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uploaded 7/12/2003

2003 Brickyard Test No. 1

A few NASCAR Winston Cup teams showed up at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 8 and 9 to test the cars they'll bring back to race the first weekend in August. They stopped on their way to the race at Joliet and some may come back the week after that event. A larger number of teams are scheduled at the Speedway for that second test.

For a list of drivers and fastest laps go to the Brickyard 400 website and click on the News button.

Test No. 1, Tires and Aero: This is a link to a page of photos of tires and cars with comments on some aero features.

The photo below shows some guys on the front straight watching for cars coming out of Turn 4. In the middle is the substantial presence of Michael "Fatback" McSwain, crew chief for Bobby Labonte at Gibbs Racing.

Guys watching Turn 4

Labonte and McSwain talking in the Gibbs garage.

Bobby Labonte and crew

Greg Biffle, being interviewed below, just won his first Cup race.

Greg Biffle interview

Casey Mears also talked to a Speedway PR guy.

Casey Mears Interview

Casey and Sterling Marlin talk in the garage. They both race Winston Cup for Ganassi Racing.

Casey Mears and Sterling Marlin

Mark Martin gets into his Roush Ford. Mark looks pretty gimpy walking around. His back looks painfully curved.

Mark Martin

Go back to the top of the page for the link to the second page of this report.




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