2008 SPRINT CUP TESTING NEWS
LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY, Jan. 28-29, 2008



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Taken at Las Vegas Motor Speedway during testing by David Allio
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TESTING - Day 1

THE SPEEDS - Day 1 - Jan. 28, 2008

Preseason Thunder Practice Jan-28 (AM)   Preseason Thunder Practice Jan-28 (PM)
Pos Car# Driver Manu Time Speed Pos Car# Driver Manu Time Speed
1 11A Denny Hamlin Toyota 30.292 178.265        1 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 29.415 183.580
2 07B Clint Bowyer Chevy 30.293 178.259    2 20B Tony Stewart Toyota 29.601 182.426
3 17B Matt Kenseth Ford 30.311 178.153   3 20A Tony Stewart Toyota 29.616 182.334
4 24A Jeff Gordon Chevy 30.328 178.053   4 99A Carl Edwards Ford 29.651 182.119
5 18B Kyle Busch Toyota 30.330 178.042   5 99B Carl Edwards Ford 29.666 182.027
6 8A Mark Martin Chevy 30.340 177.983   6 18B Kyle Busch Toyota 29.678 181.953
7 31B Jeff Burton Chevy 30.344 177.959   7 29B Kevin Harvick Chevy 29.698 181.830
8 88A Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Chevy 30.354 177.901   8 88B Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Chevy 29.755 181.482
9 19A Elliott Sadler Dodge 30.355 177.895   9 07A Clint Bowyer Chevy 29.775 181.360
10 29A Kevin Harvick Chevy 30.356 177.889   10 16A Greg Biffle Ford 29.782 181.318
11 20A Tony Stewart Toyota 30.357 177.883   11 16B Greg Biffle Ford 29.808 181.159
12 1A Martin Truex, Jr. Chevy 30.381 177.743   12 31B Jeff Burton Chevy 29.818 181.099
13 83A Brian Vickers Toyota 30.412 177.561   13 00B David Reutimann Toyota 29.829 181.032
14 44A Dale Jarrett Toyota 30.421 177.509   14 66B Scott Riggs Chevy 29.834 181.002
15 48A Jimmie Johnson Chevy 30.422 177.503   15 48A Jimmie Johnson Chevy 29.847 180.923
16 00B David Reutimann Toyota 30.429 177.462   16 12B Ryan Newman Dodge 29.855 180.874
17 5A Casey Mears Chevy 30.455 177.311   17 24A Jeff Gordon Chevy 29.860 180.844
18 07A Clint Bowyer Chevy 30.479 177.171   18 5B Casey Mears Chevy 29.868 180.796
19 29B Kevin Harvick Chevy 30.513 176.974   19 26B Jamie McMurray Ford 29.889 180.668
20 12B Ryan Newman Dodge 30.523 176.916   20 38A David Gilliland Ford 29.903 180.584
21 5B Casey Mears Chevy 30.526 176.898   21 43B Bobby Labonte Dodge 29.909 180.548
22 16A Greg Biffle Ford 30.534 176.852   22 9A Kasey Kahne Dodge 29.910 180.542
23 00A David Reutimann Toyota 30.553 176.742   23 07B Clint Bowyer Chevy 29.925 180.451
24 83B Brian Vickers Toyota 30.571 176.638   24 11A Denny Hamlin Toyota 29.939 180.367
25 28A Travis Kvapil Ford 30.574 176.621   25 19A Elliott Sadler Dodge 29.958 180.252
26 99A Carl Edwards Ford 30.579 176.592   26 66A Scott Riggs Chevy 29.962 180.228
27 88B Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Chevy 30.581 176.580   27 2A Kurt Busch Dodge 29.975 180.150
28 55A Michael Waltrip Toyota 30.591 176.523   28 55A Michael Waltrip Toyota 29.980 180.120
29 99B Carl Edwards Ford 30.595 176.499   29 17B Matt Kenseth Ford 29.982 180.108
30 84A A.J. Allmendinger Toyota 30.602 176.459   30 6B David Ragan Ford 29.986 180.084
31 2B Kurt Busch Dodge 30.640 176.240   31 8A Mark Martin Chevy 30.005 179.970
32 7A Robby Gordon Ford 30.640 176.240   32 11B Denny Hamlin Toyota 30.031 179.814
33 9A Kasey Kahne Dodge 30.699 175.901   33 29A Kevin Harvick Chevy 30.047 179.718
34 43B Bobby Labonte Dodge 30.705 175.867   34 42A Juan Pablo Montoya Dodge 30.055 179.671
