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DAYTONA 500, Session 2
DAYS 4-6, Jan. 14-16


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TESTING - Day 4


Photo taken by Jeff Wackerlin of RacingOne on Jan 14, 2008

THE SPEEDS - Day 1 - Jan. 14, 2008

Preseason Thunder Practice Jan-14 (AM)   Preseason Thunder Practice Jan-14 (PM)
Pos Car# Driver Manu Time Speed   Pos Car# Driver Manu Time Speed
1 44B Dale Jarrett Toyota 48.652 184.987 1 22B Dave Blaney Toyota 48.532 185.445
2 88B Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 48.742 184.646   2 88B Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 48.537 185.426
3 40 Dario Franchitti Dodge 48.832 184.305   3 83A Brian Vickers Toyota 48.568 185.307
4 44A Dale Jarrett Toyota 48.854 184.222   4 44A Dale Jarrett Toyota 48.572 185.292
5 20A Tony Stewart Toyota 48.968 183.793   5 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota 48.589 185.227
6 11B Denny Hamlin Toyota 49.035 183.542   6 20A Tony Stewart Toyota 48.624 185.094
7 22 Dave Blaney Toyota 49.039 183.527   7 55M Michael Waltrip Toyota 48.637 185.044
8 22B Dave Blaney Toyota 49.099 183.303   8 44B Dale Jarrett Toyota 48.676 184.896
9 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota 49.100 183.299   9 83B Brian Vickers Toyota 48.701 184.801
10 83A Brian Vickers Toyota 49.116 183.240   10 40 Dario Franchitti Dodge 48.718 184.737
11 87 Jeff Fuller Chevy 49.123 183.214   11 11B Denny Hamlin Toyota 48.766 184.555
12 88A Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 49.154 183.098   12 22 Dave Blaney Toyota 48.879 184.128
13 55M Michael Waltrip Toyota 49.164 183.061   13 11A Denny Hamlin Toyota 48.898 184.057
14 38A David Gilliland Ford 49.186 182.979   14 38A David Gilliland Ford 48.957 183.835
15 11A Denny Hamlin Toyota 49.200 182.927   15 12A Ryan Newman Dodge 49.027 183.572
16 40A Dario Franchitti Dodge 49.224 182.838   16 21A Bill Elliott Ford 49.071 183.408
17 83B Brian Vickers Toyota 49.226 182.830   17 40A Dario Franchitti Dodge 49.074 183.397
18 20B Tony Stewart Toyota 49.239 182.782   18 87 Jeff Fuller Chevy 49.1 183.299
19 38B David Gilliland Ford 49.332 182.437   19 88A Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 49.102 183.292
20 60B Boris Said Ford 49.394 182.208   20 9B Kasey Kahne Dodge 49.127 183.199
21 66H Scott Riggs Chevy 49.399 182.190   21 38B David Gilliland Ford 49.144 183.135
22 9B Kasey Kahne Dodge 49.411 182.146   22 6B David Ragan Ford 49.162 183.068
23 26A Jamie McMurray Ford 49.463 181.954   23 10C Patrick Carpentier Dodge 49.212 182.882
24 12A Ryan Newman Dodge 49.476 181.906   24 34A Eric McClure Dodge 49.228 182.823
25 21A Bill Elliott Ford 49.482 181.884   25 21B Bill Elliott Ford 49.234 182.801
26 6B David Ragan Ford 49.486 181.870   26 43A Bobby Labonte Dodge 49.241 182.775
27 9A Kasey Kahne Dodge 49.491 181.851   27 26A Jamie McMurray Ford 49.262 182.697
28 34A Eric McClure Dodge 49.493 181.844   28 60B Boris Said Ford 49.268 182.674
29 01B Regan Smith Chevy 49.499 181.822   29 15A Paul Menard Chevy 49.276 182.645
30 21B Bill Elliott Ford 49.557 181.609   30 66H Scott Riggs Chevy 49.301 182.552
31 43B Bobby Labonte Dodge 49.559 181.602   31 01B Regan Smith Chevy 49.302 182.548
32 43A Bobby Labonte Dodge 49.561 181.594   32 12B Ryan Newman Dodge 49.331 182.441
33 66C Scott Riggs Chevy 49.587 181.499   33 26B Jamie McMurray Ford 49.356 182.349
34 6A David Ragan Ford 49.591 181.485   34 6A David Ragan Ford 49.395 182.205
35 26B Jaime McMurray Ford 49.607 181.426   35 31A Jeff Burton Chevy 49.424 182.098
36 10B Patrick Carpentier Dodge 49.618 181.386   36 15B Paul Menard Chevy 49.444 182.024
37 15B Paul Menard Chevy 49.650 181.269   37 60A Boris Said Ford 49.453 181.991
38 12B Ryan Newman Dodge 49.670 181.196   38 66C Scott Riggs Chevy 49.455 181.984
39 60A Boris Said Ford 49.689 181.127   39 29A Kevin Harvick Chevy 49.467 181.939
40 77A Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge 49.708 181.057   40 9A Kasey Kahne Dodge 49.489 181.859
41 77B Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge 49.762 180.861   41 10B Patrick Carpentier Dodge 49.492 181.848
42 31A Jeff Burton Chevy 49.794 180.745   42 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 49.506 181.796
43 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 49.796 180.737   43 77A Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge 49.526 181.723
44 15A Paul Menard Chevy 49.814 180.672   44 77B Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge 49.619 181.382
45 01A Regan Smith Chevy 49.817 180.661   45 50A Stanton Barrett Chevy 49.696 181.101
46 29A Kevin Harvick Chevy 49.849 180.545   46 43B Bobby Labonte Dodge 49.701 181.083
47 50A Stanton Barrett Chevy 49.923 180.278   47 49A Ken Schrader Dodge 49.74 180.941
48 49A Ken Schrader Dodge 49.930 180.252   48 09A Sterling Marlin Chevy 49.941 180.213
49 29B Kevin Harvick Chevy 49.995 180.018   49 29B Kevin Harvick Chevy 50.003 179.989
50 09A Sterling Marlin Chevy 50.313 178.880   50 49B Ken Schrader Dodge 50.168 179.397
              51 09B Sterling Marlin Chevy 50.183 179.344
              52 08A Carl Long Dodge 50.764 177.291
              53 57A Norm Benning Chevy 50.889 176.856

