David Ragan and his Front Row Motorsports team wasn’t worried nearly as much about speed on Tuesday as they were on trying new things that would make them faster in a few weeks.
“Of course we never accomplish everything we want to in a test unless the track lets us line up and throw the green flag. For us, though, we want to change some of the bigger items today that we don’t have time to work with on race weekend. Suspension parts and pieces, brake parts and pieces,” said Ragan. “Tomorrow we’ll work on handling and more race stuff.
“Today has been perfect. The weather has been perfect, the track has rubbered in good. We couldn’t ask for anything better.
Joining Biffle, Larsen and Ragan Tuesday were Biffle’s Roush Fenway Racing teammates Carl Edwards, and Ricky Stenhouse Jr.; Richard Childress Racing drivers Kevin Harvick, Paul Menard and Jeff Burton; Penske Racing drivers Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano; and Furniture Row driver Kurt Busch.
There were also a handful of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers on hand, including Ross Chastain and Ryan Blaney with Brad Keslowski Racing and Ben Kennedy, who will be making only his third truck series start, with Turner-Scott Motorsports.
All the teams will return Wednesday for a second day of testing. Grandstands will be open at no charge all day.
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