Wednesday, January 9, 2013

NASCAR Drivers to Test New Car at Daytona This Weekend

Earnahrdt Jr will be one of many drivers testing at Daytona this weekend
Sporting News

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

All times Eastern

Day 1 AM session speeds

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