Menard Leads Morning Session at PIR

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Monday, March 3, 2008
Montoya second, Yeley third in first of five sessions
Paul Menard led the way in the first of five test sessions at the "Cactus Trials" NASCAR Sprint Cup Series test at PIR on Monday morning, posting a lap of 27.442 seconds (131.186 mph) in the No. 15 Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet. Here are the top five speeds from the morning session:

15A
Paul Menard
Chevrolet
27.442 seconds
131.186 mph

42A
Juan Pablo Montoya
Dodge
27.454 seconds
131.186 mph

96A
J.J. Yeley
Toyota
27.468 seconds
131.062 mph

41B
Reed Sorenson
Dodge
27.486 seconds
130.976 mph

07A
Clint Bowyer
Chevrolet
27.498 seconds
130.919 mph

Kevin Harvick's two cars posted the sixth and seventh best speeds of the day, and Jeff Burton was eighth. Martin Truex Jr. and Joe Nemechek rounded out the top 10.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series may just be testing now, but they’ll be at PIR fighting for points before you know it! Tickets to witness another season of fast PIR action can be purchased over the phone at 1-866-408-RACE (7223). More information can be found online at www.racetickets.com and at www.phoenixraceway.com.

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