Martin fastest at The Glen on final test day

Watkins Glen, NY (July 29, 2003) - With one complete day of testing already under their belts, 17 NASCAR Winston Cup Series drivers went to work again today at Watkins Glen International in their final preparation for the SIRIUS at The Glen,...

Watkins Glen, NY (July 29, 2003) - With one complete day of testing already under their belts, 17 NASCAR Winston Cup Series drivers went to work again today at Watkins Glen International in their final preparation for the SIRIUS at The Glen, August 7-10 and the lap times were fast.

Mark Martin ran the 2.45-mile road course in just 1:11.10 with the No. 6 Viagra Ford, while his teammate Greg Biffle had the second-fastest lap of 1:11.30 in his No. 16 Grainger Ford. Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s No. 8 Budweiser Chevrolet came across the line with a time of 1:11.70, followed by Jeff Gordon's 1:11.72 in the No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet and No. 31 Cingular Wireless Chevrolet of Robby Gordon at 1:11.79.

Ron Fellows was the final driver to clock in under 1:12, with a time of 1:11.90 in his No. 1 Pennzoil Chevrolet. The No. 4 Kodak Film Pontiac of PJ Jones had a best lap of 1:12.00, followed closely by Joe Varde's 1:12.01, the No. 04 Pontiac of Johnny Miller with 1:12.10 and Matt Kenseth's 1:12.20 in the No. 17 DeWalt Ford.

Road course ringer Boris Said clocked in at 1:12.30 in his No. 01 US Army Pontiac, with Christian Fittipaldi's No. 44 New York Yankees Dodge timing in at 1:12.34. Three drivers shared a best time of 1:12.50 - Scott Pruett in the third Chip Ganassi entry, Bobby Labonte in the No. 18 Interstate Batteries Chevrolet and the No. 41 Target Dodge of rookie Casey Mears.

Rounding out the field was the No. 33 Andy Petree Racing Chevrolet with Paul Menard behind the wheel, timing in at 1:12.93 and Kyle Petty's 1:13.10 in the No. 45 Georgia Pacific Dodge.

Road racing becomes the focus of race fans across the country as America's most popular racing series - NASCAR Winston Cup - takes on multiple left- and right-hand turns and nasty elevation changes at The Glen August 7-10th in the SIRIUS at The Glen. It's a true test of technical skill and courage where only the greatest drivers prevail. The weekend is kicked off by the Bully Hill Vineyards 250 Rolex Sports Car Series Friday night, followed by Saturday's Mohegan Sun 150 presented by Pepsi Busch North Series event. Tickets for the event start at $50 and are still available.

Tickets for the SIRIUS at The Glen weekend, as well as the remaining 2003 racing season at Watkins Glen International, are now available by calling The Glen's ticket office at 607-535-2481 or online at www.theglen.com. For the finest Watkins Glen International items and apparel, motorsports collectibles, and authentic NASCAR merchandise, diecasts and clothing, stop by The Shop at 2 North Franklin Street in Watkins Glen or call 607-535-2338.

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. , Jeff Gordon , Bobby Labonte , Kyle Petty , Boris Said , Greg Biffle , Robby Gordon , Casey Mears , Christian Fittipaldi , Ron Fellows , Scott Pruett , Johnny Miller , Andy Petree , Paul Menard , Chip Ganassi , Joe Varde , Mark Martin