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DAYTONA 500, Session 1
DAYS 1-4, Jan. 7-10


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TESTING - Day 1



(Left to right) New Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. greets teammate Casey Mears in the garage on the first day of Preseason Thunder testing at Daytona International Speedway. (Photo Credit: Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)



Jimmie Johnson make preparations to win his second Daytona 500 in three years and first in the New Car. (Photo Credit: Sam Greenwood / Getty Images for NASCAR)

THE SPEEDS - Day 1 - Jan. 7, 2008

Preseason Thunder Practice Jan-7 (AM)   Preseason Thunder Practice Jan-7 (PM)
Pos Car# Driver Manu Time Speed      Pos Car# Driver Manu Time Speed
1 48A Jimmy Johnson Chevy 48.706 184.782      1 48A Jimmie Johnson Chevy 48.735 184.672
2 5B Casey Mears Chevy 48.761 184.574      2 5B Casey Mears Chevy 48.852 184.230
3 5A Casey Mears Chevy 49.027 183.572      3 5A Casey Mears Chevy 48.891 184.083
4 27B Jacques Villeneuve Toyota 49.092 183.329      4 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 48.896 184.064
5 84B A.J. Allmendinger Toyota 49.101 183.296      5 84B A.J. Allmendinger Toyota 48.918 183.981
6 84A A.J. Allmendinger Toyota 49.167 183.050      6 27B Jacques Villeneuve Toyota 48.973 183.775
7 24A Jeff Gordon Chevy 49.169 183.042      7 24A Jeff Gordon Chevy 49.010 183.636
8 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 49.199 182.931      8 28B Travis Kvapil Ford 49.025 183.580
9 18B Kyle Busch Toyota 49.200 182.927      9 00A David Reutimann Toyota 49.043 183.512
10 96A J.J. Yeley Toyota 49.260 182.704      10 18B Kyle Busch Toyota 49.052 183.479
11 00A David Reutimann Toyota 49.319 182.485      11 1A Aric Almirola Chevy 49.082 183.367
12 96B J.J. Yeley Toyota 49.340 182.408      12 84A A.J. Allmendinger Toyota 49.122 183.217
13 42A Juan Pablo Montoya Dodge 49.400 182.186      13 96A J.J. Yeley Toyota 49.233 182.804
14 28A Travis Kvapil Ford 49.404 182.171      14 42B Juan Pablo Montoya Dodge 49.250 182.741
15 27A Jacques Villeneuve Toyota 49.418 182.120      15 00B David Reutimann Toyota 49.256 182.719
16 78A Joe Nemechek Chevy 49.432 182.068      16 70A Jeremy Mayfield Chevy 49.287 182.604
17 16B Greg Biffle Ford 49.453 181.991      17 19A Elliott Sadler Dodge 49.292 182.585
