Atlanta test notes 2005-10-18

Yeley Fastest Again In NEXTEL Cup Testing at Atlanta Motor Speedway HAMPTON, Ga. (October 18, 2005) -- NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series testing continued today at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Fourteen cars were on the track testing in preparation for the...

Yeley Fastest Again In NEXTEL Cup Testing at Atlanta Motor Speedway

HAMPTON, Ga. (October 18, 2005) -- NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series testing continued today at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Fourteen cars were on the track testing in preparation for the upcoming Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 on October 30.

For the second day in a row, in his No. 80 Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet, J.J. Yeley was at the top of the speed charts posting a lap of 188.636 mph, (29.39 seconds). The No. 6 car of Mark Martin was second fastest, followed by the No. 20 Chevrolet, driven by Tony Stewart. Dale Earnhardt Jr. recorded a lap of 184.003 mph, (30.13 seconds).

There were two on track incidents towards the end of the day. The first one occurred when Earnhardt, Jr. spun exiting turn four, but did not make contact with the wall and the second occurred minutes later when Yeley blew an engine entering turn one.

Atlanta Motor Speedway testing will continue tomorrow as drivers prepare for the upcoming Oct. 28-30 race weekend.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Tony Stewart , J.J. Yeley , Mark Martin
Teams Joe Gibbs Racing