35 66A Scott Riggs Chevy 30.713 175.821   35 65A Chad McCumbee Chevy 30.058 179.653
36 77A Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge 30.714 175.816   36 83B Brian Vickers Toyota 30.071 179.575
37 78A Joe Nemechek Chevy 30.722 175.770   37 44A Dale Jarrett Toyota 30.071 179.575
38 8B Mark Martin Chevy 30.723 175.764   38 15B Paul Menard Chevy 30.071 179.575
39 26A Jamie McMurray Ford 30.753 175.593   39 49A Ken Schrader Dodge 30.081 179.515
40 96B J.J. Yeley Toyota 30.762 175.541   40 70A Jeremy Mayfield Chevy 30.089 179.468
41 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 30.779 175.444   41 1A Martin Truex, Jr. Chevy 30.093 179.444
42 84B A.J. Allmendinger Toyota 30.791 175.376   42 41A Reed Sorenson Dodge 30.097 179.420
43 41A Reed Sorenson Dodge 30.792 175.370   43 28A Travis Kvapil Ford 30.109 179.348
44 6A David Ragan Ford 30.818 175.222   44 7A Robby Gordon Ford 30.161 179.039
45 32A Micheal McDonnell Toyota 30.852 175.029   45 1B Martin Truex, Jr. Chevy 30.162 179.033
46 2A Kurt Busch Dodge 30.853 175.023   46 01B Regan Smith Chevy 30.180 178.926
47 12A Ryan Newman Dodge 30.864 174.961   47 45A Kyle Petty Dodge 30.181 178.921
48 40A Dario Franchitti Dodge 30.884 174.848   48 22B Dave Blaney Toyota 30.186 178.891
49 38A David Gilliland Ford 30.920 174.644   49 32A Michael McDowell Toyota 30.203 178.790
50 45A Kyle Petty Dodge 30.926 174.610   50 8B Mark Martin Chevy 30.210 178.749
51 01A Regan Smith Chevy 30.953 174.458   51 78B Joe Nemechek Chevy 30.211 178.743
52 49A Ken Schrader Dodge 30.998 174.205   52 5A Casey Mears Chevy 30.213 178.731
53 22B Dave Blaney Toyota 31.057 173.874   53 2B Kurt Busch Dodge 30.213 178.731
54 15A Paul Menard Chevy 31.061 173.851   54 17A Matt Kenseth Ford 30.218 178.701
55 70A Jeremy Mayfield Chevy 31.082 173.734   55 96A J.J. Yeley Toyota 30.229 178.636
56 31A Jeff Burton Chevy 31.095 173.661   56 83A Brian Vickers Toyota 30.273 178.377
57 70B Chad McCumbee Chevy 31.104 173.611   57 10A Patrick Carpentier Dodge 30.276 178.359
58 17A Matt Kenseth Ford 31.113 173.561   58 38B David Gilliland Ford 30.286 178.300
59 21A Bill Elliott Ford 31.132 173.455   59 84B A.J. Allmendinger Toyota 30.290 178.277
60 10A Patrick Carpentier Dodge 31.171 173.238   60 34A John Andretti Chevy 30.314 178.136
61 15B Paul Menard Chevy 31.344 172.282   61 96B J.J. Yeley Toyota 30.319 178.106
62 6B David Ragan Ford 31.356 172.216   62 7B Robby Gordon Ford 30.328 178.053
63 27A Jacques Villeneuve Toyota 31.437 171.772   63 27A Jacques Villeneuve Toyota 30.334 178.018
64 42B Juan Pablo Montoya Dodge 31.556 171.124   64 84A A.J. Allmendinger Toyota 30.341 177.977
65 42A Juan Pablo Montoya Dodge 31.557 171.119   65 88A Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Chevy 30.352 177.912
66 21B Bill Elliott Ford 31.650 170.616   66 00A David Reutimann Toyota 30.414 177.550
67 01B Regan Smith Chevy 31.697 170.363   67 45B Kyle Petty Dodge 30.415 177.544
68 78B Joe Nemechek Chevy 0.000 0.000   68 12A Ryan Newman Dodge 30.504 177.026
              69 55B Michael Waltrip Toyota 30.506 177.014
              70 21B Jon Wood Ford 30.556 176.725
              71 77B Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge 30.586 176.551
              72 6A David Ragan Ford 30.609 176.419
              73 26A Jamie McMurray Ford 30.635 176.269
              74 77A Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge 30.666 176.091

(NASCAR Media)





