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DAYTONA 500, Session 1
DAYS 1-4, Jan. 8-11


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TESTING - Day 1

THE SPEEDS - Day 1 - Jan. 8, 2007

DAY 1- Jan 8, 2007 AM Speeds
rank car# driver manu time Speed mph laps
run
1 96 Tony Raines Chevy 48.920 183.974 11
2 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 48.948 183.869 14
3 22 Dave Blaney Toyota 48.978 183.756 29
4 26A Jamie McMurray Ford 48.992 183.703 14
5 20B Mike McLaughlin Chevy 48.993 183.700 9
6 66H Jeff Green Chevy 48.993 183.700 12
7 88A Ricky Rudd Ford 49.057 183.460 8
8 20 Mike McLaughlin Chevy 49.060 183.449 12
9 16A Greg Biffle Ford 49.116 183.240 15
10 8A Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 49.128 183.195 24
11 22A Dave Blaney Toyota 49.239 182.782 17
12 25A Casey Mears Chevy 49.262 182.697 17
13 60B Boris Said Ford 49.276 182.645 8
14 44B Dale Jarrett Toyota 49.284 182.615 20
15 88B Ricky Rudd Ford 49.336 182.423 6
16 60A Boris Said Ford 49.340 182.408 17
17 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 49.342 182.400 17
18 41X Reed Sorenson Dodge 49.392 182.216 17
19 14X Sterling Marlin Chevy 49.397 182.197 17
20 7A P.J. Jones Ford 49.298 182.194 8
21 96A Tony Raines Chevy 49.405 182.168 8
22 16B Greg Biffle Ford 49.409 182.153 6
23 8B Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 49.410 182.149 3
24 66 Jeff Green Chevy 49.419 182.116 16
25 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 49.420 182.113 8
26 10B Scott Riggs Dodge 49.483 181.881 12
27 13B Joe Nemechek Chevy 49.514 181.767 8
28 43B Bobby Labonte Dodge 49.535 181.690 9
29 26B Jamie McMurray Ford 49.536 181.686 8
30 13B Joe Nemechek Chevy 49.544 181.657 14
31 10A Scott Riggs Dodge 49.599 181.455 12
32 1A Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 49.612 181.408 18
33 1B Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 49.642 181.298 9
34 83B Brian Vickers Toyota 49.688 181.130 2
35 9A Kasey Kahne Dodge 49.701 181.083 12
36 37 Bill Elliott Dodge 49.704 181.072 8
37 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge 49.750 180.905 5
38 33A Scott Wimmer Chevy 49.755 180.886 18
39 07 P.J. Jones Ford 49.789 180.763 5
40 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 49.790 180.759 15
41 83 Brian Vickers Toyota 49.808 180.694 5
42 04 Eric McClure Chevy 49.846 180.556 18
43 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 49.864 180.491 9
44 25 Casey Mears Chevy 49.882 180.426 5
45 44 Dale Jarrett Toyota 49.887 180.408 7
46 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 50.033 179.881 5
47 9B Kasey Kahne Dodge 50.253 179.094 6

(NASCAR Media)(1-8-2007)



