BUSCH: Daytona testing 97-01-15

Andretti posts fastest lap of winter -- 189.458 MPH at Daytona DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.(Jan. 15, 1997) -- For the second consecutive day, John Andretti posted the fastest lap recorded during NASCAR Winston Cup stock car winter testing at ...

Andretti posts fastest lap of winter -- 189.458 MPH at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.(Jan. 15, 1997) -- For the second consecutive day, John Andretti posted the fastest lap recorded during NASCAR Winston Cup stock car winter testing at Daytona International Speedway in preparation for the Feb. 16 running of the Daytona 500. Andretti, driver of the No. 98 Yarborough Motorsports Ford Thunderbird, was clocked at 47.504 seconds, an average speed of 189.458 mph. Rounding out the top five speeds Wednesday were Greg Sacks, 188.222 mph; Rusty Wallace, 187.656 mph; Ricky Rudd, 187.469 mph; and Kenny Wallace, 187.231 mph. The final Ford test prior to Speedweeks was affected by weather. On Tuesday, The cars did not take to the track until about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, the test was cut short by rain at about 2 p.m. At least 22 NASCAR Busch Series teams begin a two-day test Thursday in preparation for the Feb. 15 Gargoyles 300. Among the drivers expected are defending Busch Clash and Daytona 500 winner Dale Jarrett and teammates Mike McLaughlin and Todd Bodine. A section of the Oldfield Grandstand is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with access through the DAYTONA USA lobby. Guided Speedway Tours are also available.

FORD TEST SPEEDS -- Jan. 15* NO DRIVER TIME SPEED

98 John Andretti 47.504 189.458 mph 20 Greg Sacks 47.816 188.222 2 Rusty Wallace 47.960 187.656 10 Ricky Rudd 48.008 187.469 81 Kenny Wallace 48.069 187.231 23 Jimmy Spencer 48.226 186.621 77 Bobby Hillin 48.235 186.587 75 Rick Mast 48.237 186.579 90 Dick Trickle 48.272 186.443 6 Mark Martin 48.332 186.212 37 Jeremy Mayfield 48.396 185.966 21 Michael Waltrip 48.491 185.601 15 Larry Pearson 48.566 185.315 7 Geoff Bodine 48.597 185.197 19 Loy Allen 48.806 184.404 11 Brett Bodine 48.828 184.320 16 Ted Musgrave 48.930 183.936 0 Delma Cowart 50.414 178.522 * = Electronic times taken randomly throughout the day.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers John Andretti , Brett Bodine , Dale Jarrett , Jeremy Mayfield , Dick Trickle , Rusty Wallace , Michael Waltrip , Todd Bodine , Jimmy Spencer , Kenny Wallace , Ted Musgrave , Rick Mast , Greg Sacks , Mark Martin