Daytona GM testing 97-01-21

Sterling Marlin rises to the top in GM testing at Daytona DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 21) -- Two-time Daytona 500 winner Sterling Marlin posted a lap of 187.793 mph Tuesday at Daytona International Speedway, the fastest speed in the...

Sterling Marlin rises to the top in GM testing at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 21) -- Two-time Daytona 500 winner Sterling Marlin posted a lap of 187.793 mph Tuesday at Daytona International Speedway, the fastest speed in the second day of GM NASCAR Winston Cup stock car testing in preparation for the Feb. 16 Daytona 500. Marlin, driving a Morgan-McClure Racing Chevrolet, was clocked at 47.925 seconds around the 2.5-mile trioval. Rounding out the top five speeds were Robby Gordon, 187.746 mph; Ken Schrader, 187.328; Steve Grissom, 187.227; and Jeff Gordon, 187.180. All drove Chevrolets. Bobby Hamilton ended the day as the fastest Pontiac at 186.602 mph. The final test session of the winter concludes Wednesday, before racing action begins next week. The Oldfield Grandstand will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday for no charge with access through the DAYTONA USA lobby.

GENERAL MOTORS TEST SPEEDS -- Jan. 21* NO DRIVER/CAR SPEED 4 Sterling Marlin/Chevrolet 187.793 mph 40 Robby Gordon/Chevrolet 187.746 33 Ken Schrader/Chevrolet 187.328 41 Steve Grissom/Chevrolet 187.227 24 Jeff Gordon/Chevrolet 187.180 5 Terry Labonte/Chevrolet 187.091 31 Mike Skinner/Chevrolet 186.916 43 Bobby Hamilton/Pontiac 186.602 46 Wally Dallenbach/Chevrolet 186.513 25 Ricky Craven/Chevrolet 186.424 36 Derrike Cope/Pontiac 186.208 3 Dale Earnhardt/Chevrolet 186.058 17 Darrell Waltrip/Chevrolet 185.997 95 Gary Bradberry/Chevrolet 185.778 71 Dave Marcis/Chevrolet 184.835 44 Kyle Petty/Pontiac 184.756 97 Chad Little/Pontiac 184.608 22 Tracy Leslie/Pontiac 184.487 1 Morgan Shepherd/Pontiac 184.415 91 Mike Wallace/Chevrolet 184.188 51 Jeff Purvis/Chevrolet 183.490 96 David Green/Chevrolet 183.273 73 Phil Barkdoll/Chevrolet 182.968 * Electronic times taken randomly throughout the day.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Derrike Cope , Wally Dallenbach Sr. , Jeff Gordon , Bobby Hamilton , Darrell Waltrip , Terry Labonte , Mike Skinner , Kyle Petty , Ken Schrader , Sterling Marlin , Robby Gordon , Mike Wallace , Ricky Craven , Chad Little , Jeff Purvis , David Green , Dave Marcis , Steve Grissom , Gary Bradberry , Morgan Shepherd