TESTING - Day 2 - Jan. 9, 2007

DAY 2- Jan 9, 2007 AM Speeds
rank car# driver manu time Speed mph laps
run
1 26A Jamie McMurray Ford 48.889 184.090 15
2 20B Mike Mclaughlin Chevy 48.918 183.981 9
3 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 48.933 183.925 11
4 88A Ricky Rudd Ford 48.947 183.872 14
5 96 Tony Raines Chevy 48.965 183.805 11
6 8B Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevy 48.966 183.801 5
7 13B Joe Nemechek Chevy 49.044 183.509 11
8 25A Casey Mears Chevy 49.049 183.490 8
9 20 Mike Mclaughlin Chevy 49.062 183.441 12
10 60B Boris Said Ford 49.071 183.408 26
11 16A Greg Biffle Ford 49.077 183.385 12
12 16B Greg Biffle Ford 49.082 183.367 8
13 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge 49.095 183.318 17
14 44B Dale Jarrett Toyota 49.101 183.296 15
15 66H Jeff Green Chevy 49.112 183.255 9
16 37 Bill Elliott Dodge 49.112 183.255 17
17 8A Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevy 49.143 183.139 15
18 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 49.144 183.135 14
19 1A Martin Truex Jr Chevy 49.180 183.001 18
20 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 49.195 182.945 12
21 22 Dave Blaney Toyota 49.215 182.871 15
22 10B Scott Riggs Dodge 49.232 182.808 12
23 22A Dave Blaney Toyota 49.237 182.789 15
24 14X Sterling Marlin Chevy 49.242 182.771 14
25 43B Bobby Labonte Dodge 49.242 182.771 21
26 13A Joe Nemechek Chevy 49.255 182.723 11
27 96A Tony Raines Chevy 49.297 182.567 11
28 66 Jeff Green Chevy 49.305 182.537 12
29 26B Jamie McMurray Ford 49.310 182.519 12
30 10A Scott Riggs Dodge 49.313 182.508 12
31 33B Scott Wimmer Chevy 49.340 182.408 9
32 1B Martin Truex Jr Chevy 49.407 182.160 9
33 9A Kasey Kahne Dodge 49.432 182.068 15
34 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 49.450 182.002 3
35 7 PJ Jones Ford 49.478 181.899 9
36 7A PJ Jones Ford 49.542 181.664 11
37 83B Brian Vickers Toyota 49.551 181.631 17
38 44A Dale Jarrett Toyota 49.595 181.470 10
39 27 Kirk Shelmerdine Chevy 49.605 181.433 9
40 25B Casey Mears Chevy 49.653 181.258 8
41 41X Reed Sorenson Dodge 49.741 180.937 6
42 04 Eric McClure Chevy 49.751 180.901 9
43 33A Scott Wimmer Chevy 49.752 180.897 15
44 48A Jimmie Johnson Chevy 49.925 180.270 9
45 04A Eric McClure Chevy 49.931 180.249 12
46 29A Kevin Harvick Chevy 49.932 180.245 15
47 9B Kasey Kahne Dodge 50.162 179.419 12

(NASCAR Media)(1-9-2007)



DAY 2- Jan 9, 2007 PM Speeds
rank car# driver manu time Speed mph laps
run
1 8A Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevy 48.230 186.606 46
2 25B Casey Mears Chevy 48.273 186.440 13
3 96A Tony Raines Chevy 48.276 186.428 42
4 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge 48.279 186.416 18
5 37 Bill Elliott Dodge 48.284 186.397 46
6 88B Ricky Rudd Ford 48.306 186.312 32
7 10B Scott Riggs Dodge 48.315 186.278 48
8 26B Jamie McMurray Ford 48.327 186.231 27
9 16A Greg Biffle Ford 48.401 185.947 31
10 88A Ricky Rudd Ford 48.410 185.912 31
11 16B Greg Biffle Ford 48.411 185.908 31
12 9A Kasey Kahne Dodge 48.463 185.709 27
13 26A Jamie McMurray Ford 48.486 185.621 24
14 14X Sterling Marlin Chevy 48.606 185.162 20
15 44A Dale Jarrett Toyota 48.698 184.813 25
16 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 48.712 184.759 24
17 20B Mike Mclaughlin Chevy 48.741 184.649 14
18 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 48.762 184.570 17
19 96 Tony Raines Chevy 48.810 184.388 17
20 25A Casey Mears Chevy 48.810 184.388 20
21 66 Jeff Green Chevy 48.823 184.339 20
22 13A Joe Nemechek Chevy 48.828 184.320 23
23 13B Joe Nemechek Chevy 48.829 184.317 20
24 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 48.832 184.305 23
25 20 Mike Mclaughlin Chevy 48.884 184.109 17
26 8B Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevy 48.890 184.087 2
27 66H Jeff Green Chevy 48.903 184.038 20
28 60B Boris Said Ford 48.920 183.974 47
29 22 Dave Blaney Toyota 48.939 183.902 26
30 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 48.941 183.895 32
31 43B Bobby Labonte Dodge 48.955 183.842 20
32 1A Martin Truex Jr Chevy 49.004 183.658 23
33 44B Dale Jarrett Toyota 49.005 183.655 17
34 22A Dave Blaney Toyota 49.131 183.184 26
35 83B Brian Vickers Toyota 49.182 182.994 20
36 04A EricMcClure Chevy 49.207 182.901 35
37 33B Scott Wimmer Chevy 49.258 182.711 15
38 7 P.J. Jones Ford 49.261 182.700 18
39 27 Kirk Shelmerdine Chevy 49.270 182.667 16
40 7A P.J. Jones Ford 49.417 182.124 19
41 33A Scott Wimmer Chevy 49.437 182.050 27
42 1B Martin Truex Jr Chevy 49.480 181.892 17
43 29A Kevin Harvick Chevy 49.560 181.598 5
44 83A Brian Vickers Toyota 49.568 181.569 8
45 41X Reed Sorenson Dodge 49.571 181.558 17
46 48A Jimmie Johnson Chevy 49.684 181.145 10
47 9B Kasey Kahne Dodge 49.734 180.963 11
(NASCAR Media)(1-9-2007)



