Eric Darnell was the fast Ford in 11th. Only 18 cars took to the track during the session.(1-22-2008)

    Preseason Thunder Practice Jan 22 (AM)
    Daytona Intl Speedway - 2.500
    1/22/2008


    Pos No Name Make Best Time Best Speed
    1 77A Cale Gale Chevy 50.023 179.917
    2 9A Chase Miller Dodge 50.029 179.896
    3 66R Steve Wallace Chevy 50.132 179.526
    4 29B Scott Wimmer Chevy 50.203 179.272
    5 29A Scott Wimmer Chevy 50.270 179.033
    6 0A Kertus Davis Chevy 50.407 178.547
    7 64B David Stremme Chevy 50.477 178.299
    8 64J David Stremme Chevy 50.504 178.204
    9 10A Brian Vickers Toyota 50.514 178.168
    10 11A Jason Keller Chevy 50.532 178.105
    11 17A Erik Darnell Ford 50.533 178.101
    12 6A David Ragan Ford 50.565 177.989
    13 11B Jason Keller Chevy 50.571 177.968
    14 99A David Reutimann Toyota 50.663 177.644
    15 72A D.J. Kennington Dodge 50.852 176.984
    16 00A Michael McDowell Toyota 50.965 176.592
    17 6B David Ragan Ford 51.032 176.360
    18 52A Donnie Neuenberger Ford 51.515 174.706


    Preseason Thunder Practice Jan 22 (PM)
    Daytona Intl Speedway - 2.500
    1/22/2008


    Pos No Name Make Best Time Best Speed
    1 64J David Stremme Chevy 50.018 179.935
    2 66R Steve Wallace Chevy 50.037 179.867
    3 0A Kertus Davis Chevy 50.215 179.229
    4 11A Jason Keller Chevy 50.300 178.926
    5 64B David Stremme Chevy 50.629 177.764
    6 9B Chase Miller Dodge 50.634 177.746



  • Tim McCreadie Posts Fastest Time During Testing: #21--Tim McCreadie turned the fastest lap during testing at Daytona. His top speed was 180.032mph, recorded on the third day of testing. #77-Cale Gale was second, #9-Chase Miller third, #5-David Green fourth, and #66-Steve Wallace fifth. (1-22-2008)

    NASCAR Nationwide Series
    Preseason Thunder at Daytona Testing
    Cumulative Speeds – Single Car Runs


    Pos No Name Make Best Time Best Speed Session
    1 21 Tim McCreadie Chevy 49.991 180.032 D3AM
    2 77 Cale Gale Chevy 50.023 179.917 D5AM
    3 9 Chase Miller Dodge 50.029 179.896 D5AM
    4 5 David Green Chevy 50.097 179.651 D3AM
    5 66 Steve Wallace Chevy 50.132 179.526 D5AM
    6 33 Kevin Harvick Chevy 50.195 179.301 D3AM
    7 29 Scott Wimmer Chevy 50.203 179.272 D5AM
    8 20 Mike McLaughlin Toyota 50.208 179.254 D3AM
    9 41 Bryan Clauson Dodge 50.231 179.172 D3AM
    10 1 Johnny Sauter Chevy 50.258 179.076 D1AM
    11 88 Brad Keselowski Chevy 50.272 179.026 D3AM
    12 2 Brandon Miller Chevy 50.355 178.731 D3AM
    13 0 Kertus Davis Chevy 50.407 178.547 D5AM
    14 64 David Stremme Chevy 50.477 178.299 D5AM
    15 10 Brian Vickers Toyota 50.514 178.168 D5AM
    16 11 Jason Keller Chevy 50.532 178.105 D5AM
    17 17 Erik Darnell Ford 50.533 178.101 D5AM
    18 6 David Ragan Ford 50.565 177.989 D5AM
    19 18 Jeremy Clements Toyota 50.587 177.911 D3AM
    20 27 Brad Coleman Ford 50.617 177.806 D1AM
    21 99 David Reutimann Toyota 50.663 177.644 D5AM
    22 60 Carl Edwards Ford 50.698 177.522 D1AM
    23 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 50.713 177.469 D1AM
    24 40 Dario Franchitti Dodge 50.763 177.294 D1AM
    25 38 Jason Leffler Toyota 50.809 177.134 D3AM
    26 37 Kenny Wallace Ford 50.844 177.012 D3AM
    27 72 D.J. Kennington Dodge 50.852 176.984 D5AM
    28 30 Stanton Barrett Chevy 50.873 176.911 D1AM
    29 7 Mike Wallace Toyota 50.881 176.883 D3AM
    30 24 Eric McClure Chevy 50.917 176.758 D3AM
    31 00 Michael McDowell Toyota 50.965 176.592 D5AM
    32 47 Kelly Bires Ford 51.044 176.318 D3AM
    33 32 Tony Raines Toyota 51.079 176.198 D3AM
    34 59 Marcos Ambrose Ford 51.250 175.610 D3AM
    35 70 Mark Green Chevy 51.262 175.569 D3AM
    36 28 Brian Keselowski Chevy 51.276 175.521 D1AM
    37 56 Danny OQuinn Chevy 51.392 175.125 D1AM
    38 52 Donnie Neuenberger Ford 51.515 174.706 D5AM
    39 4 Robert Richardson Chevy 51.985 173.127 D1AM
    40 05 Justin Ashburn Chevy 52.175 172.496 D3AM

  • Nationwide Series Ready For NASCAR Preseason Thunder:

    A new sponsor is excited to be involved and looks forward to infusing fresh ideas and strategies into the series. The reigning champion returns to defend his title. Veterans are as focused as ever with the influx of new talent.

