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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.
Ken Schrader, who Monday stepped into a race car for the first time since the NASCAR Winston Cup Series finale at Atlanta Motor Speedway in November, ran the fastest test lap of the winter at Daytona International Speedway on Monday -- at better than 188 mph -- during the so-called "Happy Hour" period at the end of the day.
Schrader was clocked at 47.848 seconds, an average speed of 188.096 mph, after the deadline for reporting speeds had passed. Due to the large number of teams lined up on pit road, the Chevrolets and Pontiacs were allowed to run until about 5:20 p.m.
By the time they were through, four drivers had topped 187 mph and Purvis was third-quickest.
GENERAL MOTORS TEST SPEEDS -- January 15, 1996 NO DRIVER/CAR SPEED 25 Ken Schrader/Chevrolet 188.096 mph 4 Sterling Marlin/Chevrolet 187.473 44 Jeff Purvis/Chevrolet 187.040 24 Jeff Gordon/Chevrolet 187.036 3 Mike Skinner/Chevrolet 186.683 17 Darrell Waltrip/Chevrolet 186.416 5 Terry Labonte/Chevrolet 186.243 71 Dave Marcis/Chevrolet 186.158 30 Johnny Benson/Pontiac 185.322 33 Robert Pressley/Chevrolet 185.303 87 Joe Nemechek/Chevrolet 185.025 43 Bobby Hamilton/Pontiac 184.942 29 Steve Grissom/Chevrolet 184.404 1 Rick Mast/Pontiac 184.128 29 Steve Grissom/Chevrolet 183.677 18 Bobby Labonte/Chevrolet 183.628 41 Ricky Craven/Chevrolet 183.479 73 Phil Barkdoll/Chevrolet 183.430 97 Chad Little/Pontiac 183.393 22 Ward Burton/Pontiac 183.374
* Electronic times taken randomly throughout the day.
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