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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.
Terry Labonte turned in the fastest speed among the 10 Chevrolet NASCAR Winston Cup teams that were at Daytona International Speedway Thursday during the second of a three-day test session in preparation for the Feb. 18 Daytona 500. Labonte, coming off a sixth place in the 1995 standings, posted the fastest time of the day as well as the fastest of the winter so far, in Rick Hendrick's Kellogg's Chevrolet.
Texas native Labonte posted a quick lap of 47.994 seconds, an average speed of 187.523 mph. Two-time defending Daytona 500 champion Sterling Marlin eased his Monte Carlo into second on the winter chart with a lap at 187.480 mph while Winston Cup champion Jeff Gordon equalled Jeff Purvis' Wednesday best with a lap at 187.075.
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Included in the section is a 1996 cumulative tally of all the test speeds.
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GM DAYTONA TEST SPEED - January 4, 1996
NO DRIVER TIME SPEED
5 Terry Labonte/Chevrolet 47.994 187.523 4 Sterling Marlin/Chevrolet 48.005 187.480 24 Jeff Gordon/Chevrolet 48.109 187.075 3 Dale Earnhardt/Chevrolet 48.116 186.854 44 Jeff Purvis/Chevrolet 48.186 186.776 87 Joe Nemechek/Chevrolet 48.300 186.335 71 Dave Marcis/Chevrolet 48.504 185.552 33 Robert Pressley/Chevrolet 48.540 185.414 17 Darrell Waltrip/Chevrolet 48.724 184.714 24j Jack Sprague/Chevrolet 49.034 183.546 29 Steve Grissom/Chevrolet 49.125 183.206
* Electronic times taken randomly throughout the day.
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