(NASCAR Media)



TESTING - Day 2 - Jan. 8, 2008

Preseason Thunder Practice Jan-15 (AM)   Preseason Thunder Practice Jan-15 (PM)
Rank Car# Driver Manu Time Speed   Rank Car# Driver Manu Time Speed
1 88B Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 48.434 185.820 1 12B Ryan Newman Dodge 47.869 188.013
2 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota 48.555 185.357   2 01A Regan Smith Chevy 47.968 187.625
3 83A Brian Vickers Toyota 48.744 184.638   3 15B Paul Menard Chevy 47.976 187.594
4 44A Dale Jarrett Toyota 48.754 184.600   4 29B Kevin Harvick Chevy 47.992 187.531
5 20A Tony Stewart Toyota 48.758 184.585   5 40A Dario Franchitti Dodge 48.038 187.352
6 55M Michael Waltrip Toyota 48.823 184.339   6 20A Tony Stewart Toyota 48.043 187.332
7 40 Dario Franchitti Dodge 48.843 184.264   7 22 Dave Blaney Toyota 48.046 187.320
8 83B Brian Vickers Toyota 48.854 184.222   8 9B Kasey Kahne Dodge 48.093 187.137
9 44B Dale Jarrett Toyota 48.866 184.177   9 83A Brian Vickers Toyota 48.099 187.114
10 11B Denny Hamlin Toyota 48.893 184.075   10 88A Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 48.109 187.075
11 11A Denny Hamlin Toyota 48.919 183.978   11 31A Jeff Burton Chevy 48.136 186.970
12 22 Dave Blaney Toyota 49.018 183.606   12 10B Patrick Carpentier Dodge 48.170 186.838
13 22B Dave Blaney Toyota 49.099 183.303   13 44B Dale Jarrett Toyota 48.227 186.617
14 87 Jeff Fuller Chevy 49.123 183.214   14 55M Michael Waltrip Toyota 48.248 186.536
15 38B David Gilliland Ford 49.138 183.158   15 43B Bobby Labonte Dodge 48.253 186.517
16 12A Ryan Newman Dodge 49.140 183.150   16 6B David Ragan Ford 48.255 186.509
17 20B Tony Stewart Toyota 49.142 183.143   17 66H Scott Riggs Chevy 48.275 186.432
18 6B David Ragan Ford 49.160 183.076   18 21B Bill Elliott Ford 48.288 186.382
19 10C Patrick Carpentier Dodge 49.194 182.949   19 77A Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge 48.337 186.193
20 43A Bobby Labonte Dodge 49.196 182.942   20 09A Sterling Marlin Chevy 48.345 186.162
21 38A David Gilliland Ford 49.249 182.745   21 34A Eric McClure Dodge 48.434 185.820
22 66H Scott Riggs Chevy 49.253 182.730   22 11B Denny Hamlin Toyota 48.442 185.789
23 34A Eric McClure Dodge 49.340 182.408   23 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota 48.523 185.479
24 60B Boris Said Ford 49.355 182.352   24 44A Dale Jarrett Toyota 48.601 185.181
25 15A Paul Menard Chevy 49.367 182.308   25 40 Dario Franchitti Dodge 48.606 185.162
26 9B Kasey Kahne Dodge 49.373 182.286   26 83B Brian Vickers Toyota 48.724 184.714
