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 morning session. Toyota power with the new cars is already showing through and that has to be a warning sign for all other teams.
Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Matt Kenseth, Mark Martin and Clint Bowyer were among the only group that had a small drafting segment at the end of the afternoon session. Teams got lots of single car data today and most teams expect more drafting in tomorrow and Saturday’s tests.
Danica Patrick fighting cold, No Indy 500
Danica Patrick was bit under the weather during day one of Daytona testing, she told SPEED that she was fighting a cold but would test throughout the day. Patrick a...