18 00B David Reutimann Toyota 49.481 181.888      18 8A Mark Martin Chevy 49.353 182.360
19 16A Greg Biffle Ford 49.502 181.811      19 78A Joe Nemechek Chevy 49.369 182.301
20 2B Kurt Busch Dodge 49.519 181.748      20 27A Jacques Villeneuve Toyota 49.369 182.301
21 17A Matt Kenseth Ford 49.541 181.668      21 98A Jason Keller Dodge 49.375 182.278
22 19A Elliott Sadler Dodge 49.553 181.624      22 17B Matt Kenseth Ford 49.377 182.271
23 99A Carl Edwards Ford 49.555 181.616      23 96B J.J. Yeley Toyota 49.383 182.249
24 42B Juan Pablo Montoya Dodge 49.558 181.605      24 28A Travis Kvapil Ford 49.386 182.238
25 41A Reed Sorenson Dodge 49.575 181.543      25 07A Clint Bowyer Chevy 49.402 182.179
26 45A Kyle Petty Dodge 49.593 181.477      26 99A Carl Edwards Ford 49.403 182.175
27 07A Clint Bowyer Chevy 49.596 181.466      27 2B Kurt Busch Dodge 49.408 182.157
28 98A Jason Keller Dodge 49.607 181.426      28 16B Greg Biffle Ford 49.461 181.962
29 99B Carl Edwards Ford 49.632 181.335      29 42A Juan Pablo Montoya Dodge 49.511 181.778
30 41B Reed Sorenson Dodge 49.636 181.320      30 45A Kyle Petty Dodge 49.526 181.723
31 17B Matt Kenseth Ford 49.660 181.232      31 41B Reed Sorenson Dodge 49.537 181.682
32 1A Aric Almirola Chevy 49.734 180.963      32 33 Kirk Shelmerdine Chevy 49.551 181.631
33 7A Robby Gordon Ford 49.748 180.912      33 17A Matt Kenseth Ford 49.564 181.583
34 33 Kirk Shelmerdine Chevy 49.821 180.647      34 16A Greg Biffle Ford 49.567 181.572
35 7B Robby Gordon Ford 49.880 180.433      35 99B Carl Edwards Ford 49.567 181.572
36 2A Kurt Busch Dodge 49.884 180.419      36 78B Joe Nemechek Chevy 49.626 181.357
37 8A Mark Martin Chevy 49.906 180.339      37 41A Reed Sorenson Dodge 49.656 181.247
38 1B Aric Almirola Chevy 49.993 180.025      38 7B Robby Gordon Ford 49.658 181.240
39 07B Clint Bowyer Chevy 49.997 180.011      39 07B Clint Bowyer Chevy 49.692 181.116
40 70A Jeremy Mayfield Chevy 50.064 179.770      40 7A Robby Gordon Ford 49.770 180.832
41 8B Mark Martin Chevy 50.171 179.386      41 2A Kurt Busch Dodge 49.773 180.821
42 70B Jeremy Mayfield Chevy 50.405 178.554      42 48B Jimmie Johnson Chevy 49.797 180.734
                                   43 8B Mark Martin Chevy 49.878 180.440
                                   44 1B Aric Almirola Chevy 49.885 180.415
                                   45 70B Jeremy Mayfield Chevy 49.916 180.303