TESTING - Day 3 - Jan. 10, 2007

DAY 3- Jan 10, 2007 AM Speeds
Pos Car Driver Manu Time Speed mph # Laps
1 20B Mike Mclaughlin Chevy 48.785 184.483 18
2 14X Sterling Marlin Chevy 48.865 184.181 8
3 26A Jamie McMurray Ford 48.941 183.895 21
4 66H Jeff Green Chevy 48.948 183.869 21
5 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 48.990 183.711 17
6 25A Casey Mears Chevy 49.010 183.636 14
7 20 Mike Mclaughlin Chevy 49.035 183.542 6
8 29X Kevin Harvick Chevy 49.039 183.527 9
9 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 49.079 183.378 11
10 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 49.080 183.374 8
11 1A Martin Truex Jr Chevy 49.109 183.266 9
12 13B Regan Smith Chevy 49.128 183.195 11
13 96 Tony Raines Chevy 49.149 183.117 20
14 22 Dave Blaney Toyota 49.196 182.942 18
15 88B Ricky Rudd Ford 49.203 182.916 14
16 16B Greg Biffle Ford 49.215 182.871 15
17 43B Bobby Labonte Dodge 49.239 182.782 25
18 13A Regan Smith Chevy 49.260 182.704 11
19 44B Dale Jarrett Toyota 49.262 182.697 15
20 8A Kerry Earnhardt Chevy 49.355 182.352 14
21 22A Dave Blaney Toyota 49.358 182.341 18
22 60A Boris Said Ford 49.377 182.271 35
23 10B Scott Riggs Dodge 49.379 182.264 11
24 37 Bill Elliott Dodge 49.394 182.208 14
25 10A Scott Riggs Dodge 49.399 182.190 5
26 04A Eric McClure Chevy 49.429 182.079 27
27 33B Scott Wimmer Chevy 49.435 182.057 10
28 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge 49.464 181.951 21
29 26B Jamie McMurray Ford 49.507 181.792 6
30 33A Scott Wimmer Chevy 49.549 181.638 15
31 1B Martin Truex Jr Chevy 49.612 181.408 6
32 7 PJ Jones Ford 49.643 181.294 13
33 27 Kirk Shelmerdine Chevy 49.659 181.236 3
34 48A Jimmie Johnson Chevy 49.703 181.076 7
35 83B Brian Vickers Toyota 49.737 180.952 5
36 44C Dale Jarrett Toyota 49.830 180.614 14
37 7A PJ Jones Ford 49.838 180.585 6
38 9A Kasey Kahne Dodge 49.846 180.556 11
39 41X Reed Sorenson Dodge 49.865 180.487 3
40 9B Kasey Kahne Dodge 50.040 179.856 6

