2008 SPRINT CUP TESTING NEWS
LOWE'S MOTOR SPEEDWAY, September 23-24, 2008


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2008 Lowe's Motor Speedway
The 2nd Test
Speeds, News and Results




TESTING - Day 1

THE SPEEDS - Day 1 - September 23, 2008

Sprint Cup Testing at Lowe's Motor Speedway
Day 1 Afternoon - September 23, 2008
Pos. Car # Driver Manu. Lap Time Top Speed
1 88B Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 29.566 182.642
2 16 Greg Biffle Ford 29.582 182.543
3 8 Mark Martin Chevy 29.700 181.818
4 18B Kyle Busch Toyota 29.723 181.677
5 6 David Ragan Ford 29.800 181.208
6 99 Carl Edwards Ford 29.821 181.080
7 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Dodge 29.832 181.014
8 45B Chad McCumbee Dodge 29.838 180.977
9 20 Tony Stewart Toyota 29.860 180.844
10 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 29.879 180.729
11 5 Casey Mears Chevy 29.881 180.717
12 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 29.929 180.427
13 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 29.941 180.355
14 29B Kevin Harvick Chevy 29.949 180.307
15 2B Kurt Busch Dodge 29.951 180.294
16 10 Patrick Carpentier * Dodge 29.962 180.228
17 77B Sam Hornish Jr. * Dodge 29.971 180.174
18 84 Mike Skinner Toyota 29.973 180.162
19 45 Chad McCumbee Dodge 30.007 179.958
20 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 30.024 179.856
21 12B Ryan Newman Dodge 30.038 179.772
22 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 30.046 179.724
23 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 30.049 179.706
24 82 Scott Speed Toyota 30.057 179.659
25 44B David Reutimann Toyota 30.058 179.653
26 15 Paul Menard Chevy 30.069 179.587
27 22 Dave Blaney Toyota 30.079 179.527
28 83 Brian Vickers Toyota 30.086 179.485
29 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 30.098 179.414
30 31B Jeff Burton Chevy 30.099 179.408
31 9B Kasey Kahne Dodge 30.100 179.402
32 11B Denny Hamlin Toyota 30.105 179.372
33 00 Michael McDowell * Toyota 30.111 179.336
34 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 30.131 179.217
35 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 30.148 179.116
36 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 30.154 179.081
37 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 30.182 178.915
38 28 Travis Kvapil Ford 30.186 178.891
39 25 Brad Keselowski Chevy 30.192 178.855
40 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 30.227 178.648
41 41 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 30.230 178.630
42 22B Dave Blaney Toyota 30.238 178.583
43 42B Juan Pablo Montoya Dodge 30.249 178.518
44 02 Joey Lgano Toyota 30.252 178.501
45 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 30.254 178.489
46 40 Bryan Clauson Dodge 30.265 178.424
47 33B Stephen Leicht Chevy 30.295 178.247
48 01 Regan Smith * Chevy 30.300 178.218
49 09 Sterling Marlin Chevy 30.300 178.218
50 38 David Gilliland Ford 30.301 178.212
51 70B Tony Raines Chevy 30.316 178.124
52 47 Marcos Ambrose Ford 30.324 178.077
53 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota 30.331 178.036
54 33 Stephen Leicht Chevy 30.360 177.866
55 07B Clint Bowyer Chevy 30.363 177.848
56 07 Clint Bowyer Chevy 30.383 177.731
57 7B Robby Gordon Dodge 30.397 177.649
58 21 Bill Elliott Ford 30.417 177.532
59 66 Scott Riggs Chevy 30.488 177.119
60 25B Brad Keselowski Chevy 30.506 177.014
61 66B Scott Riggs Chevy 30.528 176.887
62 78 Joe Nemechek Chevy 30.564 176.678
63 70 Tony Raines Chevy 30.571 176.638
64 96 Brad Coleman Toyota 30.582 176.574
65 7 Robby Gordon Dodge 30.655 176.154
66 75 Derrike Cope Chevy 31.308 172.480

(NASCAR Media)



