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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Test At Lowe's Motor Speedway Two-Day Session To Help Teams Prepare For Remaining 2008 Events At 1.5-Mile Tracks DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 2, 2008) -- Less than 48 hours after competing at Richmond International Raceway,...

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Test At Lowe's Motor Speedway
Two-Day Session To Help Teams Prepare For Remaining 2008 Events At 1.5-Mile Tracks

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 2, 2008) -- Less than 48 hours after competing at Richmond International Raceway, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams will hit the track again next Monday and Tuesday at the 1.5-mile Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C.

This time it's for a two-day, series-wide test in advance of back-to-back events at Lowe's -- the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race on Saturday, May 17, followed by the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday, May 25.

Next week's session will be the fifth NASCAR-sanctioned test this year. Not part of the original 2008 schedule, it was announced April 15, bringing the total number of tests this season to seven.

This year marks the first fulltime campaign for NASCAR's new race car, which competed in 16 of 36 events last year. Next week's test allows teams to prepare for remaining events at 1.5-mile tracks -- a total of 17 including the two May events.

Forty-eight NASCAR Sprint Cup teams are scheduled to participate.

"It's another step in the development of the car as we work through the second year of rolling it out," NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Director John Darby said.

Next week's times are 9 a.m. until 9 p.m., both days, with a noon-1 p.m. lunch break and a 5-6 p.m. dinner break each day. That's a total of six individual sessions; teams are permitted to test four of the six test segments.

Fast Facts

What: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series testing.

Where: Lowe's Motor Speedway

Track Layout: 1.5-mile tri-oval.

Times: 9 a.m. until 9 p.m., Monday and Tuesday.

Who: 48 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams.

-credit: nascar

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