Brickyard Monday Testing 98-07-21

Labonte quickest in Indy testing Monday INDIANAPOLIS (July 20, 1998) Bobby Labonte, driver of the No. 18 Interstate Batteries Pontiac, unofficially topped all drivers during testing Monday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in preparation for the...

Labonte quickest in Indy testing Monday

INDIANAPOLIS (July 20, 1998) Bobby Labonte, driver of the No. 18 Interstate Batteries Pontiac, unofficially topped all drivers during testing Monday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in preparation for the Aug. 1 Brickyard 400.

Labonte turned a fast lap of 175.309 mph at the 2.5-mile oval.

Buckshot Jones in the Stavola Brothers Chevrolet was second to Labonte on Monday with a lap of 174.632 mph.

Morgan Shepherd in the No. 91 LJ Racing Chevrolet was third-fastest as well, turning a fast lap of 174.253 mph. Other unofficial times in order were: Hut Stricklin, in the No. 96 Caterpillar Chevrolet, 174.206 mph; Dave Marcis, in the No. 71 Realtree Chevrolet, 173.210 mph; Ken Schrader, in the No. 33 Skoal Bandit Chevrolet, 172.867 mph; Darrell Waltrip, in the No. 17 Tyler Jet Motorsports Chevrolet, 172.844 mph; Derrike Cope, in the No. 30 Gumout Pontiac, 172.844 mph; Dale Earnhardt, in the No. 3 GM Goodwrench Service Plus Chevrolet, 172.715 mph; Mike Skinner, in the No. 31 Lowe's Home Improvement Chevrolet, 172.668 mph; Dan Pardus, in the No. 07 Midwest Transit Chevrolet, 172.381 mph; Rick Mast, in the No. 75 Remington Arms Ford, 171.982 mph; Steve Grissom, in the No. 41 Kodiak Chevrolet, 172.529 mph; and Bobby Hamilton, in the No. 4 Kodak Chevrolet, 168.814 mph.

Stricklin led all drivers on Sunday during the first day of testing this week with a fast lap of 172.295 mph.

The three-day test session, which began on Sunday, is a private session for General Motors teams and some scattered Ford entries. Other GM teams and several Ford teams completed their test sessions at IMS last week.

Source: NASCAR Online

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Derrike Cope , Bobby Hamilton , Darrell Waltrip , Bobby Labonte , Mike Skinner , Ken Schrader , Buckshot Jones , Hut Stricklin , Dave Marcis , Rick Mast , Steve Grissom , Morgan Shepherd