Sprint Cup Testing at Lowe's Motor Speedway
Day 1 Evening - September 23, 2008
Pos. Car # Driver Manu. Lap Time Top Speed
1 16 Greg Biffle Ford 29.094 185.605
2 82 Scott Speed Toyota 29.208 184.881
3 99 Carl Edwards Ford 29.311 184.231
4 40 Bryan Clauson Dodge 29.337 184.068
5 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 29.374 183.836
6 20 Tony Stewart Toyota 29.374 183.836
7 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 29.376 183.824
8 8 Mark Martin Chevy 29.378 183.811
9 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 29.424 183.524
10 78 Joe Nemechek Chevy 29.484 183.150
11 11B Denny Hamlin Toyota 29.508 183.001
12 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 29.521 182.921
13 84 Mike Skinner Toyota 29.529 182.871
14 45B Chad McCumbee Dodge 29.534 182.840
15 33B Stephen Leicht Chevy 29.549 182.747
16 83 Brian Vickers Toyota 29.550 182.741
17 7B Robby Gordon Dodge 29.551 182.735
18 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 29.563 182.661
19 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 29.592 182.482
20 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Dodge 29.600 182.432
21 70 Tony Raines Chevy 29.612 182.359
22 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 29.621 182.303
23 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 29.632 182.235
24 22B Dave Blaney Toyota 29.634 182.223
25 5 Casey Mears Chevy 29.635 182.217
26 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 29.656 182.088
27 10 Patrick Carpentier * Dodge 29.668 182.014
28 77B Sam Hornish Jr. * Dodge 29.670 182.002
29 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 29.679 181.947
30 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 29.681 181.935
31 6 David Ragan Ford 29.683 181.922
32 22 Dave Blaney Toyota 29.687 181.898
33 2B Kurt Busch Dodge 29.703 181.800
34 18B Kyle Busch Toyota 29.730 181.635
35 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 29.733 181.616
36 00 Michael McDowell * Toyota 29.748 181.525
37 15 Paul Menard Chevy 29.748 181.525
38 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 29.765 181.421
39 70B Tony Raines Chevy 29.778 181.342
40 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota 29.792 181.257
41 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 29.793 181.251
42 07B Clint Bowyer Chevy 29.802 181.196
43 12B Ryan Newman Dodge 29.807 181.165
44 28 Travis Kvapil Ford 29.839 180.971
45 44B David Reutimann Toyota 29.843 180.947
46 07 Clint Bowyer Chevy 29.850 180.905
47 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 29.879 180.729
48 25 Brad Keselowski Chevy 29.905 180.572
49 38 David Gilliland Ford 29.912 180.530
50 09 Sterling Marlin Chevy 29.933 180.403
51 45 Chad McCumbee Dodge 29.985 180.090
52 01 Regan Smith * Chevy 30.009 179.946
53 21 Bill Elliott Ford 30.010 179.940
54 47 Marcos Ambrose Ford 30.027 179.838
55 02 Joey Logano Toyota 30.038 179.772
56 41 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 30.043 179.742
57 66B Scott Riggs Chevy 30.055 179.671
58 29B Kevin Harvick Chevy 30.121 179.277
59 96 Brad Coleman Toyota 30.145 179.134
61 75 Derrike Cope Chevy 30.222 178.678
61 66 Scott Riggs Chevy 30.624 176.332

(NASCAR Media)





