Four Chevrolet drivers break Indy track record

Four General Motors drivers broke Jeff Gordon's 1999 Brickyard 400 qualifying record on Wednesday morning at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Joe Nemechek led the way with a lap of 181.206 mph in his No. 33 Oakwood Homes Monte Carlo. Dale...

Four General Motors drivers broke Jeff Gordon's 1999 Brickyard 400 qualifying record on Wednesday morning at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Joe Nemechek led the way with a lap of 181.206 mph in his No. 33 Oakwood Homes Monte Carlo.

Dale Earnhardt was next at 180.253 mph in the No. 3 GM Goodwrench Service Plus Monte Carlo. Mike Skinner was clocked at 179.698 mph in his No. 31 Lowe's Monte Carlo, and Ken Schrader's lap of 179.634 mph in a Pontiac also broke Gordon's mark of 179.612 mph. GM teams practiced from 8-9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, the second day of the two-day test.

The track closed from 9:30 a.m. until noon to allow drivers to attend Kenny Irwin's funeral on the east side of Indianapolis. More than 500 people attended the funeral for the Indianapolis native, who died from injuries sustained in a practice accident last Friday at New Hampshire International Speedway.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Jeff Gordon , Mike Skinner , Ken Schrader , Joe Nemechek