2008 SPRINT CUP TESTING NEWS
LOWE'S MOTOR SPEEDWAY, May 5-6, 2008


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2008 Lowe's Motor Speedway Testing Speeds, News and Results




TESTING - Day 1

THE SPEEDS - Day 1 - May 5, 2008

Sprint Cup Testing at Lowe's Motor Speedway
Day 1 Morning - May 5, 2008
Rank Car# Driver Manu Time Speed
1 88B Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 29.613 182.352
2 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 29.899 180.608
3 31B Jeff Burton Chevy 29.901 180.596
4 70 Brad Keselowski Chevy 29.980 180.12
5 29B Kevin Harvick Chevy 30.065 179.611
6 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 30.127 179.241
7 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 30.223 178.672
8 70B Brad Keselowski Chevy 30.289 178.283
9 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 30.295 178.247
10 07 Clint Bowyer Chevy 30.504 177.026

(NASCAR Media)


Sprint Cup Testing at Lowe's Motor Speedway
Day 1 Afternoon - May 5, 2008
Rank Car# Driver Manu Time Speed
1 18B Kyle Busch Toyota 30.044 179.736
2 99 Carl Edwards Ford 30.097 179.420
3 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 30.134 179.200
4 2B Kurt Busch Dodge 30.195 178.838
5 19B Elliott Sadler Dodge 30.196 178.832
6 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 30.204 178.784
7 8 Mark Martin Chevy 30.204 178.784
8 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 30.211 178.743
9 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 30.215 178.719
10 16 Greg Biffle Ford 30.215 178.719
11 66B Scott Riggs Chevy 30.230 178.630
12 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 30.231 178.625
13 9B Kasey Kahne Dodge 30.239 178.577
14 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 30.270 178.394
15 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 30.276 178.359
16 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 30.280 178.336
17 5B Casey Mears Chevy 30.314 178.136
18 84 A.J. Allmendinger Toyota 30.329 178.047
19 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 30.336 178.006
20 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 30.348 177.936
21 22 Dave Blaney Toyota 30.349 177.930
22 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge 30.374 177.784
23 20 Tony Stewart Toyota 30.380 177.749
24 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 30.386 177.713
25 11B Denny Hamlin Toyota 30.405 177.602
26 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 30.411 177.567
27 44 David Reutimann Toyota 30.417 177.532
28 6 David Ragan Ford 30.428 177.468
29 28 Travis Kvapil Ford 30.439 177.404
30 07B Clint Bowyer Chevy 30.442 177.387
31 15 Paul Menard Chevy 30.443 177.381
32 33 Scott Wimmer Chevy 30.450 177.340
33 66 Scott Riggs Chevy 30.468 177.235
34 22B Dave Blaney Toyota 30.472 177.212
35 06 David Stremme Dodge 30.477 177.183
36 77 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge 30.495 177.078
37 07 Clint Bowyer Chevy 30.549 176.765
38 5 Casey Mears Chevy 30.562 176.690
39 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 30.563 176.684
40 38 David Gilliland Ford 30.574 176.621
41 20B Tony Stewart Toyota 30.580 176.586
42 41B Reed Sorenson Dodge 30.581 176.580
43 83 Brian Vickers Toyota 30.595 176.499
44 29B Kevin Harvick Chevy 30.664 176.102
45 01 Regan Smith Chevy 30.664 176.102
46 96 J.J. Yeley Toyota 30.690 175.953
47 10 Patrick Carpentier Dodge 30.714 175.816
48 78 Joe Nemechek Chevy 30.746 175.633
49 21 Jon Wood Ford 30.757 175.570
50 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota 30.811 175.262
51 7B Robby Gordon Dodge 30.847 175.058
52 7 Robby Gordon Dodge 30.863 174.967
53 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Dodge 30.869 174.933
54 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 30.905 174.729
55 42B Juan Pablo Montoya Dodge 30.917 174.661
56 00 Michael McDowell Toyota 30.947 174.492
57 43B Bobby Labonte Dodge 30.957 174.436
58 77B Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge 31.013 174.121
59 08 Tony Raines Dodge 31.039 173.975
60 50 Stanton Barrett Chevy 31.269 172.695

(NASCAR Media)