TESTING - Day 2

Sprint Cup Testing at Lowe's Motor Speedway
Day 2 Afternoon - September 24, 2008
Pos. Car # Driver Manu. Lap Time Top Speed
1 16 Greg Biffle Ford 29.682 181.928
2 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 29.727 181.653
3 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 29.761 181.446
4 88B Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 29.779 181.336
5 83 Brian Vickers Toyota 29.843 180.947
6 22 Dave Blaney Toyota 29.855 180.874
7 28 Travis Kvapil Ford 29.892 180.650
8 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 29.895 180.632
9 5B Casey Mears Chevy 29.905 180.572
10 78 Joe Nemechek Chevy 29.909 180.548
11 20 Tony Stewart Toyota 29.913 180.524
12 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 29.916 180.505
13 99 Carl Edwards Ford 29.945 180.331
14 82 Scott Speed Toyota 29.955 180.270
15 07B Clint Bowyer Chevy 29.983 180.102
16 45B Chad McCumbee Dodge 29.997 180.018
17 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 30.001 179.994
18 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Dodge 30.002 179.988
19 33B Stephen Leicht Chevy 30.024 179.856
20 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 30.026 179.844
21 11B Denny Hamlin Toyota 30.042 179.748
22 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 30.086 179.485
23 31B Jeff Burton Chevy 30.100 179.402
24 8 Aric Almirola Chevy 30.100 179.402
25 38 David Gilliland Ford 30.113 179.325
26 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 30.117 179.301
27 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 30.133 179.206
28 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 30.140 179.164
29 01 Regan Smith * Chevy 30.140 179.164
30 7B Robby Gordon Dodge 30.142 179.152
31 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 30.143 179.146
32 44 David Reutimann Toyota 30.174 178.962
33 77B Sam Hornish Jr. * Dodge 30.193 178.849
34 6 David Ragan Ford 30.213 178.731
35 41 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 30.223 178.672
36 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 30.227 178.648
37 07 Clint Bowyer Chevy 30.247 178.530
38 18B Kyle Busch Toyota 30.256 178.477
39 00 Michael McDowell * Toyota 30.259 178.459
40 84 Mike Skinner Toyota 30.263 178.436
41 10 Patrick Carpentier * Dodge 30.278 178.347
42 09 Sterling Marlin Chevy 30.285 178.306
43 9B Kasey Kahne Dodge 30.291 178.271
44 22B Dave Blaney Toyota 30.291 178.271
45 40 Bryan Clauson Dodge 30.291 178.271
46 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota 30.319 178.106
47 25 Brad Keselowski Chevy 30.325 178.071
48 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 30.334 178.018
49 2B Kurt Busch Dodge 30.335 178.012
50 15 Paul Menard Chevy 30.377 177.766
51 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 30.383 177.731
52 45 Chad McCumbee Dodge 30.513 176.974
53 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 30.534 176.852
54 21 Bill Elliott Ford 30.549 176.765
55 66B Scott Riggs Chevy 30.626 176.321
56 25B Brad Keselowski Chevy 30.634 176.275
57 02 Joey Logano Toyota 30.637 176.257
58 70B Tony Raines Chevy 30.652 176.171
59 70 Tony Raines Chevy 30.700 175.896
60 96 Brad Coleman Toyota 30.731 175.718

(NASCAR Media)



Sprint Cup Testing at Lowe's Motor Speedway
Day 2 Evening - September 22, 2008
Pos. Car # Driver Manu. Lap Time Top Speed
1 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 28.841 187.233
2 82 Scott Speed Toyota 28.933 186.638
3 11B Denny Hamlin Toyota 28.939 186.599
4 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Dodge 29.039 185.957
5 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 29.065 185.790
6 99 Carl Edwards Ford 29.087 185.650
7 77B Sam Hornish Jr. * Dodge 29.114 185.478
8 84 Mike Skinner Toyota 29.121 185.433
9 41 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 29.123 185.420
10 00 Michael McDowell * Toyota 29.158 185.198
11 16 Greg Biffle Ford 29.235 184.710
12 25 Brad Keselowski Chevy 29.250 184.615
13 7B Robby Gordon Dodge 29.271 184.483
14 40 Bryan Clauson Dodge 29.277 184.445
15 33B Stephen Leicht Chevy 29.318 184.187
16 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 29.339 184.055
17 78 Joe Nemechek Chevy 29.347 184.005
18 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 29.360 183.924
19 45B Chad McCumbee Dodge 29.405 183.642
20 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 29.424 183.524
21 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 29.441 183.418
22 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 29.470 183.237
23 5 Casey Mears Chevy 29.482 183.163
24 10 Patrick Carpentier * Dodge 29.496 183.076
25 83 Brian Vickers Toyota 29.525 182.896
26 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 29.542 182.791
27 38 David Gilliland Ford 29.545 182.772
28 22 Dave Blaney Toyota 29.546 182.766
29 15 Paul Menard Chevy 29.574 182.593
30 6 David Ragan Ford 29.580 182.556
31 20 Tony Stewart Toyota 29.585 182.525
32 21 Bill Elliott Ford 29.592 182.482
33 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 29.628 182.260
34 18B Kyle Busch Toyota 29.640 182.186
35 44 David Reutimann Toyota 29.650 182.125
36 9B Kasey Kahne Dodge 29.673 181.984
37 07B Clint Bowyer Chevy 29.694 181.855
38 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 29.695 181.849
39 88B Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 29.696 181.843
40 70B Tony Raines Chevy 29.725 181.665
41 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 29.726 181.659
42 8 Aric Almirola Chevy 29.743 181.555
43 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 29.761 181.446
44 01 Regan Smith * Chevy 29.761 181.446
45 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 29.762 181.439
46 31B Jeff Burton Chevy 29.822 181.074
47 28 Travis Kvapil Ford 29.823 181.068
48 2B Kurt Busch Dodge 29.833 181.008
49 02 Joey Logano Toyota 29.836 180.989
50 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota 29.848 180.917
51 22B Dave Blaney Toyota 29.878 180.735
52 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 29.924 180.457
53 25B Brad Keselowski Chevy 29.966 180.204
54 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 29.988 180.072
55 09 Sterling Marlin Chevy 30.001 179.994
56 66B Scott Riggs Chevy 30.087 179.480
57 96 Brad Coleman Toyota 30.234 178.607
58 70 Tony Raines Chevy 30.368 177.819

