Daytona GM test notes 96-01-04

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.

Terry Labonte turned in the fastest speed among the 10 Chevrolet NASCAR Winston Cup teams that were at Daytona International Speedway Thursday during the second of a three-day test session in preparation for the Feb. 18 Daytona 500. Labonte, coming off a sixth place in the 1995 standings, posted the fastest time of the day as well as the fastest of the winter so far, in Rick Hendrick's Kellogg's Chevrolet.

Texas native Labonte posted a quick lap of 47.994 seconds, an average speed of 187.523 mph. Two-time defending Daytona 500 champion Sterling Marlin eased his Monte Carlo into second on the winter chart with a lap at 187.480 mph while Winston Cup champion Jeff Gordon equalled Jeff Purvis' Wednesday best with a lap at 187.075.

Visit the RaceWeb's Daytona section to keep track of all of the news out of Daytona as the GM teams begin the first of a three day test session.

Included in the section is a 1996 cumulative tally of all the test speeds.

>From now until Speedweeks '96 and the running of the 38th Daytona 500 in February, follow all the events, testing and news from Daytona International Speedway.

GM DAYTONA TEST SPEED - January 4, 1996

NO DRIVER TIME SPEED

   5   Terry Labonte/Chevrolet        47.994      187.523
   4   Sterling Marlin/Chevrolet      48.005      187.480
  24   Jeff Gordon/Chevrolet          48.109      187.075
   3   Dale Earnhardt/Chevrolet       48.116      186.854
  44   Jeff Purvis/Chevrolet          48.186      186.776
  87   Joe Nemechek/Chevrolet         48.300      186.335
  71   Dave Marcis/Chevrolet          48.504      185.552
  33   Robert Pressley/Chevrolet      48.540      185.414
  17   Darrell Waltrip/Chevrolet      48.724      184.714
  24j  Jack Sprague/Chevrolet         49.034      183.546
  29   Steve Grissom/Chevrolet        49.125      183.206

* Electronic times taken randomly throughout the day.

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Jeff Gordon , Darrell Waltrip , Terry Labonte , Joe Nemechek , Sterling Marlin , Robert Pressley , Jack Sprague , Jeff Purvis , Dave Marcis , Steve Grissom