Taken at Las Vegas Motor Speedway during Day 2 AM testing by Jack Hedstrom
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TESTING - Day 2 - Jan. 29, 2008

Taken at Las Vegas Motor Speedway during Day 2 PM testing by Kranz Photo
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Preseason Thunder Practice Jan-29 (AM)   Preseason Thunder Practice Jan-29 (PM)
Day 2 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway   Day 2 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Pos Car# Driver Manu Time Speed   Pos Car# Driver Manu Time Speed
1 99B Carl Edwards Ford 29.307 184.256   1 42A Juan Pablo Montoya Dodge 28.914 186.761
2 00B David Reutimann Toyota 29.350 183.986   2 84A A.J. Allmendinger Toyota 29.071 185.752
3 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 29.365 183.892   3 5B Casey Mears Chevy 29.135 185.344
4 17B Matt Kenseth Ford 29.375 183.830   4 9B Kasey Kahne Dodge 29.155 185.217
5 20A Tony Stewart Toyota 29.397 183.692   5 41A Reed Sorenson Dodge 29.180 185.058
6 83B Brian Vickers Toyota 29.404 183.648   6 19A Elliott Sadler Dodge 29.188 185.008
7 12B Ryan Newman Dodge 29.434 183.461   7 66B Scott Riggs Chevy 29.217 184.824
8 24A Jeff Gordon Chevy 29.456 183.324   8 99A Carl Edwards Ford 29.232 184.729
9 16A Greg Biffle Ford 29.460 183.299   9 48A Jimmie Johnson Chevy 29.244 184.653
10 18B Kyle Busch Toyota 29.470 183.237   10 20A Tony Stewart Toyota 29.252 184.603
11 00A David Reutimann Toyota 29.489 183.119   11 00B David Reutimann Toyota 29.265 184.521
12 88A Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Chevy 29.491 183.107   12 18B Kyle Busch Toyota 29.276 184.451
13 9A Kasey Kahne Dodge 29.495 183.082   13 12B Ryan Newman Dodge 29.308 184.250
14 20B Tony Stewart Toyota 29.507 183.007   14 83B Brian Vickers Toyota 29.331 184.106
15 5B Casey Mears Chevy 29.522 182.914   15 8A Mark Martin Chevy 29.335 184.080
16 26B Jamie McMurray Ford 29.524 182.902   16 07B Clint Bowyer Chevy 29.337 184.068
17 07B Clint Bowyer Chevy 29.532 182.852   17 31B Jeff Burton Chevy 29.352 183.974
18 48A Jimmie Johnson Chevy 29.538 182.815   18 55A Michael Waltrip Toyota 29.372 183.849
19 29A Kevin Harvick Chevy 29.592 182.482   19 44A Dale Jarrett Toyota 29.391 183.730
20 38A David Gilliland Ford 29.599 182.439   20 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 29.405 183.642
21 17A Matt Kenseth Ford 29.614 182.346   21 10A Patrick Carpentier Dodge 29.418 183.561
22 07A Clint Bowyer Chevy 29.614 182.346   22 24A Jeff Gordon Chevy 29.421 183.542
23 12A Ryan Newman Dodge 29.619 182.315   23 16A Greg Biffle Ford 29.422 183.536
24 19A Elliott Sadler Dodge 29.621 182.303   24 43A Bobby Labonte Dodge 29.444 183.399
25 99A Carl Edwards Ford 29.625 182.278   25 26B Jamie McMurray Ford 29.481 183.169
26 31B Jeff Burton Chevy 29.650 182.125   26 38A David Gilliland Ford 29.496 183.076
27 78B Joe Nemechek Chevy 29.661 182.057   27 32A Michael McDowell Toyota 29.502 183.038
28 6B David Ragan Ford 29.677 181.959   28 34A John Andretti Chevy 29.514 182.964
29 44A Dale Jarrett Toyota 29.684 181.916   29 88A Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Chevy 29.520 182.927
30 66B Scott Riggs Chevy 29.690 181.879   30 29A Kevin Harvick Chevy 29.536 182.828
31 38B David Gilliland Ford 29.697 181.837   31 40B Dario Franchitti Dodge 29.558 182.692
32 28A Travis Kvapil Ford 29.698 181.830   32 6B David Ragan Ford 29.558 182.692
33 26A Jamie McMurray Ford 29.702 181.806   33 99B Carl Edwards Ford 29.562 182.667
34 5A Casey Mears Chevy 29.715 181.726   34 11B Denny Hamlin Toyota 29.566 182.642
35 8A Mark Martin Chevy 29.717 181.714   35 65A Chad McCumbee Chevy 29.571 182.611
