Busch Series testing - Day 2

NASCAR Busch Series stock car testing - Day 2 PURVIS FASTEST AS NASCAR BUSCH SERIES TEAMS OPEN AT DAYTONA DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- After testing was postponed by rain on Thursday, Jeff Purvis of Clarksville, Tenn., posted the ...

NASCAR Busch Series stock car testing - Day 2

PURVIS FASTEST AS NASCAR BUSCH SERIES TEAMS OPEN AT DAYTONA DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- After testing was postponed by rain on Thursday, Jeff Purvis of Clarksville, Tenn., posted the fastest time as NASCAR Busch Series teams tested Friday at Daytona International Speedway in preparation for the NAPA Auto Parts 300 scheduled for Feb. 14.

Purvis was clocked at 46.780 seconds, for an average speed of 192.390 mph in his No. 4 Lance Snacks Chevrolet Monte Carlo.

After winning the NAPA Auto Parts 300 in 1997, two-time defending NASCAR Busch Series champion Randy LaJoie appreciates the difficulty of winning the Series' premier event. "There's so many small things that play huge factors at Daytona. We came down here last year with a good package, and if we can duplicate that effort again, I think we can win this race two times in a row.

"Winning that race one time is hard enough, but to win it back-to-back would be pretty awesome. Anytime you drive into Daytona's Victory Lane, it's a race car driver's dream. I drove into the old Victory Lane, and now I need to drive into the new (remodeled) one."

Due to Thursday's rain, the NASCAR Busch Series test will continue tomorrow in conjunction with the scheduled NASCAR Goody's Dash Series test.

A section of the Oldfield Grandstand is open daily at no charge from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with access through DAYTONA USA, "The Ultimate Motorsports Attraction." Guided tours of the Speedway are also available from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a nominal fee.

                        NASCAR BUSCH SERIES TEST -- Jan. 16*
NO  DRIVER/CAR                          SPEED
 4  Jeff Purvis/Chevrolet               192.390
64  Dick Trickle/Chevrolet              191.840 
17  Matt Kenseth/Chevrolet              191.787 
 3  Dale Earnhardt Jr./Chevrolet        191.722 
93  Dave Blaney/Pontiac                 191.392 
88  Kevin Schwantz/Chevrolet            191.058 
 9  Jeff Burton/Ford Taurus             190.420
30  Mike Cope/Chevrolet                 190.263 
15  Ken Schrader/Chevrolet              190.198
63  Tracy Leslie/Pontiac                189.986 
57  Jason Keller/Chevrolet              189.938 
35  Lyndon Amick/Pontiac                189.938
78  Hank Parker Jr./Chevrolet           189.93
85  Shane Hall/Chevrolet                189.829
55  Larry Pearson/Pontiac               189.625 
37  Mark Green/Chevrolet                189.597
 6  Joe Bessey/Chevrolet                189.454
60  Mark Martin                         189.402    
99  Glenn Allen/Chevrolet               189.211
00  Buckshot Jones/Pontiac              189.175
74  Randy LaJoie/Chevrolet              189.072
89  Stanton Barrett/Ford T-bird         189.012 
70  Dale Fischlein/Chevrolet            188.834
59  Robert Pressley/Chevrolet           188.790
72  Mike Dillon/Chevrolet               188.770
36  Matt Hutter/Pontiac                 188.419
40  Rick Fuller/Chevrolet               188.159
33  Tim Fedewa/Chevrolet                187.758
38  Elton Sawyer Ford Taurus            187.727
45  Brad Loney/Chevrolet                187.165
50  Jimmy Foster Ford Taurus            186.536
80  Mark Krogh/Chevrolet                185.647
92  Derrike Cope/Chevrolet              184.968
16  Mark Day/Pontiac                    184.900 
68  Chris Diamond/Chevrolet             184.464

* Electronic times taken throughout the day's practice session

* Electronic times taken throughout the day's practice session

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. , Jeff Burton , Derrike Cope , Matt Kenseth , Dick Trickle , Jason Keller , Ken Schrader , Hank Parker Jr. , Shane Hall , Elton Sawyer , Buckshot Jones , Robert Pressley , Kevin Schwantz , Lyndon Amick , Mark Green , Jeff Purvis , Stanton Barrett , Dave Blaney , Mark Day , Mark Martin