Daytona testing 96-11-01

FIVE TEAMS TEST AT DAYTONA DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 1) -- Five NASCAR stock car teams opened a three-day test Friday at Daytona International Speedway in preparation for Speedweeks 1997, Jan. 30-Feb. 16. Among the mixed bag of...

FIVE TEAMS TEST AT DAYTONA

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 1) -- Five NASCAR stock car teams opened a three-day test Friday at Daytona International Speedway in preparation for Speedweeks 1997, Jan. 30-Feb. 16. Among the mixed bag of NASCAR Winston Cup teams on hand were Richard Childress' No. 3 unit, which had a pair of Chevrolet Monte Carlos driven by Dave Marcis; Ricky Rudd's No. 10 Rudd Performance Motorsports Ford, which had been extensively reworked; Andy Petree's No. 33 Chevrolet, driven by Andy Hillenburg; and a No. 71 Chevrolet from Hedrick Motorsports, driven by Jim Sauter. Reportedly, the test by Hedrick's crew was being done for Marcis, therefore the car was flagged with the veteran owner/driver's number. Cliff Champion was overseeing the activity. Jack Roush's No. 60 Busch Series Ford was the fifth car testing, driven by Roush's 1997 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series pilot Chuck Bown. The teams are preparing for Speedweeks 1997 NASCAR Winston Cup events, which include Busch Pole Qualifying for the Daytona 500 on Saturday, Feb. 8; the Busch Clash of '97 on Sunday, Feb. 9; the Gatorade 125-Mile Qualifying Races for the Daytona 500 on Thursday, Feb. 13; and the 39th Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 16. The 39th Daytona 300 NASCAR Busch Series race is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 15. The test will continue through Sunday. A section of the Oldfield Grandstand is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with access through the DAYTONA USA lobby.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Andy Hillenburg , Dave Marcis , Jim Sauter , Andy Petree , Jack Roush