36 70A Jeremy Mayfield Chevy 29.745 181.543   36 11A Denny Hamlin Toyota 29.574 182.593
37 42A Juan Pablo Montoya Dodge 29.754 181.488   37 07A Clint Bowyer Chevy 29.585 182.525
38 16B Greg Biffle Ford 29.775 181.360   38 17B Matt Kenseth Ford 29.588 182.506
39 84A A.J. Allmendinger Toyota 29.786 181.293   39 9A Kasey Kahne Dodge 29.590 182.494
40 55A Michael Waltrip Toyota 29.793 181.251   40 17A Matt Kenseth Ford 29.597 182.451
41 2A Kurt Busch Dodge 29.800 181.208   41 29B Kevin Harvick Chevy 29.618 182.322
42 96A J.J. Yeley Toyota 29.818 181.099   42 78B Joe Nemechek Chevy 29.619 182.315
43 1A Martin Truex, Jr. Chevy 29.824 181.062   43 15A Paul Menard Chevy 29.628 182.260
44 01B Regan Smith Chevy 29.829 181.032   44 88B Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Chevy 29.665 182.033
45 27A Jacques Villeneuve Toyota 29.832 181.014   45 28A Travis Kvapil Ford 29.677 181.959
46 88B Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Chevy 29.833 181.008   46 12A Ryan Newman Dodge 29.690 181.879
47 32A Michael McDowell Toyota 29.838 180.977   47 2A Kurt Busch Dodge 29.709 181.763
48 1B Martin Truex, Jr. Chevy 29.843 180.947   48 2B Kurt Busch Dodge 29.717 181.714
49 11B Denny Hamlin Toyota 29.859 180.850   49 01B Regan Smith Chevy 29.718 181.708
50 43B Bobby Labonte Dodge 29.863 180.826   50 27A Jacques Villeneuve Toyota 29.720 181.696
51 9B Kasey Kahne Dodge 29.873 180.765   51 70A Jeremy Mayfield Chevy 29.726 181.659
52 2B Kurt Busch Dodge 29.883 180.705   52 22B Dave Blaney Toyota 29.727 181.653
53 41A Reed Sorenson Dodge 29.889 180.668   53 49A Ken Schrader Dodge 29.749 181.519
54 22B Dave Blaney Toyota 29.895 180.632   54 1B Martin Truex, Jr. Chevy 29.757 181.470
55 43A Bobby Labonte Dodge 29.897 180.620   55 55B Michael Waltrip Toyota 29.774 181.366
56 55B Michael Waltrip Toyota 29.901 180.596   56 16B Greg Biffle Ford 29.790 181.269
57 7B Robby Gordon Ford 29.918 180.493   57 43B Bobby Labonte Dodge 29.811 181.141
58 83A Brian Vickers Toyota 29.952 180.288   58 83A Brian Vickers Toyota 29.841 180.959
59 15B Paul Menard Chevy 29.954 180.276   59 00A David Reutimann Toyota 29.849 180.911
60 45A Kyle Petty Dodge 29.977 180.138   60 27B Jacques Villeneuve Toyota 29.851 180.898
61 34A John Andretti Chevy 29.979 180.126   61 7A Robby Gordon Ford 29.862 180.832
62 15A Paul Menard Chevy 30.030 179.820   62 45A Kyle Petty Dodge 29.862 180.832
63 7A Robby Gordon Ford 30.053 179.683   63 1A Martin Truex, Jr. Chevy 29.883 180.705
64 49A Ken Schrader Dodge 30.054 179.677   64 96A J.J. Yeley Toyota 29.938 180.373
65 66A Scott Riggs Chevy 30.061 179.635   65 38B David Gilliland Ford 29.973 180.162
66 10A Patrick Carpentier Dodge 30.088 179.474   66 66A Scott Riggs Chevy 29.993 180.042
67 78A Joe Nemechek Chevy 30.089 179.468   67 96B J.J. Yeley Toyota 30.060 179.641
68 31A Jeff Burton Chevy 30.170 178.986   68 77B Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge 30.093 179.444
69 77B Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge 30.192 178.855   69 84B A.J. Allmendinger Toyota 30.104 179.378
70 21A Bill Elliott Ford 30.199 178.814   70 22A Dave Blaney Toyota 30.111 179.336
71 40B Dario Franchitti Dodge 30.258 178.465   71 15B Paul Menard Chevy 30.173 178.968
72 21B Jon Wood Ford 30.338 177.995   72 78A Joe Nemechek Chevy 30.204 178.784
73 41B Reed Sorenson Dodge 30.437 177.416   73 42B Juan Pablo Montoya Dodge 30.211 178.743
74 22A Dave Blaney Toyota 30.538 176.829   74 21B Jon Wood Ford 30.212 178.737
75 42B Juan Pablo Montoya Dodge 30.732 175.713              
76 65A Chad McCumbee Chevy 0.000 0.000              

