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Title: 2008 Testing Dates
Post by: Cheryl on December 05, 2007, 02:47:48 PM
Man!  The teams will be back on the track in just a few weeks (7 Jan)!

From Jayski:

"NASCAR Sets 2008 Testing Dates: NASCAR announced the 2008 testing schedules for its three national series. NASCAR determined the test schedules based upon the input and cooperation from each of the teams’ crew chiefs. The Sprint Cup Series testing sessions begin at Daytona with NASCAR Preseason Thunder, starting Monday, Jan. 7 and running through Wednesday, Jan. 9 for approximately half of the teams. Thursday, Jan. 10 is the rain date, if necessary. The following week, the remaining teams will test Monday, Jan. 14 through Wednesday, Jan. 16, with Thursday, Jan. 17 as the rain date. Test sessions at Daytona are scheduled for 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., weather permitting, with an hour lunch break from noon until 1 p.m. The remaining five tracks that will host test sessions for the Sprint Cup Series include:
* Las Vegas Motor Speedway – Jan. 28-29
* California Speedway – Jan. 31- Feb. 1
* Phoenix International Raceway – March 3-4
* Pocono Raceway – May 27-28
* Lowe’s Motor Speedway – Sept. 23-24(NASCAR PR)(12-4-2007)"

Cheryl


Title: Re: 2008 Testing Dates
Post by: Desmond on December 07, 2007, 10:40:07 PM
A mix of old and new tracks on the testing schedule.  They're going to try a week on the West Coast again, as they did a few years back.

This is also a reminder that the down time for the drivers and crews is very limited, and they should take advantage of all the rest they can get.  The fab shops are even worse.  I have heard that there is work at those shops even on Thanksgiving and Christmas! :(


Title: Re: 2008 Testing Dates
Post by: super61 on December 08, 2007, 01:42:44 AM
not much work to do this year. all of the cars are the same for every track. the superspeedway car is identical to the bristol cars. hence all the layoffs at most of the shops, no need to fab 18-20 cars this year


ken


Title: Re: 2008 Testing Dates
Post by: shawn on December 12, 2007, 12:39:15 AM
not much work to do this year. all of the cars are the same for every track. the superspeedway car is identical to the bristol cars. hence all the layoffs at most of the shops, no need to fab 18-20 cars this year


ken

You know, thats one thing I didn't even think of with the COT.  If teams don't have to build as many cars, then all these fabricators aren't needed.