NASCAR & Auto Racing

Dale Jarrett edges Earnhardt Jr. at top of the early Monday testing chart

A driver named Dale topped the speed charts in the first session of the second week of Sprint Cup testing at Daytona International Speedway on Monday, but it wasn't the one who's getting all the preseason attention.

Dale Earnhardt Jr., in his first 2008 test with his new team at Hendrick Motorsports, had a top speed of 184.646 mph that had him second on the list for the morning session.

But it was Dale Jarrett, the 1993, 1996 and 2000 winner of the Daytona 500, who wound up first. The 51-year-old driver ran 184.987 mph in the No. 44B Toyota owned by Michael Waltrip Racing to top the list.

Jarrett's other Toyota, 44A, was quick, too -- it ran 184.222 mph for the fourth fastest lap overall.

Dario Franchitti, the 2007 IndyCar Series and Indianapolis 500 champion, was third best at 184.305 mph. Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Tony Stewart and Denny Hamlin followed, with Dave Blaney, Michael Waltip and Brian Vickers next. All drive Toyotas, and eight of the morning's 10 fastest laps were run in Camrys.

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