Found January 10, 2013 on Fan View Point:
Denny Hamlin and Matt Kenseth put theGen-6 JGR Toyota Camry's to the test The all to brief NASCAR off-season pretty much came to an end today as teams returned to Daytona for day one of pre-season testing. Denny Hamlin topped the speed charts Thursday, with a best time of 46.691, 195.712 mph. He was followed by Joe Gibbs Racing team mates Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch in the afternoon session.Defending Daytona 500 winner Kenseth was also tops in the morning session, followed by Marcus Ambrose and Danica Patrick. The Gen-6 car received high marks on track. In the afternoon session, 1.7 seconds was the margin between Denny Hamlin in first and Bobby Labonte in 34th. Robin Pemberton was impressed. “We have been working on this car for nearly two years and we have been at the track on and off for well over a year in different stages and forms and configurations of the car,” Pemberton said. “Because of the depth of everybody, throughout our entire industry, we were able to take these th...

Hamlin leaves Daytona testing early, girlfriend Jordan Fish due with baby

Denny Hamlin, driver of the No.11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota went back home to North Carolina after only one day of testing. Daytona Pre season Thunder last three days, but for Hamlin it lasted only [...]

NASCAR: Denny Hamlin quickest in day 1 of Daytona testing

Day One of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ open test today concluded after two sessions. Denny Hamlin posted the fastest speed of the day in the No. 11 FedEx Toyota with a lap of 195.712 mph. He posted the speed late in the second session as him and his Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth with help from another Toyota driver Mark Martin took place in some drafting...

Kenseth fast in opening test session

Matt Kenseth is off to a hot start with his new Joe Gibbs Racing team. The NASCAR Sprint Cup driver paced the opening testing session at Daytona International Speedway Thursday morning. Kenseth led the field with a top lap of 192.757 mph. Richard Petty Motorsports' Marcos Ambrose -- sporting a new look with a beard -- was second with a lap of 192.736 mph. Danica Patrick, who...

News & Notes from Day 1 of Daytona Testing

The first day of Pre-Season Thunder or Daytona Testing was fairly calm on the track but lots of news stories swirled off the track as more information was released regarding the upcoming days of testing, the Daytona 500 and the season to come. Denny Hamlin was fastest on the chart following the afternoon session and his new Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Matt Kenseth was fastest in the...

NASCAR: 5 winners in January Daytona test

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series concluded its three day test at the Daytona International Speedway today and saw a very beneficial six sessions. Most of them involved single car runs with very little “pack racing.” The one session featuring pack testing saw the “big one” occur yesterday and sent 12 race cars back to Charlotte with damage early. Out of the 35 cars that took to...
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