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Preseason Thunder comes to a close

Posted on: January 14, 2012 6:34 pm
Edited on: January 16, 2012 12:41 pm
By Pete Pistone

Jeff Gordon found his way to the top of the speed charts again on Saturday afternoon as Preseason Thunder testing wound up at Daytona International Speedway.

Gordon's top lap of 200.562 mph was the best of the afternoon session, the sixth and final one of the three day gathering in Daytona.

A.J. Allmendinger, Brad Keselowski, Kasey Kahne and Denny Hamlin rounded out the top five.

NASCAR was pleased with the January test as the sanctioning body puts together a rules package for teams to race with when Speedweeks in February kicks off the season at Daytona.

NASCAR's vice president of competition Robin Pemberton said he appreciated the input and work from the teams and is confident a competitive package will be in place in time for the Daytona 500.

"We have all worked hard to find what we feel works and doesn't work," said Pemberton. "I'm very happy, we all are, with where we've landed after the time spent down here and I believe when we come backl for Speedweeks we'll have a competitive landscape for everyone."


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Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: January 15, 2012 8:54 pm

Peseason Thunder comes to a close

the fuel injection didnt seem to make a difference for the drivers i saw talking on thursday and friday. Im ready to get racing. So many old faces in new places.

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