NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series testing continued today at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Fourteen cars were on the track testing in preparation for the upcoming Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 on October 30.
For the second day in a row, in his No. 80 Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet, J.J. Yeley was at the top of the speed charts posting a lap of 188.636 mph, (29.39 seconds). The No. 6 car of Mark Martin was second fastest, followed by the No. 20 Chevrolet, driven by Tony Stewart. Dale Earnhardt Jr. recorded a lap of 184.003 mph, (30.13 seconds).
There were two on track incidents towards the end of the day. The first one occurred when Earnhardt, Jr. spun exiting turn four, but did not make contact with the wall and the second occurred minutes later when Yeley blew an engine entering turn one.
Atlanta Motor Speedway testing will continue tomorrow as drivers prepare for the upcoming Oct. 28-30 race weekend.
Great seats are still available for the Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 weekend. Make sure to catch all of the weekend's festivities, including Georgia-Pacific Qualifying Night with the Atlanta Invitational Legends race on Friday, and the Crown Royal IROC race followed by the Easy Care Vehicle Service Contracts 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race on Saturday. Contact the Atlanta Motor Speedway ticket office at 770-946-4211 or via www.ticketmaster.com