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Nine teams shook down tires for Goodyear on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 16-17, at Daytona International Speedway ahead of the 55th annual Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Saturday, July 6.
Drivers that participated in both single-car runs and drafting sessions in the tire test were:
Jamie McMurray (Earnhardt Ganassi Racing)
Kasey Kahne/Regan Smith (Hendrick Motorsports)
Danica Patrick (Stewart Haas Racing)
Greg Biffle (Roush Fenway Racing)
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (Roush Fenway Racing)
Michael McDowell (Joe Gibbs Racing)
Trevor Bayne (Wood Brothers Racing
Austin Dillon (Circle Sport)
Carl Edwards (Roush Fenway Racing)
Drivers turned laps under the lights on Tuesday from 5 to 10 p.m. while Wednesday's session was during the daytime.
"Goodyear is looking for different compounds and different sidewall constructions and continue to learn about this race track and these cars and tires," said Mr. Biffle, who won the Coke Zero 400 in 2003. "That's why we're here is to help Goodyear and it gives us a chance to learn some stuff, get some data, try a few things to get ready for the summer race."
The Coke Zero 400 Weekend Powered By Coca-Cola kicks off with the Subway Firecracker 250 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Nationwide Series race on Friday, July 5. The stars of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series take center stage with the 55th annual Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola on Saturday, July 6.
Tickets for all the events that are part of the Coke Zero 400 Weekend Powered By Coca-Cola Weekend At Daytona are online at daytonainternationalspeedway.com or call (800)748-7467.