|Earnahrdt Jr will be one of many drivers testing at Daytona this weekend|
The Daytona 500 is still more than a month away, but NASCAR Sprint Cup teams will begin testing for their biggest race on Thursday. So what’s the rush?
The rush is that by this time, teams typically have a good feel for the car they will race.
Not this time. They have a new car that’s never been tested at Daytona, so the three-day “Preseason Thunder” test at Daytona International Speedway has added importance.
Drivers will do single-car runs during the morning sessions and be allowed to draft during the afternoon. They will try to learn everything they can about the new 2013 car. Only a handful of drivers tested the cars at Talladega in October so many will be getting a feel for the car.
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TRACK SCHEDULE (Jan. 10-12):
7:30 a.m. NSCS Garage opens
8:30 a.m. Media Center opens
9 -12 p.m. NSCS testing
1 - 5 p.m. NSCS testing
6 p.m. Garage closes
Day 1 AM session speeds