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Jeff Gordon leads first Daytona test session

Posted on: January 12, 2012 1:02 pm
Edited on: January 12, 2012 3:11 pm
 

By Pete Pistone

Daytona Preseason Thunder testing kicked off Thursday morning with the first session of the three day gathering at Daytona International Speedway.

Single car runs were the order of the opening session and Hendrick Motorsports driver Jeff Gordon was fastest of the 31 cars that recorded times.

Thursday's afternoon session will include drafting and give drivers, teams and NASCAR a better idea of how the many rule changes put into play in hopes of breaking up the two-car tandem will work.


Session 1

1. Jeff Gordon: 192.773 m.p.h.
2. Paul Menard: 192.369 m.p.h.
3. Kurt Busch: 192.361 m.p.h.
4. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.: 191.959 m.p.h.
5. Juan Pablo Montoya: 191.853 m.p.h.
6. Jimmie Johnson: 191.763 m.p.h.
7. Greg Biffle: 191.542 m.p.h.
8.  Danica Patrick: 191.473 m.p.h.
9. Jeff Burton: 191.412 m.p.h.
10. Trevor Bayne: 191.400 m.p.h.
11. Dale Earnhardt Jr.: 191.388 m.p.h.
12. Tony Stewart: 191.359 m.p.h.
13. Kyle Busch: 191.339 m.p.h.
14. Joey Logano: 191.249 m.p.h.
15. Ryan Newman: 191.042 m.p.h.
16. Denny Hamlin: 190.994 m.p.h.
17. Matt Kenseth: 190.945 m.p.h.
18. Kasey Kahn: 190.840 m.p.h.
19. Kevin Harvick: 190.775 m.p.h.
20. Clint Bowyer: 190.682 m.p.h.
21. Mark Martin: 190.577 m.p.h.
22. Marcos Ambrose: 190.525 m.p.h.
23. Aric Almirola: 190.456 m.p.h.
24. Jamie McMurray: 190.400 m.p.h.
25. Regan Smith: 189.978 m.p.h.
26. AJ Allmendinger: 189.797 m.p.h.
27. Carl Edwards: 189.733 m.p.h.
28. Brad Keselowski: 189.458 m.p.h.
29. Casey Mears: 189.442 m.p.h.
30. Martin Truex Jr.: 188.945 m.p.h.
31. Joe Nemechek: 186.320 m.p.h.



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Comments

Since: Dec 22, 2011
Posted on: January 13, 2012 11:55 am
 

Jeff Gordon leads first Daytona test session

Look who is 3rd. Go Kurt! Have some Fun!




Since: Jan 12, 2012
Posted on: January 13, 2012 8:34 am
 

Jeff Gordon leads first Daytona test session

I think Danica will be good for the sport. She should certainly bring in some much needed sponer $, and she's not to difficult on the eyes...



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: January 12, 2012 5:37 pm
 

Jeff Gordon leads first Daytona test session

Look at Danica! Her and Tony should be a VERY interesting combo at Daytona.




Since: Dec 2, 2008
Posted on: January 12, 2012 2:46 pm
 

Jeff Gordon leads first Daytona test session

Go JEFF! Here's hoping for a good season!


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