(NASCAR Media)



Sprint Cup Testing at Lowe's Motor Speedway
Best by Driver - September 23-24, 2008
Pos. Car # Driver Manu. Lap Time Top Speed Fastest Session
1 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 28.841 187.233 Wed PM
2 82 Scott Speed Toyota 28.933 186.638 Wed PM
3 11B Denny Hamlin Toyota 28.939 186.599 Wed PM
4 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Dodge 29.039 185.957 Wed PM
5 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 29.065 185.790 Wed PM
6 99 Carl Edwards Ford 29.087 185.650 Wed PM
7 16 Greg Biffle Ford 29.094 185.605 Tues PM
8 77B Sam Hornish Jr. * Dodge 29.114 185.478 Wed PM
9 84 Mike Skinner Toyota 29.121 185.433 Wed PM
10 41 Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 29.123 185.420 Wed PM
11 00 Michael McDowell * Toyota 29.158 185.198 Wed PM
12 25 Brad Keselowski Chevy 29.250 184.615 Wed PM
13 7B Robby Gordon Dodge 29.271 184.483 Wed PM
14 40 Bryan Clauson Dodge 29.277 184.445 Wed PM
15 33B Stephen Leicht Chevy 29.318 184.187 Wed PM
16 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 29.339 184.055 Wed PM
17 78 Joe Nemechek Chevy 29.347 184.005 Wed PM
18 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 29.360 183.924 Wed PM
19 20 Tony Stewart Toyota 29.374 183.836 Tues PM
20 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 29.376 183.824 Tues PM
21 8 Mark Martin Chevy 29.378 183.811 Tues PM
22 45B Chad McCumbee Dodge 29.405 183.642 Wed PM
23 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 29.441 183.418 Wed PM
24 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 29.470 183.237 Wed PM
25 5 Casey Mears Chevy 29.482 183.163 Wed PM
26 10 Patrick Carpentier * Dodge 29.496 183.076 Wed PM
27 83 Brian Vickers Toyota 29.525 182.896 Wed PM
28 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 29.542 182.791 Wed PM
29 38 David Gilliland Ford 29.545 182.772 Wed PM
30 22 Dave Blaney Toyota 29.546 182.766 Wed PM
31 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 29.563 182.661 Tues PM
32 88B Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 29.566 182.642 Tues AM
33 15 Paul Menard Chevy 29.574 182.593 Wed PM
34 6 David Ragan Ford 29.580 182.556 Wed PM
35 21 Bill Elliott Ford 29.592 182.482 Wed PM
36 70 Tony Raines Chevy 29.612 182.359 Tues PM
37 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 29.628 182.260 Wed PM
38 44 David Reutimann Toyota 29.650 182.125 Wed PM
39 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 29.679 181.947 Tues PM
40 07B Clint Bowyer Chevy 29.694 181.855 Wed PM
41 2B Kurt Busch Dodge 29.703 181.800 Tues PM
42 8 Aric Almirola Chevy 29.743 181.555 Wed PM
43 01 Regan Smith * Chevy 29.761 181.446 Wed PM
44 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 29.762 181.439 Wed PM
45 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota 29.792 181.257 Tues PM
46 28 Travis Kvapil Ford 29.823 181.068 Wed PM
47 02 Joey Logano Toyota 29.836 180.989 Wed PM
48 09 Sterling Marlin Chevy 29.933 180.403 Tues PM
49 47 Marcos Ambrose Ford 30.027 179.838 Tues PM
50 66B Scott Riggs Chevy 30.055 179.671 Tues PM
51 96 Brad Coleman Toyota 30.145 179.134 Tues PM
52 75 Derrike Cope Chevy 30.222 178.678 Tues PM

(compiled from NASCAR Statistics Speeds)



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