Dayton GM test notes 96-09-04

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.

Jeff Purvis posted the fastest time of 10 Chevrolet NASCAR Winston Cup teams that opened the pre-season testing season Wednesday at Daytona International Speedway preparing for the Feb. 18 Daytona 500.

Purvis was clocked at 48.109 seconds, an average speed of 187.075 mph, in one of two Phoenix Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlos that he drove on the day. Team owner James Finch had one of 1995's cars at the test as well as a brown primer version.

Visit the RaceWeb's Daytona section to keep track of all of the news out of Daytona as the GM teams begin the first of a three day test session.

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GENERAL MOTORS TEST SPEEDS -- January 3, 1996

NO DRIVER/CAR TIME SPEED

44  Jeff Purvis/Chevrolet     48.109 secs    187.075 mph
24  Jeff Gordon/Chevrolet     48.144         186.939
 5  Terry Labonte/Chevrolet   48.167         186.850
 3  Dale Earnhardt/Chevrolet  48.334         186.204
71  Dave Marcis/Chevrolet     48.438         185.805
 4  Sterling Marlin/Chevrolet 48.479         185.647
END71  Dave Marcis/Chevrolet     48.438         185.805
 4  Sterling Marlin/Chevrolet 48.479         185.647
24j Jack Sprague/Chevrolet    48.773         184.528
17  Darrell Waltrip/Chevrolet 48.832         184.305
29  Steve Grissom/Chevrolet   48.944         183.884
33  Robert Pressley/Chevrolet 49.151         183.109
87  Joe Nemechek/Chevrolet    49.975         180.090

* Electronic times taken randomly throughout the day.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Jeff Gordon , Darrell Waltrip , Terry Labonte , Joe Nemechek , Sterling Marlin , Robert Pressley , Jack Sprague , Jeff Purvis , Dave Marcis , Steve Grissom