(NASCAR Media)



TESTING - Day 2 - Jan. 8, 2008

Preseason Thunder Practice Jan-8 (AM)
Not Drafting/Single Car Runs
  Preseason Thunder Practice Jan-8 (PM)
Drafting Speeds
Pos Car# Driver Manu Time Speed   Pos Car# Driver Manu Time Speed
1 48A Jimmie Johnson Chevy 48.711 184.763 1 96A J.J. Yeley Toyota 48.036 187.359
2 27B Jacques Villeneuve Toyota 48.792 184.456      2 2B Kurt Busch Dodge 48.047 187.317
3 28B Travis Kvapil Ford 48.875 184.143      3 18B Kyle Busch Toyota 48.090 187.149
4 5B Casey Mears Chevy 48.899 184.053      4 78B Joe Nemechek Chevy 48.093 187.137
5 84B A.J. Allmendinger Toyota 48.900 184.049      5 17A Matt Kenseth Ford 48.094 187.134
6 96B J.J. Yeley Toyota 48.951 183.857      6 41A Reed Sorenson Dodge 48.095 187.130
7 24A Jeff Gordon Chevy 48.964 183.809      7 00B David Reutimann Toyota 48.121 187.029
8 18B Kyle Busch Toyota 48.973 183.775      8 1A Martin Truex, Jr. Chevy 48.129 186.997
9 5A Casey Mears Chevy 49.020 183.599      9 48B Jimmie Johnson Chevy 48.157 186.889
10 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 49.056 183.464      10 7B Robby Gordon Ford 48.181 186.796
11 00A David Reutimann Toyota 49.129 183.191      11 1B Martin Truex, Jr. Chevy 48.217 186.656
12 1A Martin Truex, Jr. Chevy 49.142 183.143      12 24B Jeff Gordon Chevy 48.240 186.567
13 84A A.J. Allmendinger Toyota 49.146 183.128      13 8B Mark Martin Chevy 48.240 186.567
14 00B David Reutimann Toyota 49.167 183.050      14 16A Greg Biffle Ford 48.315 186.278
15 96A J.J. Yeley Toyota 49.242 182.771      15 42A Juan Pablo Montoya Dodge 48.321 186.254
16 17B Matt Kenseth Ford 49.265 182.685      16 8A Mark Martin Chevy 48.330 186.220
17 24B Jeff Gordon Chevy 49.296 182.571      17 19A Elliott Sadler Dodge 48.332 186.212
18 16B Greg Biffle Ford 49.316 182.497      18 5A Casey Mears Chevy 48.368 186.073
19 16A Greg Biffle Ford 49.321 182.478      19 99B Carl Edwards Ford 48.446 185.774
20 78A Joe Nemechek Chevy 49.331 182.441      20 70A Jeremy Mayfield Chevy 48.474 185.667
21 98A Jason Keller Dodge 49.337 182.419      21 27A Jacques Villeneuve Toyota 48.686 184.858
22 8A Mark Martin Chevy 49.344 182.393      22 28A Travis Kvapil Ford 48.734 184.676
23 7A Robby Gordon Ford 49.344 182.393      23 48A Jimmie Johnson Chevy 48.780 184.502
24 45A Kyle Petty Dodge 49.362 182.326      24 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 48.794 184.449
25 07A Clint Bowyer Chevy 49.362 182.326      25 27B Jacques Villeneuve Toyota 48.809 184.392
26 41A Reed Sorenson Dodge 49.380 182.260      26 28B Travis Kvapil Ford 48.810 184.388
27 42B Juan Pablo Montoya Dodge 49.393 182.212      27 96B J.J. Yeley Toyota 48.928 183.944
28 27A Jacques Villeneuve Toyota 49.410 182.149      28 00A David Reutimann Toyota 48.961 183.820
29 19A Elliott Sadler Dodge 49.420 182.113      29 5B Casey Mears Chevy 48.990 183.711
30 42A Juan Pablo Montoya Dodge 49.446 182.017      30 45B Kyle Petty Dodge 49.050 183.486
31 28A Travis Kvapil Ford 49.449 182.006      31 84A A.J. Allmendinger Toyota 49.128 183.195
32 2A Kurt Busch Dodge 49.478 181.899      32 7A Robby Gordon Ford 49.128 183.195
33 70A Jeremy Mayfield Chevy 49.499 181.822      33 84B A.J. Allmendinger Toyota 49.132 183.180
34 2B Kurt Busch Dodge 49.511 181.778      34 17B Matt Kenseth Ford 49.190 182.964
35 99A Carl Edwards Ford 49.524 181.730      35 16B Greg Biffle Ford 49.240 182.778
36 7B Robby Gordon Ford 49.545 181.653      36 99A Carl Edwards Ford 49.250 182.741
37 19B Elliott Sadler Dodge 49.552 181.627      37 98A Jason Keller Dodge 49.250 182.741
38 33 Kirk Shelmerdine Chevy 49.576 181.539      38 78A Joe Nemechek Chevy 49.261 182.700
39 17A Matt Kenseth Ford 49.609 181.419      39 41B Reed Sorenson Dodge 49.308 182.526
40 41B Reed Sorenson Dodge 49.643 181.294      40 07A Clint Bowyer Chevy 49.317 182.493
41 48B Jimmie Johnson Chevy 49.702 181.079      41 42B Juan Pablo Montoya Dodge 49.358 182.341
42 07B Clint Bowyer Chevy 49.758 180.875      42 45A Kyle Petty Dodge 49.446 182.017
43 70B Jeremy Mayfield Chevy 49.795 180.741      43 33 Kirk Shelmerdine Chevy 49.515 181.763
44 1B Martin Truex, Jr. Chevy 49.840 180.578      44 07B Clint Bowyer Chevy 49.586 181.503
45 8B Mark Martin Chevy 49.942 180.209      45 2A Kurt Busch Dodge 49.616 181.393
                 46 70B Jeremy Mayfield Chevy 49.683 181.148

(NASCAR Media)



