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Daytona - Test times - January 12

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 2012 season is underway with the first of three days of testing taking place at Daytona International Speedway.
The first day of 2012 Sprint Cup testing at Daytona International Speedway saw times top 200mph in the afternoon session, with Joe Gibbs Racing duo Kyle Busch and Joey Logano drafting to the top of the timesheets for the day.

Other teams mainly stayed with single car runs during the day's track activity and recorded slower speeds, showing that the new rules and regulations have some way to go before eliminating the prevalence of two-car tandem push/drafting at Daytona.

The only incident of the day was Michael Waltrip Racing's new signing Clint Bowyer spinning while he was being pushed by teammate Mark Martin. "I'm glad he kept it out of the wall," said Martin afterwards, adding: "We're going to have to keep working on it to get better at it!"

Morning Practice Speeds

1. Jeff Gordon 192.773mph 46.687s
2. Paul Menard 192.369mph 46.785s
3. Kurt Busch 192.361mph 46.787s
4. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 191.959mph 46.885s
5. Juan Montoya 191.853mph 46.911s
6. Jimmie Johnson 191.763mph 46.933s
7. Greg Biffle 191.542mph 46.987s
8. Danica Patrick 191.473mph 47.004s
9. Jeff Burton 191.412mph 47.019s
10. Trevor Bayne 191.400mph 47.022s
11. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 191.388mph 47.025s
12. Tony Stewart 191.359mph 47.032s
13. Kyle Busch 191.339mph 47.037s
14. Joey Logano 191.249mph 47.059s
15. Ryan Newman 191.042mph 47.110s
16. Denny Hamlin 190.994mph 47.122s
17. Matt Kenseth 190.945mph 47.134s
18. Kasey Kahne 190.840mph 47.160s
19. Kevin Harvick 190.775mph 47.176s
20. Clint Bowyer 190.682mph 47.199s
21. Mark Martin 190.577mph 47.225s
22. Marcos Ambrose 190.525mph 47.238s
23. Aric Almirola 190.456mph 47.255s
24. Jamie McMurray 190.400mph 47.269s
25. Regan Smith 189.978mph 47.374s
26. A.J. Allmendinger 189.797mph 47.419s
27. Carl Edwards 189.733mph 47.435s
28. Brad Keselowski 189.458mph 47.504s
29. Casey Mears 189.442mph 47.508s
30. Martin Truex Jr. 188.945mph 47.633s
31. Joe Nemechek 186.320mph 48.304s

Afternoon Practice Speeds

1. Kyle Busch 202.402mph 44.466s
2. Joey Logano 202.388mph 44.469s
3. Brad Keselowski 202.224mph 44.505s
4. A.J. Allmendinger 202.220mph 44.506s
5. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 200.920mph 44.794s
6. Jimmie Johnson 200.915mph 44.795s
7. Denny Hamlin 200.156mph 44.965s
8. Kasey Kahne 199.791mph 45.047s
9. Mark Martin 196.584mph 45.782s
10. Clint Bowyer 196.584mph 45.782s
11. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 194.957mph 46.164s
12. Jeff Gordon 193.623mph 46.482s
13. Paul Menard 192.612mph 46.726s
14. Kurt Busch 192.164mph 46.835s
15. Tony Stewart 191.951mph 46.887s
16. Danica Patrick 191.926mph 46.893s
17. Greg Biffle 191.730mph 46.941s
18. Jeff Burton 191.714mph 46.945s
19. Juan Montoya 191.616mph 46.969s
20. Matt Kenseth 191.502mph 46.997s
21. Marcos Ambrose 191.461mph 47.007s
22. Ryan Newman 191.449mph 47.010s
23. Kevin Harvick 191.278mph 47.052s
24. Trevor Bayne 191.241mph 47.061s
25. Martin Truex Jr. 191.103mph 47.095s
26. Jamie McMurray 191.075mph 47.102s
27. Regan Smith 190.412mph 47.266s
28. Carl Edwards 190.335mph 47.285s
29. Aric Almirola 190.291mph 47.296s
30. Dave Blaney 189.661mph 47.453s
31. Casey Mears 188.794mph 47.671s
32. Joe Nemechek 187.352mph 48.038s



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