NASCAR announces 2005 pre-season Daytona testing dates

The 2005 NASCAR Pre-season Thunder test schedule at Daytona International Speedway will begin with the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series. Teams that finished in odd-number positions in the final 2004 car owner point standings will begin the test on January 11, concluding on January 13. The rain date is scheduled for January 14

NASCAR announces 2005 pre-season Daytona testing dates

All NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series teams will test on January 15 and January 16 with the rain date on January 17.

All NASCAR Nextel Cup Series teams that finished in even-number positions in the final 2004 car owner point standings will be on track January 18 through to January 20 with the rain date on January 21, while all NASCAR Busch Series teams will be on track January 22 through to January 24. The rain date will be on January 25.

During this time the Daytona International Speedway will also unveil its new multi-million dollar infield renovation, which includes new garages for the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series and NASCAR Busch Series, a new Victory Lane and a new Fan Zone.

"We are thrilled to unveil our new infield project at NASCAR's Preseason Thunder Fan Fest," Daytona International Speedway President Robin Braig said. "Being able to experience the excitement of this unique event in our unique infield atmosphere will make for a memorable time for fans and competitors alike."

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