(NASCAR Media)




Preseason Thunder Practice Jan 28-29 Best by Driver
Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Pos Car# Driver Manu Time Speed When
1 42A Juan Pablo Montoya Dodge 28.914 186.761 Day2pm
2 84A A.J. Allmendinger Toyota 29.071 185.752 Day2pm
3 5B Casey Mears Chevy 29.135 185.344 Day2pm
4 9B Kasey Kahne Dodge 29.155 185.217 Day2pm
5 41A Reed Sorenson Dodge 29.180 185.058 Day2pm
6 19A Elliott Sadler Dodge 29.188 185.008 Day2pm
7 66B Scott Riggs Chevy 29.217 184.824 Day2pm
8 99A Carl Edwards Ford 29.232 184.729 Day2pm
9 48A Jimmie Johnson Chevy 29.244 184.653 Day2pm
10 20A Tony Stewart Toyota 29.252 184.603 Day2pm
11 00B David Reutimann Toyota 29.265 184.521 Day2pm
12 18B Kyle Busch Toyota 29.276 184.451 Day2pm
13 12B Ryan Newman Dodge 29.308 184.250 Day2pm
14 83B Brian Vickers Toyota 29.331 184.106 Day2pm
15 8A Mark Martin Chevy 29.335 184.080 Day2pm
16 07B Clint Bowyer Chevy 29.337 184.068 Day2pm
17 31B Jeff Burton Chevy 29.352 183.974 Day2pm
18 55A Michael Waltrip Toyota 29.372 183.849 Day2pm
19 17B Matt Kenseth Ford 29.375 183.830 Day2am
20 44A Dale Jarrett Toyota 29.391 183.730 Day2pm
21 10A Patrick Carpentier Dodge 29.418 183.561 Day2pm
22 24A Jeff Gordon Chevy 29.421 183.542 Day2pm
23 16A Greg Biffle Ford 29.422 183.536 Day2pm
24 43A Bobby Labonte Dodge 29.444 183.399 Day2pm
25 26B Jamie McMurray Ford 29.481 183.169 Day2pm
26 88A Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Chevy 29.491 183.107 Day2am
27 38A David Gilliland Ford 29.496 183.076 Day2pm
28 32A Michael McDowell Toyota 29.502 183.038 Day2pm
29 34A John Andretti Chevy 29.514 182.964 Day2pm
30 29A Kevin Harvick Chevy 29.536 182.828 Day2pm
31 40B Dario Franchitti Dodge 29.558 182.692 Day2pm
32 6B David Ragan Ford 29.558 182.692 Day2pm
33 11B Denny Hamlin Toyota 29.566 182.642 Day2pm
34 65A Chad McCumbee Chevy 29.571 182.611 Day2pm
35 78B Joe Nemechek Chevy 29.619 182.315 Day2pm
36 15A Paul Menard Chevy 29.628 182.260 Day2pm
37 28A Travis Kvapil Ford 29.677 181.959 Day2pm
38 2A Kurt Busch Dodge 29.709 181.763 Day2pm
39 01B Regan Smith Chevy 29.718 181.708 Day2pm
40 27A Jacques Villeneuve Toyota 29.720 181.696 Day2pm
41 70A Jeremy Mayfield Chevy 29.726 181.659 Day2pm
42 22B Dave Blaney Toyota 29.727 181.653 Day2pm
43 49A Ken Schrader Dodge 29.749 181.519 Day2pm
44 1B Martin Truex, Jr. Chevy 29.757 181.470 Day2pm
45 96A J.J. Yeley Toyota 29.818 181.099 Day2am
46 45A Kyle Petty Dodge 29.862 180.832 Day2pm
47 7A Robby Gordon Ford 29.862 180.832 Day2pm
48 77B Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge 30.093 179.444 Day2pm
49 21A Bill Elliott Ford 30.199 178.814 Day2am
50 21B Jon Wood Ford 30.212 178.737 Day2pm
51 70B Chad McCumbee Chevy 31.104 173.611 Day1am

(Compiled from all the speeds posted my NASCAR Media thru Day 1)




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