Orlando test 96-12-3

TRUCKS CONVERGE ON WALT DISNEY WORLD SPEEDWAY ORLANDO, FLA., December 2, 1996 -- The first 16 of an expected 35 trucks were transported into Walt Disney World Speedway this afternoon in preparation for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series' first...

TRUCKS CONVERGE ON WALT DISNEY WORLD SPEEDWAY

ORLANDO, FLA., December 2, 1996 -- The first 16 of an expected 35 trucks were transported into Walt Disney World Speedway this afternoon in preparation for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series' first test at the one-mile oval.

The two-day test starting Tuesday will be the only time the trucks will practice before they return to Walt Disney World for practice and qualifying for the 1997 season-opening Chevy Trucks Challenge on Jan. 19 weekend.

Trucks arriving today at the track were: NO. DRIVER TRUCK 2 Mike Bliss Team ASE Ford 8 John Nemechek Chevrolet 15 Mark Gibson L.C. Smith Ford 16 Ron Hornaday Jr. NAPA United Brake Systems Parts Chevrolet 18 Jon Leavy Leavy Racing Chevrolet 20 Butch Miller Walker Evans Ford 24 Jack Sprague Quaker State Chevrolet 27 Rob Rizzo Rizzo Racing Ford 30 Kelly Denton Dodge 31 Bob Brevak Concor Tool Ford 43 Jimmy Hensley Cummins Dodge 46 Marc Robe Dollar Racing Ford 87 Joe Nemechek Bell South Chevrolet 94 Ron Barfield Super 8/McDonald's Ford 08 Michael Cohen Chevrolet Bryan Reffner Phelon Motorsports Ford

Drivers participating at the test will join television commentator Bob Jenkins at Orlando's Race Rock 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday for an autograph session. Race Rock, located at 8986 International Drive in Orlando, is central Florida's ticket outlet for the two January races at Disney World, including the Indy

Racing League's Indy 200 at Walt Disney World Presented by Aurora. The races are promoted by IMS Events Inc., an affiliated company of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

A wrapup report will be faxed late Tuesday afternoon on testing activities, including driver comments and news items.

Media outlets desiring photos from Tuesday's test may call the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Photo Shop at 317/484-6773.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Joe Nemechek , Ron Hornaday Jr. , Jack Sprague , Bryan Reffner , Jimmy Hensley , Mark Gibson , Mike Bliss , Jon Leavy , Ron Barfield , Butch Miller