Elliott Preseason Thunder report 2006-01-10

ELLIOTT HAS ANOTHER FAST DAY IN MB2 CHEVY DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 10, 2006) -- Bill Elliott had another productive day of preseason testing for the Daytona 500. The driver of the No. 36 MB2 Motorsports Chevrolet was second fastest Tuesday, a...

ELLIOTT HAS ANOTHER FAST DAY IN MB2 CHEVY

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 10, 2006) -- Bill Elliott had another productive day of preseason testing for the Daytona 500. The driver of the No. 36 MB2 Motorsports Chevrolet was second fastest Tuesday, a few ticks shy of claiming the top spot for the second day in-a-row.

Elliott's No. 36 MB2 Motorsports Chevrolet covered the historic Daytona International Speedway 2.5-mile oval in 47.866 seconds at 188.025 miles per hour. Jeff Gordon was fastest at 47.754 at 188.466. Elliott had the fastest lap Monday at 48.072 at 187.219.

"Everything felt good again today," said Elliott, who announced last week that he would drive the No. 36 Chevy in the Feb. 11 Budweiser Shootout and Feb. 19 Daytona 500. "We've made great progress in two short days and feel good about coming back here next month for the big show. All systems are go."

Preseason testing for the Daytona 500 will conclude Wednesday. The second group of Nextel Cup teams, including the MB2 cars of Joe Nemechek and Sterling Marlin, will begin its three-day test session Monday.

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Bill Elliott , Jeff Gordon , Joe Nemechek , Sterling Marlin