Bobby Labonte and Ron Hornaday Jr. Conclude Goodyear Tire Test at Atlanta Motor Speedway
HAMPTON, Ga. (Dec. 12, 2007) -- Bobby Labonte and Ron Hornaday Jr. completed the second and final day of a Goodyear tire test today at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Three-time NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series champion Hornaday Jr. was the first to take the track in his No. 2 Camping World Chevrolet Silverado for the morning test session.
"With the rules changing for the 2008 season, we are having to make some adjustments," Hornaday Jr., the October Craftsman truck race winner at AMS said. "These changes are going to make the racing even more exciting. If you though it was exciting watching Bobby (Labonte) and I race to the finish line in 2005, we are probably going to be four-wide, side-by-side, racing to the stripe next time we come here."
Hornaday Jr.'s fastest lap on the second day of testing was logged at 174.669 mph (31.74 seconds).
Labonte, a six-time AMS winner, clocked his fastest lap at 182.789 mph (30.33 seconds) in his primer gray Petty Enterprises car.
"Atlanta makes great racing because you can pass," Labonte, the 2000 NASCAR Cup champion said. "You don't just run behind each other, you can move around and pass."