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01/29/08
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Montoya fastest in Vegas testing
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series sophomore Juan Pablo Montoya placed his name at the top of the list as testing came to a close at Las Vegas Motor Speedway today. Montoya's No. 42A Texaco/Havoline Dodge blazed a lap of 28.914 sec./186.761 mph during the afternoon session of NASCAR Preseason Thunder Las Vegas,  eclipsing the track record of 29.212 sec./184.856 mph set by Kasey Kahne in 2007.

A.J. Allmendinger's Toyota was second at 29.071 sec./185.752 mph.  Casey Mears' Chevrolet was third at 29.135 sec./185.344 mph.  Carl Edwards, fastest in the morning session, was eighth at 184.729 mph.

Turn 3 doubled as Calamity Corner today.  Michael Waltrip, Tony Stewart and Jeff Burton left their marks on the Turn 3 fence but no injuries were sustained.

The NASCAR Nationwide Series (formerly Busch Series) will test at LVMS Wednesday and Thursday.

1. Juan Pablo Montoya, No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Dodge, 186.761
2. AJ Allmendinger, No. 84 Red Bull Racing Toyota, 185.752
3. Casey Mears, No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, 185.344
4. Kasey Kahne, No. 9 Gillett Evernham Motorsports Dodge, 185.217
5. Reed Sorenson, No. 41 Chip Ganassi Racing Dodge, 185.058
6. Elliott Sadler, No. 19 Gillett Evernham Motorsports Dodge, 185.008
7. Scott Riggs, No. 66 Haas CNC Racing Chevrolet, 184.824
8. Carl Edwards, No. 99 Roush Fenway Racing Ford, 184.729
9. Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, 184.653
10. Tony Stewart, No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, 184.603
11. David Reutimann, No. 00 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota, 184.521
12. Kyle Busch, No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, 184.451
13. Ryan Newman, No. 12 Penske Racing Dodge, 184.250
14. Brian Vickers, No. 83 Red Bull Racing Toyota, 184.106
15. Mark Martin, No. 8 Dale Earnhardt Inc. Chevrolet, 184.080
16. Clint Bowyer, No. 07 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet, 184.068
17. Jeff Burton, No. 31 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet, 183.974
18. Michael Waltrip, No. 55 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota, 183.849
19. Matt Kenseth, No. 17 Roush Fenway Racing Ford, 183.830
20. Dale Jarrett, No. 44 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota, 183.730
21. Patrick Carpentier, No. 10 Gillett Evernham Motorsports Dodge, 183.561
22. Jeff Gordon, No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, 183.542
23. Greg Biffle, No. 16 Roush Fenway Racing Ford, 183.536
24. Bobby Labonte, No. 43 Petty Enterprises Dodge, 183.399
25. Jamie McMurray, No. 26 Roush Fenway Racing Ford, 183.169
26. Dale Earnhardt Jr., No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, 183.107
27. David Gilliland, No. 38 Yates Racing Ford, 183.076
28. Michael McDowell, No. 32 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota, 183.038
29. John Andretti, No. 34 Front Row Motorsports Chevrolet, 182.964
30. Kevin Harvick, No. 29 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet, 182.828
31. Dario Franchitti, No. 40 Chip Ganassi Racing Dodge, 182.692
31. David Ragan, No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford, 182.692
33. Denny Hamlin, No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet, 182.642
34. Chad McCumbee, No. 65 Haas CNC Racing Chevrolet, 182.611
35. Joe Nemechek, No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet, 182.315
36. Paul Menard, No. 15 Dale Earnhardt Inc. Chevrolet, 182.260
37. Travis Kvapil, No. 28 Yates Racing Ford, 181.959
38. Kurt Busch, No. 2 Penske Racing Dodge, 181.763
39. Regan Smith, No. 01 Dale Earnhardt Inc. Chevrolet, 181.708
40. Jacques Villeneuve, No. 27 Bill Davis Racing Toyota, 181.696
41. Jeremy Mayfield, No. 70 Haas CNC Racing Chevrolet, 181.659
42. Dave Blaney, No. 22 Bill Davis Racing Toyota, 181.653
43. Ken Schrader, No. 49 BAM Racing Dodge, 181.519
44. Martin Truex Jr., No. 1 Dale Earnhardt Inc. Chevrolet, 181.470
45. J.J. Yeley, No. 96 Hall of Fame Racing Toyota, 181.099
46. Robby Gordon, No. 7 Robby Gordon Motorsports Ford, 180.832
47. Kyle Petty, No. 45 Petty Enterprises Dodge, 180.832
48. Sam Hornish Jr., No. 77 Penske Racing Dodge, 179.444
49. Bill Elliott, No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford, 178.814
50. Jon Wood, No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford, 178.737

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