Sprint Cup Testing at Lowe's Motor Speedway
Day 1 PM - May 5, 2008
Rank Car# Driver Manu Time Speed
1 19B Elliott Sadler Dodge 28.994 186.245
2 84 A.J. Allmendinger Toyota 29.324 184.150
3 29B Kevin Harvick Chevy 29.329 184.118
4 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 29.366 183.886
5 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 29.429 183.492
6 70 Brad Keselowski Chevy 29.490 183.113
7 33 Scott Wimmer Chevy 29.573 182.599
8 12B Ryan Newman Dodge 29.580 182.556
9 77 Sam Hornish Jr. * Dodge 29.617 182.328
10 15 Paul Menard Chevy 29.619 182.315
11 11B Denny Hamlin Toyota 29.624 182.285
12 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 29.636 182.211
13 18B Kyle Busch Toyota 29.643 182.168
14 9B Kasey Kahne Dodge 29.645 182.156
15 7 Robby Gordon Dodge 29.646 182.149
16 28 Travis Kvapil Ford 29.648 182.137
17 99 Carl Edwards Ford 29.670 182.002
18 88B Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 29.697 181.837
19 8 Mark Martin Chevy 29.698 181.830
20 16 Greg Biffle Ford 29.723 181.677
21 2B Kurt Busch Dodge 29.731 181.629
22 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 29.738 181.586
23 66B Scott Riggs Chevy 29.743 181.555
24 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 29.767 181.409
25 77B Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge 29.790 181.269
26 5B Casey Mears Chevy 29.794 181.245
27 83 Brian Vickers Toyota 29.823 181.068
28 20 Tony Stewart Toyota 29.830 181.026
29 22B Dave Blaney Toyota 29.834 181.002
30 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Dodge 29.842 180.953
31 22 Dave Blaney Toyota 29.861 180.838
32 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 29.870 180.783
33 38 David Gilliland Ford 29.870 180.783
34 6 David Ragan Ford 29.881 180.717
35 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge 29.883 180.705
36 44 David Reutimann Toyota 29.894 180.638
37 20B Tony Stewart Toyota 29.905 180.572
38 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 29.911 180.536
39 01 Regan Smith Chevy 29.921 180.475
40 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 29.926 180.445
41 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 29.927 180.439
42 1 Martin Truex Jr Chevy 29.950 180.301
43 96 J.J. Yeley Toyota 29.956 180.264
44 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 29.960 180.240
45 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota 29.962 180.228
46 07B Clint Bowyer Chevy 29.968 180.192
47 21 Jon Wood Ford 29.989 180.066
48 06 David Stremme Dodge 30.018 179.892
49 07 Clint Bowyer Chevy 30.055 179.671
50 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 30.075 179.551
51 66 Scott Riggs Chevy 30.102 179.390
52 5 Casey Mears Chevy 30.105 179.372
53 41B Reed Sorenson Dodge 30.116 179.307
54 78 Joe Nemechek Chevy 30.133 179.206
55 10 Patrick Carpentier * Dodge 30.135 179.194
56 50 Stanton Barrett Chevy 30.157 179.063
57 7B Robby Gordon Dodge 30.236 178.595
58 43B Bobby Labonte Dodge 30.263 178.436
59 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 30.297 178.235
60 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 30.321 178.094
61 00 Michael McDowell * Toyota 30.369 177.813
62 08 Tony Raines Dodge 30.563 176.684

(NASCAR Media)



TESTING - Day 2 - May 5, 2008

Sprint Cup Testing at Lowe's Motor Speedway
Day 2 Morning - May 6, 2008
Rank Car# Driver Manu Time Speed
1 88B Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 29.574 182.593
2 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 29.599 182.439
3 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 29.650 182.125
4 70 Johnny Sauter Chevy 29.812 181.135
5 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Dodge 29.917 180.499
6 31B Jeff Burton Chevy 29.929 180.427
7 50 Stanton Barrett Chevy 30.165 179.015
8 83 Brian Vickers Toyota 30.230 178.630
9 70B Johnny Sauter Chevy 30.232 178.619
10 78 Joe Nemechek Chevy 30.337 178.000
11 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 30.449 177.346
12 24B Jeff Gordon Chevy 30.524 176.910
13 34 Jeff Green Chevy 31.003 174.177

(NASCAR Media)


