Daytona GM testing 97-01-22

Marlin records second-fastest lap of the winter at Daytona DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 22) -- Two-time Daytona 500 winner Sterling Marlin Wednesday posted the second-fastest lap of NASCAR Winston Cup stock car testing, 188.620 mph, at Daytona ...

Marlin records second-fastest lap of the winter at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 22) -- Two-time Daytona 500 winner Sterling Marlin Wednesday posted the second-fastest lap of NASCAR Winston Cup stock car testing, 188.620 mph, at Daytona International Speedway on the final day of testing in preparation for the Feb. 16 Daytona 500.

Marlin, driving a Morgan-McClure Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo, was clocked at 47.715 seconds around the 2.5-mile trioval. That lap was just shy of John Andretti's pace-setting lap of 189.458 mph set during Ford's final three-day test session last week.

Rounding out the top-five speeds from the General Motors contingent were Dale Earnhardt, 188.324 mph; Ken Schrader, 188.190; Terry Labonte, 188.088; and Robby Gordon, 187.915. Bobby Hamilton again had the fastest lap by a Pontiac driver, 186.432 mph.

The Speedway will lay quiet until Thursday, Jan. 30, when practice and qualifying begins for the Feb. 1-2 Rolex 24 At Daytona.

GENERAL MOTORS TEST SPEEDS -- Jan. 22* NO DRIVER/CAR SPEED 4 Sterling Marlin/Chevrolet 188.620 44 Kyle Petty/Pontiac 185.893 3 Dale Earnhardt/Chevrolet 188.324 1 Morgan Shepherd/Pontiac 185.632 33 Ken Schrader/Chevrolet 188.190 36 Derrike Cope/Pontiac 185.124 5 Terry Labonte/Chevrolet 188.088 73 Phil Barkdoll/Chevrolet 185.075 40 Robby Gordon/Chevrolet 187.915 22 Tracy Leslie/Pontiac 184.961 41 Steve Grissom/Chevrolet 187.356 71 Dave Marcis/Chevrolet 184.862 31 Mike Skinner/Chevrolet 187.227 96 David Green/Chevrolet 183.981 91 Mike Wallace/Chevrolet 187.141 51 Jeff Purvis/Chevrolet 183.572 25 Ricky Craven/Chevrolet 187.114 17 Darrell Waltrip/Chevrolet 186.943 24 Jeff Gordon/Chevrolet 186.823 95 Gary Bradberry/Chevrolet 186.587 43 Bobby Hamilton/Pontiac 186.432 97 Chad Little/Pontiac 186.208 46 Wally Dallenbach/Chevrolet 186.039 * Electronic times taken randomly throughout the day.

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , John Andretti , Derrike Cope , Wally Dallenbach , Jeff Gordon , Bobby Hamilton , Darrell Waltrip , Terry Labonte , Mike Skinner , Kyle Petty , Ken Schrader , Sterling Marlin , Robby Gordon , Mike Wallace , Ricky Craven , Chad Little , Jeff Purvis , David Green , Dave Marcis , Steve Grissom , Gary Bradberry , Morgan Shepherd