NEXTEL Cup Teams Test The Milwaukee Mile Kurt Busch, Hendrick, Ganassi, Evernham Teams Involved Fans Will Get to Watch Wednesday Again From Grandstands 9am -- 5pm Milwaukee, Wis. (June 27) - If you're into numbers and know your NASCAR...
NEXTEL Cup Teams Test The Milwaukee Mile
Kurt Busch, Hendrick, Ganassi, Evernham Teams Involved
Fans Will Get to Watch Wednesday Again From Grandstands 9am -- 5pm
Milwaukee, Wis. (June 27) - If you're into numbers and know your NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series teams, car numbers 2, 5, 24, 25, 48, 40, 41, 42 and 19 were testing today at The Milwaukee Mile, on the heels of The Mile's big AT&T 250 NASCAR Busch Series -- Toyota Tundra Milwaukee 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race weekend.
In appreciation of our NASCAR supporters, the grandstands are open to this private team test to any Milwaukee Mile NASCAR fan who presents a ticket stub from The Milwaukee Mile's June 23 or 24 NASCAR events, Wednesday June 28 from 9:00am -- 5:00pm.
"The reason we test here at Milwaukee is that this track is 'rubbered-in' the best it can be. We are limited on tires and race tracks we can test at, and with all the rubber laid down on the track from the weekend, it really saves our tire wear," said 2004 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series champion Kurt Busch.
So what can point leader Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Kyle Busch and Brian Vickers learn with their Hendrick Motorsports teams, in addition to Ganassi Racing and their drives David Stremme, Reed Sorenson and Casey Mears, or for that matter, Jeremy Mayfield?
"This track is very similar to New Hampshire, Phoenix, some small ideas apply to Indy," Kurt Busch said. "But The Mile is a sentimental track for me, as I tested here the last three years with my old team just trying to get ready for some of the flat tracks and what it can help you do when you get down to the 'Chase' and how you have to gain points.
Of course, with Milwaukee being the home base of my sponsor Miller Lite, it's great to have some of the executives here today, hanging out and smiling."
Hendrick Motorsports also practiced with their Car of Tomorrow at America's Legendary Oval.
Most of the teams are expected to return Wednesday. No official times were recorded.
For ticket information on The Mile's upcoming ABC Supply / A.J. Foyt 225 IRL IndyCar Series event weekend July 21-23, or the 500 miles of stock car racing planned over The Mile's August 25-27 Governor's Cup weekend, call (414) 453-8277, or visit the speedway's newly designed website, www.milwuakeemile.com.