Sprint Cup Testing at Lowe's Motor Speedway
Day 2 Afternoon - May 6, 2008
Rank Car# Driver Manu Time Speed
1 83 Brian Vickers Toyota 29.698 181.830
2 18B Kyle Busch Toyota 29.942 180.349
3 8 Mark Martin Chevy 29.954 180.276
4 99 Carl Edwards Ford 29.960 180.240
5 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 29.973 180.162
6 19B Elliott Sadler Dodge 30.032 179.808
7 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 30.124 179.259
8 28 Travis Kvapil Ford 30.148 179.116
9 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 30.151 179.099
10 66B Scott Riggs Chevy 30.182 178.915
11 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge 30.186 178.891
12 84 A.J. Allmendinger Toyota 30.192 178.855
13 12B Ryan Newman Dodge 30.215 178.719
14 5B Casey Mears Chevy 30.222 178.678
15 2B Kurt Busch Dodge 30.223 178.672
16 38 David Gilliland Ford 30.224 178.666
17 22 Dave Blaney Toyota 30.228 178.642
18 7 Robby Gordon Dodge 30.252 178.501
19 11B Denny Hamlin Toyota 30.261 178.448
20 41B Reed Sorenson Dodge 30.275 178.365
21 44 David Reutimann Toyota 30.283 178.318
22 22B Dave Blaney Toyota 30.324 178.077
23 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 30.331 178.036
24 06 David Stremme Dodge 30.350 177.924
25 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 30.354 177.901
26 15 Paul Menard Chevy 30.360 177.866
27 20B Tony Stewart Toyota 30.375 177.778
28 9B Kasey Kahne Dodge 30.375 177.778
29 77B Sam Hornish Jr Dodge 30.377 177.766
30 16 Greg Biffle Ford 30.383 177.731
31 01 Regan Smith Chevy 30.391 177.684
32 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 30.394 177.667
33 20 Tony Stewart Toyota 30.431 177.451
34 6 David Ragan Ford 30.435 177.427
35 5 Casey Mears Chevy 30.441 177.392
36 77 Sam Hornish Jr Dodge 30.457 177.299
37 1 Martin Truex Jr Chevy 30.459 177.288
38 78 Joe Nemechek Chevy 30.468 177.235
39 33 Scott Wimmer Chevy 30.488 177.119
40 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 30.489 177.113
41 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 30.506 177.014
42 00 Michael McDowell Toyota 30.515 176.962
43 21 Jon Wood Ford 30.549 176.765
44 10 Patrick Carpentier Dodge 30.550 176.759
45 96 J.J. Yeley Toyota 30.601 176.465
46 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 30.608 176.424
47 34 Jeff Green Chevy 30.640 176.240
48 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota 30.660 176.125
49 78B Joe Nemechek Chevy 30.893 174.797
50 01B Regan Smith Chevy 31.135 173.438
51 08B Tony Raines Dodge 31.205 173.049

(NASCAR Media)


Sprint Cup Testing at Lowe's Motor Speedway
Day 2 Evening - May 6, 2008
Rank Car# Driver Manu Time Speed
1 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 29.076 185.720
2 12B Ryan Newman Dodge 29.212 184.856
3 84 A.J. Allmendinger Toyota 29.257 184.571
4 66B Scott Riggs Chevy 29.321 184.168
5 10 Patrick Carpentier Dodge 29.355 183.955
6 7B Robby Gordon Dodge 29.376 183.824
7 28 Travis Kvapil Ford 29.425 183.517
8 99 Carl Edwards Ford 29.499 183.057
9 70 Johnny Sauter Chevy 29.513 182.970
10 33 Scott Wimmer Chevy 29.534 182.840
11 21 Jon Wood Ford 29.618 182.322
12 15 Paul Menard Chevy 29.619 182.315
13 11B Denny Hamlin Toyota 29.626 182.272
14 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 29.667 182.020
15 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 29.675 181.971
16 38 David Gilliland Ford 29.682 181.928
17 29B Kevin Harvick Chevy 29.686 181.904
18 18B Kyle Busch Toyota 29.710 181.757
19 19B Elliott Sadler Dodge 29.724 181.671
20 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 29.765 181.421
21 16 Greg Biffle Ford 29.766 181.415
22 2B Kurt Busch Dodge 29.780 181.330
23 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 29.794 181.245
24 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 29.797 181.226
25 6 David Ragan Ford 29.808 181.159
26 22B Dave Blaney Toyota 29.847 180.923
27 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge 29.849 180.911
28 77B Sam Hornish Jr Dodge 29.864 180.820
29 96 J.J. Yeley Toyota 29.874 180.759
30 06 David Stremme Dodge 29.902 180.590
31 22 Dave Blaney Toyota 29.911 180.536
32 1 Martin Truex Jr Chevy 29.921 180.475
33 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 29.928 180.433
34 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 29.943 180.343
35 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota 29.955 180.270
36 9B Kasey Kahne Dodge 29.987 180.078
37 20 Tony Stewart Toyota 30.020 179.880
38 01 Regan Smith Chevy 30.034 179.796
39 41B Reed Sorenson Dodge 30.047 179.718
40 83 Brian Vickers Toyota 30.049 179.706
41 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevy 30.059 179.647
42 5 Casey Mears Chevy 30.062 179.629
43 00 Michael McDowell Toyota 30.073 179.563
44 44 David Reutimann Toyota 30.083 179.503
45 88B Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevy 30.107 179.360
46 5B Casey Mears Chevy 30.119 179.289
47 50 Stanton Barrett Chevy 30.171 178.980
48 8 Mark Martin Chevy 30.244 178.548
49 34 Jeff Green Chevy 30.278 178.347
50 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 30.289 178.283
51 08B Tony Raines Dodge 30.892 174.803