TESTING - Day 3 - Jan. 9, 2008

Preseason Thunder Practice Jan-9 (AM)   Preseason Thunder Practice Jan-9 (PM)
Pos Car# Driver Manu Time Speed   Pos Car# Driver Manu Time Speed
1 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 47.927 187.786 1 18B Kyle Busch Toyota 47.662 188.830
2 84B A.J. Allmendinger Toyota 48.032 187.375 2 17B Matt Kenseth Ford 47.747 188.494
3 16A Greg Biffle Ford 48.075 187.207 3 41B Reed Sorenson Dodge 47.894 187.915
4 2B Kurt Busch Dodge 48.075 187.207 4 24B Jeff Gordon Chevy 47.914 187.837
5 48B Jimmie Johnson Chevy 48.090 187.149 5 1B Martin Truex, Jr. Chevy 47.922 187.805
6 24B Jeff Gordon Chevy 48.101 187.106 6 84B A.J. Allmendinger Toyota 47.922 187.805
7 41B Reed Sorenson Dodge 48.116 187.048 7 5B Casey Mears Chevy 48.040 187.344
8 8A Mark Martin Chevy 48.150 186.916 8 8A Mark Martin Chevy 48.049 187.309
9 8B Mark Martin Chevy 48.206 186.699 9 99A Carl Edwards Ford 48.089 187.153
10 07A Clint Bowyer Chevy 48.225 186.625 10 16B Greg Biffle Ford 48.104 187.095
11 1B Martin Truex, Jr. Chevy 48.269 186.455 11 2A Kurt Busch Dodge 48.104 187.095
12 99A Carl Edwards Ford 48.271 186.447 12 42B Juan Pablo Montoya Dodge 48.107 187.083
13 27A Jacques Villeneuve Toyota 48.295 186.355 13 00B David Reutimann Toyota 48.111 187.067
14 70A Jeremy Mayfield Chevy 48.299 186.339 14 28A Travis Kvapil Ford 48.118 187.040
15 18B Kyle Busch Toyota 48.309 186.301 15 48B Jimmie Johnson Chevy 48.121 187.029
16 00B David Reutimann Toyota 48.329 186.224 16 42A Juan Pablo Montoya Dodge 48.122 187.025
17 42A Juan Pablo Montoya Dodge 48.348 186.150 17 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 48.129 186.997
18 41A Reed Sorenson Dodge 48.373 186.054 18 07B Clint Bowyer Chevy 48.157 186.889
19 17B Matt Kenseth Ford 48.374 186.050 19 2B Kurt Busch Dodge 48.163 186.865
20 17A Matt Kenseth Ford 48.378 186.035 20 28B Travis Kvapil Ford 48.210 186.683
21 00A David Reutimann Toyota 48.590 185.223 21 19A Elliott Sadler Dodge 48.384 186.012
22 5B Casey Mears Chevy 48.809 184.392 22 41A Reed Sorenson Dodge 48.413 185.900
23 2A Kurt Busch Dodge 48.811 184.385 23 70A Jeremy Mayfield Chevy 48.462 185.713
24 84A A.J. Allmendinger Toyota 48.856 184.215 24 16A Greg Biffle Ford 48.474 185.667
25 27B Jacques Villeneuve Toyota 48.951 183.857 25 27A Jacques Villeneuve Toyota 48.482 185.636
26 19B Elliott Sadler Dodge 48.974 183.771 26 45A Kyle Petty Dodge 48.516 185.506
27 78A Joe Nemechek Chevy 48.975 183.767 27 00A David Reutimann Toyota 48.544 185.399
28 45A Kyle Petty Dodge 49.022 183.591 28 84A A.J. Allmendinger Toyota 48.598 185.193
29 24A Jeff Gordon Chevy 49.040 183.524 29 27B Jacques Villeneuve Toyota 48.789 184.468
30 96B J.J. Yeley Toyota 49.058 183.456 30 78A Joe Nemechek Chevy 48.945 183.880
31 7A Robby Gordon Ford 49.068 183.419
[Single Car Run]
31 96B J.J. Yeley Toyota 48.998 183.681
32 19A Elliott Sadler Dodge 49.147 183.124 32 98A Jason Keller Dodge 49.241 182.775
33 1A Martin Truex, Jr. Chevy 49.178 183.009 33 33 Kirk Shelmerdine Chevy 49.304 182.541
34 98A Jason Keller Dodge 49.331 182.441 34 17A Matt Kenseth Ford 49.621 181.375
35 28B Travis Kvapil Ford 49.361 182.330 35 07A Clint Bowyer Chevy 49.654 181.254
36 33 Kirk Shelmerdine Chevy 49.450 182.002 36 70B Jeremy Mayfield Chevy 49.851 180.538
37 42B Juan Pablo Montoya Dodge 49.475 181.910            
38 07B Clint Bowyer Chevy 49.518 181.752            
39 70B Jeremy Mayfield Chevy 49.762 180.861            
40 28A Travis Kvapil Ford 49.889 180.400            
41 7B Robby Gordon Ford 50.354 178.735            

(NASCAR Media PR)



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