27 01B Regan Smith Chevy 49.374 182.282   27 22B Dave Blaney Toyota 48.757 184.589
28 31A Jeff Burton Chevy 49.403 182.175   28 11A Denny Hamlin Toyota 48.780 184.502
29 26A Jamie McMurray Ford 49.408 182.157   29 10C Patrick Carpentier Dodge 48.856 184.215
30 50A Stanton Barrett Chevy 49.409 182.153   30 88B Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 48.858 184.207
31 12B Ryan Newman Dodge 49.419 182.116   31 38A David Gilliland Ford 48.925 183.955
32 6A David Ragan Ford 49.423 182.101   32 38B David Gilliland Ford 48.952 183.854
33 21B Bill Elliott Ford 49.428 182.083   33 87 Jeff Fuller Chevy 48.969 183.790
34 77A Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge 49.430 182.076   34 21A Bill Elliott Ford 49.055 183.468
35 60A Boris Said Ford 49.469 181.932   35 20B Tony Stewart Toyota 49.062 183.441
36 21A Bill Elliott Ford 49.472 181.921   36 15A Paul Menard Chevy 49.092 183.329
37 66C Scott Riggs Chevy 49.486 181.870   37 77B Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge 49.111 183.258
38 77B Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge 49.541 181.668   38 12A Ryan Newman Dodge 49.120 183.225
39 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 49.546 181.649   39 6A David Ragan Ford 49.122 183.217
40 9A Kasey Kahne Dodge 49.577 181.536   40 43A Bobby Labonte Dodge 49.150 183.113
41 29A Kevin Harvick Chevy 49.580 181.525   41 01B Regan Smith Chevy 49.186 182.979
42 26B Jamie McMurray Ford 49.596 181.466   42 29A Kevin Harvick Chevy 49.233 182.804
43 15B Paul Menard Chevy 49.627 181.353   43 60B Boris Said Ford 49.242 182.771
44 49A Ken Schrader Dodge 49.661 181.229   44 26A Jamie McMurray Ford 49.345 182.389
45 29B Kevin Harvick Chevy 49.702 181.079   45 60A Boris Said Ford 49.396 182.201
46 09B Sterling Marlin Chevy 49.758 180.875   46 50A Stanton Barrett Chevy 49.471 181.925
47 01A Regan Smith Chevy 50.013 179.953   47 9A Kasey Kahne Dodge 49.473 181.917
48 09A Sterling Marlin Chevy 50.013 179.953   48 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 49.514 181.767
49 43B Bobby Labonte Dodge 50.053 179.809   49 26B Jamie McMurray Ford 49.541 181.668
50 49B Ken Schrader Dodge 50.069 179.752   50 49A Ken Schrader Dodge 49.576 181.539
51 08A Carl Long Dodge 50.410 178.536   51 09B Sterling Marlin Chevy 49.797 180.734
52 57A Norm Benning Chevy 51.400 175.097   52 49B Ken Schrader Dodge 49.954 180.166
              53 08A Carl Long Dodge 50.192 179.311
              54 57A Norm Benning Chevy 50.466 178.338