    Welcome to the 2008 Nationwide Series season, which begins Friday, Jan. 18 at Daytona International Speedway with the first of two, three-day NASCAR Preseason Thunder test sessions for the Feb. 16 Camping World 300 presented by Chevy.

    Over 40 drivers – including four series champions – representing nearly 30 teams are scheduled to participate. The test will split into two sessions; teams ranked in odd-numbered positions in NASCAR Nationwide Series owner points after July 17, 2007 will test from Jan. 18-20, while teams ranked in even-numbered positions after July 17 last year will test Jan. 20-22. There is no rain date.

    The first session is highlighted by series champions – defending champion Carl Edwards (#60 Scotts Ford), two-time champion Kevin Harvick (#33 RoadLoans.com/Camping World Chevy) and 1994 champion David Green (#5 National Guard/Delphi/GoDaddy.com/Lowe’s Chevy).

    Edwards is one of four drivers scheduled for full-time double duty in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. For the first time in his nine-year series career, Harvick will not compete for Richard Childress Racing. Instead, he’ll drive his own Kevin Harvick Inc. car and also help develop young teammate Cale Gale (#77 KHI Chevy), who also will test during the first session.

    Green makes the trek to Daytona to offer information on the JR Motorsports #5 Chevy that will be shared by a trio of all-stars out of the Hendrick Motorsports camp – two-time series champion Dale Earnhardt Jr., Mark Martin, the series’ all-time wins and poles leader, and two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson. Newcomer Landon Cassill, also will get seat time in the #5 during the season and will be on hand at Daytona to learn from Green.

    Clint Bowyer (#2 BB&T/Camping World Chevy) will pull double-duty in 2008 and returns to the NASCAR Nationwide Series in a full-time capacity since 2005 when he finished as runner-up to champion Martin Truex Jr.

    Series veterans Mike Wallace (#7 GEICO Toyota) and Johnny Sauter (#1 Miccosukee Resort Chevy) – who returns to the series after a year in NASCAR Sprint Cup – are scheduled for the first session. Gale’s young peers include Brad Keselowski (#88 U.S. NAVY Chevy), and Brad Coleman (#27 Kleenex Ford), along with Bryan Clauson (#41 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates DoDodge). Dario Franchitti (#40 Fastenal DoDodge), the 2007 Indianapolis 500 winner and Clauson’s teammate with CGRFS, also is scheduled to participate in the first session.

    The first day of Session II – Jan. 20 – overlaps with the final day of Session I. Scott Wimmer (#29 Holiday Inn Chevy) will shake down the defending owner champion car. He and Jeff Burton captured that crown last year for RCR and again are paired in 2008 to defend the title.

    Other drivers featured in Session II include 2003 series champion Brian Vickers (#10 ABF Freight Toyota) and David Reutimann (#99 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota), a native of Zephyrhills, Fla., who finished second to Edwards last year. David Ragan (#6 Discount Tire Co. Ford), Edwards’ Roush Fenway Racing teammate, was the 2007 series Raybestos Rookie of the Year. Ragan and Reutimann round out the drivers pulling full-time double duty in 2008.

    Jason Leffler (#38 Great Clips Toyota) was third in the final 2007 standings and is a solid contender this season. Australian Marcos Ambrose (#59 Kingsford Ford) also claimed a top-10 position in the rankings last year, his first in the series. Steve Wallace (#66 Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches Chevy) and David Stremme (#64 Atreus Homes & Communities Chevy) usher in a new era for Rusty Wallace Racing, as the team turns to Chevy.

    The Nationwide Series garage opens at 7 a.m. and closes at 5:30 p.m. each day. Practices will be held from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m. during the two three-day sessions. Fans can watch all sessions free from the Oldfield Grandstands located just outside of the Daytona 500 Experience. Tickets for any race events at Daytona International Speedway are available online at www.racetickets.com or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP.

    Fast Facts
    Session I: NASCAR Nationwide Series teams in odd positions in car owner standings as of July 17, 2007
    What: NASCAR Preseason Thunder testing for the 2008 Camping World 300 presented by Chevy
    Where: Daytona International Speedway.
    Track Layout: 2.5-mile tri-oval.
    When: Friday, Jan. 18 through Sunday, Jan. 20.
    Times: 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
    Who: Mike Wallace, Johnny Sauter, Brandon Miller, Clint Bowyer, Robert Richardson, David Green, Colin Braun, Kyle Busch, Mike McLaughlin, Tim McCreadie, Eric McClure, Brad Coleman, Brian Keselowski, Kevin Harvick, Kenny Wallace, Dario Franchitti, Bryan Clauson, Carl Edwards, Cale Gale, Brad Keselowski, Danny O’Quinn Jr.(NASCAR PR)(1-17-2007)


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