Trickle continues fast testing pace Veteran NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver Dick Trickle continued his fast pace in the opening session of preseason testing Monday at Daytona International Speedway as he wrapped up Ford's initial two-day test...
Trickle continues fast testing pace
Veteran NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver Dick Trickle continued his fast pace in the opening session of preseason testing Monday at Daytona International Speedway as he wrapped up Ford's initial two-day test with laps at more than 189 mph in a pair of Elliott Racing Ford Tauruses. Trickle, the Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., native who is only planning a full-time NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division schedule in the Schneider National Chevrolet at this point in the season, was clocked at 189.909 mph in one No. 13 Ford and at 189.845 in the second car he tested. Only four teams took advantage of the second day of testing. General Motors teams, using either Chevrolets or Pontiacs, will be at the 2.5-mile track on Wednesday and Thursday preparing for the events of Speedweeks 1999, which begins on Jan. 28 with practice for the Rolex 24 At Daytona USRRC sports car race. Stock car Speedweeks begins with practice on Feb. 3. Other drivers who tested Monday included Robert Pressley, who ran a pair of No. 77 Jasper Engines Fords with a best lap of 187.563 mph; Raybestos Rookie of the Year candidate Mike Harmon, who was at 187.274 in one of two No. 90 Big Daddy's BBQ Sauce Fords he tested, and Ricky Craven, who was clocked at 186.579 mph in the SBIII Motorsports Taurus. USRRC cars will test Saturday, Sunday and Monday before Ford NASCAR Winston Cup Series cars return on Jan. 12. More than 25 teams are expected for that test. A section of the Oldfield Grandstand is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day of testing with access through the DAYTONA USA lobby. Speedway tours are also offered.
Source: NASCAR Online