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High Stakes In Las Vegas



Jeff Gordon is scheduled to test at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Monday, January 29 and Tuesday, January 30 in preparation for the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 on March 3. Gordon will have plenty of company during the test session as more than 35 Winston Cup and Busch teams are also scheduled to test, including both of Gordon's Hendrick Motorsports teammates Terry Labonte and Jerry Nadeau.

In three career Winston Cup races at Las Vegas, Gordon has posted just one top ten finish. Last year the DuPont team missed the setup and finished a lap off the pace in 28th position. He has added incentive to test at the track this year. Along with Labonte, Dale Earnhardt, Joe Nemechek, and Kenny Wallace, Gordon is eligible for the No Bull Five million dollar bonus should he win the event. The five eligible drivers were the top five finishers from the most recent No Bull Five race last October at Talladega. It will be the second consecutive year that Las Vegas has played host to a No Bull Five event. Jeff Burton raced to a rain-shortened victory last year and claimed the $1 million bonus.

The speedway's grandstand will be open free of charge to fans during the test session which will run from January 29-February 2. Though drivers will not be on the track all five days, the list of drivers scheduled to test are a virtual who's who of NASCAR Winston Cup stars. Las Vegas was built upon the premise that the casino can draw a crowd. Nearly all of the raceteams realize that they can't afford not to test in the desert.

Jan 29

Jeff Gordon (WC)
Kurt Busch (WC)
Michael Waltrip (WC)

Jan 30

Jeff Gordon (WC)
Kurt Busch (WC)
Dale Earnhardt (WC)
Robby Gordon (WC)
Michael Waltrip (WC)
Terry Labonte (WC)
Ricky Rudd (WC)
Mark Martin (WC)
Rick Mast (WC)
Elliott Sadler (WC)
Todd Bodine (WC)
Robert Pressley (WC)
Jerry Nadeau (WC)
Dale Jarrett (WC)
Kenny Wallace (WC)
Mike Wallace (WC)
Mike Skinner (WC)
Johnny Benson (WC)
Ricky Craven (WC)
Jimmy Spencer (NBS)
Joe Nemechek (WC)
Larry Foyt (NBS)
Bobby Hamilton (WC)
Scott Wimmer (NBS)
Wally Dallenbach (WC)
Chad Chaffin (NBS)
Andy Houston (WC)
Blaise Alexander (NBS)
Ryan Newman (WC)
Marty Houston (NBS)
Dale Earnhardt Jr. (WC)
Bobby Hamilton Jr. (NBS)
Jeremy Mayfield (WC)
Michael Waltrip (NBS)
Ron Hornaday (WC)
Rich Bickle (NBS)

Jan 31

Chad Little (NBS)
Ryan Newman (WC)
Dale Earnhardt Jr. (WC)

Feb 1

Dale Earnhardt (WC)
Ricky Rudd (WC)
Mike Wallace (WC)
Robby Gordon (WC)
Rick Mast (WC)
Johnny Benson (WC)
Terry Labonte (WC)
Todd Bodine (WC)
Bobby Hamilton Jr. (NBS)
Mark Martin (WC)
Robert Pressley (WC)
Michael Waltrip (NBS)
Elliott Sadler (WC)
Dale Jarrett (WC)
Rich Bickle (NBS)
Jamie McMurray (NBS)
P.J. Jones (NBS)
Jerry Nadeau (WC)
Tony Raines (NBS)
Christian Elder (NBS)
Kenny Wallace (WC)
Kevin Grubb (NBS)
Jay Sauter (NBS)
Mike Skinner (WC)
Tim Sauter (NBS)
Ashton Lewis (NBS)
Ricky Craven (WC)
Shane Hall (NBS)
Elton Sawyer (NBS)
Joe Nemechek (WC)
Chad Little (NBS)
Bobby Hamilton (WC)
Jimmy Spencer (NBS)

Feb 2

Wally Dallenbach (WC)
Larry Foyt (NBS)
P.J. Jones (NBS)
Andy Houston (WC)
Scott Wimmer (NBS)
Christian Elder (NBS)
Jamie McMurray (NBS)
Chad Chaffin (NBS)
Jay Sauter (NBS)
Tony Raines (NBS)
Blaise Alexander (NBS)
Ashton Lewis (NBS)
Kevin Grubb (NBS)
Marty Houston (NBS)
Elton Sawyer (NBS)
Tim Sauter (NBS)
Shane Hall (NBS)

WC= Winston Cup
NBS= NASCAR Busch Series




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