Daytona practice Update 97-02-12

The following is from Von Hall of the NASCAR Fans Web site They are practicing at Daytona today. I'll give you the driver that looked the best today, they are in the draft so speeds are mixed. Geoff Bodine looks really good. He...

The following is from Von Hall of the NASCAR Fans Web site

They are practicing at Daytona today. I'll give you the driver that looked the best today, they are in the draft so speeds are mixed.

Geoff Bodine looks really good. He definitely looks ready to race. There was an accident today involving Joe Nemechek and Ward Burton. Joe will have to go to a backup car because his is trashed, Ward had minor damage. NASCAR is looking closely at the Carbs and the Restrictor plates today, could they finally be seeing what we are? I sure hope so. Drivers comments today, they say it is very Hairy. They say it is as tight as it has been ever and it is really difficult to get around in the pack, very close quarters. They still are complaining about passing.

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There was another minor incident in practice this afternoon, Ernie Irvan and Kyle Petty got together in a slow speed accident, both came out with minor damage. In a similar incident Greg Sacks and Ricky Craven got together for minor damage.

Seems to be a bit better in practice in the afternoon. There are conflicting reports but all in all I'd say the racing is a little better. Teams seem to be adapting to the rules although NASCAR is still looking.

Practice speeds are in but they are a little bogus due to the draft. Here is a list.

 1 Jeremy Mayfield        190.900
 2 Wally Dallenbach        190.488
 3 Dale Earnhardt        190.303
 4 Ted Musgrave                190.231
 5 John Andretti        190.210
 6 Lake Speed                190.110
 7 Ward Burton                190.094
 8 Ricky Craven                190.066
 9 Bobby Hamilton        190.010
10 Morgan Shepherd        189.873
11 Jeff Burton                189.873
12 Rick Mast                189.857
13 Jimmy Spencer        189.825
14 Rusty Wallace        189.821
15 Ken Schrader                189.793
16 Darrell Waltrip        189.745
17 Mark Martin                189.725
18 Kyle Petty                189.649
19 Terry Labonte        189.585
20 Jeff Gordon                189.581
21 Dave Marcis                189.550
22 Ernie Irvan                189.550
23 Robby Gordon                189.502
24 Johnny Benson        189.494
25 Michael Waltrip        189.486
26 Bobby Hillin                189.470
27 Dick Trickle                189.434
28 Dale Jarrett                189.394
29 Geoff Bodine                189.382
30 Chad Little                189.358

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , John Andretti , Jeff Burton , Ward Burton , Wally Dallenbach , Jeff Gordon , Bobby Hamilton , Ernie Irvan , Dale Jarrett , Darrell Waltrip , Terry Labonte , Jeremy Mayfield , Dick Trickle , Rusty Wallace , Michael Waltrip , Kyle Petty , Ken Schrader , Jimmy Spencer , Joe Nemechek , Robby Gordon , Johnny Benson , Ted Musgrave , Ricky Craven , Chad Little , Dave Marcis , Rick Mast , Morgan Shepherd , Greg Sacks , Mark Martin