(NASCAR Media)(1-10-2007)


DAY 3- Jan 10, 2007 PM Speeds
Pos Car Driver Team Time Speed mph Laps run
1 66 Jeff Green Chevy 48.200 186.722 95
2 44C Dale Jarrett Toyota 48.253 186.517 35
3 96A Tony Raines Chevy 48.270 186.451 28
4 10A Scott Riggs Dodge 48.278 186.420 17
5 7A PJ Jones Ford 48.284 186.397 44
6 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge 48.288 186.382 96
7 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 48.288 186.382 11
8 22 Dave Blaney Toyota 48.289 186.378 37
9 1B Martin Truex Jr Chevy 48.295 186.355 45
10 9B Kasey Kahne Dodge 48.305 186.316 69
11 10B Scott Riggs Dodge 48.348 186.150 64
12 88B Ricky Rudd Ford 48.438 185.805 97
13 16B Greg Biffle Ford 48.451 185.755 81
14 16A Greg Biffle Ford 48.451 185.755 11
15 22A Dave Blaney Toyota 48.452 185.751 58
16 14X Sterling Marlin Chevy 48.452 185.751 74
17 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 48.459 185.724 97
18 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 48.483 185.632 2
19 25B Casey Mears Chevy 48.523 185.479 52
20 37 Bill Elliott Dodge 48.534 185.437 42
21 9A Kasey Kahne Dodge 48.538 185.422 34
22 48A Jimmie Johnson Chevy 48.609 185.151 31
23 83A Brian Vickers Toyota 48.616 185.124 59
24 20B Mike Mclaughlin Chevy 48.762 184.570 35
25 04 Eric McClure Chevy 48.766 184.555 11
26 44B Dale Jarrett Toyota 48.810 184.388 30
27 26A Jamie McMurray Ford 48.876 184.139 15
28 13B Regan Smith Chevy 49.032 183.554 23
29 8A Kerry Earnhardt Chevy 49.072 183.404 32
30 29A Kevin Harvick Chevy 49.106 183.277 29
31 66H Jeff Green Chevy 49.108 183.270 2
32 8B Kerry Earnhardt Chevy 49.127 183.199 3
33 1A Martin Truex Jr Chevy 49.154 183.098 16
34 25A Casey Mears Chevy 49.179 183.005 2
35 13A Regan Smith Chevy 49.247 182.752 12
36 96 Tony Raines Chevy 49.294 182.578 5
37 60A Boris Said Ford 49.363 182.323 47
38 04A Eric McClure Chevy 49.421 182.109 39
39 7 PJ Jones Ford 49.451 181.998 20
40 26B Jamie McMurray Ford 49.468 181.936 12
41 83B Brian Vickers Toyota 49.553 181.624 20
42 33B Scott Wimmer Chevy 49.560 181.598 32
43 27 Kirk Shelmerdine Chevy 49.627 181.353 18
44 33A Scott Wimmer Chevy 49.634 181.327 12
45 41X Reed Sorenson Dodge 49.641 181.302 9

(NASCAR Media)(1-10-2007)



