On how I may have a new chapter of life coming with my views on Daytona testing after.
Last Friday, I got a phone call about a job interview and scheduled it for Monday afternoon. I was waiting when writing this. I've been working with an employment agency and my job coach did a bunch of online applications for me. She thought I did good at the interview. My answer to the last question was particularly good she said. I put in a resume at another place before I knew about the call.
I got the Daytona test info from the Internet since we don't have cable. All the levels tested in what they call Preseason Thunder. The lower levels, Nationwide and Trucks are banning tandem drafting for more than a lap. This means they're limited to bump drafting. The racers can give someone a push but can't stay on the other one's bumper after one lap, to those not big NASCAR fans. The top 10 fastest in the Cup were Austin Dillon, Brian Scott, Matt Crafton , Aric Almirola and Kyle Larson for the top five, with Casey Mears, Kurt Busch, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Denny Hamlin and Danica Patrick rounding out the top-10. Also noteworthy, at least to me is Joey Logano was 18th and Trevor Bayne was 23rd and he only ran single, no drafting but still came with 4mph of Austin Dillon. These young drivers were 195.109 (Dillon) and 191.657 (Bayne). Mark Martin tested Tony Stewart's car and was 28th fastest. Except Matt Crafton and Aric Almirola, the top five consisted of rookie drivers. There was rain the Cup was scheduled to test, so due to this rainout all testing was done in an eight hour window the second day. The rest you can look up if you want.
Nationwide tested after Cup. The Nationwide top-10 were Dylan Kwasniewski, James Buescher, Kyle Larson, Elliot Sadler and Ty Dillon for the top five, with Ryan Reed, Trevor Bayne, Bill Elliot, Dakoda Armstrong and Ryan Blaney rounding out the top ten in the first session. The second session top ten were Chase Elliot, Bill Elliot (Chase's dad), Reagan Smith, Ty Dillon, Trevor Bayne for the top five with David Ragan, Chris Buescher (James's cousin), Kyle Larson, Dylan Kwasniewski and Jamie Dick rounding out the top ten. The third session top ten were Dylan Kwasniewski, Chase Elliot, James Buescher, Bill Elliot and Brendan Gaughn as the top five with Kyle Larson, Brian Scott, Regan Smith and Ty Dillon rounding out the top ten. The last session top ten were Chad Boat, Kyle Larson, Ryan Reed, Dakoda Armstrong, Chris Buescher as the top five with Trevor Bayne, Ryan Blaney, David Ragan, Bobby Gerhart and James Buescher rounding out the top 10. Bayne, Chris Buescher and Reed, the Roush drivers were the best Fords in the Nationwide test along with David Ragan, at least the first day.
The Trucks were the last to test. The Trucks first session top ten were Ben Kennedy, Jeb Burton, Timothy Peters, John Wes Townley and Darrell Wallace Jr. for the top five with German Quiroga, Tyler Reddick, Sean Corr, Kyle Busch, Mason Mingus rounding out the top ten. The second session top ten were Jeb Burton, Ben Kennedy, John Wes Townley, Matt Crafton and Darrell Wallace, Jr. as the top five with Timothy Peters, German Qurioga, Sean Corr, Justin Jennings and Ross Chastain. Only five trucks tested in the final session, John Sauter, Matt Crafton, Ross Chastain, Ryan Ellis and Jennifer Jo Cobb.