Atlanta test notes 2005-08-02

NASCAR NEXTEL CUP CARS AT ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY Hampton, Ga. (August 2, 2005) NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series cars took to the track today for the first time since a tornado hit Atlanta Motor Speedway on July 6. In...

NASCAR NEXTEL CUP CARS AT ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY

Hampton, Ga. (August 2, 2005) NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series cars took to the track today for the first time since a tornado hit Atlanta Motor Speedway on July 6.

In a closed test session, NASCAR officials took data from a Chevrolet Monte Carlo driven by Bobby Labonte in the morning, and in the afternoon session, Dale Jarrett was behind the wheel in the new Ford Fusion. Official speeds were not released from the test session.

"The track is absolutely no different than it was before the tornado," said Labonte. "From a competitors view, there is nothing that I saw today that would keep us from coming here in October."

Great seats are still available for the Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 race weekend. Tickets can be obtained by calling (770) 946-4211 or online at www.atlantamotorspeedway.com.

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Jarrett , Bobby Labonte