(NASCAR Media)



Sprint Cup Testing at Lowe's Motor Speedway
Best by Driver - May 5-6, 2008
Rank Car# Driver Manu Time Speed When
1 19B Elliott Sadler Dodge 28.994 186.245 DAY1eveming
2 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 29.076 185.720 DAY2evening
3 12B Ryan Newman Dodge 29.212 184.856 DAY2evening
4 84 A.J. Allmendinger Toyota 29.257 184.571 DAY2evening
5 66B Scott Riggs Chevy 29.321 184.168 DAY2evening
6 29B Kevin Harvick Chevy 29.329 184.118 DAY1eveming
7 10 Patrick Carpentier Dodge 29.355 183.955 DAY2evening
8 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 29.366 183.886 DAY1eveming
9 7B Robby Gordon Dodge 29.376 183.824 DAY2evening
10 28 Travis Kvapil Ford 29.425 183.517 DAY2evening
11 70 Brad Keselowski Chevy 29.490 183.113 DAY1eveming
12 99 Carl Edwards Ford 29.499 183.057 DAY2evening
13 70 Johnny Sauter Chevy 29.513 182.970 DAY2evening
14 33 Scott Wimmer Chevy 29.534 182.840 DAY2evening
15 88B Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 29.574 182.593 DAY2morning
16 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 29.599 182.439 DAY2morning
17 77 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge 29.617 182.328 DAY1eveming
18 21 Jon Wood Ford 29.618 182.322 DAY2evening
19 15 Paul Menard Chevy 29.619 182.315 DAY1eveming
20 11B Denny Hamlin Toyota 29.624 182.285 DAY1eveming
21 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 29.636 182.211 DAY1eveming
22 9B Kasey Kahne Dodge 29.645 182.156 DAY1eveming
23 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 29.650 182.125 DAY2morning
24 38 David Gilliland Ford 29.682 181.928 DAY2evening
25 8 Mark Martin Chevy 29.698 181.830 DAY1eveming
26 83 Brian Vickers Toyota 29.698 181.830 DAY2Afternoon
27 16 Greg Biffle Ford 29.723 181.677 DAY1eveming
28 2B Kurt Busch Dodge 29.731 181.629 DAY1eveming
29 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 29.765 181.421 DAY2evening
30 5B Casey Mears Chevy 29.794 181.245 DAY1eveming
31 6 David Ragan Ford 29.808 181.159 DAY2evening
32 20 Tony Stewart Toyota 29.830 181.026 DAY1eveming
33 22B Dave Blaney Toyota 29.834 181.002 DAY1eveming
34 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Dodge 29.842 180.953 DAY1eveming
35 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge 29.849 180.911 DAY2evening
36 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 29.870 180.783 DAY1eveming
37 96 J.J. Yeley Toyota 29.874 180.759 DAY2evening
38 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge 29.883 180.705 DAY1eveming
39 44 David Reutimann Toyota 29.894 180.638 DAY1eveming
40 06 David Stremme Dodge 29.902 180.590 DAY2evening
41 01 Regan Smith Chevy 29.921 180.475 DAY1eveming
42 1 Martin Truex Jr Chevy 29.921 180.475 DAY2evening
43 45 Kyle Petty Dodge 29.928 180.433 DAY2evening
44 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota 29.955 180.270 DAY2evening
45 07B Clint Bowyer Chevy 29.968 180.192 DAY1eveming
46 00 Michael McDowell Toyota 30.073 179.563 DAY2evening
47 78 Joe Nemechek Chevy 30.133 179.206 DAY1eveming
48 50 Stanton Barrett Chevy 30.157 179.063 DAY1eveming
49 34 Jeff Green Chevy 30.278 178.347 DAY2evening
50 08 Tony Raines Dodge 30.563 176.684 DAY1eveming

(compiled from NASCAR Statistics Speeds)



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