(NASCAR Media)


TESTING - Day 3 - Jan. 16, 2008

Preseason Thunder Drafting Practice Jan-16
Rank Car# Driver Manu Time Speed
1 9B Kasey Kahne Dodge 47.591 189.111
2 11B Denny Hamlin Toyota 47.665 188.818
3 40 Dario Franchitti Dodge 47.689 188.723
4 01A Regan Smith Chevy 47.703 188.667
5 12B Ryan Newman Dodge 47.724 188.584
6 77B Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge 47.836 188.143
7 43B Bobby Labonte Dodge 47.845 188.107
8 20B Tony Stewart Toyota 47.857 188.060
9 55M Michael Waltrip Toyota 47.877 187.982
10 6B David Ragan Ford 47.888 187.939
11 22B Dave Blaney Toyota 47.909 187.856
12 26A Jamie McMurray Ford 47.910 187.852
13 15A Paul Menard Chevy 47.912 187.844
14 20A Tony Stewart Toyota 47.919 187.817
15 34B Derrike Cope Dodge 47.925 187.793
16 44B Dale Jarrett Toyota 47.958 187.664
17 12A Ryan Newman Dodge 48.002 187.492
18 66H Scott Riggs Chevy 48.007 187.473
19 88B Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 48.014 187.445
20 31A Jeff Burton Chevy 48.019 187.426
21 21B Bill Elliott Ford 48.042 187.336
22 10B Patrick Carpentier Dodge 48.052 187.297
23 38B David Gilliland Ford 48.065 187.246
24 11A Denny Hamlin Toyota 48.082 187.180
25 77A Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge 48.101 187.106
26 01B Regan Smith Chevy 48.141 186.951
27 26B Jamie McMurray Ford 48.147 186.928
28 22 Dave Blaney Toyota 48.179 186.803
29 50A Stanton Barrett Chevy 48.429 185.839
30 49B Ken Schrader Dodge 48.456 185.736
31 44A Dale Jarrett Toyota 48.493 185.594
32 08A Carl Long Dodge 48.611 185.143
33 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota 48.636 185.048
34 83B Brian Vickers Toyota 48.679 184.885
35 83A Brian Vickers Toyota 48.780 184.502
36 43A Bobby Labonte Dodge 48.780 184.502
37 10C Patrick Carpentier Dodge 48.872 184.155
38 34A Derrike Cope Dodge 48.928 183.944
39 29A Kevin Harvick Chevy 48.979 183.752
40 21A Bill Elliott Ford 48.991 183.707
41 87 Jeff Fuller Chevy 48.992 183.703
42 49A Ken Schrader Dodge 49.090 183.337
43 60B Boris Said Ford 49.225 182.834
44 6A David Ragan Ford 49.231 182.812
45 60A Boris Said Ford 49.347 182.382
46 9A Kasey Kahne Dodge 49.421 182.109
47 66C Scott Riggs Chevy 49.467 181.939
48 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 49.474 181.914
49 29B Kevin Harvick Chevy 49.642 181.298
50 09A Sterling Marlin Chevy 49.732 180.970
51 15B Paul Menard Chevy 49.788 180.766
52 57A Norm Benning Chevy 50.171 179.386

(NASCAR Media PR)



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