TESTING - Day 4 - Jan. 11, 2007

DAY 4 - Jan 11, 2007 AM Speeds
Pos Car Driver Team Time Speed mph Laps run
1 88B Ricky Rudd Ford 48.282 186.405 23
2 26A Jamie McMurray Ford 48.541 185.410 30
3 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 48.611 185.143 38
4 10B Scott Riggs Dodge 48.631 185.067 11
5 14X Sterling Marlin Chevy 48.674 184.904 29
6 13B Regan Smith Chevy 48.943 183.887 26
7 33B Scott Wimmer Chevy 49.023 183.587 9
8 43B Bobby Labonte Dodge 49.044 183.509 29
9 22A Dave Blaney Toyota 49.059 183.453 36
10 60B Boris Said Ford 49.063 183.438 38
11 60A Boris Said Ford 49.084 183.359 26
12 83B Brian Vickers Toyota 49.085 183.355 29
13 22 Dave Blaney Toyota 49.127 183.199 11
14 33A Scott Wimmer Chevy 49.196 182.942 18
15 9A Kasey Kahne Dodge 49.202 182.919 14
16 44C Dale Jarrett Toyota 49.213 182.879 37
17 04A Eric McClure Chevy 49.217 182.864 8
18 10A Scott Riggs Dodge 49.236 182.793 2
19 27 Kirk Shelmerdine Chevy 49.279 182.634 5
20 37 Bill Elliott Dodge 49.337 182.419 20
21 04 Eric McClure Chevy 49.427 182.087 26
22 9B Kasey Kahne Dodge 49.589 181.492 17
23 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 49.604 181.437 13
24 37B Bill Elliott Dodge 49.778 180.803 4
25 83A Brian Vickers Toyota 49.843 180.567 28

(NASCAR Media)(1-11-2007)



Session 1 Cumulative Speeds
Best by Driver
DAY 1-4, Jan 8-11, 2007 Speeds
Pos Car Driver Manu Time Speed mph # Laps Run When
1 66 Jeff Green Chevy 48.200 186.722 95 Day3PM
2 8A Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevy 48.230 186.606 46 Day2PM
3 44C Dale Jarrett Toyota 48.253 186.517 35 Day3PM
4 96A Tony Raines Chevy 48.270 186.451 28 Day3PM
5 25B Casey Mears Chevy 48.273 186.440 13 Day2PM
6 10A Scott Riggs Dodge 48.278 186.420 17 Day3PM
7 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge 48.279 186.416 18 Day2PM
8 88B Ricky Rudd Ford 48.282 186.405 23 Day4AM
9 37 Bill Elliott Dodge 48.284 186.397 46 Day2PM
10 7A PJ Jones Ford 48.284 186.397 44 Day3PM
11 14 Sterling Marlin Chevy 48.288 186.382 11 Day3PM
12 22 Dave Blaney Toyota 48.289 186.378 37 Day3PM
13 1B Martin Truex Jr Chevy 48.295 186.355 45 Day3PM
14 9B Kasey Kahne Dodge 48.305 186.316 69 Day3PM
15 26B Jamie McMurray Ford 48.327 186.231 27 Day2PM
16 16A Greg Biffle Ford 48.401 185.947 31 Day2PM
17 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 48.459 185.724 97 Day3PM
18 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 48.483 185.632 2 Day3PM
19 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 48.611 185.143 38 Day4AM
20 83A Brian Vickers Toyota 48.616 185.124 59 Day3PM
21 20B Mike McLaughlin Chevy 48.741 184.649 14 Day2PM
22 04 Eric McClure Chevy 48.766 184.555 11 Day3PM
23 13A Joe Nemechek Chevy 48.828 184.320 23 Day2PM
24 60B Boris Said Ford 48.920 183.974 47 Day2PM
25 13B Regan Smith Chevy 48.943 183.887 26 Day4AM
26 33B Scott Wimmer Chevy 49.023 183.587 9 Day4AM
27 8A Kerry Earnhardt Chevy 49.072 183.404 32 Day3PM
28 27 Kirk Shelmerdine Chevy 49.270 182.667 16 Day2PM

(NASCAR Media)(1-11-2007)


  • Daytona 500 Testing Session 1 overall: after four days of testing at Daytona International Speedway for the 2007 Daytona 500, the fastest was #66-Jeff Green at 186.722 followed by #8A-Dale Earnhardt Jr., #44C-Dale Jarrett, #96A-Tony Raines and #25B-Casey Mears. Slowest of the 28 drivers was #27-Kirk Shelmerdine at 182.667mph. 4,842 total laps were run this week. #41-Reed Sorenson ran the most laps in a given session (105 on Wednesday afternoon). #22-Dave Blaney ran the most total laps (295) this week. Of the 26 teams that tested this week, 13 were Chevys, five were Dodges, five were Fords and three were Toyotas.(1-11-2007)


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