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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.
Terry Labonte resumed his spot at the top of the pre-season NASCAR Winston Cup stock car testing speed chart Wednesday at Daytona International Speedway as he ran the fastest lap so far in winter testing as teams continue to prepare for the Feb. 18 Daytona 500.
Within a half-hour of the test's closing time, Labonte was timed at 47.830 seconds, an average speed of 188.166 mph. While the Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlos of Labonte and Ken Schrader ended the GM session as the only cars to top 188, the big news, however, was the new Pontiac Grand Prix's steady progression up the charts. Johnny Benson posted the fastest Pontiac lap of 186.656 late Wednesday.
GENERAL MOTORS TEST SPEEDS -- January 18, 1996
NO DRIVER/CAR SPEED 5 Terry Labonte/Chevrolet 188.166 mph 4 Sterling Marlin/Chevrolet 187.578 33 Robert Pressley/Chevrolet 187.137 3 Dale Earnhardt/Chevrolet 186.776 30 Johnny Benson/Pontiac 186.656 24 Jeff Gordon/Chevrolet 186.532 87 Joe Nemechek/Chevrolet 186.474 44 Jeff Purvis/Chevrolet 186.382 25 Ken Schrader/Chevrolet 186.047 17 Darrell Waltrip/Chevrolet 185.391 43 Bobby Hamilton/Pontiac 185.307 29 Steve Grissom/Chevrolet 184.354 18 Bobby Labonte/Chevrolet 184.275 1 Rick Mast/Pontiac 184.219 97 Chad Little/Pontiac 184.158 22 Ward Burton/Pontiac 184.143 41 Ricky Craven/Chevrolet 183.240 71 Dave Marcis/Chevrolet 181.785
* Electronic times taken randomly throughout the day.
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