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Kurt Busch tops 206 mph in Friday session

Posted on: January 13, 2012 5:21 pm
Edited on: January 13, 2012 5:53 pm
 
By Pete Pistone

The speeds keep climbing at Daytona during Preseason Thunder testing and Kurt Busch recorded the fastest lap of the week during Friday afternoon's session.

Busch hooked up with Regan Smith in a two car draft to record a lap of 206.058 mph. The new Phoenix Racing driver was also fast in Friday's morning session as he makes himself at home with the upstart organization.

NASCAR encouraged drivers to run in larger packs during the session after a morning spent in single file and some tandem drafting runs. Several drivers did participate in the larger groups which were the former norm at restrictor plate tracks before the tandem drafting phenomenon began two years ago.

NASCAR announced a change in the restrictor plate for Saturday's session that will see the size return to 29/32, the same as what teams started with during the test on Thursday. There will also be a moficiation to the grille to make the opening more horizontal for the final day of the test.

FRIDAY'S SECOND SESSION SPEEDS



 
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Since: Nov 9, 2008
Posted on: January 14, 2012 5:22 pm
 

Kurt Busch tops 206 mph in Friday session

Wonder if NASCAR will step in asnd dial those 200+ speeds back before the race?



Since: Nov 23, 2007
Posted on: January 14, 2012 5:17 pm
 

Kurt Busch tops 206 mph in Friday session

kurt is a punk!



Since: Jun 14, 2008
Posted on: January 14, 2012 9:38 am
 

Kurt Busch tops 206 mph in Friday session

Of course he is faster, he is not in a Dodge. It was usually a miracle for he or Keselowski to be fast in practice.



Since: Dec 4, 2011
Posted on: January 14, 2012 8:32 am
 

Kurt Busch tops 206 mph in Friday session

Let's just hope he keeps his wits about him.  When he first came into cup, I thought he was a real jerk of a driver, didn't like him at all.  Then, he seemed to calm down and he was starting to grow on me.  Now last season, he pulls the crap he did and he's back on my crap list.  Can't stand him or his brother.  They need to be run out of cup racing. 



Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: January 14, 2012 5:36 am
 

Kurt Busch tops 206 mph in Friday session

Looks like Kurt is going to be allot faster.... than allot of people expect- good :)


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