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The Sprint Cup Series headed for Las Vegas Motor Speedway for test session on the fast mile-and-a-half track. Most of the talk on the Speed TV coverage of the days events centered on the 60 mph speeds.
That doesn't seem all that fast, though. Unless your talking wind speeds - which the Speed boys were. It was interesting that apparently the regular stock car Cup drivers found the heavy wind to be a relative non-factor while the former open-wheelers like Franchitti thought the wind greatly affected their cars. I'm thinking, just wait until you're in the middle of that 25 car pack at Daytona in the qualifier, Dario.
Also of interest was the fact that the winter of thinking and tweaking by the best minds in racing has turned the chronically tight CoT suddenly LOOSE!
Denny Hamlin was fast in the morning and his teammates, Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch topped the charts in the afternoon. I'm not sure that it means anything, except maybe to put more pressure on the other Toyota teams to try and keep pace.
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