Daytona GM test notes 96-01-05

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.

Ten Chevrolet NASCAR Winston Cup teams concluded the first of two multi-day tests at Daytona International Speedway Friday in preparation for the February 18 Daytona 500. Terry Labonte remained atop the timing sheets with a lap of 47.949 seconds, an average speed of 187.699 mph. It was the best lap of the three-day test. Ford NASCAR Winston Cup Series teams open a three-day test session on Tuesday, Jan. 9. Meanwhile, at Talladega Superspeedway defending NASCAR Busch Series champion Johnny Benson continued to shake down the Bahari Racing Pontiac. Ward Burton and Bobby Hamilton reportedly tested from Tuesday through Thursday, then departed.

Visit the RaceWeb's Daytona section to keep track of all of the news out of Daytona as the GM teams conclude the first of their test sessions.

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 5, 1996

NO DRIVER TIME SPEED

   5    Terry Labonte/Chevrolet       47.949     187.699
   4    Sterling Marlin/Chevrolet     48.135     186.974
   3    Dale Earnhardt/Chevrolet      48.159     186.881
  24    Jeff Gordon/Chevrolet         48.169     186.842
  44    Jeff Purvis/Chevrolet         48.193     186.749
  87    Joe Nemechek/Chevrolet        48.337     186.193
  71    Dave Marcis/Chevrolet         48.425     185.854
  17    Darrell Waltrip/Chevrolet     48.555     185.357
  33    Robert Pressley/Chevrolet     48.556     185.353
  29    Steve Grissom/Chevrolet       48.992     183.703
  24j   Jack Sprague/Chevrolet        49.166     183.053   

* Electronic times taken randomly throughout the day.

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