Hampton GA, 11-16-00 - Larry Foyt, in his father AJ's Harrah's Casino Pontiac, posted the fastest lap in practice here Thursday at the Atlanta Motor Speedway prior to 1st round qualifying for the ARCA Georgia Boot 400. Foyt toured the 1.54-mile superspeedway at 190.052 mph which unofficially broke the one-lap track record of 188.021 set last year by Derrick Gilchrist. Shawna Robinson was second quickest at 189.649 ahead of Scott Wimmer, who checked in third quickest in a Bill Davis Pontiac at 188.828. Tim Steele, also unofficially under the track record, went 188.578 while AJ Alsup rounded out the top-five fastest qualifiers at 188.411. However, 1st Round Qualifying scheduled for 2 PM was rained out and has been rescheduled for Friday at 8:30 AM.
REMAINING PRACTICE SPEEDS: Justin Labonte 188.015, Bob Strait 187.748, Lyndon Amick 187.367, Tim Sauter 187.089, Mark Gibson 187.026, Kerry Earnhardt 186.944, Frank Kimmel 186.868, Matt Hutter 186.761, Lance Hooper 186.303, Mario Gosselin 185.915, Damon Lusk 185.866, David Keith 185.859, Mike Swaim Jr 185.816, Bobby Gerhart 185.666, Andy Hillenburg 185.604, Andy Belmont 185.505, Ed Berrier 185.375, Kirk Shelmerdine 184.880, Robert Burroughs 184.869, Matt Mullins 184.689, Morgan Shepherd 184.302, Dwayne Leik 184.204, Sammy Sanders 183.997, Joe Cooksey 183.960, Jason Hedlesky 183.911, Trent Owens 183.613, Anthony Hill 183.497, Rich Woodland 183.479, Marc Brenner 183.109, Brian Ross 182.416, Austin Cameron 182.314, Dan Pardus 182.261, Billy Venturini 180.463, Todd Shaffer 180.181, Preston Tutt 179.912, Dion Ciccarelli 179.001, Chuck Weber 178.626, Ron Cox 178.556, Mark Stahl 178.476, Norm Benning 177.903, Mike Harmon 177.801, Christian Elder 176.521, Rick Thoennes 168.839, Dennis Strickland 168.204, BIll Flowers 166.827, Bill Pratt 165.305, Tim Burrell 162.438, Drew White 159.880, Jon Herb NT.
NOTE: Jon Herb made contact with the inner retaining wall along the frontstretch in practice and has withdrawn his entry. Herb was not injured.