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Daytona - Test times - January 13

The second day of Sprint Cup testing at Daytona International Speedway saw speeds climb to over 200mph as drivers were asked to try pack racing.
Speeds started to climb on the second day of pre-season testing at Daytona International Speedway, with Michael Waltrip Racing team mates Martin Truex Jr. and Clint Bowyer topping the morning time sheets with identical speeds of 204.722 mph.

Most cars in the morning continued with single runs, but NASCAR requested that teams try pack racing in the afternoon to see the effect that this had on topline speeds. As a result, no less than 28 cars went over 200mph.

“They're just trying to encourage everybody to get out there in a big group and use the old-style drafting," said former Cup champion Jimmie Johnson. "They want to get everybody in a big draft and collect data without the pushing. Just to see how stable the cars are and what the cars do."

However, Kurt Busch and Regan Smith went fastest of all with speeds in excess of 206mph once they reverted to two-car tandem configurations, suggesting that the recent measures introduced to curtail two-car running are still ot proving effective enough. It's expected that as a result of Friday's times, NASCAR will further tweak rules and reduce the size of the restrictor-plate for Saturday's third and final day of testing.

Times for the January 12 sessions are also available.

Morning Practice Speeds

1. Martin Truex Jr. 204.722mph 43.962s
2. Clint Bowyer 204.722mph 43.962s
3. Marcos Ambrose 203.142mph 44.304s
4. Aric Almirola 203.142mph 44.304s
5. Mark Martin 201.748mph 44.610s
6. Jamie McMurray 201.378mph 44.692s
7. Juan Montoya 201.374mph 44.693s
8. Jeff Gordon 196.049mph 45.907s
9. Kurt Busch 196.014mph 45.915s
10. A.J. Allmendinger 195.818mph 45.961s
11. Jimmie Johnson 195.410mph 46.057s
12. Tony Stewart 195.385mph 46.063s
13. Danica Patrick 195.355mph 46.070s
14. Paul Menard 195.346mph 46.072s
15. Kyle Busch 195.266mph 46.091s
16. Jeff Burton 195.105mph 46.129s
17. Ryan Newman 195.084mph 46.134s
18. Joey Logano 195.080mph 46.135s
19. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 194.995mph 46.155s
20. Greg Biffle 194.873mph 46.184s
21. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 194.839mph 46.192s
22. Kasey Kahne 194.835mph 46.193s
23. Kevin Harvick 194.788mph 46.204s
24. Denny Hamlin 194.767mph 46.209s
25. Regan Smith 194.670mph 46.232s
26. Trevor Bayne 194.418mph 46.292s
27. Brad Keselowski 194.116mph 46.364s
28. Matt Kenseth 193.303mph 46.559s
29. Carl Edwards 192.707mph 46.703s
30. Casey Mears 192.505mph 46.752s
31. Dave Blaney 191.804mph 46.923s
32. Joe Nemechek 187.566mph 47.983s

Afternoon Practice Speeds

1. Kurt Busch 206.058mph 43.677s
2. Regan Smith 206.053mph 43.678s
3. Kyle Busch 205.813mph 43.729s
4. Jeff Gordon 205.747mph 43.743s
5. Kasey Kahne 205.747mph 43.743s
6. Paul Menard 205.100mph 43.881s
7. Kevin Harvick 205.095mph 43.882s
8. Denny Hamlin 204.997mph 43.903s
9. Martin Truex Jr. 204.820mph 43.941s
10. Clint Bowyer 204.806mph 43.944s
11. Brad Keselowski 204.713mph 43.964s
12. AJ Allmendinger 204.708mph 43.965s
13. Danica Patrick 204.341mph 44.044s
14. Tony Stewart 204.341mph 44.044s
15. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 204.332mph 44.046s
16. Joey Logano 204.202mph 44.074s
17. Ryan Newman 204.183mph 44.078s
18. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 204.068mph 44.103s
19. Matt Kenseth 204.058mph 44.105s
20. Greg Biffle 203.666mph 44.190s
21. Trevor Bayne 203.491mph 44.228s
22. Mark Martin 203.160mph 44.300s
23. Casey Mears 202.461mph 44.453s
24. Aric Almirola 201.392mph 44.689s
25. Marcos Ambrose 201.374mph 44.693s
26. Juan Montoya 201.297mph 44.710s
27. Jamie McMurray 200.544mph 44.878s
28. Carl Edwards 200.526mph 44.882s
29. Jimmie Johnson 196.610mph 45.776s
30. Jeff Burton 195.334mph 46.075s
31. Dave Blaney 192.620mph 46.724s
32. Joe Nemechek 192.078mph 46.856s



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